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by stevegreen
31 Oct 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mudguards are back in fashion
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: mudguards are back in fashion

It would contravene the techical regulation for fairings. Even if legal it would need to be inspected and approved.
by stevegreen
2 Sep 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)
Replies: 21
Views: 1042

Re: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)

The Busch & Mueller IQ Fly dynamo lamp is adjustable for angle. The lamp itself pivots up and down in its housing. However, it's a bit bulky (taller than many dynamo lights) and at 40 lux, not the brightest. I found it to be an adequate light most of the time, but a bit short in reach for fast r...
by stevegreen
15 Mar 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Saddle bag
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: QR Saddle bag

You certainly can use a traditional saddlebag oo an SQR frame.
I have a Super C bag mounted on one, and an SQR Slim bag for smaller loads.
It's best to make sure that there's enough room to fit/remove the bag before you commit yourself! If it fits, it works well.
by stevegreen
17 Dec 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: DIY recumbent bike....?
Replies: 55
Views: 23608

Re: DIY recumbent bike....?

I fancy having a go at the Recycled Recumbents design.

Maybe next year, when I move to a new studio/ workshop...
by stevegreen
16 Dec 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: DIY recumbent bike....?
Replies: 55
Views: 23608

Re: DIY recumbent bike....?

Fair enough.
I recognise the feeling. I have a recumbent frame, but I also have a very nice diamond frame, made of metal, bike with lots of spokes and not too many gears. I ride the second bike...
by stevegreen
16 Dec 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: DIY recumbent bike....?
Replies: 55
Views: 23608

Re: DIY recumbent bike....?

May I revive this thread?

I would like to know what happened!
by stevegreen
16 Dec 2018, 7:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The whole CO2 inflator thing
Replies: 142
Views: 5536

Re: The whole CO2 inflator thing

Bamboo yarn is man- made fron a viscose fibre that uses bamboo as the feedstock instead of wood.

It is very comfortable to wear, I think more so than polyester or polypropylene.
by stevegreen
29 Sep 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sinclair 30 years ahead of everyone?
Replies: 43
Views: 1611

Re: Sinclair 30 years ahead of everyone?

Sinclair had a reputation for flogging cheap junk. The prices were attractive, but the quality and performance of the goods often disappointed. The C5 appeared soon after the creation of the regulations on electric bicycles. Sinclair had been touting an electric car for several years; he changed tac...