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by nobrakes
19 Sep 2020, 8:27am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Average mph difference
Replies: 22
Views: 590

Re: Average mph difference

I am 4-5 mph slower on my Ice Sprint than my M5 CHR in hilly terrain. I think the trike excels at long days of incredibly comfortable, stress free riding but going fast is not one of its primary characteristics.
by nobrakes
27 Jul 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 559
Views: 250131

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Jimbo’s trike looks really nice. I read through his site once, it had a lot of interesting stuff on it. Who has his trike now?
by nobrakes
26 Jul 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 559
Views: 250131

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

You have to stop posting these big wheel trike pics Marc, I am very close to pulling the trigger on two new ICE hubs and building a couple of 26 inch front wheels for my sprint!
by nobrakes
5 Jul 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2701

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Yes, I think you need to find the one that works for you. It’s great we have so much choice!
by nobrakes
30 Jun 2020, 11:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike choice
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: Trike choice

You can ride some sportives on a recumbent or trike. I know this because I do them on a recumbent. I have seen trikes and handcycles at sportives too. This is mainly in Scotland but the attitude is quite positive and more events are being opened up to recumbents if you specifically ask. Generally I ...
by nobrakes
21 Jun 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Unsuspended Highracer vs DF
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Unsuspended Highracer vs DF

It depends on the high racer. The Pelso was pretty comfy. The CHR is also comfy. A Metabike is very jarring. The Cruzbike V20 had me tensing up in anticipation of small bumps that I wouldn’t really notice on other high racers. It can depend a lot on the frame design and how it transmits shocks from ...
by nobrakes
22 May 2020, 7:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike tyres
Replies: 30
Views: 1373

Re: Recumbent trike tyres

I liked the Trykers too. I still have a half worn set that I put on in the winter with a Marathon Racer rear. My summer tyres are 28C Ones all round.
by nobrakes
29 Apr 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Direct Chain Line
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Direct Chain Line

I think the power loss from idlers is vastly overstated. My M5 with 3 idlers outperformed my Cruzbike V20 with no idlers up a local hill for the same power. There were no situations in which it was slower. I've just spent 2 months with a Metabike Daemon that has 4 idlers and I was putting in some of...
by nobrakes
30 Mar 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1921

Re: Where to start with recumbents?

14KG isn't too bad - less than my Fuego. Climbing hills may feel harder then you expect at first, it takes a while to get the legs adapted. When I first started riding in the steep hills of the Borders it felt like someone was pulling me backwards whenever I hit a hill, now I can put out the same po...
by nobrakes
30 Mar 2020, 9:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1921

Re: Where to start with recumbents?

Really impressive work! How much does it weigh?
by nobrakes
12 Mar 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1921

Re: Where to start with recumbents?

Yes I'm thinking that uping the budget may as you say give me some more choice. I've just had a quick look at your site and the M5 looks stunning, in fact it reminds me of those old paintings of race horses where all 4 legs are apart at full gallop. Now if only i could fit a small rack to one.........
by nobrakes
11 Mar 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1921

Re: Where to start with recumbents?

I second the idea of a Nazca Fuego if you can find one used. Excellent all round bike. My first bent and I still ride it all the time. Long review on my site in my sig. Other good all rounders would be the Nazca Gaucho or the Lightning P-38 which are both quite easy to ride as well. The P-38 is a bi...
by nobrakes
10 Feb 2020, 7:22am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: 'Bent purchase history

Nazca Fuego as a general purpose bike - for fun rides and commuting Then I convinced my wife to go darkside and we bought a Nazca Quetzal tandem An ICE Sprint 26 trike mainly for use in winter when the roads are a mess A brief foray into MBB with a Cruzbike V20 that didn't work out, sold on 9 months...
by nobrakes
13 Jan 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2701

Re: Highracers - any experiences or advice ?

Just in case OP is still looking... adding my tuppenceworth. I had a Cruzbike V20. It's not very high for a high racer, forward visibility was excellent. Very comfortable but I couldn't relax enough to be comfortable at high speed. If you try to ride it up steep wet hills, it's useless. I am surroun...
by nobrakes
11 Jan 2020, 5:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Hello

swscotland - sounds like a great all round bike. I have flirted with selling the Fuego for something lighter but I know I would regret it at some point, just because it does everything so well.

UpWrong - nice to see you here too, under a different handle!

Cheers