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by swscotland bentrider
17 Sep 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225654

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Surprised there weren't more Fuego's on here. Heres my latest, my third! And some (only some, mind!) of the other recumbents that I've owned.
by swscotland bentrider
4 Sep 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO GRX
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: SHIMANO GRX

Many thanks Brucey et al. You confirm what I suspected was the case. Nevertheless lots of useful information in this thread. :D
by swscotland bentrider
3 Sep 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SHIMANO GRX
Replies: 17
Views: 801

SHIMANO GRX

I read that GRX stuff is compatible with existing road and MTB systems. Is this so? I am particularly interested in using the chainset and mechs with rapid-fire shifters on a flat bar. Is the pull ratio such that this would work?
by swscotland bentrider
16 Aug 2019, 10:38am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Genesis Equilibrium L (54cm C to T) Price drop
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Re: Genesis Equilibrium size L (54cm C to T)Price Drop!

Price reduced before I put it on E Bay. Ive added some more details to the listing as well. Reduced to £500.00. This bike is like new! :D
by swscotland bentrider
4 Aug 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Genesis Equilibrium L (54cm C to T) Price drop
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Genesis Equilibrium L (54cm C to T) Price drop

I am reducing the number of bikes I hold. I am selling my Equilibrium as it is simply not used. The bike was built from a frameset in 2018 using a 2017 frameset. Condition is superb. Since building it I have done only 400 kms! Details: Transmission is Shimano 105 (11 speed 5800 series) Rear mech is ...
by swscotland bentrider
6 Feb 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First ride
Replies: 10
Views: 4633

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: 4633

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: 4633

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: 4633

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: 1019

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: 10845

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: 10845

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Your welcome to come and have a seat on my Fuego. As others have said seats do vary.