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by DGG1941
11 Nov 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route navigation
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

Re: Route navigation

Another option for you to consider is Locus Maps. It can be downloaded onto an Android phone for around £6 and gives turn by turn voice instructions and allows you to superimpose information of your choice over the map, such as elevation profile, time, miles to destination etc. Maps can be zoomed an...
by DGG1941
12 Jul 2017, 2:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycle return from Santander
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: cycle return from Santander

Here's a link to the trip I did May last year from Bilbao to St Malo, giving the headlines along with the route I took. I was using B&B and hotels most of which are described. Very enjoyable trip, enjoy yours!
https://davidggalloway.wordpress.com/20 ... headlines/
by DGG1941
3 Jul 2017, 10:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short cranks & 11-40 cassette fitted to ICE trike
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Short cranks & 11-40 cassette fitted to ICE trike

No, the Sunrace is a 9 speed and the Deore derailleur managed it without problem. It was the only 9 speed with a 40 tooth cassette I could find. Here's the link to the cassette on Amazon. The 11 tooth cog at the other end gives me a higher gear than the 12 that I had before but that is of little imp...
by DGG1941
2 Jul 2017, 11:45am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short cranks & 11-40 cassette fitted to ICE trike
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Short cranks & 11-40 cassette fitted to ICE trike

Just fitted 152mm cranks to my ICE Explorer in order to give my knees a longer lease of life. And as that has increased the low gearing my about 10%, I also swapped the 9 speed 12-36 cassette for a Sunrace 11-40. The short cranks came via ICE along with a new bottom bracket, which unfortunately is o...
by DGG1941
17 Jun 2016, 12:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Recumbent Bicycles
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Recumbent Bicycles

Hi Thom Adding to the previous comments, two wheel recumbents take some getting used to when starting on hills, especially if fully loaded. Something about having to launch the thing with your legs in a near horizontal position and hoping that you really are in a suitable low gear! The guy who sold ...
by DGG1941
6 Jun 2016, 11:58am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bilbao to St Malo on an e-trike
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Bilbao to St Malo on an e-trike

Charging was no problem. Took the battery into my room each evening and it takes three to four hours to fully charge. At first I was concerned that there might be questions about what I was doing but no-one seemed at all interested. I did charge over lunch on two difficult days - strong headwind and...
by DGG1941
6 Jun 2016, 11:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bilbao to St Malo on an e-trike
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Bilbao to St Malo on an e-trike

I have just finished a two week solo tour on my e-assist ICE trike. Took the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao and back from St Malo. 700 great miles with sufficient adventure for a 74 year old, with mostly decent weather. As expected both the Spanish and the French were very accommodating and friendl...
by DGG1941
6 Jun 2016, 10:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bilbao to St Malo on an e-trike
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Bilbao to St Malo on an e-trike

I have just finished a two week solo tour on my e-assist ICE trike. Took the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao and back from St Malo. 700 great miles with sufficient adventure for a 74 year old, with mostly decent weather. As expected both the Spanish and the French were very accommodating and friendl...
by DGG1941
19 Jan 2016, 8:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?

Thanks Kevin at D. Tek, that's exactly the solution that has been teasing me for some time now, i.e. how to replicate the "kill the spray" device used on the side of trucks. And placing it where you suggest will not be affected by suspension movement so the guard can still be close to the ...
by DGG1941
17 Jan 2016, 11:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?

A quick mod on the ICE mudguards is to remove the inside front corner. Cut them on a straight line from the front mudguard stay to the front point. This moves the low point where the water drips off the inside of the guard to the middle of the tyre. I did this to stop a lot of crud that drips off t...
by DGG1941
15 Jan 2016, 7:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?

Yes, the front mudguards do throw off a lot of muck, especially in deep puddles. I have extended the mud flaps by riveting a small extra flap on each side which helps a bit. But my two side bags, one of which has to be lower than normal as it's one of Arkel's largest handlebar bags, also pick up spr...
by DGG1941
15 Jan 2016, 2:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?

Thanks for the comments about the HP guards, Mark. With an endorsement like that I may be tempted!
by DGG1941
15 Jan 2016, 1:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?

here's an image showing the Hpvelo mudguard in place. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mudguards+hpvelotechnik&espv=2&biw=2048&bih=1080&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwit0IzM7qvKAhWDhA8KHR49C5QQ_AUIBygC&dpr=2#imgrc=5ezYOh-uk36wBM%3A [XAP] Bob: Thanks for that bu...
by DGG1941
15 Jan 2016, 11:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Deep mudguards for ICE trike?
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Deep mudguards for ICE trike?

Has anyone fitted deep blades (I think that's the term for the plastic bit that covers the wheel) to the front of their ICE trike? I'm getting a lot of road spray as the blades have to allow clearance for movement of the suspension. Hpvelotechnik have some excellent looking blades and it looks as if...
by DGG1941
10 Jan 2016, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hotel in Bilbao at start of Atlantic route
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Hotel in Bilbao at start of Atlantic route

Anyone recommend a bike friendly hotel in or near Bilbao. I'm arriving on the Portsmouth Bilbao ferry (they don't take bikes any more but will accept trikes - albeit at car rates!) just after midday in May, and I'd like to spend a little time in the city, rather than heading off straight away as I u...