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by hercule
17 Nov 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: An Urban Recumbent
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: An Urban Recumbent

It’s not so much the wheel size, as the fact it’s way up front and most of the weight is in the rear wheel. On a steep hill a BikeE turns into a unicycle recumbent with nose wheel! I’ve had the front wheel wash out on greasy bends, a rather painful experience. Apart from that they do have a charm al...
by hercule
11 Nov 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How do you change a tyre on a cargo trike?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: How do you change a tyre on a cargo trike?

meic wrote:On the subject of the jack.
You will already have a pump on board, so something lightweight inflated by the pump should be achievable, though quite what I cant think of right now.


A child's beach ball? Should weigh next to nothing. Need to check it won't burst lifting the machine though...
by hercule
4 Nov 2018, 5:01pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: FS: Kalkhoff Agattu Impulse 2.0 small (open frame)
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: FS: Kalkhoff Agattu Impulse 2.0 small (open frame)

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Some photos of the scratches mentioned above. If anyone would like further images either PM me or ask here.

I also have the original rubber block pedals (I added the Shimano M324s in the picture) if you would prefer them.
by hercule
4 Nov 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: FS: Kalkhoff Agattu Impulse 2.0 small (open frame)
Replies: 1
Views: 246

FS: Kalkhoff Agattu Impulse 2.0 small (open frame)

Up for sale is my late father's Kalkhoff bike. He bought it in September 2015. I reckon it's done no more than 250 miles between him and now me. Pretty much a top spec machine: Impulse 2.0 crank drive, Gates Carbon Drive, Nexus 8 speed hub. Nexus hub dynamo with front and rear lights. Suntour front ...
by hercule
4 Nov 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

In search of a more manoeuverable/urban recumbent for short town journeys, I've just procured a BikeE - I'll let you know how I get on. Watch that front wheel on wet leaves... the BikeE seat is a lot higher off the ground than a low racer's, it’s a lot more painful when you hit the tarmac ! :oops:
by hercule
25 Oct 2018, 9:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Moulton vs Laidback
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Moulton vs Laidback

There was a tale going around a while ago in Moulton circles of someone breaking into a garage and taking the cheap MTB, and leaving the Moulton AM that was worth ten times as much...
by hercule
22 Oct 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Moulton vs Laidback
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Moulton vs Laidback

Being passionate about both, I count the Moulton's advantages over a standard diamond frame being separability (for most modern space frame versions at least), speed, and comfort. Despite the suspension being intended for road use, it actually performs pretty well on forest tracks (packed hardcore t...
by hercule
22 Oct 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where in Achnasheen can i leave my car ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1238

Re: Where in Achnasheen can i leave my car ?

Good point about leaving a note. Rather than getting your car stolen, a car sitting there for several days might trigger a major MRT call out in the hunt for a missing hillwalker.
by hercule
20 Oct 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Stay indoors?
Replies: 50
Views: 2106

Re: Stay indoors?

When it's gusting to more than 25 mph I resort to the trike - much safer, and no, that flag pole is not attached to my head! Trice Aug 18.JPG A little sail on that and you'd be well away 8) I’ve got an HP Velotechnik Streamer fairing on my trike, it makes riding into the wind much easier (often pas...
by hercule
15 Oct 2018, 11:00am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego rack fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Nazca Fuego rack fitting

Thanks squeaker - PM replied to!
by hercule
14 Oct 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego rack fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Nazca Fuego rack fitting

I’m trying to figure out how to fit the Fuego underseat rack - unfortunately the only instructions I can find are in Dutch and I’m worried I might miss something... Specifically, it’s fitting the forward mounting point. I’m a bit worried that by undoing the bolts holding the aluminium plates that th...
by hercule
12 Oct 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 32
Views: 938

Keeping feet warm while inactive.

Another suggestion... a long time ago we used to go diving. Dry suit divers use special insulated under suits that come complete with booties... I can attest that they are very warm, even 30m under the North Sea in winter... you might find some going on eBay.
by hercule
9 Oct 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent sidestand
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Recumbent sidestand

This is what Nazca uses on their machines: https://www.pletscher.ch/index.php/en/products-en/kickstands-en/rear-kickstands-en I’ve got one on my Fuego, I have found it robust and stable. Obviously you will need to trim it a bit to adjust it to the Furai’s rear wheel size, assuming the mounting holes...
by hercule
6 Oct 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: How to go electric on a postie-type bike ?
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: How to go electric on a postie-type bike ?

If it’s a postie bike, then it will have hub brakes I presume – which means that hub motors are out of the question unless you are able to fit rim or (more complicated) disc brakes. If you want to stay with the current brake configuration, then you’re going to need a bottom bracket drive. Advantage ...
by hercule
30 Sep 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: They Dont Get Much Bigger Than That! 8 Legs!
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Re: They Dont Get Much Bigger Than That! 8 Legs!

I should have looked closer! Definitely not a spider exoskeleton :oops: