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by nigelnightmare
7 Jan 2021, 8:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts
Replies: 58
Views: 3010

Re: 1st Recumbent Trike Questions & Configuration For Any Thoughts

When last I checked ICE were doing the Sturmey Archer 90mm drum dynamo. Approx £145.

You may have to phone them to make sure they still do though.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
20 Nov 2020, 8:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 28
Views: 7586

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

Good luck with the new seat.
by nigelnightmare
30 Sep 2020, 7:43am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE quest adventure front axle/hub advice
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: ICE quest adventure front axle/hub advice

It will be a M12 bolt/axle and either Sturmey Archer drum brake or ICE/Hope disc braked hubs.
The axle length is shorter than the current ones as the allen head grub screw locks it in place and the axle hole is threaded.

The later/current ones are unthreaded and have a nut on the inner end of the axle to lock it.

For more detailed information contact ICE & they may even be able to tell you the age.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
7 Sep 2020, 10:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning out Campag Ergos
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Cleaning out Campag Ergos

I use GT85 to clean then "Wurth HHS 2000" spray grease on my Shimano 105's 8 speed brifters.
It seems to work OK.

Never had them "fully" stripped down, but have taken the inner mechanism out when I first got them for cleaning.

Wurth also do a spray grease with PTFE but it's expensive and hard to get.
HTH
by nigelnightmare
6 Sep 2020, 11:54am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Linear Frame number or Serial Number
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Linear Frame number or Serial Number

Mine is 1996, ordered on 20/06/1996.
39" frame (25-29" inseam).
They made 36",39",42",45" & 48" for inseam ranges from 22" to 34" and over.

It has Dia-compe caliper brakes, the rear is a 'Bigdog' BMX model.
Rear derailleur is Shimano 7 speed mega range (red label, 11t & red 13t jockey wheels), front is Sachs triple.
Revoshift twist grip gears, Sachs brake levers.
Stronglight triple crankset
700 & 406 wheels with DB (or DEB?) hubs
Mudguards & rear rack.
FER spoke drive dynamo.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
20 Aug 2020, 10:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 4488

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Glad you got it sorted.
by nigelnightmare
18 Aug 2020, 12:15am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Numb toes!
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Numb toes!

speedy7777 wrote:The numbness of toes I got riding recumbent on longer rides has reduced over time to a point where it isnt a problem any more. I suppose my body has adapted. I would be surprised if its footwear related. My vote is its the feet being higher affecting the circulation. Can you adjust the angle/height of the seat to see what effect that has?


I don't think it's due to the feet being higher as I have the same problem on the "Linear" and your feet are lower than your bum on those.

But I have tried adjusting the seat angle up & down and found the best for me is fully reclined.
by nigelnightmare
29 Jul 2020, 11:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Linear recumbent tyre advice
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Linear recumbent tyre advice

It was precisely that confusion that made me change it to a 451 wheel with hub brake.
I went with 451 as I already had a rim and a couple of' Durano tyres lying around, so all it cost was new spokes.
If I'd had to buy one then I would go for 406 as that seems to be the most popular size with a wide selection of tyres.

Evidently the 438 is a special size for Dutch children's bikes & is Very difficult to source tyres for them as they are no longer used or made.

I too thought of using the 440(500A) size BUT they are getting rare & limited in the tyre sizes/types. Mainly NOS.
Using a 500A tyre on a 438 rim will only result in an extra 2mm diameter which makes them easier to fit but not too loose as to come off.
by nigelnightmare
28 Jul 2020, 9:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Linear recumbent tyre advice
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Linear recumbent tyre advice

20x1 3/8" is 438mm so the tyre will be marked 37-438 20 x1 3/8.
That's what mine is.
The rim has 438-19 stamped on it.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
26 Jul 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 468
Views: 22218

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

fausto99 wrote:A bit late to the party I know, sorry. You've fitted grease nipples to this pivot, but have you thought about actually drilling through the pivot housing tube and oilite bush and then fitting those little oil reservoir things with a flip lid, so that you can have a drip feed of oil to the bush? They used to be common on steam engines and lathes.


And lawnmowers (Qualcast). :D
by nigelnightmare
26 Jul 2020, 6:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Laidback prices
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Laidback prices

Front mudguard on a trike cost a lot because Most of the price is for the mounts.
Last year I bought two replacement front mudguard blades with mudflaps fitted from ICE for around £16 incl P&P

Edit.
Bought in 2018 according to the postmark.
I got them for the XL but the hole drillings are for the later type bracket so I haven't fitted them yet to my 2007 Qnt which still has the original one's on it 13yrs later.
by nigelnightmare
26 Jul 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Practicalities of living with a trike
Replies: 69
Views: 3025

Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

All three of my ICE trikes live indoors.
One in the Kitchen
One in the hall &
One in the back room/2nd bedroom Hanging from the ceiling on a modified Victorian clothes airer.

I also have a Linear & an Ultimate bikes LWB in the living room.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
16 Jul 2020, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good iPhone Road Bike holders suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: Good iPhone Road Bike holders suggestions

I also use a Topeak ridecase on my iphone 6s, it's brilliant apart from one thing:

When it's in the case it is very difficult to hear or be heard during a phone call.
I get around this by using a bluetooth headphone.

In the rain the touch screen works perfectly so does the fingerprint recognition and the case is completely waterproof to 2m IF you have the silicone grommets closed.
The topeak mounting system seems very solid and durable.

HTH
by nigelnightmare
16 Jul 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 113
Views: 5497

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:
philvantwo wrote:New shoes on the table!!!!!!

Strictly speaking they’re on a box, the box is on the table. So it doesn’t count.


:roll: It does count. :lol:
And if my mum saw that you'd get a thick ear too!
For trying to be clever. :lol: :lol:
by nigelnightmare
16 Jul 2020, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer SRF3 hub crunching & slipping.
Replies: 20
Views: 772

Re: Sturmey Archer SRF3 hub crunching & slipping.

I think the SJS reply sums it up nicely.
Without actually calling the customer a complete idiot!

(Just implying it) :lol: .