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by speedy7777
24 Jul 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 48
Views: 16162

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: 4720

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: 5035

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: 5035

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: 7129

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: 7129

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: 2849

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: 518
Views: 225442

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...
by speedy7777
29 Aug 2018, 10:18am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225442

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

A velomotion scopa stick bike
Bought as a frame, stein trikes M seat and bar assembly kit and built up from there and finished yesterday.
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by speedy7777
27 Sep 2017, 6:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225442

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

The white tubes are some sort of plumbing pipe thats made in belgium. Its got plastic outer layer, aluminium middle layer, and a clear plastic inner layer.
This means they can be bent to form curves easily. Scince the photo ive trimmed them down to the bare minimum length.
by speedy7777
25 Sep 2017, 2:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225442

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

This ones called a white swan. It came with a sturmey archer 8 speed hub gear which is great for learning with. Its a bit on the heavy side but my bent legs are forming at an accelerated rate. Recumbents are the future. :D