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by jayjay
31 Jul 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding an ice trike
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: Folding an ice trike

I go for just "anything not the largest combination" to ease the chain a bit. To change the rear sprocket at standstill, change the lever a gear or maybe two, press on the front derailleur post to lift the back wheel while I turn the pedal. Tigerbiten was it dexterity or availability that ...
by jayjay
27 Jun 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3580

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

With a long derailleur on 20" wheel I found the arm would tuck up quite a bit for grass clearance by running the smallest chainring and a smaller rear sprocket. Not the combination I would normally use, but less hay extraction later. If it's really long, then I get off and push though this woul...
by jayjay
2 Jun 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225533

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Hi Andy, doesn't appear to be a picture there. Where is the source of the picture?
by jayjay
30 Apr 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short cranks
Replies: 19
Views: 3189

Re: Short cranks

Suntour make some 152 triple cranks, they appear to be "8s" which should work on 9s chain. Look for the "JR" in the model number. Not expensive.

My knees like 155mm cranks, though the Thorn and Alligt ones I have don't seem to be available at the moment.
by jayjay
30 Apr 2018, 9:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: BHPC - anyone race their recumbent?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: BHPC - anyone race their recumbent?

Go try it, equipment rules are minimal and the people "just like us". I had a go and it was fun, also went faster than I thought I could.
by jayjay
19 Mar 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 32
Views: 4342

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

Fan of using the largest sprockets here, mindful of reduced chain and sprocket wear. Similar ratios are undoubtedly available on my other chainrings but I can't see good reason to use smaller combinations for the same job. Moving the chainring (and handy range of ratios) down is my technique for loa...
by jayjay
2 Aug 2017, 6:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Visiting Hotels and B&B with a large trike
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Visiting Hotels and B&B with a large trike

I like to phone first and check first. My trike has overnighted in stairwells, spare rooms, hotel dining rooms, gym storerooms, laundry stores, garages and a reasonably secure back yard. Sometimes up flights of steps, which were Ok in small doses.
by jayjay
6 Jul 2016, 10:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shorts
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: Shorts

Trying out running shorts / tights at the moment, good so far though I expect the seat will wear. Whenever I went out in baggier shorts before, I feared one day that an unfriendly insect would find its way up the leg. I thought the rear pocket zip on some of them would be a problem, but so far not t...
by jayjay
6 Jun 2016, 9:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pulling a Trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Pulling a Trailer

I recommend checking the skewer type if you attach a trailer hitch to a quick release axle. Mine turned out to be hollow, now swapped for a solid one, and tandem length to get the threads going all the way through the nut. Carry Freedom Y Large behind Ice trike, very happy with the result. CF recomm...
by jayjay
25 Jan 2016, 1:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 10705

Re: Dynamos

[XAP]Bob wrote:Well that's pants...

Maybe the inside of a mudguard stay on he front wheel??


Super - as long as no suspension :(
I have seen a picture (somewhere on here?) of a conventional bottle mounted there.
by jayjay
25 Jan 2016, 11:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 10705

Re: Dynamos

"Special cases NOT universally possible to fit:...- Recumbents, trike designs with horizontal seat stays"
They want the axis vertical, possibly this is to shelter the stator from the weather, as the rotor bell doesn't look to be sealed.
by jayjay
11 Jan 2016, 1:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 10705

Re: Dynamos

Left, if using the Ice rear mounting. I use a Nordlicht, the rubber wheels seem to last about 12 months.
by jayjay
20 Nov 2015, 8:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike transport by car
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Re: Recumbent trike transport by car

I don't know if you can see the picture in the link below, Comandor - if you can't see it (Facebook) then say so and I will post it somewhere else for you. V V https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=878893065522589&set=pb.100002057121110.-2207520000.1448051312.&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2F...
by jayjay
24 Jul 2015, 8:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike
Replies: 14
Views: 8307

Re: Loss of feeling of my toes on a recumbent trike

Tip for getting a trike through a narrow opening - assuming one has reasonable physical mobility, and vertical clearance is sufficient. Lift the rack or back wheel , planting the chain ring (with guard fitted!) in the centre of the gap. As the front wheels lift, twist the chassis sideways and "...
by jayjay
29 May 2015, 6:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: D-Tek HPVs - has Kevin gone awol again?
Replies: 3
Views: 7861

Re: D-Tek HPVs - has Kevin gone awol again?

He's about, phoned him yesterday.