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by UpWrong
20 Aug 2011, 4:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bars and bar end shifters
Replies: 15
Views: 25227

Re: Bars and bar end shifters

I assume the bar end shifters (dura-ace?) are made for drop bars which have a larger diameter than mountain bike bars. How do ICE and others then offer the choice of bar ends or SRAM twist grips on their trikes then?
by UpWrong
7 Aug 2011, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing from straight to drop handlebars
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

Re: Changing from straight to drop handlebars

I've ordered a short throw 1" quill stem, nitto randonneur bars, Tektro RL520 brake levers, and shimano dura ace bar ends. This is to convert a mid-90s Raleigh hybrid to drops.
by UpWrong
12 Jun 2011, 8:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 510
Views: 213516

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

My Giro 20. Now with a ReCurve seat. I love the funky pedals: Image

More at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7532343@N06/sets/72157626945097006/

Paul
by UpWrong
9 Jun 2011, 9:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent suspension
Replies: 30
Views: 3063

Re: Recumbent suspension

As others have said, bikes are faster than trikes so if you want comparable times to a road DF then a recumbent bike is a better bet. Even so, the chances are that you will be slower going up hills and faster going down them and around the same on the level depending on conditions. With regards to s...
by UpWrong
8 Jun 2011, 10:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Carbon or ti recubent?
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Carbon or ti recubent?

Carbon forks are becoming more common on recumbent bikes. The Musashi is around £1800 http://www.wheelnv.co.uk/musashi.html . The Windcheetah Hypersport trike is a mixture of carbon and aluminium tubes, plus some titanium parts http://www.windcheetah.co.uk/hypersport.htm
by UpWrong
15 May 2011, 10:06am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: natural breaks
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

Re: natural breaks

I haven't really noticed. However since I find a DF is harder work it's more likely that I will get dehydrated on the DF and not feel a need to stop for a wee.
by UpWrong
27 Apr 2011, 6:34am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: A two wheeler that's a good climber?
Replies: 31
Views: 5743

Re: A two wheeler that's a good climber?

I almost ran out of rearward adjustment on my small frame Giro when putting the seat in a upright position I think. However I don't ride it anywhere near that upright, I was just experimenting at the time. As for a good 'bent climber, there is gushing praise for the meta-bikes MetaPhysic over at ben...
by UpWrong
24 Apr 2011, 11:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: A two wheeler that's a good climber?
Replies: 31
Views: 5743

Re: A two wheeler that's a good climber?

The Giro 20 now only comes in 2 sizes: small and med/large. I'm around 5'8" with a 30" in-seam trouser size so I should have been OK with either. I got the small frame: I wanted the shorter boom for stiffness and ease of transport. I am towards the rear in terms of available adjustment whi...
by UpWrong
24 Apr 2011, 4:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: A two wheeler that's a good climber?
Replies: 31
Views: 5743

Re: A two wheeler that's a good climber?

I've no experience of them, but by reputation the Easy Racers gold rush and Lightning P-38 provide better hill climbing ability than many recumbents. I have a Giro 20 and find hill climbing ok as long as I take my time and as long as I can maintain 4 mph. Below that speed which I can manage on the s...
by UpWrong
15 Apr 2011, 3:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New to recumbents
Replies: 19
Views: 3950

Re: New to recumbents

I have a Giro 20 bought from D-Tek. It's a good bike and I'm not getting any heel-strike when riding it. My wobble speed when going uphill is somewhere between 3 and 4 mph, but I have some balance and co-ordination issues so I expect that an able-bodied person would fare better. I find balancing mor...
by UpWrong
5 Mar 2011, 12:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE seat clips...
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: ICE seat clips...

I'd better check mine on a regular basis. You might be able to use rear light clamps - you know the ones that go round seat posts and the like.

Paul
by UpWrong
4 Dec 2010, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's happening with Dawes cycles?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: What's happening with Dawes cycles?

I'm looking at the Spa cycles Dawes discounts and wanted to check the frame geometries for sizing purposes. I can't seem to get this info anywhere with the Dawes web site being down.
by UpWrong
4 Dec 2010, 10:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's happening with Dawes cycles?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

What's happening with Dawes cycles?

Their web site has been down all week. Does anyone know what's happening?
by UpWrong
9 Sep 2010, 7:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: I have bought a Trike from Ice
Replies: 11
Views: 3896

Re: I have bought a Trike from Ice

Patrick, I'm sorry to hear about your travails. To be honest, I'm surprised you didn't come back to this forum sooner to report your experiences. As others have suggested, all you need are good flags for visibility above the dry stoned walls and possibly a loud horn if you are nervous of reversing v...
by UpWrong
10 Jul 2010, 10:18am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any HP Velo 'Hoppers for sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Any HP Velo 'Hoppers for sale?

Why don't you hire one from D-tek? Or a folding ICE B1.

Paul