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by nigelnightmare
23 May 2019, 2:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes

QUESTION?

What is the reason for the spoke offset being "left" handed if most are "Right" handed?
by nigelnightmare
15 May 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Re: Riding on a dual carriageway

I used to do the A2 & A20 regularly.
The only problem I ever had was being stopped by the law for slipstreaming a lorry at 56mph (I was late for an appointment) :wink: .
by nigelnightmare
15 May 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to window shop for all things recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Where to window shop for all things recumbent

Foreign , Can you name one (current) bike part that's made in Britain? I can't. :( Does the ICE Trikes hard shell seat* made by Ocean Cycles in Plymouth count? The seat pad is made by Radical Design in The Neatherlands, though. Most recumbent parts are made in The Neatherlands, the US, some in the ...
by nigelnightmare
14 May 2019, 3:14am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Port Appin loop
Replies: 11
Views: 3451

Re: Port Appin loop

Don't forget the "Jungle formula" to keep the Midgies away!
by nigelnightmare
13 May 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat

I take it you have the body link seat.
HP Velotechnik sell a bottle mounting plate for two bottles behind the seat. 49 euros.
Alternatively you could zipp tie one to the seat mount tube.

Pictures would help.
by nigelnightmare
13 May 2019, 3:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Linear Limo
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Linear Limo

I've got an older Linear LWB folding '95/'96 model. Comfy, stable, easier to learn on than some lower recumbents. The seat is higher and more upright than most making it an ideal tourer as you can fit a standard rear rack and lowrider front rack. Most of your braking power comes from the rear brake....
by nigelnightmare
13 May 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat

Fit the rear light to the headrest post/rods.
^^"ICE trikes" sell a bracket for this .^^

The more holes you drill in the seat the weaker it will be.

Have a look online to see how other's have done theirs.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
13 May 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to window shop for all things recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Where to window shop for all things recumbent

Foreign , Can you name one (current) bike part that's made in Britain? I can't. :( Expensive , Yep, goes with the territory (Recumbent). :roll: P.O.A. = It's so outrageously expensive/overpriced that you'd laugh at us if we showed it, and we'd never get any enquiries, let alone sales. Plus if you c...
by nigelnightmare
9 May 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Fixing
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Pannier Fixing

Will they fit if you remove the battery?
If so remove battery, fit pannier bags, refit battery.
by nigelnightmare
9 May 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Derailleur hanger, B-screw, chain tension...?
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Derailleur hanger, B-screw, chain tension...?

Larger jockey wheels will increase chain wrap capacity of the derailleur.
by nigelnightmare
9 May 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 63
Views: 2151

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

A make/model such as the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 700C Duraskin Tyre comes in four different sizes: 32c, 28c, 25c, and 23c. Opinion would be about a playoff between weight and comfort. My general thought would be to go for the 28c for some comfort and durability, but is there much difference...
by nigelnightmare
9 May 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Interlaced spokes, or not?

From what I've been told (Chris at ICE) one of the reasons that ICE don't offset the rear wheel is for greater lateral strength/stability when cornering. Chris used to build all their wheels. I have recently built two front wheels for my ICE using SA hubs & 3 cross spoking instead of the 2 cross...
by nigelnightmare
9 May 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Interlaced spokes, or not?

With tadpole trike front wheels you want the spoke tension high due to the lateral forces when turning.
Also with 20" wheels it is harder to get them to pringle.
by nigelnightmare
9 May 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Balloon tyres

I use Go-Cycle tyres 50-406 on my Qnt.
Made by Vredestein.
Much lighter than Big Apple's.
Been on for over a year now and no fairies (yet!).
by nigelnightmare
7 May 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Poorly Garmin Montana
Replies: 32
Views: 2345

Re: Poorly Garmin Montana

Finger's crossed it stays that way Mick F.