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by BlackPanther
16 May 2019, 5:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1503

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

bogmyrtle wrote:Are you actually joining the traffic or are you staying on the inside?



Slip road, then no hard shoulder.
by BlackPanther
15 May 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1503

Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

I took the long way home today. Bit of guesswork as I’ve recently swapped jobs. I found myself on an a road that came out onto the A1 dual carriageway. The stretch is only a couple of hundred yards long before my exit (Adwick) and as it’s downhill I was doing over 30mph. I joined at this speed with ...
by BlackPanther
10 Mar 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: Down, not yet out.

I’ve had 2 offs. One at 30mph on a Bacchetta Strada on a left hander. Result was little damage to the bike, but a heck of a bruise on my left hip. Too fast and a greasy road to blame....my fault. 2nd off was a walking speed front wheel washout on a slight left turn. Result, no damage to bike, but a ...
by BlackPanther
30 Dec 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker reporting in.
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: New ebiker reporting in.

Ok until a couple of weeks ago when I started getting a creaking noise from the crank area. Looking online it looks like it could be the motor bolts need retorquing? I’m gonna get it into the dealers though as it’s only a few months old. Possible prob though is that I couldn’t register it on the UK ...
by BlackPanther
28 Nov 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent. A gadget?
Replies: 14
Views: 4846

Re: Recumbent. A gadget?

Just rolling along on my trike and a roadie passes saying "a nice gadget!" before I could respond he had shot up the road. I regard my trike as transport. At what point is a bike/trike just a gadget or transport? Is your Recumbent a gadget? You should’ve caught him up to continue the conv...
by BlackPanther
12 Nov 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker reporting in.
Replies: 6
Views: 702

New ebiker reporting in.

Hello! I’ve been on this forum for many years, posting mainly over on the ‘non standard human powered vehicles’ section as I’ve ridden recumbents 99% of the time on my commute. I still intend to do most of my commutes on the Catrike 700 trike, but yesterday I acquired a Giant Fastroad e bike. I’ve o...
by BlackPanther
19 Sep 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2485

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

The 20inch rear wheel with a Panda electric motor and 9 speed on my wìfe's ICE ADVENTURE recumbent trike is a very tight fit and needs to be carefully fitted in the frame by entering the drive side first. It goes in, but my concern is being in the middle of nowhere with a puncture in the rear tyre!...
by BlackPanther
2 Sep 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Trike wanted.

[XAP]Bob wrote:Do you still have thebfibreglass seat I sent up?


Yes thanks. Back on a Catrike now, so it’s sitting In the garage. Gonna have a big sort out next time I’m off!!
by BlackPanther
2 Sep 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Trike wanted.

Marc wrote:Hey Carl!
Did you still have the old, broken, ICE cruciform laying around?
I'm interested to buy it.

Cheers
Marc


Yes, and you can have it for nowt if you can collect it. I’m in Doncaster.
by BlackPanther
24 Jun 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Trike wanted.

I now have a very nice Catrike700, all commuterificated and ready for tomorrow!!!
by BlackPanther
20 Jun 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Trike wanted.

CW wrote:Hi Carl

Sent you a pm.

Chris

Hi Chris, just emailed you, cheers, Carl.
by BlackPanther
16 Jun 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Re: Trike wanted.

As I’ve now sold the Borealis, I’m in the market for a trike. It’s gotta be fast, and it’s gotta be low, so if anyone’s selling a Trice, Sprint, Vortex, Catrike 700, Windcheetah or similar, give me a shout. I know there are a few on eBay, but nothing that tickles my fancy, cheers, Carl.
by BlackPanther
16 Jun 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 1390

Trike wanted.

As I’ve now sold the Borealis, I’m in the market for a trike. It’s gotta be fast, and it’s gotta be low, so if anyone’s selling a Trice, Sprint, Vortex, Catrike 700 or similar, give me a shout, cheers, Carl.
by BlackPanther
16 Jun 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trice Borealis shell for sale. NOW SOLD!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1396

Re: Trice Borealis shell for sale. NOW SOLD!

Borealis now sold, thanks for all the interest, Carl.
by BlackPanther
8 May 2018, 6:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trice Borealis shell for sale. NOW SOLD!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1396

Re: Trice Borealis shell for sale.

Too expensive for me at the moment and I'm only just starting to dip my toes into the recumbent thing, although after seeing the advert I've spent an hour on youtube watching velomobile videos... I live in hilly Cornwall and dragging my QNT up the hills is already fairly slow, how much does the she...