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by banjokat
17 Jun 2011, 2:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike tyres...
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: Trike tyres...

The stock Marathon racers on my QNT are about worn out, I have a set of 50mm BA's on order at LBS. I'm hoping these will improve the trike's tendency to get a bit squirrelly on fast descents.
by banjokat
14 Dec 2010, 6:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Security...with a one man tent.
Replies: 35
Views: 5680

Re: Security...with a one man tent.

I bought a slightly bigger tent specifically so my recumbent trike could fit inside it with me if necessary. I've never yet felt the need to do so. And I've still got the trike :D
by banjokat
3 Oct 2009, 10:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Would it help moving over to a trike?
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: Would it help moving over to a trike?

Sounds like it's worth trying a recumbent trike to see if the fainting ceases altogether. With the recumbent position there is a better supply of blood to the head, and it is well established that the heart doesn't have to work so hard. Paul I'd be inclined to disagree with you there. On many recum...
by banjokat
5 Aug 2009, 11:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: A short film of a QNT ride.
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: A short film of a QNT ride.

Nice one Geoff!
by banjokat
5 Aug 2009, 11:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: General information re. recumbent trikes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3650

Re: General information re. recumbent trikes ?

Some really good comments here. I have a QNT and it's the nicest recumbent (or indeed upwrong) I've ever ridden. Super comfy and sporty, yet will carry way more luggage than any upright with minimal effect on handling. The narrow track version is almost essential where I live - there are few gaps I ...
by banjokat
6 Jul 2009, 4:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: have chosen wife (easy) but now which tent (difficult)???
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: have chosen wife (easy) but now which tent (difficult)???

I'd go for the rear rack as well. It's perfectly strong. I do think you're right to consider a tent that will store the trikes - or at least have the option to do so if you need to. You can always split the load between you. The VauDe Hogan XT is a bit lighter than the Wild Country you mention and a...
by banjokat
24 Jun 2009, 8:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Silent ICE Capreo style rear hub.
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Silent ICE Capreo style rear hub.

I guess mine is Byegad's silent one!

Must say it's a very easy ( and immensely worthwhile :) ) job to do, providing you have a Capreo lockring spanner - instructions for stripping the hub are on the ICE site as well.
by banjokat
12 May 2009, 12:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Raptobike video report / road trial
Replies: 20
Views: 12493

Re: Raptobike video report / road trial

Excellent video, cheers!
by banjokat
1 May 2009, 11:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: A cheapish rear rack for a QNT.
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: A cheapish rear rack for a QNT.

Is it possible to remove the handlebar at the clamp under the seat to save pulling off all the brake / gearshift / grip stuff?
by banjokat
1 May 2009, 5:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: A cheapish rear rack for a QNT.
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: A cheapish rear rack for a QNT.

Good work Byegad, is that a wrist rest I spy as well? Mine arrives next week btw :D :D
by banjokat
30 Apr 2009, 8:53am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Raptobike video report / road trial
Replies: 20
Views: 12493

Re: First impressions of the Raptobike low-racer

I've ridden (and raved about) the same bike on one of David's trips. I'm in complete agreement with you - very nice report. If I didn't have a new trike arriving next week I'd be buying one as well (and probably will do in the future).
by banjokat
21 Apr 2009, 3:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The Raptobike low-racer...
Replies: 15
Views: 4434

Re: The Raptobike low-racer...

I tried the Raptobike on one of Laidbacks sessions and it's excellent. And as you'll already know David's a top bloke. I don't think you can go far wrong at the price IMHO, it's a better bike than some which cost maybe twice as much.
by banjokat
15 Apr 2009, 5:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Great weekend at BikeRite in Northumberland/Borders
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Great weekend at BikeRite in Northumberland/Borders

Wish I'd beent there :(

I've seen N-ick's videos over on VV, looks like it was a good do.
by banjokat
1 Apr 2009, 11:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: unmarked rim
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: unmarked rim

Is the measurement 406mm or 451mm?

If it's the former you'll have no problem finding tyres, if it's the latter you might struggle.
by banjokat
13 Jan 2009, 8:41am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleeping Bag
Replies: 19
Views: 3451

I use an Alpkit Skyehigh which is great. I just stuff it in a front pannier with other sleeping kit and down jacket