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by speedy7777
21 Jun 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Unsuspended Highracer vs DF
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Unsuspended Highracer vs DF

Agreed there about the speed of hitting rough road making a difference . It can be a bit rattling on rough surfaces. Yes a Df rider can skip over a bump like a mini bunny hop and maintain momentum where a rigid highracer cant and gets slowed down by it. Would be great if there was a way to make a re...
by speedy7777
21 Jun 2020, 12:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Unsuspended Highracer vs DF
Replies: 13
Views: 336

Re: Unsuspended Highracer vs DF

I was thinking about that today on a ride. My weight is spread over a very large area from ass to shoulders so though I feel bumps they dont hurt. The weight of my legs is held by clipless pedals. Also Im not static and locked in on the bike and with experience there are ways to absorb bumps a bit. ...
by speedy7777
20 Jun 2020, 11:57am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Some recumbent bags and forks see add bits for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Some recumbent bags and forks see add bits for sale

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=138656&p=1498680#p1498680

Also selling carradice super c sqr 16l

Also Forks perfect for recumbent with 26" wheel

Thanks for looking
by speedy7777
18 Nov 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Performer JC-26X - where to order in Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Performer JC-26X - where to order in Europe

https://maialigfiets.nl/ This shop is clearing stock for newer bikes and is selling off new goal X at 975 euro plus postage. https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/fietsen-en-brommers/fietsen-ligfietsen/a1308327748-performer-goal-26-x-opruiming.html?c=8cf9a6fcf6bc5a06c2a152ff0a8e7fe2&casData=YwpaRUjvb2o87...
by speedy7777
10 Nov 2019, 6:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2587

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Better pics of the scopa. Its an amazing bike at a good price. Got some 10k local Kom s on it in the summer (about 15 mins) The major advantage that i can see vs a bachetta is that the seat position is fixed and it has an adjustabe boom. About £1100 total using a new frame and a mix of new and secon...
by speedy7777
29 Oct 2019, 6:40am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2587

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

+ 1 for the scopa. It doesnt tick the hamster bar set up box. These bars do have a couple of advantages. Easier to sit up when stopped at lights. Sightly better underarm ventilation in summer or when riding with gusto. This pic is taken before i trimmed the fork steerer tube extender height and cabl...
by speedy7777
24 Jul 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 51
Views: 17771

Re: 1x11 gearing on a bent

You probably went the right way with the double. My recumbent bike is set up with 44t single front ring and 11-40 - 10 speed cassette. After about a thousand K im finding id like a little more top speed (currently spinning franticaly to hit 60kmh) eg 48t or 50t. It would also be a better road bike i...
by speedy7777
12 Mar 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 4820

Re: Down, not yet out.

Ive washed out badly with a kojac on the front (on an upright) I read in reviews online that they grip well but when they let go there is no warning. However ive washed out with other brands of tyres too so its not proof. It could have been a little gravel or moisture or like it was for me the road ...
by speedy7777
26 Feb 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge suspension explain?
Replies: 7
Views: 5088

Re: Challenge suspension explain?

Ok thanks upwrong that makes sense.
by speedy7777
26 Feb 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge suspension explain?
Replies: 7
Views: 5088

Challenge suspension explain?

Could someone who knows describe the design of the rear suspension of Challenge bikes like the Furai, Fujin or Sieran, please. Ive been looking for ages and cant tell if the frame has a pivot built in to it or if its only the seat which has a pivot and is suspended and the main frame is one piece. I...
by speedy7777
4 Feb 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 7526

Re: Going tubeless

edit that, elsewhere on here people say topping up every 6 months rather than replacing is how to do it.

<< EDIT : Graham : Try using the EDIT button on your original post. It's the one with the pencil icon. >>
by speedy7777
4 Feb 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going tubeless
Replies: 6
Views: 7526

Re: Going tubeless

Im Just about to try it on a bike. It sounds like the bike should be used regularly otherwise the sealant can coagulate in a lump at the bottom. Finish line sells a type of sealant that is supposed to not need refreshing so often as its not latex based. You will have to make sure your rims are also ...
by speedy7777
31 Aug 2018, 1:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New rider, new HPV Speedmachine - questions and observations
Replies: 19
Views: 2963

Re: New rider, new HPV Speedmachine - questions and observations

Yes you are not the only one, it was pretty stressfull at first for me too and i was really pulling on the bars at alot and a bit wobbly. It really quickly became much more inuitive to ride them though after a very short time. I really like using differnet muscles to power along with and easily reac...
by speedy7777
30 Aug 2018, 11:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 558
Views: 248917

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Hi Lucas, Re the Velomotion scopa. It rides well. Bear in mind with all my coments here ive only ridden it so far for a few hours. I have some experience with hamster bars on a different bent (white swan) and this feels good too but i suspect for all out speed hamsters are faster and offer less sigh...