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by bazz
17 Jul 2020, 9:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: SOLD! Radius Peer Gynt, LWB Recumbent
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: For Sale! Radius Peer Gynt, LWB Recumbent

Now Sold!

Thank you for looking

Take care,

Barry
by bazz
13 Jul 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: SOLD! Radius Peer Gynt, LWB Recumbent
Replies: 1
Views: 237

SOLD! Radius Peer Gynt, LWB Recumbent

For Sale! My Radius Peer Gynt, LWB Recumbent.

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=139246

Thanks for looking,
Take care,
Barry
by bazz
21 May 2019, 8:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Quetzal, Tandem Recumbent, For Sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 5838

Re: Nazca Quetzal, Tandem Recumbent, For Sale!

One last time, now reduced to £3100.00, graham is practically giving this away now.
by bazz
27 Feb 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Quetzal, Tandem Recumbent, For Sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 5838

Re: Nazca Quetzal, Tandem Recumbent, For Sale!

It is with a heavy heart that Graham has now decided to cut his losses and further reduce this beautiful tandem for a quick sale. the price is now a silly £3,950 originally advertised at £4,900 the tandem originally cost over £5,000 with all the special extras. there will be no further reductions!
Thank you for your interest,
Barry
by bazz
28 Jun 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Quetzal, Tandem Recumbent, For Sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 5838

Nazca Quetzal, Tandem Recumbent, For Sale!

For Sale!
Price Reduced!!
Nazca, Quetzal Tandem!
Now £3,950 Or very nearest offer! was £4,900
Contact Graham Williams everyday30@hotmail.com

Hayes Middlesex Based.

My friend Graham whom is visually impared/registered blind, bought this beautiful machine with the intention of us being able to ride together on a two wheeled recumbent, but due to our weight and size difference we were not able to ride it safely, graham is much taller and heavier than I, and he had difficulties with the feel of not being balanced on the back (he is much more used to riding a trike), had it been the other way round it would not have been a problem, we have now gone back to a trike tandem, so Graham has reduced the price to hopefully sell sooner rather than later as we need to cover the cost of the trike tandem and free up the space.

All the details and detailed photos are here:
http://ropeandcanvas.blogspot.com/2018/05/for-sale-nazca-quetzal-tandem.html

Thank you for looking.
Take care,
Barry

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by bazz
4 Jun 2017, 9:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sold! Ice, Sprint RS Recumbent Trike For Sale, plus extras
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

Sold! Ice, Sprint RS Recumbent Trike For Sale, plus extras

How Do All ;-)

For Sale!
£2,200.00 or very nearest offer!

Full details and all pictures on my blog here:
http://ropeandcanvas.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/ice-sprint-rs-for-sale.html

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For Sale on behalf of my Friend Graham.

Graham is selling his ICE, Sprint RS.

The bike was bought from ICE 2011 and is in great condition, with a beautiful Metallic Red paint finish!

Graham has recently replaced the complete rear end frame with a brand new one as the original had a flaw in the material which went unnoticed.
There are lots of extras which are included in the sale, please see the details below.
And the drive train has been replaced and is all brand new components.

This Trike is fully and properly serviced, set up and adjusted and is ready to ride today! with no further tinkering or twiddling needed, unless you want to of course!




The Details:
Inspired Cylce Engineering, Sprint RS.
Year of manufacture 2011, Colour (Beautiful) Metallic Red.
Compact Flat Twist fold frame for ease of transport in the boot of a standard car.

Wheels:
ICE disk brake hubs all round with Alex Rims. and all quick release.
New wheel bearings all round
Tyres are Schwalbe, Marathon Plus.

Brakes:
Avid BB7 Disk brakes with 160mm rotors, with all new pads.

Drive Train:
Sram triple chainset, with ICE chain guard
Sram Derailleurs and bar end shifters.
New Chain, new 9 speed cassette, new idler pulley, new middle chain ring.

New rear parking brake assembly.

