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by steve6854
23 Jan 2021, 9:23am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE

Not yet... Still puzzling. Also I'm struggling a bit with my mirror and cycle computer.


Mounting things on a recumbent especially a low bar one is too day the least challenging!

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my KB2003 using hovercraft full of eels.
by steve6854
2 Nov 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

I've done about 200 miles on the SMGTE, but not much in the past few weeks - I've been so busy! I'm planning on riding a "faux" commute during lock down, 10 - 15 miles at lunchtime. Riding it has been great, leg strength improving, hills are not quite as daunting [emoji23]. My main problem...
by steve6854
9 Oct 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE

Thanks all, lots of food for thought. I'll think about this at the weekend.
by steve6854
9 Oct 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE

I'm trying to work out how to fit something like the go pro mount to my SMGTE

If you've found a Go Pro mount that might fit, I'm open to suggestions. Image
by steve6854
9 Oct 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE
Replies: 10
Views: 566

HeadLight fitting to SMGTE

I have a Garmin HeadLight that uses a GoPro type fitting. I'm struggling to find a satisfactory solution to mounting a Go Pro mount to my SMGTE. I've looked at using the speedo bar from HP, but that means I have a mount, with a mount, with a mount. Lots of bolts etc to come loose and maybe get stole...
by steve6854
14 Aug 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

Took a chance on the rain clearing, and it did [emoji4]. Another 18 miles and it's starting to get a it easier and making more sense. It amazes me to get off after riding as fresh as when I started, no aches no pains - unlike my DF. West Woodhay House in Hampshire if you're interested. https://uploa...
by steve6854
13 Aug 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

I've gone for underseat steering. I'd ridden a high bar 'bent before and didn't get on with that. The only negative is you do feel a tad exposed.
by steve6854
13 Aug 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

At last! My SMGTE has arrived, a month later than hoped for. After a few practice rides I can agree with all the advice received. I'm getting the hang of things, pulling away from standstill is OK, but not on a steep incline (toppled over with a soft landing of nettles...). Hill climbing is hard wor...
by steve6854
10 Jun 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

Great points to note there [emoji4].

I've been on two wheels for a lot of years (50 [emoji33]) and have ridden motorbikes fro over 40 years, so counter steering is completely intuitive to me.

My SMGTE should be with me mid-July. Just in time for the autumn weather - it's been a strange year so far!
by steve6854
27 May 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

Thank you to all for your comments and observations. It looks like my StreetMachine will be with me in early July now that I have all the bureaucracy that is the Cycle to Work scheme out of the way. I've got a suitable hill in mind on a quiet country lane, dead straight for ½ a mile and gradually in...
by steve6854
13 May 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

I'm not sure when it will arrive. I think about 6 weeks. The Cycle to Work application needs to be approved before it can be ordered, I'm at the mercy of my HR for that. I've gone for the 9x3, I'd love a Rohloff but I wanted to keep the bike under the £3k cycle to work limit. I accept the SMGTE is a...
by steve6854
13 May 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Re: Newbie to a laid back view

A mirror is top of the list of extras at the moment. I've been using a Garmin rear light with radar for about 18 months. Whilst I don't depend on technology, it's proven to be exceptionally useful in knowing what is behind. I thought it would be a bit of gimmick, but works pretty well - although I n...
by steve6854
13 May 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Newbie to a laid back view
Replies: 34
Views: 1688

Newbie to a laid back view

After lurking on the outside peering into the world of laid back cycling for many years (having sampled a few times), I've taken the plunge and ordered a Street machine GTE - taking advantage of the cycle to work scheme. As a newbie to laid back cycling, what advice would you offer to get started? I...