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by Loomis
20 Mar 2014, 2:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20380

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

Voila! I hope. Sorry about the orientation, but you get the picture. http://www.pixbud.com/photo/full/2201 http://www.pixbud.com/photo/full/2202
by Loomis
20 Mar 2014, 2:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20380

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

tank; I have just had a look on ebay and there are a few places on there you can view. I googled bicycle safety lollipop. No picture I am afraid, but will take one with it deployed and post here (if the wind ever stops). With the device protruding out I think there is a psychological effoct on drive...
by Loomis
20 Mar 2014, 9:43am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20380

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

I must say that I have felt no more threatened on the country lanes I use than on my previous upright. The Giro 20 has a relatively high and upright riding position though compared with most, which does give more sense of security I have found. For faster roads I have bought an orange lollipop devic...
by Loomis
20 Mar 2014, 8:23am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Venturing Out.....Safely....
Replies: 40
Views: 20380

Re: Venturing Out.....Safely....

Hi kingrollo, I have had my Giro 20 for nearly three years now. You might want to take a look at the postings of my experiences on it, if they are still on here somewhere. When I started I found somewhere really quiet and set off with a leap of faith, careering almost from one side of the road to an...
by Loomis
29 Jan 2014, 12:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Underesat steering-how do you adjust headset?
Replies: 8
Views: 42436

Re: Underesat steering-how do you adjust headset?

Interesting headset arrangement. Normally the centre bolt and star fangled nut on a threadless headset only serve to preload the bearings sufficiently to take up play. There is usually then some type of clamp or conventionally a stem that is tightened to lock the assembly in place. Your stem tube se...
by Loomis
8 Jan 2014, 3:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 511
Views: 221796

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Here is a picture of my Bacchetta Giro 20, looking out over rural Northumberland, half way round my favourite run. I have had the bike for nearly two years, after changing from my uprights for medical reasons. I have made a few mods; alloy forks to replace the cromo, XT rear cassette, 160 cranks for...
by Loomis
6 Oct 2013, 4:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Triple Crankset - 160 or 165 mm
Replies: 2
Views: 14441

Re: Triple Crankset - 160 or 165 mm

HI there Andrew. I would have a look at Spa Cycles if I were you. They keep a lot of European stuff, which tends to be a bit less standardised, and may mix and match to suit you. Good luck.
by Loomis
5 Apr 2013, 8:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cleat Fitting
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Cleat Fitting

Has anybody who has received the latest Cycle mag. noticed that in the picture on page 70, the SPD cleat appears to be fitted wrongly. The serrated edge designed to grip the shoe sole clearly visible facing out. Nit picking I know, but made me smile. Of course I could be wrong though.
by Loomis
11 Oct 2012, 9:16am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rear View
Replies: 13
Views: 18232

Re: Rear View

Went out yesterday to try out my new Heads Up mirror. Initially I thought it looked like something you should get free with the corn flakes, but on closer inspection this is a real quality product, with a lot of consideration given to making it light and yet robust. I found that there was no positio...
by Loomis
30 Sep 2012, 4:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rear View
Replies: 13
Views: 18232

Re: Rear View

Thanks UpWrong; I have ordered one this afternoon. I am a bit uncertain how I will get on with it, but worth a punt I think.
by Loomis
28 Sep 2012, 9:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rear View
Replies: 13
Views: 18232

Re: Rear View

Thanks for the feedback. So far looks like I may try the Mirricyle. Had a look at the MTB version at SJSC but the description said that it too had a convex lens. Maybe it's not as pronounced as my Zefal and gives a better perspective. The area of the reflector seems bigger on the Mirricyle as well, ...
by Loomis
28 Sep 2012, 4:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rear View
Replies: 13
Views: 18232

Re: Rear View

What version are they Bob? The bar end ones seemed most suited for my bike.
by Loomis
28 Sep 2012, 4:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rear View
Replies: 13
Views: 18232

Rear View

Had a real fright last weekend on my Giro 20. Combination of fault by both parties I think, but on my part, failing to properly asses speed and distance of the vehicle behind before I started to move to the centre of the road for a right turn. The problem is the convex lens of my Zefal Spy mirror gi...
by Loomis
27 May 2012, 8:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: York Show
Replies: 8
Views: 44489

Re: York Show

I live in south east Northumberland. Superb traffic free roads.
by Loomis
27 May 2012, 7:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: York Show
Replies: 8
Views: 44489

Re: York Show

I drive to the show and then pootle about on the bike when I get there. I find unfamiliar roads quite intimidating as I get older, especially with the modern disaster of compulsive phone use in car.