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by Auchmill
8 Nov 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trike Questions
Replies: 33
Views: 1050

Re: Recumbent Trike Questions

What about hills? We're in our 70's, pretty fit, we walk 5-10 miles every day, cycle too on MTB's and I have a road bike. Wife fell off her bike and needed a hip replacement. We bought Gekko FX's then found we couldn't get up the hills around us in the Scottish Borders. On the flat, or gentle slopes...
by Auchmill
14 Jul 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Website with trike routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Website with trike routes?

I hope you can understand reluctance to work for Wikiloc Outdoor, S.L. for free. Sorry, you've lost me there. All I know about Wikiloc is that people upload their track logs, some post photos, and add a commentary, mostly in Spanish, and the best include a lot of useful background information as we...
by Auchmill
14 Jul 2020, 11:44am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Website with trike routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Website with trike routes?

I don't use OSM, I prefer OS or IGN for Spain & France. I use Viewranger on my phone for plotting and recording tracks and prefer to download gpx files from the likes of Wikiloc (which is brilliant for Spain) and then following these when I'm out on the bike or walking. Sometimes Open Cycle Map ...
by Auchmill
14 Jul 2020, 9:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Website with trike routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Website with trike routes?

@Hoarder. Good idea if someone can set that up - and include gpx files if poss. Thanks.
by Auchmill
14 Jul 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Website with trike routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: Website with trike routes?

Thanks. I think you're right. The problem of trial and error is that you drive, say, to Edinburgh to cycle along the canal to Falkirk and then you find there are gates, bollards, narrow sections, and it's muddy and wet and so on and it's a complete waste of time. Or maybe it turns out to be like a m...
by Auchmill
13 Jul 2020, 9:18am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Website with trike routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Website with trike routes?

Does anyone know of a website with routes specifically suitable for trikes, particularly offroad, like canals, railway tracks etc where the surface is good and no obstacles like gates? I'm looking for routes in Scotland or North of England - like Cumbria,Yorkshire & Northumberland. We've just go...
by Auchmill
6 Nov 2017, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mouth guard to prevent swallowing flies
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Mouth guard to prevent swallowing flies

There was a letter in the last mag from someone who swallowed a fly and it lodged in his windpipe and he began to choke. Fortunately a friend performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on him and he survived.
by Auchmill
1 Apr 2014, 10:19am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyres for Road/Off Road
Replies: 10
Views: 35628

Re: Tyres for Road/Off Road

Thanks for the replies. Any reason to prefer the Landcruisers to Smart Sams?
by Auchmill
30 Mar 2014, 1:13pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Tyres for Road/Off Road
Replies: 10
Views: 35628

Tyres for Road/Off Road

We're heading for Spain in Dec for several months for some easy off-road cycling. We'll be on dry gravel tracks and some single track also dry and gravelly. But we'll also want to do some road work, for fun and shopping. Schwalve Smart Sams and Landcruisers seem to get good reviews. What do you think?
by Auchmill
25 Sep 2013, 5:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric conversion kits
Replies: 51
Views: 24267

Re: Electric conversion kits

I noticed the long seat tube, 560mm I believe from middle of crank to top of seat post. My stoker's seat tube is close to that, and AFAIK Hollowtech wont fit in an eccentric BB.
by Auchmill
25 Sep 2013, 1:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric conversion kits
Replies: 51
Views: 24267

Re: Electric conversion kits

Cheers for that. Where's the "thank" or "like" button? :)
Anyone else?
by Auchmill
25 Sep 2013, 9:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric conversion kits
Replies: 51
Views: 24267

Re: Electric conversion kits

Anyone used or have experience of Vivax-Assist? Very light and very dear. http://www.vivax-assist.com/en/vorteile/nachruestsatz-komplettbike.html
by Auchmill
21 Sep 2013, 2:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric conversion kits
Replies: 51
Views: 24267

Re: Electric conversion kits

Thanks, wont be going much over 15mph over the Bealach. :D So on the flat, under human power only, it isn't much of a penalty.
by Auchmill
21 Sep 2013, 1:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric conversion kits
Replies: 51
Views: 24267

Re: Electric conversion kits

In general, have users of electric assist conversions found the extra weight to be considerable disadvantage? A lot of kits seem to be around the 16lbs mark, is that noticeable if you mainly use the assist on hills?