Other Special items included with the sale:
Neck Rest with light mount block.
Mirrors and mirror mounting arms.
Extra bottle cages mounted to the rear of the seat.
Mudguards fitted all round with quick release on the fronts.
Windwrap Front Fairing.
Rag Top sun and rain proof canopy.
2 spare new chains.
New spare cassette.
New rear derailleur spare.
Rechargeable moon lights front and rear.
Gadget bag.
Shimano SPD pedals.
Radical Designs, Over Seat Bags .
Spare cables, brake pads, tubes, etc...


This is a gorgeous trike and needs no work or improvements, you can ride off into the sunset with no worries at all!

If anything has been missed or you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Please see all the pictures for a full 360 visual examination.

Graham is more than happy to have anyone come visit me and examine the Trike without obligation. He is in the Heathrow Villages area Hillingdon, Middlesex.

If you are interested in this item please contact me and I will put you in touch with Graham.
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com


For Sale!
The Price Graham is asking for this complete bundle is:
£2,200.00 or very nearest offer!



Thank you for looking!
Take care,
Barry ;-)
by bazz
27 Jan 2016, 11:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

Crossy; I bought them direct from Velogical, you can check their website here:
http://www.velogical-engineering.com/home
And shoot them a mail here: team@velogical-engineering.com
Ogando is very helpful and the turnaround is very quick.
I have had 4 from them now and all work faultlessly. Though they are probably not for everyone's taste especially if you just want simple plug and play install it can get a bit confusing with dual headlights and such.
by bazz
27 Jan 2016, 7:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

No load meaning when the lights are turned off but the dynamo is still running.
As there is no draw from the lights; the resistance or drag is reduced.
In the case of the Velogical dynamo there is virtually no drag when the lights are turned on, and absolutely no drag when the lights are turned off, you can spin the wheel and it will spin freely as if no dynamo was on the wheel.
A hub dynamo on the other hand, with is large weight and big magnets which are needed to be able to produce the 3watts required for the old incandescent style lights creates noticeable drag even when the lights are turned off.
The fact that the Velogical can be flicked out of the way means you can reduce the imperceptible drag to absolute zero :-) I run my all the time with daylight running lights on all my bikes and don't even notice it's there.

Take care,
Barry ;-)
by bazz
27 Jan 2016, 12:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

How Do All ;-)

For some reason I don't get email updates of replies to posts so only just seeing all the action.

As for mounting the Velogical on horizontal stays, there is no reason that you can't do this, yes I know they state that it is not recommended due to water ingress, but in normal use, unless you go submersible this is not a problem. It is hardly likely that water will ingress under the dome in use unless sat under a down pour when stationary, and any water that does get in will just be spun out again by centrifugal force. The gap at the edge is so small it is hardly a funnel for the water.
The reason the Velogical unit does not have a seal of any kind is down to reducing the friction, so when there is no load, there is absolutely no drag whatsoever, unlike a hub or bottle dynamo.

The reason I mounted mine on a vertical bracket to the top of the wheel on the trike was purely that it was easier for me to make that alloy bracket that to work out a bracket to fit it to the rear dynamo mounting point, and only being a 20" wheel was not such a big bracket.

We are told by so many that we can't do something a particular way for one reason or another, but when have we ever taken any notice, we all just do our own thing and mostly what they say isn't recommended is actually just fine :-D

Take care,
Barry ;-)
by bazz
11 Jan 2016, 9:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

firedfromthecircus wrote:Love the Peer Gynt bazz.

Looks like Johnny 5 from the front. :lol:

Did you experiment with different heights for the front lights on the Radius?


Ha! yes, it does a bit :D
I did experiment and had an IQ fly on the front fork crown but found it too low, hence the quill stem in the front head set. This works out to be great compromise between looking daft and giving the best possible light.


I failed to answer Hercule's question about how many lights: yes, I run dual headlights and a rear light with brake light function, I like using the two different headlights as the main light gives daylight running lights and a main beam which switches the intensity depending light conditions, and the secondary headlight is just that.
by bazz
11 Jan 2016, 9:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

hercule wrote:Thanks for the those photos, Bazz - you've neatly answered two problems I've been mulling over, namely how to fit a Velogic dynamo to my QNT, and how to fit a front light when there's a fairing fitted. Does the front of the Streamer cut off the beam of the lights much? I had thought I would fit a dyno lamp on the forward spar of my fairing, but was concerned that vibration might have adverse effects - it also leaves the light rather low for visibility (being seen) purposes. I take it the dynamo is running two front lights and a tail light?

