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by hoarder
21 Oct 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 63
Views: 5908

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

Lighted small Ebob.jpg A few years ago we were kindly loaned a Raleigh BOB, an aluminium-framed 26" wheel MTB-style bike. At the time it was so much lighter than anything my wife had ever ridden, and meant both of us were now taking bikes on holidays, and using them for pub outings - evenings ...
by hoarder
3 Oct 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Tyres for trike

At the risk of worrying those who like the Trykers, it would seem that the design hasn't been a big enough seller for Schwalbe - I read that they're to be discontinued. http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=148286 I'm another rider who has settled on Marathon Plus despite thei...
by hoarder
19 Aug 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: E bike conversion

Im not concerned, the figures are arbitrary in my opinion. its not used for bombing along at 20+ mph. The battery and settings are for range, so my wife can do a nice ride and feel assured that there will be enough battery to get her back home. OK, I'm more interested in range and ability too, rath...
by hoarder
19 Aug 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E bike conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 1760

Re: E bike conversion

Only if I program it to exceed 15.6mph. Sorry not true. The fact it is 52v nominal makes it illegal and I suspect the power rating is 500 or 750w unless the custom fudge includes the marking it with a 250w label, on both accounts it is not legal unless solely used on private land with no public acc...
by hoarder
24 Jul 2019, 10:18am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding an ice trike
Replies: 10
Views: 2942

Re: Folding an ice trike

I go for small sprocket / small ring, knowing there'll be plenty of slack in the chain. To fit my 20" Advenure RS into the boot of the car, I also have to reduce the boom length, and twist the boom through 90 degrees - which would probably be more difficult if there were any tension in the chain.
by hoarder
2 Jun 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike
Replies: 15
Views: 3295

Re: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike

I carry a long strap (similar to below) for holding up the rear frame/rack of the trike - loop it over the nearest a tree branch or horizontal post, and it can keep the rear wheel off the ground to make removal / replacement easier. At home I loop it through the upper frame of the garage door. small...
by hoarder
20 Feb 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 6043

Re: Port Appin loop

I took my trike over to Lismore from Port Appin in October year before last, and the road from Appin to the ferry quay was pleasantly quiet, but the main road A828 is a "major" minor road, with heavy lorry traffic. I did see cycletrack and pavement separate from the main road for a good se...
by hoarder
23 Aug 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nearly done it!
Replies: 13
Views: 3422

Re: Nearly done it!

D.TEK HPVS wrote:
I have an extensive buyers checklist based on buying one or two or perhaps more trikes over years :lol: .


Will you be at Mildenhall over the weekend ? :wink:
by hoarder
8 Jul 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Looks like the on-site camping is all booked out. Anyone know a local campsite that has decent facilities ?
I fancy heading down Saturday and come back Sunday.
by hoarder
22 Jun 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: what to buy..... decisions, decisions

There's a new-design Evo Kett (folding) on Ebay at the moment - the seller has reduced their asking price from £3k to £2k650 or best offer. You can see what it looks like folded. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Recumbent-trike-Hase-Kettwiesel-Evo-FOLDING-full-suspension-2017/292595527572 Recent BMW X1s h...
by hoarder
21 Jun 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3580

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

Thank you - I'll study those carefully. Looks a lot different to my minimum clearance:
by hoarder
20 Jun 2018, 9:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3580

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

Can we have some pictures please, Tilley ? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to see what the position of your new rear mech is when the cage is vertical. Do you notice the additional weight - have you found any negatives from making the change ? For me it'll be useful to see, I'm considering ...
by hoarder
17 Jun 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 275
Views: 70921

Re: Up for a ride?

Cheers to Will and Andy. This time last week we were at the Eleveden Inn with a couple of cold beers. The fact that Andy caught up with us after getting delayed before the start is a reminder to always post the route before the event (note to self) . But as my route planning normally strays into the...
by hoarder
4 Jun 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: what to buy..... decisions, decisions

Standard "new" Hase Kettwiesels don't fold, but the new EVO Kettwiesel design has a folding option, IIRC. Daveyboy has a new design Hase delta (the "Trigo"), and the seat on that is higher than on my ICE Adventure, and maybe higher than a Kett. Alternatively, the "heping han...
by hoarder
28 May 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 275
Views: 70921

Re: Up for a ride?

Thanks to Brian, Daveyboy and Andy for joining the ride - and apologies from me for the difficulty of the off-road section - I (and Google Satellite) had no-idea that 1,000,000 tons p.a. of Hanson's aggregate mining would come between us and our back-on-road destination, resulting in a major U-turn ...