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by OldBloke
5 Sep 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP boats
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: HP boats

by OldBloke
5 Sep 2020, 4:58am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP boats
Replies: 14
Views: 520

Re: HP boats

I have a vague memory of reading somewhere that flipper propulsion was more efficient for a pedal powered boat.

An internet search for pedal flipper kayak will return quite a few results. Here in Oz eBay has some for sale.

OB
by OldBloke
29 Aug 2020, 2:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Elliptigo
Replies: 34
Views: 39163

Re: Elliptigo

Do a search for Emma Timmis, Elliptigo Across Australia in 2017. If you can find her Facebook posts (https://m.facebook.com/Missemmatimmis/posts) from 2017, she describes learning to ride an Elliptigo and her 8000 km journey across Aus. She towed a trailer with her clothes, food and camping gear. Sh...
by OldBloke
3 Aug 2020, 10:53am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Suitable camera for a recumbent.
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Suitable camera for a recumbent.

Have a look at Cycliq https://cycliq.com/; expensive, incorporates cameras and lights, but one of the best.

OB
by OldBloke
22 Jul 2020, 12:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Basic tadpole trike question - brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 632

Re: Basic tadpole trike question - brakes

Yes, separate L and R brakes on mine. My HPV Gekko has more a bit more brake steer than my Performer Trike-F. I got used to it pretty quickly and learned to compensate. I've ridden a friend's Catrike 700. I wasn't aware of any brake steer with it. Greenspeed also don't seem to suffer from brake stee...
by OldBloke
10 Jul 2020, 4:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent

The previous owner of my Gekko had sewn up a simple pouch to hold a bladder and attached the pouch to the back of the mesh seat with large safety pins. You could just as easily sewn in velcro tabs or even use cable ties.

OB
by OldBloke
10 Jun 2020, 3:33am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1326

Re: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?

In this post some simple heel slings made from bike tubes: https://m.facebook.com/comment/replies/?ctoken=2568366199842485_2568656549813450&count=2&curr&pc=1&ft_ent_identifier=2568366199842485&eav=Afa-MMtOhPxg0lrq2G2j18ax54gnj1cGLr5HUl-FPKnI1oQQgf1Adv_70Re1mh8K8lA&av=56864906...
by OldBloke
9 Jun 2020, 11:54am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HPV Gekko
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: HPV Gekko

The limitation on the Gekko is the back wheel. HPV handbook say max of 2.0". My eyeball assessment on my Gekko is that I wouldn't be able to fit anything bigger than 2.0" on the back, even with the rear mudguard removed.

OB
by OldBloke
9 Jun 2020, 1:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Speedmachine - continuously under repair
Replies: 50
Views: 2002

Re: Speedmachine - continuously under repair

You may find that a Performer tiller will fit. Worth checking out at least if you can't find an original.

OB
by OldBloke
25 May 2020, 5:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Speedmachine - continuously under repair
Replies: 50
Views: 2002

Re: Speedmachine - continuously under repair

It's hard to tell from the second picture but it looks like your front derailleur isn't aligned properly with the chain ring. Also check that the 'H' stop screw has been set properly.

OB
by OldBloke
1 Feb 2020, 2:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 24" wheels for trike
Replies: 12
Views: 765

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: 765

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: 441

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