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by UpWrong
23 Feb 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

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

Gosh, some good ideas. The Hase pedals makes me wonder if I could make some elasticated heel straps to help with foot retention. I've ordered some diagonal heel straps https://restrap.com/collections/pedal-straps/products/diagonal-straps-1 and I shall then assess whether or not additional heel strap...
by UpWrong
23 Feb 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

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

The answer to your question by asking another have you every had your foot run over by the trike ? If you had you wouldn't be asking the question believe me it hurts - SPDs and do them up tight No I haven't. I can think of only one occasion in many thousands of miles on a two wheeled bent using pla...
by UpWrong
23 Feb 2020, 12:47pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1173

Traditonal toe clips and recumbents - do they work?

Foot retention on recumbent tadpole trikes is important to prevent injury. "leg suck" can cause horrendous injuries if your leg gets dragged under the cruciform. I have used SPDs previously but I became disenchanted with them. I would occasionally get inadvertent release (even with single ...
by UpWrong
23 Feb 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Short cranks installed with 28/42/53 chainrings. The OEM crankset had all alloy rings and chainguard which is quite impressive. Nonetheless the Ultegra crankset without chainguard and short cranks is 275g lighter. I need to check and adjust all the gear changes. I am tempted to install a bar end shi...
by UpWrong
21 Feb 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Sorry no photos yet. It's not been outside, it's still stuck in the living room. Some observations after putting together: the kingpin wheel axle mounts are really neat and make sense the steel handlebars which mount to a stem underneath the frame must weigh a lot the rear subframe felt very light t...
by UpWrong
16 Feb 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 12
Views: 5789

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

Just a quick summary of changes so this thread is complete. I changed the 33/44 double to a 30/42 in order to lower the gearing. This with a triple crankset and a guard in the 3rd ring position and with a 12-36 nine speed cassette. I took the bike to the Netherlands in this config and it was fine al...
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 12:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: 'Bent purchase history

I had omitted my trikes. They have a separate but linked narrative: ICE T with rear suspension. Obtained after trading in the Grasshopper because I kept on falling over at junctions. Very good but wanted to go lighter and more reclined, so Catriike Speed. Light but slowed down by small front wheels....
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 930

Re: 'Bent purchase history

Interesting. It's a shame the Kingcycle is no longer being made. I see Kinetics have an LWB Aerobikes for sale @£1500.

I kind of wish I still had my first, the HPV Spirit. In hindsight I realise how well it performed. I had it as a 1x8, now I would convert it to a 1x12.
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 930

'Bent purchase history

I was thinking about my two wheeled 'bent bike history. Many of my purchase decisions have been determined by not being able to manage a high seat or high BB. I also find it difficult to manage a seat angle of less than approx 37 degrees. I thought the list might be of interest. HPV Spirit - comfort...
by UpWrong
9 Feb 2020, 6:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 2110

Re: Toolkit pliers?

nez wrote:The OP may like to know a rubber band will often overcome the problem of grip on something you want to unscrew, especially something knurled like valve locknuts, pump connectors etc.

I will remember that for next time, thanks.
by UpWrong
8 Feb 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 1x11 gearing on a bent
Replies: 51
Views: 17680

Re: 1x11 gearing on a bent

I have done some further rides and the 2x10 gearing is working out. I kept the SORA FD double operated by Deore LH triple shifter. I just had to rotate the shifter to make it easier. The XT RD and XT Dynsys shifter are a delight. A big improvement over the 9 speed Alivio. I removed a chain link to e...
by UpWrong
8 Feb 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Any AZUB trike owners out there?
Replies: 37
Views: 2685

Re: Any AZUB trike owners out there?

Pics of the set up and first ride. Will do, just as soon as. I went for a minimalist spec only adding rear mudguard, lowrider rack and bar bag mount. I need to swap out the Durabi crankset for one with short cranks. I might ask Mike Burrows to shorten the Durabi set. I have fitted the rear sub fram...
by UpWrong
5 Feb 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 2110

Re: Toolkit pliers?

Thanks for the suggestions and links. It was the Irwin vise-grip that I was thinking of as reviewed by Chris Juden but as mentioned above, his reported weight of 100g is less than the weight I can find on-line for what appears to be the same. He used it instead of a chain tool to remove broken links...
by UpWrong
3 Feb 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toolkit pliers?
Replies: 49
Views: 2110

Toolkit pliers?

I got caught out yesterday with a puncture I couldnt fix because of no pliers in my toolkit. I couldn't unscrew the cap on on my pump to convert it back to presta valve from schraeder. Any recommendations for lightweight pliers to keep in the bike toolkit? I think Chris Juden recommended a pair many...