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by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

But the chain isn’t crossed significantly on the trike
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2018, 3:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

But *why* is it bad? I understand in a cross chained environment, but the trike has snnidler, so the cgsinline doesn’t appreciably change anyway.
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

I tend toneun in the big ring all the time, which inevitable means that I run big-big at times, but since ICE sell this system with a single ring... how bad can it be?
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

It might be bad technique - but it’s less bad for the longer chainline of a bent.

I add an IGH to spread the gears - a csrk3 SA hub gives a virtual ‘extra chainring’ at bithnends
by [XAP]Bob
17 Feb 2018, 8:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

Except that the large large combination is no longer counter indicated by chain crossing..
by [XAP]Bob
16 Feb 2018, 9:48am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

An inch of boom movement changes the chain length by two inches...

If you’ve moved the book you need to change chain length (or have an easy adjustvaddon)
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 111
Views: 3818

Re: Dynamo system choices

My B&M bottle only handled one summer - it was fine through the winter, because it was constantly in use. In the summer it was rarely in use, but still got wet occasionally. It had completely seized by the next winter... well did you try using some wd40 to unseize it? flush out the rubbish. I h...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to stop getting wet feet?
Replies: 31
Views: 978

Re: How to stop getting wet feet?

Mick F wrote:
eileithyia wrote: .......................just deal with wet feet ...........................
By far the easiest solution.
Let them get wet.

If you deliberately set them before you leave then they can’t getvwet
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton bag mount
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Brompton bag mount

I can’t see why they would change it...

If new bags don’t specify a compatible year then it won’t have done
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 111
Views: 3818

Re: Dynamo system choices

My B&M bottle only handled one summer - it was fine through the winter, because it was constantly in use. In the summer it was rarely in use, but still got wet occasionally. It had completely seized by the next winter...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2018, 12:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Homelesness - How much worse does it have to get?
Replies: 69
Views: 1540

Re: How much worse does it have to get?

If only there were some people with second houses they didn’t need most nights...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Feb 2018, 12:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we need space when being overtaken?
Replies: 32
Views: 1354

Re: Why do we need space when being overtaken?

Back on topic. On a trike, driver's give you a lot more room when overtaking. It's very noticeable, to the point that when my wife is riding her regular bike she stays closer to be within that 'protective bubble'. When she's on her trike and we're in convoy people are so cautious that on minor road...
by [XAP]Bob
13 Feb 2018, 7:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Roof rack for recumbents
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Roof rack for recumbents

Their confusion atbjust one bent is normally hilarious, for them to see three different styles...
by [XAP]Bob
13 Feb 2018, 7:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Roof rack for recumbents
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Roof rack for recumbents

100mm OLN, so the ‘non driving’ wheel - check that there is appropriate clearance with that wheel removed (you get about a 4” bonus from the rack etc.

Take the seat off and stow internally. Should be good to go
by [XAP]Bob
13 Feb 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: First car in Space
Replies: 110
Views: 2151

Re: First car in Space