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by swscotland bentrider
4 Sep 2020, 3:20pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: The age concession: a crisis of conscience
Replies: 68
Views: 2421

Re: The age concession: a crisis of conscience

I joined the CTC many years ago. It had been a constant presence in my cycling life. An expensive membership but I wanted to be part of the club. The 'new' corporate organisation came along and I grimaced but went along with it. I don't think I will accept this change. The CTC has morphed into somet...
by swscotland bentrider
7 Aug 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28/26
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Nazca Gaucho 28/26

Price reduction!
by swscotland bentrider
30 Jul 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2565

Re: Effort or Speed?

I have little experience of e bikes and what I say reflects my brothers experience. He started to suffer a health problem that meant he had to keep his heart rate below a certain threshold. He lives in Somerset in hilly country. It looked like he was going to have to stop cycling. :( He bought a Gia...
by swscotland bentrider
23 Jul 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28/26
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Nazca Gaucho 28/26

Oops! :oops: but thanks for that belgiangoth
by swscotland bentrider
23 Jul 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bag suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Seat bag suggestions?

Ive got a Radical Bags Seat bag that slides over a hard shell seat. Has a pocket for a bottle and is Red / Black. It didn't suit my Fuego so is in perfect condition. I can sell. :D
by swscotland bentrider
23 Jul 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28/26
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Nazca Gaucho 28/26

I've decided to put my Gaucho up for sale (it is in the for sale section) As I get older :( I find I prefer the Fuego so I'm sticking with that.
by swscotland bentrider
14 Feb 2020, 12:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: 'Bent purchase history

I do hope my wife doesn't see this....! This covers a period of about ten years. First bike was a Nazca Fuego, then added a Paseo. Coming from a club cycling background I wanted a bike that was lighter and more like a road bike so these were replaced with: Bachetta Giro 20 and a Corsa SS The SS was ...
by swscotland bentrider
3 Feb 2020, 11:03am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ortlieb Recumbent bags
Replies: 9
Views: 3377

Re: Ortlieb Recumbent bags

I've used Radical Designs bags on a couple of tours. They worked fine. As noted they are not waterproof and organising your kit within the bag can be a faff. But they are much lighter than Ortlieb Classic panniers. That said in recent years, since we stopped camping I've used Ortlieb Classic pannier...
by swscotland bentrider
27 Jan 2020, 11:51am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: front light mount bracket for BB tab
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: front light mount bracket for BB tab

Try Laid-back in Edinburgh. (Nazca dealer)
by swscotland bentrider
25 Jan 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Visiting North-East England / Scottish Borders
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Visiting North-East England / Scottish Borders

Well, the Borders are hilly - thats almost unavoidable. My mates and I always based ourselves in Melrose. Very central, very scenic, loads of places of interest and most places can be reached in a day.
by swscotland bentrider
11 Jan 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?

Yes Upwrong, I used a combination of the limit screws on the mech and the tension of the cable so that it would change cleanly between the two rings. I find that using MTB shifters and a road triple doesn't work nearly as well as the errors accumulate the further you move the cage.
by swscotland bentrider
10 Jan 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Hello

I've ridden a Gaucho 26 on tour (a few years ago) and more recently bought a used 28 HR from Laid-back. As a tourer the handling was outstanding. I ran a four pannier set up so the bike was pretty heavily laden but it never moved off line or felt unstable. The 28HR was much lighter. It had a carbon ...
by swscotland bentrider
10 Jan 2020, 12:08pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Road compact doubles on 'bents - what shifter?

Ive recently built a Gaucho 28 tour with open cockpit steering. Ive used a compact double (48/34) with SLX shifters mounted under the bars (you can just make them out in the image) the front changer is a Tiagra double and the left shifter a triple. So far seems to work fine.
by swscotland bentrider
10 Jan 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 665

Re: Hello

Hello there from a sunny-ish Dumfries. Ive enjoyed reading your blog. Things are quiet at the mo - don't like wind and rain! Current stable is a Fuego (Tiller but might convert) and a Gaucho 28 tour (under development. Started out as a disc braked HR but it has morphed into a 28/26 general purpose b...
by swscotland bentrider
1 Jan 2020, 4:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotland - clockwise or anti-clockwise
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Scotland - clockwise or anti-clockwise

When are you going to do it? Although our weather is dominated by a south westerly airstream there are times when we have a sustained east flow. May and June are often blessed with easterlies. This results in a drier west coast and makes anti clockwise the way to go. In the last two years Ive done i...