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by hercule
17 Jan 2021, 7:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rowing machine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1733

Re: Rowing machine ?

I bought a Bodymax H2Row last year... it looks like prices have gone up a bit since I got mine, though mine was in a post Christmas sale (before anyone had really heard of COVID-19!). I did have both the Concept2 and the Waterrower on my wish list but in the end the prices pushed me to the cheaper B...
by hercule
30 Dec 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Reminder why I have a trike
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: Reminder why I have a trike

My thoughts exactly. I love riding on those icy mornings when I couldn’t walk but I have become too much aware of motons who believe that 4WD, ABS, ESR, and other TLAs mean they can drive as recklessly as before. And in any case it’s not long before a ton of salt gets dumped on the road and transfer...
by hercule
27 Dec 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 1365

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

I bought my Trice QNT blind though not totally uniformed as I had a Hase Kettwiesel bought cheap from eBay to start with. I remember endlessly puzzling over ground clearance, track width (two widths were offered), seat rake etc. In the end and after 14 years I’ve never had a problem with ground clea...
by hercule
4 Dec 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pashley PDQ general enquiries..
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Pashley PDQ general enquiries..

I really liked my PDQ and despite the comment above found it very light (well, I did get a Fuego next...). It had a very short wheelbase (shorter than my Brompton) and managed somehow to be both very responsive and stable at the same time. I could almost manage track stands on it but it didn’t spook...
by hercule
8 Nov 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trike Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

Re: Recumbent Trike Questions

Gearing: My Trice QNT has a triple, 9 speed cassette, and Sturmey 3 speed. Lots of gears with plenty of range at top and bottom even with 20” wheels all round. Loading: there are other options, most particularly adding in Radical Design seat bags which can add another 25l of storage to your panniers...
by hercule
5 Oct 2020, 5:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving up!
Replies: 27
Views: 1462

Re: Giving up!

I have had a similar experience when my Fuego’s front wheel washed out at speed on a corner. Lost quite a bit of skin and was left with a large, painful lump on my glutes that persisted for a couple of months before it vanished. It took me quite a while to get my confidence back to riding it and ove...
by hercule
24 Sep 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

That’s near enough - I was wanting a big wheel kickbike with the capacity for tyres suitable for forest tracks. I wa tempted by the MiBo GS but thought it was a bit heavy. So this is a Kickbike Race Max 28 frame with carbon cycle cross forks, clearance for 700x40C tyres front and back. Much of it ca...
by hercule
23 Sep 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1145

Re: Adult scooter/kick bike thread

Just to keep the thread going, here’s something I knocked together in the shed...

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by hercule
16 Sep 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hypothetical design
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Hypothetical desigin

Front wheel drive: http://www.eland.org.uk/s327.html "Denman" on Bentrider Online also built a FWD tadpole but it never entered production afaik... pictures of it looked really good though All wheel drive: https://tadpolerider2.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/solovjov-3x3-trike-from-russia-with-l...
by hercule
12 Sep 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Average mph difference
Replies: 22
Views: 824

Re: Average mph difference

I spent/wasted the first few years of recumbent striking worrying about how slowly I was going. Then I realised that it wasn't about the speed, it was about the experience. And then I ditched the Garmin. The little LCD display under my nose was just making me miserable. Best cycling thing I ever did...
by hercule
1 Sep 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Exploding tyres...
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Exploding tyres...

Jdsk wrote:Because Marathons weren't available?

: - )

Jonathan


:lol:
by hercule
1 Sep 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Exploding tyres...
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: Exploding tyres...

I’ve had a front tyre blow out at 40mph on my Trice. No drama, no fuss.. I was able to slow down and pull in at the side of the road safely. I was a bit worried at what the rim might look like but it was OK. I managed to continue after a tube change and using a Snickers bar wrapper as a tyre boot!
by hercule
28 Aug 2020, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 56
Views: 7937

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Nice. They won’t be that clean for long, I’m sure! :D

Two kick scooters together is a bad combination, they tend to breed :lol:
by hercule
27 Aug 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Linear Frame number or Serial Number
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Linear Frame number or Serial Number

Could you date it by the components? Assuming there hasn’t been too many changes over its lifetime of course. A bit of research into for example the rear mech or the hubs might turn something up.
by hercule
26 Aug 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick release puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Quick release puzzle

I haven’t taken the bearings out of the hub shell, but they are flat in profile on the outside and a correspondingly flat face on the axle abuts onto the inner part of the bearing. There’s room between this and the hub shell, they don’t obviously appear to be touching. I wonder if the axle is bent, ...