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by hercule
22 May 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

Wow :shock: , Me wind Tatty up :roll: :roll: , many years of two way pecking especially because he is younger than me :oops: . Sometimes my wording loses the sharp edge that face to face sniping ensures, but he is a good mate. I think we both agree that the absence of an affordable, decent entry le...
by hercule
17 May 2020, 11:13am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Bafang kit fitted to ICE Sprint X 2018

I added a front wheel drive to my Kettwiesel - it wouldn’t have been possible to add anything else but I’m glad that I didn’t have to worry about losing the triple chainset, it still comes in very handy on steep climbs. You could always build a rear wheel with either the Sturmey or SRAM combo derail...
by hercule
16 May 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

Well, with a secondhand bike, I have only found a few and they are in England. Of those only one was decent. It was from a private party and no way to ship it to Scotland, especially during lockdown. They were all listed as collection in person only. I also phoned a few dealers but none had any use...
by hercule
16 May 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a 10 year old hand Edinburgh worth the price
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Is a 10 year old hand Edinburgh worth the price

The Nexus 8 speed version of the Courier is a nice bike, apart from the galvanised spokes -I have an inherited one. However they did regularly get discounted down to about £250 at the end of year sale, so I’d reckon the price your neighbour is asking is way off the mark! I think mine is around 15 ye...
by hercule
11 May 2020, 9:49pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

One other difference is that the Picador is 70cm wide and the Tri-1 is 80cm wide. The 7 speed gearing of the Tri-1 whilst potentially needing bit more maintenance than the 3 speed hub gear should give you a wider range of gears, could be helpful if you choose to load up that basket to the max.
by hercule
10 May 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

It might be worth pointing out that fixed gear means there is no freewheel mechanism... if the trike moves, the pedals do too. If you speed up going down a gradient the pedals go faster! “Single speed” denotes a machine with a single gear and a freewheel. Apologies if you already knew this... Fixed ...
by hercule
10 May 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

It sounds like Jorvik suggested a folding trike because they don’t make anything else! Two things I’d consider for an upright trike are the width of the rear axle - as wider generally means less tippy -and height of the bottom bracket (where the pedals/cranks go) - lower means easier to get on, and ...
by hercule
29 Apr 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 540
Views: 242527

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Nice machine. You might need a smidgen more chain... it’s easier than you think to end up in a big-big combination, and it’s almost inevitable that you will need to fiddle with the boom length until it’s just right.
by hercule
26 Apr 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: UK Tricycle Riding
Replies: 77
Views: 2976

Re: UK Tricycle Riding

.... on the other hand the roads in Scotland can be quieter too and we don’t have the same footpath/bridleway/road distinction for bikes which are classed as “aids to pedestrianism”. See the Scottish outdoor access code for details. Trikes are rare up here... I have a lightweight touring trike as we...
by hercule
22 Apr 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powering my bike
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: Powering my bike

scottg wrote:When you are done, it should look like this,
notice Brooks saddle and pedals with block chain
to start and belt drive for the motor.
1906 BC Harley Davidson, (Before Chrome)

1906-Harley.jpg


Talking of brakes, that H-D doesn’t seem to have any... are you supposed to rely entirely of engine braking?
by hercule
22 Apr 2020, 2:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powering my bike
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: Powering my bike

Please buy an ebike motor! A Bafang or a Tongsheng mid drive motor (you can buy either from Amazon) will more than suffice to tackle the hills and 250W keeps you legal. If you want to do some tinkering build a mini wind turbine for free electricity for your ebike battery. Or solar panels... the sun ...
by hercule
20 Apr 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kerry and Kirsty
Replies: 34
Views: 3429

Re: Kerry and Kirsty

I’ve just stumbled on it again on the iPlayer.

Brilliant timing as I’m using the lockdown to lean Gaelic.

Tapadh leibh, BBC Alba!
by hercule
18 Apr 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: glucosamine and chondroitin
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: glucosamine and chondroitin

I injured one of my knees badly a couple of years ago. I’ve been running for nearly 40 years and cycling a bit longer, it was a huge blow and I had visions of being able to do neither. I prefer to blame shifting a 90kg concrete slab I’d made to cover my septic tank rather than anything to do with ru...
by hercule
8 Apr 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey CS-RF3 hub bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Sturmey CS-RF3 hub bearings

Thanks! I’ll get out the spanners...
by hercule
8 Apr 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Front Page of Cycle
Replies: 38
Views: 1101

Re: Front Page of Cycle

I look forward to reading it when it lands in the porch. Then I find I've flicked through most of it on opening. All the gear adverts and bike tests seem to be aimed at those who would spend far more on cycling than someone like me. I often wonder if this may put some people off what appears to be ...