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by 3speednut
16 Feb 2021, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Bicycle sidecar

If you enjoy a challenge, then totally go for it. There was one on the antiques roadshow this week, you might like to look it up in iPlayer. Can't help thinking in practice a trailer is so much more practical, unless carrying ladders or long bamboo poles. Thanks for the antiques roadshow info, just...
by 3speednut
16 Feb 2021, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Bicycle sidecar

Nice memories of your sidecar days shared, thanks.
by 3speednut
16 Feb 2021, 11:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Bicycle sidecar

looking for a fixed non pivoting design that would mimic a three wheeler. Advantage is it is easier to construct, disadvantage is you have to learn to ride a rigid three wheeler that does not behave like anything you are used to. See stories about motorcycle and sidecar novices. I found this out th...
by 3speednut
16 Feb 2021, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Bicycle sidecar

I remember window cleaner's using home made sidecars when I was a kid.
The video of the two man sidecar looks amazing, fantastic fun.
by 3speednut
16 Feb 2021, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Bicycle sidecar

Great to see the Watsonian photos, classic design, they seem to be a pivoting type really am looking for a fixed non pivoting design that would mimic a three wheeler.
Like the way you used the spring to stay upright at the light's.
by 3speednut
16 Feb 2021, 9:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle sidecar
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Bicycle sidecar

Anyone with actual experience of riding a bike and sidecar, looking for ideas to make one, the thinking being something to ride more safely in icy conditions, great practicality for load carrying, fitted to the offside will make cars give you more room, removable? Possibly so you don't need a dedica...
by 3speednut
28 Jul 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends inboard of brake levers
Replies: 42
Views: 1534

Re: Bar ends inboard of brake levers

Glad it was useful and with the type of bar i have the bar ends are not fully round the corner so moving them out will also angle the bar ends even farther out .
by 3speednut
28 Jul 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends inboard of brake levers
Replies: 42
Views: 1534

Re: Bar ends inboard of brake levers

Both the bars and bar ends are cheap unbranded old things i have had a while .The bars are north road / comfort type ,i find the swept back bar and bar ends giving a good forward reach to get more power down for hill climbing and headwinds a very good mix of hand positions and unlike drops i find th...
by 3speednut
28 Jul 2020, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends inboard of brake levers
Replies: 42
Views: 1534

Re: Bar ends inboard of brake levers

I have this set up on my Dawes i find it very versatile and better than drops for my needs .
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by 3speednut
4 Jul 2020, 6:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain guards
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Chain guards

Having a chain guard is a sign of a more interesting bike in my book, keep the bike and keep the chain guard.
by 3speednut
17 May 2020, 8:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to increase my confidence and/or change bicycle ?
Replies: 26
Views: 871

Re: How to increase my confidence and/or change bicycle ?

I am the same hight as you Kate (op) and being very tall and thin have always struggled to get bikes to fit and with the same confidence and stability issues, it sounds like the bike is suitable for what you want to do, but is not suitable for your hight. This can be rectified with longer seat post ...
by 3speednut
10 May 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK gift membership question
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Cycling UK gift membership question

Yeh thanks for the reply, i c an vaguely remember reading somthing about an offer that Cycling UK had to boost numbers a while back, but couldn't any mention of it anywhere at the moment, i could always use another cycling mug though.
by 3speednut
10 May 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raleigh RSP Travelogue 708
Replies: 45
Views: 2443

Re: Raleigh RSP Travelogue 708

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This is my 1997 Raleigh Ranndoneur with the 708 frame when I did the Morecambe Bay Cycle way, i have since put flat bars on it, increasingly not liking drop bars as I get older.
by 3speednut
10 May 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK gift membership question
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Cycling UK gift membership question

I have been looking on the Cycling UK website for any info about buying a gift membership for a birthday present, but can't find the answer, so does anyone know if you are already a member, as i am, do you get a discount on the purchase of a gift membership for someone else.
by 3speednut
21 Mar 2020, 7:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey NIG 3s hub; what to look out for, what breaks.
Replies: 26
Views: 1207

Re: Sturmey NIG 3s hub; what to look out for, what breaks.

Fantastic info Brucey, excellent reading for someone who really admires these brilliant hubs.