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by OldBloke
17 Dec 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric motor retrofit
Replies: 12
Views: 5139

Re: Electric motor retrofit

I fitted a Tongsheng TSDZ2 250W to my wife's trike (Performer) and I'm about to add a Shimano Alfine 11 hubbed rear wheel. She has been pretty happy with the support she gets from the e-assist. Some of the reasons for going with the TSDZ2: - uses a torque sensor to control the motor which gives a mo...
by OldBloke
2 Dec 2018, 3:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent. A gadget?
Replies: 14
Views: 4760

Re: Recumbent. A gadget?

Where I am, I'd just accept it as a complement and smile back. Happy to accept any acknowledgement. :)

OB
by OldBloke
12 Nov 2018, 1:11am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 6679

Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

My wife uses a cheap Aldi trainer. Hasn't bothered lifting the front wheels as the rear isn't high enough off the ground to bother her.

OB
by OldBloke
12 Nov 2018, 1:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How do you change a tyre on a cargo trike?
Replies: 10
Views: 4464

Re: How do you change a tyre on a cargo trike?

One possibility is a short (or cut down) two legged bike stand(s).

Another, if you have parking brakes on multiple wheels, an appropriate length of aluminium flat with concave ends - propped against the kingpin.

Just my 2c worth.

OB
by OldBloke
15 Oct 2018, 11:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 33
Views: 9477

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

Have you looked at boots like these, designed for down to -3°C?

http://www.bikepacking.com/news/45nrth-wolvhammer-boa/

OB
by OldBloke
12 Oct 2018, 12:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Keeping feet warm while inactive.
Replies: 33
Views: 9477

Re: Keeping feet warm while inactive.

If you used Power Grips on your pedals you could used whatever boots you wanted.
See http://www.powergrips.com/
They come in a longer size for plus size feet that would work with thick boots.

My 2c

OB
by OldBloke
16 Sep 2018, 1:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New to Trike...steering question
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: New to Trike...steering question

Pedal steer is something you will get used to. I found that over time I was making subtle adjustments to the pressure on my handle bars to compensate.

Training yourself to pedal in circles also helps.

OB
by OldBloke
10 Sep 2018, 5:11am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Insuring a 'bent
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

Re: Insuring a 'bent

My house contents insurance (in Australia) has a provision where I can add a bit to cover 'portable' sporting goods. Bicycles are covered except where participating in races. We have $5,000 cover for our two trikes. It wouldn't have been worth it to take out separate insurance for our trikes.

OB
by OldBloke
7 Sep 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent Legs
Replies: 25
Views: 4950

Re: 'Bent Legs

I think it took me three or four months to develop my 'bent legs.
by OldBloke
30 Aug 2018, 2:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 11140

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

Maybe it will be less of an issue as I get stronger, I haven't bent my thighs much until I started cycling so maybe they will get used to it. QS It will take quite a while to develop muscle strength in your thighs. Have you checked with your physio or OT to see if you're overstretching or at risk o...
by OldBloke
30 Aug 2018, 1:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gears query
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Gears query

Have sorted my gears and even managed a 5 mile round trip. There was quite a faff with front mech and it is still a pig to shift with the trigger shifters. I may revert to twist shifters, or change the mech/shifter to MTB and accept a smaller top front chainring (I go fast enough down hill without ...
by OldBloke
26 Aug 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 11140

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

Quicksilver89 I also think you could probably bring your boom in a bit. It would be easier to tell if the camera was lower to give a side on view of your leg. As it is it does look like you're a bit too stretched out. On your Strava you averaged nearly 15 km/h with quite a bit of climbing. For someo...
by OldBloke
24 Aug 2018, 12:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 11140

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

A cadence of 90 is a good target. I tried for a long time to get to the level where I could maintain it, but have settled on a cadence of around 70-80 is what's comfortable for me. I ride with another guy who has very slow twitch muscles and prefers 50-60. Experiment till you find a cadence that's c...
by OldBloke
20 Aug 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: advice sought choosing recumbent trike
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

You probably won't get more reclined than on an Aero: http://www.greenspeed-trikes.com/aero.html

Westcountry Recumbents are their UK dealer - http://www.wrhpv.com/trikes/aero/spec/index.html.

OB