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by swscotland bentrider
6 Feb 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First ride
Replies: 10
Views: 1426

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: 1426

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: 1426

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: 1426

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
18 Jan 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components(Sold)
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components

The shifters are bar mounted - not part of the brake lever.
by swscotland bentrider
15 Jan 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components(Sold)
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components

My apologies. Been off line a couple of days. Pm sent.
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: 908

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
8 Jan 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components(Sold)
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Shimano and SPA 9spd drivetrain components(Sold)

After a recent bike build (and some changes of mind!) I have some components for sale. They are: Shimano Deore 9 speed long cage derailleur. RD- M591-SGS. This item is brand new still boxed. £35.00 incl. postage. Shimano Deore 9 speed front triple changer. FD- M591. New but has been fitted to a bike...
by swscotland bentrider
24 Dec 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

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: 20
Views: 2415

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: 1792

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: 1792

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: 1792

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...