(I like my SA drums too much to consider switching to disks and a SON.)


Cheers! I think you could probably make a neater bracket than I have and maybe even position more forward so that it comes off of the original dynamo bracket, but as I was not using a rear disk brake or the single sided mudguard mount, I decided to mout the bracket where I did just out of convenience, maybe one day I will change this, but it works fantastically as is for now.

The streamer does not cut out the main beam and the road is lit fine ahead, in fact the light also shines down through the fairing and onto the road immediately below and in front of your feet.

Originally I had the lights fitted inside the fairing and on the forward spar. But this is too low for a good spread of light and being so low makes even the smallest ripple in the road look like a mountain due to the elongated shadows. Also the light gets reflected back at you inside the fairing and is quite an annoyance, mounted on top of the fairing gives a nice spread of light and also reduces any reflected light to a minimum.

I also would not change the drums for disks! Been there and I did not like them on the trike, personal preference though I guess.
by bazz
11 Jan 2016, 9:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

squeaker wrote:
bazz wrote:I can highly recommend Velogical as a non hub dynamo, which has the advantages of being able to switch it off and also replace damaged wheels with no hasle, which with a hub dynamo is a hassle.
You can also with the trekking and special versions run a power charging system for phones, GPS and the like!

Here you can see pictures of my Trike set up both with Velogical and dymotec dynamo's and the variations of light set ups I tried before settling on a good layout,cand how I fitted the dynamo.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56784659@N08/albums/72157653749993132

Nice bracketry 8) IIRC the Velogical is said to whine - not good near your ears, IMO - how good / bad is it?


If the dynamo whines at all, and it shouldn't, it is solely due to the dynamo not being set up properly.
If you are to compare it to a B+M dynamo, then the Velogical is infinitely quieter and as it does not run on on the textured dynamo strip on the tyre but on the smooth rim it runs without any vibration or brrr'ing at all.

Does the Velogical make a noise when in use? Then yes, in a quiet garage or on a very quiet road you can hear it spinning but it is not in the least bit annoying, and in normal road/traffic conditions it is inaudible due to ambient noise, also worth a note is that 9 out of 10 idler systems will drown out any apparent noise from the dynamo, and if you are OK with your idler/chain noise then it is hardly worth worrying about dynamo hum, (ooo! That sounds a bit Frank Zappa ;-)
by bazz
10 Jan 2016, 11:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dynamos
Replies: 76
Views: 11080

Re: Dynamos

How Do All ;-)

I always used to use a B+M dymotec 6 bottle dynamo with Cyo + and Cyo Premium lights. A good dynamo and light system but creates a fair amount of drag on the tyre and the output is only good for a single front and rear light.
But the last year or so I have been using Velogical rim dynamo's, I have several of these on various bikes and trikes and these run on the rim rather than the tyre, even in heavy rain and with very wet rims! the drag is imperceivable so you can run day light running lights at no cost to your speed.
On my ice trike and Radius Peer Gynt I run dual headlights and a rear light with braking lights and front daylight running lights all the time, day and night.
I can highly recommend Velogical as a non hub dynamo, which has the advantages of being able to switch it off and also replace damaged wheels with no hasle, which with a hub dynamo is a hassle.
You can also with the trekking and special versions run a power charging system for phones, GPS and the like!

Here you can see pictures of my Trike set up both with Velogical and dymotec dynamo's and the variations of light set ups I tried before settling on a good layout,cand how I fitted the dynamo.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56784659@N08/albums/72157653749993132

And also a link to Velogical's site
http://www.velogical-engineering.com

Be aware, a Velogical dynamo is €150.00 about £110.00 higher than a standard dynamo but much cheaper and more convenient than a hub dynamo.

I hope this helps?

Take care,
Barry ;-)