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by Grldtnr
9 Oct 2020, 11:43am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HeadLight fitting to SMGTE
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: 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 stol...
by Grldtnr
6 Oct 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA XL-FD90
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: SA XL-FD90

I am more than obliged, that's an interesting read, thanks. Yes,quite informative I will add I specified 90 mm SA drums on my unfaired recumbent trike, and have supreme confidence in the stopping power, previous brakes on the old trike were 70mm ,they just didn't cut it. They work do well you can b...
by Grldtnr
30 Sep 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP boats
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: HP boats

I have a recollection of something called the Winsome,a tandem pedalled boat ,long & thin, about 17'.
Google Winsome, Swallowboats,the Prospectory you may find what you are looking for.
It's not in production anymore, but Matt Newland of Swallow boats might be able to help you.
by Grldtnr
24 Sep 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Woosh e bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Woosh e bikes

For your budget of up to £1200, don't expect to get a very good bike, if you consider the motor and battery will take most of that budget up, typically £700 to £800 ,you can guess how low rent the rest of the bike is. That's not to say Whoosh cycles don't have a good reputation ,in the contrary the...
by Grldtnr
23 Sep 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Woosh e bikes
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Woosh e bikes

For your budget of up to £1200, don't expect to get a very good bike, if you consider the motor and battery will take most of that budget up, typically £700 to £800 ,you can guess how low rent the rest of the bike is. That's not to say Whoosh cycles don't have a good reputation ,in the contrary they...
by Grldtnr
22 Sep 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1643

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

amediasatex wrote:Mick I fear you may be in for a surprise, I’ve ridden with him on an Audax before, the man has some mighty climbing legs!

....and all because he rides 'Fixed'!, Sod the choccies!
by Grldtnr
21 Sep 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hypothetical design
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Hypothetical desigin

Front wheel drive: http://www.eland.org.uk/s327.html "Denman" on Bentrider Online also built a FWD tadpole but it never entered production afaik... pictures of it looked really good though All wheel drive: https://tadpolerider2.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/solovjov-3x3-trike-from-russia-with-...
by Grldtnr
21 Sep 2020, 5:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hypothetical design
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Hypothetical design

My assumption is that a dual freewheel should be pretty darned efficient - particularly if designed to be a single unit, rather than needing a jack shaft and three chains. It was a particularly smart piece of bodging on Geo.Longstaffs part, he did some lovely stuff,met him briefly. Anyway, this is ...
by Grldtnr
16 Sep 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hypothetical design
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Hypothetical desigin

Why FWD, and what are your thoughts about the drivetrain? Jonathan Hypothetically, FWD coz a short chain run, depending on how far the front axle is, it should give traction, and handling,thinking of a differential , Longstaff used to build his own putting 2 freewheel bodies back to back. Weight sh...
by Grldtnr
16 Sep 2020, 7:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hypothetical design
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Hypothetical design

I will have to wait for my multi million lotto win to come in, but I would like to build a FWD,steer, braked recumbent tadpole trike, suspension all round, with a tilting facility, carbon fibre chassis is on the wish list. The tech is out there, one of the simplest cars the 2CV employs the technolog...
by Grldtnr
16 Sep 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells for bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Bells for bikes

bells are for nothing more than politely announcing your existence, I certainly wouldn't use a Hornet for anything other than alerting cars to your existence. it should be renamed get the ***** out of my ***** way horn Had an airzound horn, for a bit, it eventually failed, bloomin' loud an all, you...
by Grldtnr
16 Sep 2020, 11:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells for bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: Bells for bikes

I used to have a Chater-lea copy bell, it wasn't small,had a double lever action ,press down for one bong,return lever bonged a semi tone higher. When I say Bong, think Big Ben 'Bong', certainly was loud. Mounted on the quill stem, so used to whack with the palm of the hand, unfortunately it went mi...
by Grldtnr
14 Sep 2020, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 43
Views: 1643

Gear ratios, in inches

Trying to work out my best ratio for single speed/ fixed. I haven't ridden fixed for some years, I recently bought a Specialized Langster to put on a set of rollers ,to get fit again, occasionally I will want to ride it on the road on dry days & saints days. I've counted/calculated current geari...
by Grldtnr
1 Sep 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Balance

peetee wrote:Impressive. What brand of spokes does she use?


Seen folk show off doing track stands at the lights, BUT this is going to far!
by Grldtnr
29 Aug 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 Jan -> Ongoing )
Replies: 92
Views: 4181

Re: King Alfred's Way opens soon ( I think )

I was about to ask the same question. I am used to riding fairly rough tracks and trails. I would like to know that there are no narrow points less than 1 metre wide. Recumbent Trike Rider Yes, most recumbent trikes need about a meter width, more important is if the ground is seriously boggy or sev...