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by nobrakes
30 Mar 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to start with recumbents?
Replies: 40
Views: 1424

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: 1424

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: 1424

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: 1424

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: 765

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: 22
Views: 1919

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: 540

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
by nobrakes
10 Jan 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Hello

Hello there from a sunny-ish Dumfries. Ive enjoyed reading your blog. Things are quiet at the mo - don't like wind and rain! Current stable is a Fuego (Tiller but might convert) and a Gaucho 28 tour (under development. Started out as a disc braked HR but it has morphed into a 28/26 general purpose ...
by nobrakes
10 Jan 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 521
Views: 238127

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Thought I'd post a picture of this one as you don't see many around in the UK.

This is our Nazca Quetzal, a quick stop at the top of the hill out of Lochranza on Arran.

ImageArran tandem trip by No Brakes, on Flickr
by nobrakes
10 Jan 2020, 8:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Hello

Thanks both. How's your weather for riding at the moment? We had some snow yesterday for the first time this year although it didn't last. Pretty cold and wet out and about but good triking weather!
by nobrakes
9 Jan 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Hello

Hi all, First post - I recognise lots of names and some of you might know me from BROL. For those that don't - I'm based in the Borders just north of Galashiels. I currently have 2 Nazcas (Fuego and Quetzal tandem), an M5 CHR and an ICE Sprint 26. I still ride a standard road bike too although nowhe...