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by swscotland bentrider
24 Jan 2021, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Beyond confused now smh
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Beyond confused now smh

As others have said, what matters is the relative positions of the saddle, 'bars and pedals. Frame size has nothing to do with comfort (well almost). Only at the extremes would it come in to play. Frame size will affect the way the bike feels when ridden (handling) and how it looks - the aesthetics ...
by swscotland bentrider
13 Jan 2021, 4:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Road / Gravel e-bike for under 3K

After months of thinking about it, In November I bought an E Bike, a Giant Fastroad E+. It was a great bike. Rode very well and the motor had loads of grunt. So much that I never used it in anything other than level 1 and 2 (of 5). My particular bike had some issues and just before the 30 days were ...
by swscotland bentrider
1 Jan 2021, 1:56pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4474

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

"Not being seen as a cyclist sounds like a benefit to me."

My bad use of language. :oops: I should have said that a rider would risk not being regarded by other cyclists as a cyclist!
by swscotland bentrider
31 Dec 2020, 3:29pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.
Replies: 181
Views: 4474

Re: Petition to increase the 25kmh limit on electric bikes in the UK.

Well I won't be signing. There is already provision for electric vehicles to exceed the 25kmh limit as others have said. They are called motor cycles, with all the legal and insurance requirements associated with motor vehicles. There are other unlooked for consequences. You would increasingly be se...
by swscotland bentrider
31 Dec 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New varient covid study...
Replies: 36
Views: 1075

Re: New varient covid study...

Landsurfers arguments are without evidence and inconsistent. He says the protection measures do not work. As evidence he sights his own experience but it is clear he could not implement them effectively. But this is an altogether different argument. The measures clearly do work, (original lockdown d...
by swscotland bentrider
16 Dec 2020, 3:45pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3466

Re: Impact of the policy

Sorry. My bad. :oops: I am referring to the decision to increase membership fees for seniors.
by swscotland bentrider
16 Dec 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3466

Impact of the policy

Are there plans to provide feedback regarding these changes? Are there plans to review them? I am not renewing. There will be many others. But how many? And is this loss compensated for by new members? How is the loss of volunteers and experience to be remedied? A lot has been made of the insurance ...
by swscotland bentrider
16 Dec 2020, 2:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New (Giant) e bike
Replies: 9
Views: 415

New (Giant) e bike

I've been reading the threads on here for a number of months, ever since a knee issue persuaded me to give up riding recumbents. I've read with some amusement and interest many of the comments. Some bedded more in prejudice than experience, others enlightening. My conventional bikes were fine but my...
by swscotland bentrider
10 Dec 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 80
Views: 3466

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

I've been a member for many years. When the CTC changed into a corporate organisation, albeit a charity, I grimaced but remained a member. With this latest change I'm afraid I'm out. There are no principles at stake here. Simply the club has gone and the thing that has taken its place no longer earn...
by swscotland bentrider
30 Nov 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Radical Bags
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Radical Bags

Having sold my recumbent bikes I'm selling off my other bits and pieces.

I've got a Seat bag and Banana bags in the for sale section. (Now Sold)

There is also a Nazca seat pad. (Size L)
by swscotland bentrider
14 Nov 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving up!
Replies: 27
Views: 1462

Re: Giving up!

I've put the Fuego up on E Bay. :( If anyone is interested and has any questions just ask.

Look after your knees!!
by swscotland bentrider
8 Nov 2020, 1:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving up!
Replies: 27
Views: 1462

Re: Giving up!

I sold the Gaucho and retained the Fuego. (Really reluctant to let it go) After 3 months off the 'bents my knee felt much improved and I have been able to ride my DF bikes completely pain free. So I recently cautiously started to use the Fuego but I can feel a twinge returning. B***er! The worst asp...
by swscotland bentrider
15 Oct 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cairn Valley Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Cairn Valley Railway

The road is a delight. :D Leave Dumfries on the Irongray road. River Cairn on your right. When you reach the Routin bridge swing right and shortly you come to the Irongray Bridge over the Cairn . Beside it is an old railway bridge. If you keep to the left bank it is an undulating road to Moniaive. C...
by swscotland bentrider
8 Oct 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving up!
Replies: 27
Views: 1462

Re: Giving up!

What seemed to give me problems was the acute knee angle used to launch the bike. I even went down to 165mm cranks to try and reduce this angle. This was a particular problem when setting off uphill or crossing busy junctions. On a DF my leg is straighter at launch and it seems to be less aggravatin...
by swscotland bentrider
6 Oct 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving up!
Replies: 27
Views: 1462

Re: Giving up!

Thanks everyone. Nobrakes, giving up the Fuego is the hardest bit. I'm very reluctant to sell. :(