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by Trikesnbikes
30 Nov 2020, 2:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 98
Views: 2452

Re: Bells

Wow, so when my wife and I go walking on quiet country lanes we have to go in single file all the time? The runner might have actually said "coming past" or something similar - it was friendly, not at all aggressive. I was there, you weren't and there was definitely no bell or call from th...
by Trikesnbikes
30 Nov 2020, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 98
Views: 2452

Re: Bells

A tale of two passes: My wife and I were taking a Sunday morning walk to South Petherton along a quiet single track road. The road was the typical country lane with tarmac where vehicle tyres had cleared the surface and a muddy/gravelly ridge in the middle. We were therefore walking side by side wit...
by Trikesnbikes
20 Nov 2020, 4:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: bafang spares
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: bafang spares

Brighton ebikes carry some Bafang spares and provide fast service (I have no connection other than as a customer).
by Trikesnbikes
12 Nov 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer
Replies: 49
Views: 2120

Re: Spa Tourer v Spa Wayfarer

I have just called Spa (which I should have done earlier of course) - they claim the steel Tourer will take 40c with guards... I have 38mm tyres with mudguards on my Spa Tourer and I think that is really a smidge too big - I expect clogging up when the roads get really mucky. When I wear these tyre...
by Trikesnbikes
29 Sep 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric tandem
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Electric tandem

Fitting a bottom bracket kit shouldn't be a huge problem if you have crossover drive with square taper cranks the same as the kit you are fitting. You just fit your existing left hand crank and chainring instead of the kit crank. You might have to adjust the chain line by fitting a longer or shorter...
by Trikesnbikes
29 Sep 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 662
Views: 355621

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I had a very good experience ordering a Spa Tourer frameset. I ordered on Friday and took delivery lunchtime on the following Tuesday. Shortly after I ordered they checked that I was ordering the correct size for my height (which I was happy with). There was one problem, they sent the wrong colour, ...
by Trikesnbikes
21 Sep 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Fitting a bb motor after market
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Fitting a bb motor after market

I have fitted bottom bracket conversion kits to several cycles. They are not perfect but they do the job and have been largely reliable. They do require "standard" bottom bracket dimensions i.e. 68-73 mm width.
by Trikesnbikes
5 Sep 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Tongsheng TSDZ2 installation
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Tongsheng TSDZ2 installation

The splitter is for connecting lights which are then controllable from some of the display/controllers. If the connector on the "spare" cable matches the splitter connection, it is for connecting to the lights.
by Trikesnbikes
1 Apr 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Greenspeed kingpin steering
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Greenspeed kingpin steering

Does anyone have any experience of the steering on Greenspeed tadpole layout trikes? Having obtained a Greenspeed GTV tandem recumbent I found the steering required much more force than my solo ICE recumbent. The ICE uses normal bike style headsets on both swivels while the Greenspeed uses kingpins....