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by bryan.fanson1
23 Apr 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 46
Views: 1250

Re: Talk of old vehicles

ah so ainy one had a Reliant Robin? I nearly got one as you can drive it on a m/c license. Late father in law had a series of Reliants. Regals, Robins and Rialtos. I showed him this once, and he wasn't impressed at all. It seems all Reliant drivers on M/C licences bury their heads in the sand. Gene...
by bryan.fanson1
8 Jun 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: KMX Koyote
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: KMX Koyote

Thanks all for the replies, it is much appreciated. I am interested in the Performer trikes but, when looking at import etc, I end up more confused than before I started - My wife may argue that’s not difficult!! [emoji38] [emoji38] I know. When I worked out the import duties and VAT for mine, it c...
by bryan.fanson1
8 Jun 2018, 7:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: KMX Koyote
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: KMX Koyote

I have a Performer JC70-AL and my son has a KMX K-3. I bought both direct from the manufacturer and received excellent service from both. There are no worries about spares from Performer, just send off an email to Christine and she'll get you sorted. If I remember the import duties were around £80-1...
by bryan.fanson1
5 Jun 2018, 7:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 12-speed
Replies: 51
Views: 4423

Re: Shimano 12-speed

Add in the lack of compatibility between road and mtb groupsets that Shimano brought about with the introduction of 10 speed and it is getting harder and harder to get the gearing you want and not what the drivetrain manufacturers are forcing on us. I need a huge gearing range on my recumbent trike ...
by bryan.fanson1
2 Jun 2018, 6:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 3169

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Thank you guys. This confirms my gut feelings about this place, just thought I ought to get it raised so that anyone searching info on them in the future will get this thread thrown back to them. They don't even appear on a Google search. I was caught out many years ago buying a quad bike for my kid...
by bryan.fanson1
2 Jun 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 3169

Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

Whilst looking for a new bike for my wife I stumbled upon Oxford Cycles. They seem to offer a good service and very good prices, maybe too good. Anyone had any dealings with them? I can't really find anything about them. Their website is www.oxfordcycles.co.uk.
Thanks
by bryan.fanson1
8 May 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trice Borealis shell for sale. NOW SOLD!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Re: Trice Borealis shell for sale.

Too expensive for me at the moment and I'm only just starting to dip my toes into the recumbent thing, although after seeing the advert I've spent an hour on youtube watching velomobile videos... I live in hilly Cornwall and dragging my QNT up the hills is already fairly slow, how much does the she...
by bryan.fanson1
3 May 2018, 8:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people use recumbents?
Replies: 305
Views: 10519

Re: Why don't more people use recumbents?

Part of the reason there's a good choice in the unusual 20" (26" and 700 are normal sizes but 24" I've yet to see on recumbents) is because it is used on Moultons and some folding bikes.

British recumbent trike manufacturer KMX use 24" rear wheels on many of their trikes.
by bryan.fanson1
28 Apr 2018, 11:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent luggage
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Recumbent luggage

Ortlieb now make a back roller pro plus which are 70 litres per pair. That nearly brings you to the capacity of your old set up in just 2 panniers. This is what I will be putting on my trike.
by bryan.fanson1
4 Mar 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145498

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Passed a guy on an orange low racer on the St Just to St Ives road today. Wondered if he was a member today and local to a the area?
by bryan.fanson1
19 Aug 2017, 5:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mileposts
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: Mileposts

As far as I am aware mileposts originally measured to the C of E parish church or centre of the hamlet if there is no church. How that would work in London or any other big city I don't really know because there will be many parishes.
by bryan.fanson1
7 Aug 2017, 12:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6215

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

Grief! Speed? Goodness me, it's all to do with ascent per mile. Live somewhere "normal" and no doubt I could average 15mph or more .................... round here? Don't make me laugh [emoji38] Try riding 20/30/40/50 miles with circa 100ft of ascent per mile like I do just about every tim...
by bryan.fanson1
4 Aug 2017, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where can i buy a Garmin edge touring in Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Where can i buy a Garmin edge touring in Cornwall

Not 100% but Pretty sure they had an Edge Touring on the display in Penzance Halfords. You could try that new cycle store in Summercourt or the Giant/Liv store in Helston maybe worth a call.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-T819 using Tapatalk
by bryan.fanson1
25 May 2017, 11:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any one here got or going to get a hoverboard?
Replies: 17
Views: 7291

Re: Any one here got or going to get a hoverboard?

rjb wrote:Devon and Cornwall police are using segways to patrol beaches. Are these not public places?

Yes they are public places but few are are designated as a highway, byway or public right if way.
by bryan.fanson1
28 Mar 2017, 6:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Small bag for harshell seat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

Re: Small bag for harshell seat?

My Performer JC70AL-FRP came with a small bag. Probably about 3 litres capacity, plenty big enough for a tool kit and a spare tubes. Also has two mesh bottle holders. Last time I looked Performer don't have an accessories page at the moment but if I remember correctly they were about £25. Would be w...