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by hercule
21 Mar 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

Got one on order! :D
by hercule
18 Mar 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

They look like they might be a handy alternative to the Kojaks (see my other thread!). I've had a look online, most retailers seem to be selling them in imperial sizes, is your 38-406 a 20x1.5" by any chance? Could you point us to where you bought them from ? I see the 26" size comes in am...
by hercule
12 Mar 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton front suspension arms
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Moulton front suspension arms

Interesting. The washers on my AM in 1990 spec were blue, and when I last replaced them (can’t remember when now) the replacements were blue too. Makes me wonder if they have changed the spec. Or alternatively that they’d run out of the specified ones when they built yours and substituted an alterna...
by hercule
12 Mar 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Down, not yet out.

It’s a relief to hear that I’m not the only one. So now I have a list of things to do: - replace headset - lower tyre pressure on front (I was running it at 80psi) - buy a new pair of cycling tights! - stay on trike meantime (landing again on that side doesn’t bear thinking of, I don’t think I could...
by hercule
11 Mar 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Down, not yet out.

Hip pads seem the most important upgrade if I go that way... the bruising is now settled but there’s weird bumps that weren’t there before. I can walk, run and pedal without any discomfort so I assume it’s just soft tissue swelling. Can’t lie on that side though! I’d hate to land on that area again ...
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Down, not yet out.

It has happened to me once before... I was "exploring the performance envelope" of my BikeE and hit a bit of moss whilst turning. The BikeE has a very lightly laden front wheel (it's almost like a unicycle with stabiliser wheel) and the inevitable happened. It's a lot further to fall compa...
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 19
Views: 5169

Re: Cats

I used to regularly find one of my cats asleep on my recumbent's seat... cats know what's best, sitting on an upright bike's saddle is not as much fun :lol:
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Down, not yet out.

It's taken me nearly a fortnight to put fingers to keyboard about this... Two weeks ago I was cycling along the coast on my Fuego, out to visit a relative and ride back. I'd done 5 miles or so when I spotted another rider in the distance. Of course I'm not competitive :roll: but I did start to reel ...
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton front suspension arms
Replies: 29
Views: 1699

Re: Moulton front suspension arms

I use a ratcheting strap through the stirrup and over the end of the head tube. For cleaning the washers I've never used anything other than soap and water with a toothbrush. They are called friction dampening washers so I assume oily lubrication will have the opposite effect from that intended... p...
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6396

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Moderator request: Can we have a Janet instead of an Al, please?

Janet.jpg


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Place

:D :D :D
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will a FC-M371 chainset fit 8-speed ? + mystery item
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Will a FC-M371 chainset fit 8-speed ? + mystery item

Yes, should fit fine... most of my bikes have chain sets the have done duty on 7, 8, 9 speed systems without any problems. In any case your 8 speed chain is slightly wider (I think) than 9 speed so it will run fine on the chainrings you've bought. I think the widget is possibly something that bolts ...
by hercule
9 Mar 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6396

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

PS As for drag of a SA hub, one comparison I can make, is comparing front vs rear. Front has a hub dynamo. Rear spins far better, meaning that the hub dynamo produces more drag than the SA hub. A good portion of the drag in an IGH is in the gear transmission; this doesn't turn during freewheeling, ...
by hercule
8 Mar 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6396

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

I lose exactly the same amount of speed over cattle grids, regardless of small wheels or 700Cs. I get off and walk! :lol: I’m terrified of a front wheel being grabbed between the bars. Cattle grids round here are few and far between, more often than not they are on rarely trafficked roads and the ba...
by hercule
3 Mar 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6396

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

A couple of observations from my experience... caveat again that mine is a 17" wheel bike - it seems no slower than my Thorn XTC SWB on Panaracer Paselas, 26 x 1.5"... and I consider that a fairly quick bike! It's more comfortable on forestry tracks for sure, when it gets softer then the b...
by hercule
2 Mar 2019, 7:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6396

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

My MX-5 was a Mk 2.5, the Brompton only went in the boot if you put it in exactly the right place (else the lid wouldn’t shut). For Moulton carrying duties it was back half in the boot (remember I have 17” wheels) and front half strapped in with the seat belt in the footwell/passenger seat. Of cours...