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by OldBloke
1 Feb 2020, 2:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 24" wheels for trike
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: 24" wheels for trike

There are some pics here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15204&p=1041540#p1041483
of an Ice Sprint 26 with 24" front wheels.

OB
by OldBloke
30 Jan 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 24" wheels for trike
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: 24" wheels for trike

The thing to watch is the rim diameter. Wheelchair rims are often 540mm with restricted tyre options. BMX bike rims are generally 507mm with a wider range of tyres.

See: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html

OB
by OldBloke
30 Jan 2020, 2:50am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: winter lubing and Chain tubes
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: winter lubing and Chain tubes

My mate swears by wax as the best lube for his 6 'bents.

Have a look at this vid: https://youtu.be/HHr9znwpwmQ

Cheers

OB
by OldBloke
11 Jan 2020, 4:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?

Check out Microshift https://www.microshift.com/en/product-category/road/road-shifters/page/2/ , they have some road options that might suit your situation. OB I couldn't find any UK sellers of these to find out prices. Thanks anyway. Try https://www.moorelarge.co.uk/brands/microshift
by OldBloke
6 Jan 2020, 12:08am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?

Check out Microshift https://www.microshift.com/en/product-category/road/road-shifters/page/2/, they have some road options that might suit your situation.

OB
by OldBloke
6 Dec 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE trike front boom for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: ICE trike front boom

Thanks DGG
by OldBloke
5 Dec 2019, 11:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE trike front boom for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: ICE trike front boom

DGG,

Where did you buy your boom and Pinion from?

Thanks

OB
by OldBloke
5 Oct 2019, 11:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyres for trike
Replies: 16
Views: 819

Re: Tyres for trike

I've found with the M+ that, since they don't flex as much, I have to run them at a higher pressure to get a similar speed. But, it gives a harsher ride. It seems you have a choice: speed, puncture protection, comfort; choose two. :? :)
by OldBloke
17 Dec 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric motor retrofit
Replies: 12
Views: 5435

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: 4932

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: 6881

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: 4586

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: 9810

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: 9810

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