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by UpWrong
26 Jul 2012, 10:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What midracer?
Replies: 25
Views: 46199

Re: What midracer?

And then there's the (barely) used Catbike Musashi advertised here by the UK Catrike dealer http://www.wheelnv.co.uk/used.html and here http://www.velovision.com/forum-new/read.php?5,10942
by UpWrong
26 Jul 2012, 7:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What midracer?
Replies: 25
Views: 46199

Re: What midracer?

I'd suggest a Metabikes Methathesis (but it can't take mudguards) or a Giro 20ATT if wider tyres and/or mudguards are a must have. I'm just getting to grips with the former and it is certainly light and stiff.
by UpWrong
1 May 2012, 7:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shorter Cranks on Giro 20
Replies: 9
Views: 30143

Re: Shorter Cranks on Giro 20

My small frame Giro 20 came with 165mm cranks which I've found OK, though the same length gave me knee problems on a trike. On my trike I am using 150mm cranks from SJS. I've thought about shorter cranks on the Giro since they also reduce the height of the pedal under power, so a bit like having a l...
by UpWrong
16 Feb 2012, 7:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Around The World Bike Race 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Around The World Bike Race 2012

I believe the race starts in Greenwich this Saturday. Does anyone know exactly when and where? I'd like to go watch the start.
by UpWrong
17 Nov 2011, 7:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 146437

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Portsmouth
Giro 20 and ICE Sprint 26
by UpWrong
6 Oct 2011, 7:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Lights on a Trike
Replies: 10
Views: 9751

Re: Lights on a Trike

Nothing special, most modern LED Lights are light (i.e. not heavy) and are adequate to be seen by. I recommend at least 2 rear ones. IME I've had a high death rate of batteries and lights. In fact one came off last night, and as usual a car ran over it before I could get back to it. Lights also have...
by UpWrong
2 Sep 2011, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: compare/contrast Brompton and road bike
Replies: 29
Views: 8822

Re: compare/contrast Brompton and road bike

I have a Brompton, a Dahon Speed and a steel framed Raleigh Hybrid. The Dahon knocks spots off the Brompton for its ride, and is pretty close to the Raleigh in performance. If you need a step-thru I would certainly look at the TSR Moultons and the Dahons for comfort and performance.
by UpWrong
20 Aug 2011, 4:43pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bars and bar end shifters
Replies: 15
Views: 25279

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: 1970

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: 544
Views: 245923

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: 3243

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: 1626

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: 1733

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: 5865

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: 5865

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...