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by [XAP]Bob
19 Aug 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 473
Views: 177826

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

I’m a fan of Trykers - assuming you aren’t in a flint ridden area.
by [XAP]Bob
19 Aug 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes

Ah, I missed that bit... I blame... the phase of the moon, or something...

That's certainly an ingenious way to add rain to another wise weatherproof brake ;)
by [XAP]Bob
19 Aug 2018, 1:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes

Is it the plates that get hot though? I'd have thought your want the water getting pushed past the spokes onto the drum itself.
by [XAP]Bob
18 Aug 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Interesting videos for trike owners
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Interesting videos for trike owners

Ah, I have twist shifters, so not an issue - but I have also added bar ends for a different mirror setup... works quite well as an armrest ;)
by [XAP]Bob
18 Aug 2018, 1:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Interesting videos for trike owners
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Interesting videos for trike owners

I like the mirracycle - they are gently convex.
I find some of the convex ones so curved that I can't see enough detail, and the flat ones too narrow...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Aug 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

Stevenage was also a good effort. The Stevenage experiment did not end up as the success it was meant to me. I am puzzled as to why this is, but the evidence is there: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/sep/19/britains-1960s-cycling-revolution-flopped-stevenage Perhaps British cyclists have a ...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Aug 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Raptobike for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Raptobike for sale.

Age should be no concern - it’ll drop ten years off how you feel anyway :mrgreen:
by [XAP]Bob
17 Aug 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do cassettes wear faster than chainrings?
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Do cassettes wear faster than chainrings?

I dont find that the theory of relative use fits the actual results. Say on a 3x9 system you could say on average each chainring is shared by 3 cassette sprockets. With my inner ring it is roughly the same size as those cassette sprockets. (26 to 32,28,24) The middle chainring lasts the same as 6 c...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Aug 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do cassettes wear faster than chainrings?
Replies: 21
Views: 475

Re: Do cassettes wear faster than chainrings?

Chain tension is, by definition, the same at the 'top' of each sprocket so things that will determine wear rate include: - Material of the sprocket - Profile of teeth - Number of engaged teeth (a smaller sprocket will lose out here, having fewer teeth take the full load) - Mileage on a given sprocke...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Aug 2018, 1:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Raptobike for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Raptobike for sale.

Low racer... I’ll get photos up ;)
by [XAP]Bob
16 Aug 2018, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 44
Views: 705

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

He's already been excluded from a significant amount of cricket whilst the charges were being brought and he was awaiting trial. I think that the 'not guilty' verdict is probably the right time to draw a line under it and carry on. Although I'd have thought that he might want/need some time off, def...
by [XAP]Bob
16 Aug 2018, 7:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 44
Views: 705

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

Fair play, he landed that one punch just perfect. All in all, a shabby affair and I can't understand why the two gay men weren't called as witnesses as there are reports of him verbally abusing and mocking them but also reports of him defending them. I don't know what to believe but I don't think h...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree Kills Camper!
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Tree Kills Camper!

And I'm not sure that the lateral forces of a hammock tent at 9ft elevation could be considered 'reasonably foreseeable' in an area which is not a camping area... Especially given that we don't have the wilds access as in Scotland. Bad choice of tree, very unfortunate consequences... Should the thre...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: eTap Craziness..
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: eTap Craziness..

Yup, don't know how I missed that. Sprocket is clearly a better match for both front and back things. OED says sprocket and cog are synonyms but only roughly so it seems. It's a technical difference, somewhat like the difference between a spade and a shovel, but they are actually different things. ...