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by nigelnightmare
14 Jun 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 502
Views: 210792

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Marc wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Since you clearly don’t like it I’ll take it off your hands... :mrgreen:

You have to pry it out of my cold, dead, hands! :D


Hmm...……..Tempting! :twisted:

Enjoy the ride and please put up some details of the mods.
by nigelnightmare
14 Jun 2019, 12:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squeaky Wheel and a moving hub cover...
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Squeaky Wheel and a moving hub cover...

It's a dust seal.
It's just a bit tight because it's new and should wear in.
To stop it turning:
I use silicone grease on the lip that touches the hub and leave the side that touches the axle/locknuts dry. It only needs a little bit now and again.
by nigelnightmare
13 Jun 2019, 2:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

It depends on your husbands health issues!
But Tigerbiten's advice is good.
Kevin should get you sorted.
by nigelnightmare
13 Jun 2019, 1:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Removing and refitting rear wheel on bike

Can't you just turn it upside down?
Edit*
*I put cloths underneath to prevent damage.
I always carry some wrapped around the tools fixed with rubber bands, stops them rattling, keeps them together & gives something to wipe hands clean afterwards.*
by nigelnightmare
13 Jun 2019, 1:45am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Speedmachine mudguard questions
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Speedmachine mudguard questions

Looks OK to me. :)
Maybe spray the front one black, or the back one silver. :mrgreen:
by nigelnightmare
8 Jun 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake spectacular failure
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Hub brake spectacular failure

BUT, as Brucey said it needs a service as well or it may do the same again.
by nigelnightmare
8 Jun 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing hunt
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Headset bearing hunt

That's the problem with this throw away society.
We're not only encouraged to replace BUT they make it very difficult to get the bits to repair or maintain.
by nigelnightmare
23 May 2019, 2:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple wheel building question - new rim, old spokes
Replies: 9
Views: 516

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: 1413

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: 477

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: 3519

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: 223

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: 355

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: 223

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: 477

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...