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by hercule
17 Jan 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components

Are the shifters the stand alone type or integrated into the brake levers?
by hercule
17 Jan 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Spine race
Replies: 31
Views: 507

Re: The Spine race

Jasmin Paris' performance is simply stunning, I have been following the race from the start and she has led for much of the way. A worthy mention is Eugeni Solé who wasn’t far behind Jasmin for most the the race but had to drop out just a few miles from the end. It must have been really hard to come...
by hercule
15 Jan 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

I'm happier skinning a rabbit and cooking it than buying a macdonalds :) Reminds me of snapping the necks of a couple of pigeons (Nb. They'd got into the habit of roosting over my bikes and covering them with &%%^&). I'd casually mentioned it at work, as the heads came off without an issue....
by hercule
15 Jan 2019, 7:32pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB - Front Fairing For ICE QNT
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: WTB - Front Fairing For ICE QNT

I wouldn’t part with my Streamer fairing, but bought it second hand from D-Tek - might be worth giving him a phone.
by hercule
12 Jan 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hardshell seats - sliding forward problem
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Hardshell seats - sliding forward problem

You could add a strip of foam under the seat cushion to add a bit more of a “lip” to the front of the seat? Or one of those wedge shaped foam cushions the “wrong” way round?
by hercule
9 Jan 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!

You might get lucky and snag a pair on eBay... there was one there recently (now sold). There are also a couple of German sellers on that site that sell them new (though postage costs are a bit high). I bought mine from David Gardiner at Laid Back Bikes in Edinburgh, even with postage they were chea...
by hercule
3 Jan 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?
Replies: 43
Views: 2068

Re: I know I was stupid to buy it...but now?

FWIW I bought a Moulton spaceframe bike in a bike shop... it was what I’d wanted for years, the price was good, I bought it. It was only a little time after that I took off my rose tinted glasses and noted the mismatched components, and more seriously the fact that it persistently pulled to the left...
by hercule
2 Jan 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain wax in a tin
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Chain wax in a tin

I have a giant tin of Linklyfe in the garage. Excellent at lubricating chains, trouble is getting the stuff off the outside. It does also leave the chain a bit stiff to start with until the excess paraffin wax has flaked off and so it seems to be better for single speed or hub gear setups.
by hercule
14 Dec 2018, 10:48am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: An Urban Recumbent
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: An Urban Recumbent

Pricey indeed!

A couple of alterntives might be the BikeE predecessor the Oke-Ja (sometimes seen on eBay) and the M5 CMPT for a folding option. And both are Dutch!
by hercule
11 Dec 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!

I will admit to being tempted to go back and try the tiller once again... after much more time on the bike this past summer (due to feeling more confident in riding it) I might not be so liable to seize up in slow manoeuvres as I did before. It’s a bit more aero and I can lay the seat back a bit mor...
by hercule
7 Dec 2018, 8:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!

My Fuego was bought second hand from David quite a few years ago, it’s the 4th recumbent bike I’ve owned (we shall say nothing of the trikes...) and though the learning curve has been lengthy, it’s pretty much the only two wheeler I ride now. I don’t intend to part with it ever! Switching to superma...
by hercule
28 Nov 2018, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have you set up Zwift and is it worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Have you set up Zwift and is it worth it?

Must admit I’m not particularly keen on the Zwift made up circuits but do like riding round Innsbruck! I’m on a monthly recurring sub so will explore the other options suggested. Personally what I would like is a Google StreetView version so I can ride where I want... is such a thing available?
by hercule
28 Nov 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have you set up Zwift and is it worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Have you set up Zwift and is it worth it?

You can get away with a basic, bog standard trainer or rollers but what you will need is a speed sensor for the rear wheel; this needs to be something that will broadcast on ANT+ or Bluetooth, the sort that is usually paired with a GPS receiver on the handlebars (eg Garmin, Wahoo, etc) to give more ...
by hercule
17 Nov 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: An Urban Recumbent
Replies: 8
Views: 535

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: 376

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...