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by squeaker
21 May 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: A good recumbent trike for arthritic knees?

Kettwiesel for ease of standing (no front axle to negotiate), or ICE Adventure (or 'T' secondhand) with 'helping handles' ? With dodgy knees you'll need to watch the gearing (especially with a 559 rear wheel; 406 less problematic), as you'll probably want to 'spin' rather than 'mash'. An MTB cranks...
by squeaker
18 May 2018, 9:48am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 28
Views: 969

Re: Event helmet cobblers

RickH wrote:Is this more bluff & bluster or can anyone shed any further light?

ISO 4210 doesn't seem to mention plastic hats...
by squeaker
16 May 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do you change your tyres for the summer.
Replies: 26
Views: 1032

Re: Do you change your tyres for the summer.

Only on the velomobile, where M+ go on the front, as getting out of a nice warm shell to fix a flat in mid-winter is not nice :roll:
by squeaker
14 May 2018, 9:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAN 195/16 e-learning.
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: IAN 195/16 e-learning.

Thanks :D
by squeaker
11 May 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: WAW 333 - fits most!
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

WAW 333 - withdrawn from sale!

Vendor has had a more optimistic second opinion, so has withdrawn 333 from sale to keep on pedaling, maybe with e-assist :)
by squeaker
9 May 2018, 11:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Would I dare a Bent
Replies: 25
Views: 1014

Re: Would I dare a Bent

Roughly: LWB = long wheel base (front wheel ahead of pedals) CLWB = compact long wheel base (pedals above and to rear of front wheel axle) SWB = short wheel base (pedals above and in front of wheel) USS = under seat steering ASS = above seat steering (can be hamster or superman or.... :roll: ) Names...
by squeaker
9 May 2018, 10:45am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Meeting the Highwaymen - Hints and Tips
Replies: 18
Views: 947

Re: Meeting the Highwaymen - Hints and Tips

Ensure that both roads are on the strategic network ie Highways England managed, then memorise IAN195/16, making sure to be adamant when it specifies a requirement, and just pushy with recommendations. If not strategic network then you're going to have an uphill struggle, with IAN195/16 as a best pr...
by squeaker
8 May 2018, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its Ok to park across cycle lanes and footpaths!
Replies: 25
Views: 1937

Re: Its Ok to park across cycle lanes and footpaths!

reohn2 wrote:I'd be careful my pedal didn't make a big scratch on the paintwork of that car as I squeezed past it :?

Wot car? It's a light truck (and deserves to be regarded and treated as such) :roll:
by squeaker
4 May 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Head bearing rust
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Re: Head bearing rust

The grease I use is one for auto CV joints, largely because I had a big tin of it, but also because it seems to be a similarly nasty application. OT, but IMO if an auto CV joint sees a lot of water then it's got a big problem, as there are no water passages into the joint, unlike an A-head system :...
by squeaker
3 May 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Road Death Investigating
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Road Death Investigating

Probably will not come as a surprise to most here :(
by squeaker
1 May 2018, 10:08am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: WAW 333 - fits most!
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: WAW 333 - fits most!

[XAP]Bob wrote:That looks expensive...

Reassuringly so :lol: Wrong side of £8k new, when I checked online. You could buy a half-decent road bike for that :shock:
by squeaker
30 Apr 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: WAW 333 - fits most!
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

WAW 333 - fits most!

Posting on behalf of a non-member (Peter Nelson) who is selling due to ill health - contact him via Facebook WAW Riders group where you can also see a photo. Details as provided: 9 months old Kevlar with full light package Full suspension with air suspension on rear SRAM TT500 bar end shifter SRAM X...
by squeaker
30 Apr 2018, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Short combat shorts!
Replies: 27
Views: 831

Re: Short combat shorts!

Regatta? Bought a pair last week for summer use (got carried away by the heat :lol: ) 3 zipped pockets + 1 tabbed rear.
by squeaker
30 Apr 2018, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people use recumbents?
Replies: 305
Views: 8629

Re: Why don't more people use recumbents?

This has been looked at in quite a bit of detail by the HPV community because there's no rules to stop them as long as it's human power. On paper at least it looks like Just The Thing for the Flying 200m speed record where you don't need to worry about steering (aside from keeping in a straight lin...