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by swscotland bentrider
6 Feb 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First ride
Replies: 10
Views: 4564

Re: First ride

Yes I did. I bought the bike as a frameset and one was zip tied to the drop out.
by swscotland bentrider
29 Jan 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First ride
Replies: 10
Views: 4564

Re: First ride

The Fuego in the medium frame with a large seat. The seat had slipped at the clamps a bit but it is pictured with the ride height on the bottom slot. Here is an earlier incarnation (different chainset) but a bit clearer.
by swscotland bentrider
29 Jan 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First ride
Replies: 10
Views: 4564

Re: First ride

The crankset is a 10 spd Tiagra. 30/39/50. 170 mm cranks. The rest is all XT but I could not get an XT Chainset in the ring / crank sizes I wanted. The bike is to be used on this years European tour so it is geared for that. The rear mech might struggle with the chain wrap but my plan is to substitu...
by swscotland bentrider
28 Jan 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First ride
Replies: 10
Views: 4564

First ride

In the past twelve months Ive ridden only uprights. Due to a knee injury I did very little riding for the last six months of last year. However, after quite a few delays and a change of configuration I finally got a proper ride in today. I've bult it as a 3 x 10 gearing but with 11-36 cassette. At t...
by swscotland bentrider
9 Jan 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Cutting down an overlong steerer on a new bike

I cut steerers freehand. Use some masking tape and mark all round where the cut is to be. I then make up to three cuts at different points on the circumference. Once the cuts meet up any minor discrepancies can be filed out. Just make sure you measure twice / thrice and cut once!
by swscotland bentrider
24 Dec 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 23
Views: 7247

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Have used an upright tourer along with my 'bents for several years. Certainly on hillier routes it works well. Last year though I found myself without a bent and turned back to uprights for all my riding. However I did miss the bent, especially for touring. Apart from the comfort I missed the view y...
by swscotland bentrider
21 Dec 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 23
Views: 7247

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Your welcome to come and have a seat on my Fuego. As others have said seats do vary.
by swscotland bentrider
18 Dec 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!
Replies: 11
Views: 5616

Re: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!

Well after setting the bike up with superman type bars I've reverted to tiller. I didn't feel as comfortable as I expected with the superman bars. I think this is because the grips are almost level with my shoulders. Looking at images from my gaucho days the bars were set a little lower (or the seat...
by swscotland bentrider
7 Dec 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!
Replies: 11
Views: 5616

Re: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!

I've always used tiller on the Fuego, but I have a set of superman bars on a Performer stem in the shed. After reading the experiences of a few of you I may give them a try.
by swscotland bentrider
7 Dec 2018, 8:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!
Replies: 11
Views: 5616

Nazca Fuego or Back to the future!

My first ever 'bent was a Fuego. I found it a bit too 'twitchy' for me and moved on to a succession of high racers. Then David at Laid-back loaned me his demo bike. What a difference. The accumulated experience of bent riding had ironed out that twitchiness and now it felt as stable as a stable thin...
by swscotland bentrider
13 Nov 2018, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me find my next bicycle (if you like)
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Help me find my next bicycle (if you like)

My yellow 2016 Equilibrium disc is on Ebay at the moment. Less than 100 miles and like new. :wink: At the asking price you could quickly and cheaply lower the gearing and still be cheaper than a discounted new bike. My other Equilibrium is also 105 and I've lowered the gearing on it to 50/34 and 11 ...
by swscotland bentrider
3 Jan 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Most up-right endurance / sportive road bike ?
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: Most up-right endurance / sportive road bike ?

Have a look at the Rapide range. Tall stack height and carbon.
by swscotland bentrider
14 Sep 2017, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 20159

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

When I built my son a bike earlier this year ( CdF with 105 11 speed gearing) the technology was no different to when I Built my first good bike in the 60's. I followed the instructions and had 20 perfectly indexed gears with no problems. Just tolerances are a bit closer. You lost 2 gears somewhere...
by swscotland bentrider
14 Sep 2017, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 20159

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

I've been following and enjoying this thread over the last couple of days. Most of it comes down to personal preference. To my mind there haven't been many technological changes just better design. Pedals are the only fundamental change I can think of. When I built my son a bike earlier this year ( ...
by swscotland bentrider
13 Sep 2017, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 20159

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

I kinda agree with most of the last reply. I started serious cycling aged 15 in 1964. Ron Kitchings everything cycling and the ads in cycling weekly were pored over. We eat slept and breathed campagnolo hubs and fiamme rims! Nothing's changed except the market has grown to match our rising incomes. ...