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by hercule
24 Jan 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 880

Re: Quadracycles?

Utah Trikes in the US (yes, a bit far away from the UK) do conversions of recumbent trikes. The Greenspeed Anura delta style recumbent is also available as a quad - Westcountry Recumbents in the UK are Greenspeed importers. One of the potential issues is that unlike the stable tripod form of a trike...
by hercule
20 Jan 2020, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unicycling: Why? Why not?
Replies: 30
Views: 912

Re: Unicycling: Why? Why not?

brynpoeth wrote:Might be worth learning on grass or in a sports hall with a soft floor


In practice (on grass) I’ve found that pretty difficult... it’s harder to get the wheel moving so you are more likely to be coming off. Hard surfaces give you a chance to learn some finesse.
by hercule
20 Jan 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unicycling: Why? Why not?
Replies: 30
Views: 912

Re: Unicycling: Why? Why not?

I gave in to temptation last year (riding three and two wheelers, one wheels seemed a natural complementary activity), along with an complete set of wrist, elbow and knee guards, plus my lid. You will fall off. Mostly I’ve managed to land on my feet, head contact (touch wood) seems rare. The wrist g...
by hercule
30 Dec 2019, 8:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Set of three 20inch ICE Adventure recumbent trike wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Set of three 20inch ICE Adventure recumbent trike wheels

Can you remind us have much you were looking for them?
by hercule
29 Dec 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?
Replies: 49
Views: 1497

Re: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?

I have used a turbo intermittently over the years with varying degrees of success and perseverance. Mostly it gets used when my legs get itchy and tell me i have to do something. Most of the time that’s meant go out for a run (all weathers, all times of the day/night possible) but latterly I have fe...
by hercule
8 Dec 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 30
Views: 1521

Re: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

hercule, why the VTX AND a QNT? Are they really so radically different? For me, yes... a bit like a touring bike and a race bike. The QNT is the workhorse, full suspension, rear rack, ultra wide gearing (IGH + 9 speed cassette + triple chainset. It’s the one I use on mucky days and for more adventu...
by hercule
8 Dec 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 30
Views: 1521

Re: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

A couple of years ago I was trying to decide between selling my Trice QNT and buying a velo (probably a Mango or a Quest), or spending the extra cash to add a ICE VTX to the fleet In the end I got a really good price on a hardly used VTX and took that option. I used to wonder why anyone would buy a ...
by hercule
22 Nov 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Nazca Gaucho 28

I find my Fuego is much more manageable at low speed with OC bars. The only real disadvantage is that I have to have the seat as far upright as possible as my wee short arms can’t reach the bars otherwise! The tiller certainly feels better at speed - perhaps because of the larger steering inputs req...
by hercule
15 Nov 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Nazca Gaucho 28

Just the sort of thing I’d like but unfortunately my legs are too short... :( My Pashley PDQ had me on tiptoes.

How does it compare weight wise with the Fuego? Plus the stem... is it the standard Nazca version? It looks steeper than the one on my Fuego, which I could do with to clear my knees.
by hercule
3 Nov 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trident Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 3168

Re: Trident Trike

Dear Sir, I am 60+ Czech cyclist looking for new toy - Trike. Last two years I drive Haibike Allmountain ebike with Yamaha PV-S engine unit. I am interested to buy trike, not neccesary quite new, Please can you give me information which used trikes are available in your stock ? Do you own any eshop...
by hercule
30 Oct 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 51
Views: 9009

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

Done it a few times, used to work over there and sometimes arranged an afternoon off just for the purpose. I don’t recall finding it very hard, just long. In those days before the NC500 I only saw one or two cars. I did it on my Moulton AM but it was in a pre-digital age so no photos easily posted. ...
by hercule
30 Oct 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 107
Views: 6853

Re: Fixie: Why?

I used to use a fixed wheel on my bike each and every winter to save the expensive geared transmission from the corrosive grime of winter roads. I used a 54” gear because of a desire to get up some pretty steep hills without falling off; it taught me how to spin which is probably how I can still kee...
by hercule
15 Oct 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 8056

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

I got very frustrated with Panda after buying a kit a couple of years ago, mismatched connectors, a battery that was entirely unsuited to my application (which I had discussed extensively by email beforehand), and the charger stopped working shortly after purchase. They were very prompt in replying ...
by hercule
13 Oct 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crank drive query
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Crank drive query

Looking at options for motor assist on a tadpole recumbent trike, I had dismissed crank drive as I would lose the gear range I currently enjoy. However I was looking at the Bafang motors which seem to have a square taper interface just like any other square taper bottom bracket. What’s to stop me fi...
by hercule
7 Oct 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?

Did you ever find an answer to this?

My inherited Agattu (belt drive) has the same (or similar) issue, reading up on it suggests it’s the gears in the motor. I could replace the motor, which is apparently a reasonably easy job, but it’s not cheap!