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by hercule
16 Jun 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 61
Views: 1297

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Bike specific: I got out on my two wheel bent today having not ridden it since February when I had a nasty Unscheduled Dismount experience. I was about to put my Garmin Edge into its customary position on the stem but decided to leave it at home. The result was a lovely ride, rolling along, none the...
by hercule
13 Jun 2019, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I also discovered that there’s a CTC affiliated kickbike group...

https://www.cyclinguk.org/group/footbiking-uk

Rather far from me though!
by hercule
13 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I emailed Ondrej and he was very helpful, advising me against some and confirming my ideas about the Trexx and the Kickbike Safari. He also pointed out the Mibo GoodSpeed which has dual 26” wheels: more obviously suited for forest tracks I should think but I thought foot/wheel conflict would be very...
by hercule
10 Jun 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I should probably have posted this in the Tea Shop! I don’t see these as alternatives to bikes, and I really can’t see myself giving up my recumbent trikes. Their similarity to bicycles is probably a bit misleading. Rather, from an exercise point of view, they are an alternative form of “transport” ...
by hercule
9 Jun 2019, 11:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

And everyone asks the that question about recumbents. In the case of trikes: slowly and in comfort!
by hercule
9 Jun 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

I'd imagined kick harder, or jump off and run or even walk... all good exercise!
by hercule
9 Jun 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Thanks for your comments, foreversummer. I seem to be in danger of flipping from the “those might be handy” to “I really need one!” Half an hour’s running gives me a short but effective workout, it seems like a scooter could do the same; I really struggle to achieve the same sort of aerobic effect o...
by hercule
5 Jun 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: ... about kickbikes?

Thanks - I’d read the LEJOG thread. The Swifty Mk3 looks exactly like what I saw part folded. New varifocals must have made the wheels look bigger!
by hercule
4 Jun 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... about kickbikes?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

... about kickbikes?

I was in our local John Lewis the other day, trying to amuse myself as my OH was engrossed in the haberdashery department when I noticed a woman wheeling something round that on first glance looked like a part folded folding bike. On closer inspection (discretely hiding behind the displays of diarie...
by hercule
2 Jun 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike

On my Fuego I find it easiest to lie it on its left side and slide it in. The new SRAM rear mechs that lock out the jockey wheel spring make a fiddly task much easier! The strap technique will also work with a bike, provided you’ve got a prop stand - just use the strap on an appropriate branch etc t...
by hercule
28 May 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 2488

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

Like ambodach I inherited a Kalkhoff ebike a couple of years ago. After a brief go on it it spent a time sitting in the garage going nowhere, I tried putting it up for sale on here but there was no interest. Then I injured my knee, cycling became very difficult and surprisingly more painful than run...
by hercule
25 May 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Windcheetahs
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Windcheetahs

Hidden in all of this is one of the gems of eBay... someone selling something they don't really know about, they might be asking a totally ridiculous price, or it might be a bargain. A bit of expert knowledge and willingness to travel might snag you a bargain. There was a very nice ICE trike for sal...
by hercule
24 May 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Windcheetahs
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Windcheetahs

I saw that one; no idea about production serial numbers but it looks to me like it has 17” wheels so is one of the early ones. That looks to me like the Wolber tyre Moulton fitted to his early AM bikes (I know, ‘cos I’ve got one!); AM allowed Mike Burrows to use them, I don’t think any other machine...
by hercule
22 May 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help. Frame broken.
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

Re: Help. Frame broken.

Job done. An LBS took my pal to a trusted welder. They didn't even charge him. Many thanks for all the help. Long term i think he will get the stay swapped out. Just needs to get to Lisbon now. That's a shame. Your pal cycled a long way to get his bike looking like that, personally I think it makes...
by hercule
15 May 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crossbar or Step Through Hybrid ?
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Crossbar or Step Through Hybrid ?

A practical issue: a step through frame is really helpful if you load up the rear rack. Wide or tall loads can impede the ability to swing a leg over the back of the saddle. Step through frames do tend to be a bit heavier than diamond frames because of the need for greater rigidity through one big t...