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by byegad
2 May 2014, 6:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Transporting Kettwiesel trike
Replies: 4
Views: 15425

Re: Transporting Kettwiesel trike

Mine rolls into my Toyota Auris with little room to spare. Once in the front seat passenger has to endure the front wheel close to their right arm. However my wife says this is little trouble even on a long journey!
by byegad
1 May 2014, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tragic death of teacher
Replies: 11
Views: 4333

Re: Tragic death of teacher

I had a pupil, aged 12 pull a flick knife on me, I disarmed him. The head of the school excluded him for a short while ASFIK no other action was taken. Several years later the same individual murdered a local pensioner, with a knife.
by byegad
1 May 2014, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drum Brakes
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

Re: Drum Brakes

One of my trikes has SA drums and stops at least as well as the nearest equivalent that I own that uses cable operated discs, BB7s. The drums are not affected by wet weather and so far have done 9000 miles with nothing more than a little adjustment. I stripped them down at 7000 miles and they looked...
by byegad
1 May 2014, 2:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hard Shell vs Mesh Seat
Replies: 27
Views: 18104

Re: Hard Shell vs Mesh Seat

My Azub had an Optima hardshell with a wide cell cushion and I found it would have a pool of liquid, presumably condensed sweat from my back in the bottom of the seat after every ride. Now I don't ride that hard or far at one time, but anyone doing a decent Audax on one would likely be sitting in a ...
by byegad
26 Apr 2014, 7:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reins
Replies: 22
Views: 17268

Re: Reins

snibgo wrote:Yikes. I suppose signalling and braking would be out of the question.


He rides on the pavement. Do you suppose braking or signalling has even crossed his mind?
by byegad
25 Apr 2014, 4:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Help please! Have I killed my trike?
Replies: 27
Views: 17468

Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Looks bad! How hard did you hit??
by byegad
25 Apr 2014, 4:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hard Shell vs Mesh Seat
Replies: 27
Views: 18104

Re: Hard Shell vs Mesh Seat

Mesh for me every time!

I tried a friends Early ICE Vortex and the seat was excruciating :shock: ! Shall we say my lower parts felt as if someone was trying to remove them with barbed wire and a very blunt knife!

Apparently the later ICE hardshell is much more comfortable.
by byegad
23 Apr 2014, 10:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Great Mirror for Bents
Replies: 6
Views: 16747

Re: Great Mirror for Bents

I use a variety of mirrors on my trikes. Each one having a left and right mounted mirror, plus I use a glasses mounted mirror. The fixed ones tend to give a good general view, rather like a car's door mirrors, while the glasses mounted one gives a 180 degree view to the rear with a bit of head turni...
by byegad
2 Apr 2014, 2:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20425

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

I agree with Bob. The perception that being low down is dangerous is false. Nobody suggests sports cars should be higher. I know for a fact that on my Kettwiesel I can see a Ferrari passenger's thighs when stopped at the lights. :twisted:
by byegad
24 Dec 2013, 8:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: DON'T TELL HIM, PIKE!
Replies: 34
Views: 7846

Re: DON'T TELL HIM, PIKE!

I represent company blah-blah. We represent Microsoft Windows and it has come to our attention that you have a serious virus on your computer. . My wife played the "incompetent user" and kept on getting the answers wrong, or being unable to find the button.... then after 20 minutes asked ...
by byegad
12 Dec 2013, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New offence of causing consternation to be introduced
Replies: 25
Views: 4634

Re: New offence of causing consternation to be introduced

I'd like to add a few more offences to the list. 1. Being an arrogant so and so. To be known as the BMW law. 2. Unwarranted pollution. To be known as the 4x4 law. 3. Causing byegad's blood pressure to rise. To be known as the cretin law. I foresee the last as a catch all for anyone who acts like an ...
by byegad
24 Nov 2013, 8:36am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Protecting Your Investment
Replies: 18
Views: 25080

Re: Protecting Your Investment

Having owned my trikes from new. At 10%/trike/annum I'd have paid out almost enough to buy one and a half replacements for my most expensive trike or two and a quarter of the cheapest by now so I reckon I'm quids in now. Those worried about theft may wish to consider that, while trikes do get stolen...
by byegad
30 Oct 2013, 8:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Centre hatching
Replies: 21
Views: 6748

Re: Centre hatching

The lines either side of the hatching are broken so a driver may overtake across it. Had the lines been solid you may not cross them. Durham CC or whoever is responsible for the road markings seem keen on them. And your right they narrow the lane and so encourage unsafe passing distances. However th...
by byegad
30 Oct 2013, 8:03am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 5
Views: 127977

Re: Incredible

I have received weekly e-mail letters from CTC for years. What's the problem. I've tried to get them sent to me since I joined and gave up a couple of years ago as they never turned up. Now I'm a none member they arrive! I should have left years ago and then I'd have the news of the club I wasn't in.
by byegad
25 Oct 2013, 1:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 5
Views: 127977

Incredible

OK. After 12 or so years of membership I did not renew my membership a month ago. I joined British Cycling and have since received their weekly newsletters. Something I had only sporadically received from CTC, maybe 3 in 12 years. Today, as a non-member, I have received my second CTC newsletter sinc...