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by Tilley
25 Nov 2020, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 112
Views: 3978

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

The few times I spray painted bike frames in the fashion you are referring I applied a clear lacquer over the paint finish to provide a more durable finish.
by Tilley
3 Nov 2020, 7:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Grasshopper sturmey Archer hub gear
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Grasshopper sturmey Archer hub gear

You could fit a Sturmey Archer Axle Fulcrum Lever with Washer - HSJ905
by Tilley
14 Aug 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hitch upgrade for cargo trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Hitch upgrade for cargo trailer

Weber make a more substancial trailer hitch but it isn't cheap.
by Tilley
12 Aug 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Bike/tarp combo?
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Bike/tarp combo?

I too use a cheap cycle cover. I managed to pick up a double size cycle cover from a charity shop it fits over my recumbent trike a treat. As well as keeping the rain and dew at bay it also effectively disguises the trike from inquisitive eyes.
by Tilley
2 Aug 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheel builders in Brizzle area
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Wheel builders in Brizzle area

The other option would be the Bristol Bike project. They operate an evening session called the bike kitchen where experienced people can have access to the well stocked workshop and that includes at least 1 wheel building rig.
by Tilley
31 Jul 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Synthetic sleeping bag
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

If you are concerned with the packed size of the sleeping bag you could always look at a 2 season bag and a liner
by Tilley
17 Jul 2020, 6:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 565
Views: 254993

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Recently refurbished KMX X class trike with 20" front wheels.
by Tilley
17 Jul 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: TfUKR - Trike-friendly UK Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: TfUKR - Trike-friendly UK Routes

Bristol to Bath cycle path linked to the 2 tunnels route with a return leg on the Kennet and Avon canal towpath. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33406745 Can also be extended along the canal towpath to Bradford on Avon. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27393346 Yatton to WSM using the Strawberry line a...
by Tilley
9 Jul 2020, 9:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent

I have successfully installed a bladder into the back of the mesh seat on my TriceTNT, but it wasn't a straight forward install. I now have two bottle cages fixed to the rear of the seat frame. The bottles are accessible on the move and easy to refill and clean. As these are in addition to the centr...
by Tilley
5 Jul 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Camino by Trike?

Great feedback thanks all.
by Tilley
4 Jul 2020, 9:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Camino by Trike?

I would agree I much prefer a circular route. Especially as transporting the trike on public transport is difficult.
by Tilley
4 Jul 2020, 8:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino by Trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Camino by Trike?

How do people organise the return leg? Especially interested as I too am a trike rider.
by Tilley
4 Jul 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avon Gorge Cycle Path (Route 41)
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Avon Gorge Cycle Path (Route 41)

The surface of the track is at best compacted gravel. Much of the surface passes through the edge of woodland and the surface has a lot of leaf debris. It is therefore a fairly dirty surface but no deep or impassable mud. I have ridden it on a Dawes galaxy with full touring kit, an MTB, and now a re...
by Tilley
29 Jun 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice on Trikes / Recumbant
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Advice on Trikes / Recumbant

Contact Tom at freetrike rehab cycling UK. He can offer advice about trikes and set up a demonstration ride.
by Tilley
15 Jun 2020, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brake lever , cable pull
Replies: 15
Views: 393

Re: Double brake lever , cable pull

I have 2 recumbent trikes both of which had a single lever operating the brakes on the 2 front wheels. The ice trike has SA drum brakes the KMX had mechanical disc brakes. Both trikes have a rear disc fitted but this is only a park brake. If a rear brake is used on a tadpole trike it will force the ...