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by seumasl
1 Nov 2014, 11:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145650

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

I only have experience of recumbent trikes which are (of course) easier to get used to, twas my black ICE NT Sprint that was spotted in Kidlington, managed to get a NT middle section from ICE and they were very accommodating as to build (as was The Oracle (aka Kevin at D-tek) modified the gearing a ...
by seumasl
13 Apr 2012, 9:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 32147

Re: Recumbent Visibility

Last problem about being seen was when a VW Golf pulled alongside and bellowed out the window "I can't see you" to which I demurely replied "well open your f*****g eyes then", what an idiot.
I also reported him to the police for road rage :D
by seumasl
8 Feb 2011, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Differential for trikes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2107

Re: Differential for trikes.

I believe with the weight and power loss issues you might as well just buy a quality tadpole trike (I refer to an ICE of course) and not worry about the insignificant losses of chain drive, it is (chain drive) simple, easy to maintain and replace.
by seumasl
2 Feb 2011, 2:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Differential for trikes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2107

Re: Differential for trikes.

I would have thought that were it feasible as regards weight/energy loss and an elegant design the innovative Mike Burrows would have done it, I don't feel that the theoretical advantages ascribed to FWD cars would transfer to a tadpole trike, lastly the necessary complication involved would surely ...
by seumasl
1 Feb 2011, 8:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 32147

Re: Recumbent Visibility

Who was it who said "Can you see the white lines on the road, because if you can I am taller than a white line, if you can't then you shouldn't be driving"
by seumasl
14 Jan 2011, 3:54am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Dotbike
Replies: 23
Views: 61249

Re: Dotbike

And me, had a problem with a B&M Ixon IQ and they replaced it without quibbling and very quickly, I strongly suspect the person who was "laughed at" was experiencing their excellent friendliness and that no offence was meant, their advice and humour is normally impeccable. Seamus
by seumasl
23 Jul 2008, 4:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tadpole trike wet weather options.
Replies: 32
Views: 6998

My son has had no problem with the Q-NT mudguards but they are not the quick release ones
by seumasl
21 Jul 2008, 6:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tadpole trike wet weather options.
Replies: 32
Views: 6998

Not a good idea, puddle jumping can damage your health
by seumasl
8 Jul 2008, 9:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tadpole trike wet weather options.
Replies: 32
Views: 6998

Alternately, have you got the guards adjusted so they are quite close to the tyre, that will cut side spray down a lot
by seumasl
7 Jul 2008, 6:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tadpole trike wet weather options.
Replies: 32
Views: 6998

How about a variation on the clip on polythene mudguard thingys that used to be called Dressguards to stop the side spray on ladies cycles
by seumasl
7 Jul 2008, 6:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle tour (with tent) recommendations St Malo to Roscoff
Replies: 11
Views: 2119

Having never camped (apart from as a child) what sort of price is the norm for one tent and two people in that part of France
by seumasl
7 Jul 2008, 6:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tadpole trike wet weather options.
Replies: 32
Views: 6998

Get a Trice and have the guards put on, problem (apart from heavy rain) solved
by seumasl
29 Apr 2008, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LUMOTEC IQ Fly senso plus
Replies: 114
Views: 30518

Fitted my new Fly IQ Senso Plus today, but it's killing the signal to my wireless Cat Eye Cordless 7 pooter. Grr! Horrible rain hereabouts this evening, but the light is certainly a step up from the D'Lumotec Oval Senso it replaces. I'll have to figure out something for the pooter, though. Anyone e...