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by hercule
24 Sep 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Adult scooter/kick bike thread
Replies: 31
Views: 722

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: 31
Views: 722

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
17 Sep 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter

It is... I’ve just built the rim into another wheel.

Provisionally sold however...
by hercule
16 Sep 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hypothetical design
Replies: 9
Views: 317

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
16 Sep 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Price Reduction! Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter

Price reduced to £65 inclusive of postage
by hercule
12 Sep 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Average mph difference
Replies: 22
Views: 662

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
7 Sep 2020, 11:43am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter
Replies: 5
Views: 336

SOLD Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter

Sturmey Archer X-RK8 (W) hub and shifter. New and never been used to my knowledge... I bought it from a bike shop who'd taken it off a brand new Diamondback MTB (the customer had wanted derailleurs instead apparently) built into a 26" wheel. Subsequently my father had built it into a 700C wheel...
by hercule
1 Sep 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Exploding tyres...
Replies: 9
Views: 336

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: 336

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: 7705

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: 290

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: 518

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, ...
by hercule
25 Aug 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick release puzzle
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Quick release puzzle

I’ve got a problem with a quick release on a 74mm OLN sealed bearing hub, on my kick scooter (see elsewhere on here for my experience with it, a Yedoo Trexx). Despite not being a “bike”, it’s all bike components. Clamp the QR tight and the bearings start to rub; tighter than I would normally go and ...
by hercule
24 Aug 2020, 11:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?

And another, entirely about Swiftys:

http://kickscooting.org.uk/
by hercule
22 Aug 2020, 11:05am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Kickbike/Scooter Forums?

Use the Chrome browser... it will translate automatically for you if you set it to do so. Sometimes it can be amusing (or other European languages are extraordinarily lyrical at times) but you will get a good gist of what is being said.