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by UpWrong
13 Jun 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 37
Views: 2679

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Coming late to this discussion, but recently bought a Tri Tris 26, For mirrors ,I went to my local motorcycle factors, and bought some from there,a pair for about £20,seems good quality made from metal. They fit on the inserts to the handle bars ,lifted up the gear triggers,they fitted snuggly on a...
by UpWrong
12 Jun 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

Why a suspension seat post? I can't stand on the pedals due to disability and I'm getting more problems with my neck and shoulders. (Too many years riding a Dawes Galaxy on the drops all the time.) So a comfortable sprung saddle and padded shorts helps. Recumbents have the best comfort but have thei...
by UpWrong
12 Jun 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

How much ground clearance do you need? I feel most bike manufacturers err on the side of having too high a bottom bracket. I am considering putting together a pair of 650B (27.5) wheels for a 700C bike just to overcome this as I don't come close to grounding my pedals. Hoping that being able to get...
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?

I continue to use the Restrap pedal straps, though I have switched from work shoes to a pair of 5.11s for cycling. I have had one inadvertent "release" which was in a upward direction so wasn't dangerous. YMMV.
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

If its not a rude question, why is a suspension seatpost essential? I have a bad case of the "princess and the pea delusion" which means I am driven to adjust my saddle height when I change between SPD shoes and SPD boots. The adjustment is less than 5mm, but I just have to do it, I can't...
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

So you're thinking of fitting smaller wheels in order to lower the BB and thus the seatpost, in order to fit this sprung seatpost. What I don't follow is the reason for fitting shorter cranks. Your legs aren't going to shrink... so either you're worried about pedal strike, in which case, is the BB ...
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

I expect I'll stick with 700c wheels. I might find I can fit the NCX seatpost anyway with 37mm tyres, or I might be prepared to trim the seat tube. Thanks for the suggestions.
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

I would not fit 27.5" wheels or 140mm cranks simply to have more seatpost extending above the seat tube. If it was absolutely essential to have that in order to use a suspension seat post, I would probably copy Vantage and saw off the top of the seat tube, and void the warranty: https://forum....
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

Chris Jeggo wrote:Have you considered a sprung saddle instead of a suspension seat post? I have fitted a Brooks Flyer to my off-road bike, a hard-tail with suspension forks, and am happy with it.

Chris

That's certainly an option. I was extremely impressed with my Suntour NCX Linkage seat post though.
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Re: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

Hi Colin, I was afraid you would say that. I'm below average height so I might get away with it. We'll see. I spent a long time looking at MTB and hydrid options but couldn't find anything available without a steep seat tube. I might have gone with a small Genesis Longitude frame if I could have fou...
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hallett's Howlers
Replies: 88
Views: 4688

Re: Hallett's Howlers

I've repeatedly noticed the penchant for reviews of rather expensive kit where cheaper options have been ignored.
by UpWrong
11 Jun 2020, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

Spa Wayfarer with 27.5" wheels

Has anyone done this? The smaller rim lowers the BB by 19mm which I guess will cause a problem unless you move to short cranks. I have ordered a 47cm frame which is sized for 160mm cranks anyway, so I'd need to go to 140mm cranks I guess. I'm considering this in order to make room for a suspension s...
by UpWrong
9 Jun 2020, 6:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Speedmachine - continuously under repair
Replies: 42
Views: 1393

Re: Speedmachine - continuously under repair

The fork will have a one inch steerer.
by UpWrong
30 May 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano FH-C500 Nexave freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Shimano FH-C500 Nexave freehub

Anyone with any knowledge of this hubs "quality" in comparison to Deore hubs say? I have one on a second hand recumbent and it's rather noisy, not tick-tick pawl noisy, more like an electric motor. I guess the bearings need grease. If it's known to be a cheap, poor quality hub then I'm mor...