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by UpWrong
22 Apr 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 625

Re: Balloon tyres

I've just ordered a Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre in 49-406 size. I currently have it as 38-406 and am impressed but think it worth trying a larger width. I previously used a 50-406 BA which was fine but I want something lighter and quicker.
by UpWrong
22 Apr 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

I continue to be impressed by the tyre but have ordered the 49-406 version (20x1.95) to see if it improves comfort and confidence on my recumbent when riding on roads in poor condition. Will be using a different, heavier wheel with a wider rim and different inner tube. I guess there will be more rol...
by UpWrong
2 Apr 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Mad stunts on a Steintrikes Roadshark
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Mad stunts on a Steintrikes Roadshark

I have been admiring the narrow track of the Stentrikes Roadshark at 65.5cm. Tippy? Watch this (and it pays to keep watching :shock: ):

by UpWrong
2 Apr 2019, 7:50am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

Actually they do claim some puncture protection of some kind but I couldn't feel anything. Had a few rides now and so far I have not found anything embedded in the tread.
by UpWrong
23 Mar 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

Went for another ride today. This time with the Maxxis at 60psi and the 32mm Pasela PT on the rear at 80psi. Still comfortable and the bike felt livelier. This is probably the first time I have attacked one of my routes on the Nazca rather than just learning how to ride the bike. It felt good. I've ...
by UpWrong
19 Mar 2019, 12:00am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

Yes the 20"x1.5" is the ERTO 38-406 size. I bought mine from Fawkes Cycles.
by UpWrong
17 Mar 2019, 2:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

Got one of these size in 38-406 size on an 18mm rim on the front of my Nazca. Measured the width as 38mm. Think it's a 120 tpi folding tyre with small block tread formed by concentric rings of the letter "M" - M for Maxxis I guess, neat eh? The overall effect is to form a herringbone patte...
by UpWrong
17 Mar 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 46
Views: 10103

Re: 1x11 gearing on a bent

After a couple of rides with the 33/44 chainset I realised that I needed lower gearing to be comfortable climbing on some of my usual rides. So I switched the crankset to a 30/42 plus chainguard triple. I was at least able to keep the chain, derailleurs and shifters as they were so it was an easy sw...
by UpWrong
16 Mar 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What folding bike for target price £400 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: What folding bike for target price £400 ?

S2L wrote:
UpWrong wrote:I find Bromptons to be a twitchy ride making signalling difficult. I much prefer Dahons and Terns.


The S bars are very stable... the M less so


That's what I had, along with the titanium bits including titanium seat post.
by UpWrong
16 Mar 2019, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What folding bike for target price £400 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2418

Re: What folding bike for target price £400 ?

I find Bromptons to be a twitchy ride making signalling difficult. I much prefer Dahons and Terns.
by UpWrong
16 Mar 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 6000

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

I started using an eyewear mirror on a bent where looking behind is very difficult. Now I use it on an upright too. I use it for the long-range look Brucey describes. I still look over my shoulder to do a "life-saver" before turning or traversing a lane. The eyewear mirror has no blind spo...
by UpWrong
11 Mar 2019, 6:43am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: Down, not yet out.

Most likely to have been diesel or grit or even sand that caused the front wheel to slip or roll sideways. I don't think mismatched tyres had anything to do with it although I am wary of kojaks too. I swapped out the rear kojak for a Pasela protite yesterday. Also changed front from a Supreme to a M...
by UpWrong
3 Mar 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)
Replies: 89
Views: 6899

Re: Pricing structure of that extra gear ( i.e. 11-sp)

I priced up converting my 9-speed bent to 11-speed using pretty much bottom of the line bits. It came to around £300 although that does include 3 chains. I have stayed with 9-speed for the time being.
by UpWrong
1 Mar 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.
Replies: 11
Views: 9334

Re: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.

Still waiting for my refund to be processed. It appears that it's Y Frame Discounts who need to do the refund and not Amazon even though I bought using Amazon marketplace.

EDIT: Refund now shows. So purchase cost refunded but not returns postage.
by UpWrong
28 Feb 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.
Replies: 11
Views: 9334

Re: Y Frame Discounts Ltd.

The two tyre offer was on Amazon but not on eBay. I agree that for cycling bits eBay is usually cheaper.