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by belgiangoth
12 Jun 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?
Replies: 48
Views: 1642

Re: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?

Hi Brucey, thanks - I expected to get a good answer from you. I have edited the first post to add that it will be a fixed rear wheel. Is there an advantage of Sapim over DT or is it just whatever's available? I was thinking double butted, would there be "unbranded db" as part of the ladder...
by belgiangoth
12 Jun 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?
Replies: 48
Views: 1642

3-cross 32 spoke wheels, which spokes?

Going to build up some wheels, have got the rims and hubs, will be measuring for correct length now that I have the rims and then will need to buy some spokes. Will be used for commuting and day rides/audax. Bike+rider+luggage will not reach 95kg, typically will be closer to 80-85kg. Rear is fixed g...
by belgiangoth
11 Jun 2018, 11:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 10826

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

Where did you get the cranks?
by belgiangoth
10 Jun 2018, 9:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

I can shift across the FD using a MTB shifter (I think - the pair with the other shifter I was talking about). Just a bit tricky to get into top gear.
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Cheers Brucey,
I had assumed that it would be a MTB, as a bigger difference in chainrings would be wanted which == MTB (I thought).
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

I agree Norman, I think a different BB is the obvious solution. I have checked the height of the mech, any lower and it will hit the middle ring in shifting. Clear instructions for me there peetee, but if I disconnect the cable and fully screw in the B limit screw the mech still sits on the inbound ...
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 4:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shifters for hamster bars
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Shifters for hamster bars

seen some ideas here
http://www.recumbents.com/forums/topic. ... IC_ID=4867
I think I'm torn between trigger shifters and something like paul thumbies.
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Already tried that, but good thought.
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Front, in top gear
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and in bottom gear
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I realise I will not be winning any prizes for photography...
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shifters for hamster bars
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Shifters for hamster bars

Looks like this: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1739/42643202042_15cae81c43.jpg Obvuiously not got round to bar tape or grips I'm considering take-offs as my hands gravitate to sitting on top of the brake levers's hydraulic bit thingy. I liked the idea of microshift as you could change up and down g...
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

Yeah, sounds about right. It’s second hand, a recumbent. I can get it to change gears through all gears but 1. Both limit screws are maxed out (b in, h out). 2. I have to put more tension in the cable to set it up, basically I stuck a book between the derailleur and the frame to hold it in place on ...
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 12:38am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Upskilling
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Upskilling

So I thought elbow pads, but I'll look a prat wearing t-shirt with elbow pads on a touring bike, even a recumbent touring bike. Are there any discrete elbow pads out there? They all seem to have logos or mtb styling that's too obviously a body armour piece for a big, recumbent softy! Well, either y...
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 12:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 9->10 speed
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: 9->10 speed

Deore, Mega ... is there another name I should be looking for?
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 12:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur woes
Replies: 28
Views: 892

Re: Front derailleur woes

I shall mess about with photos tomorrow ...

I have got it working but I have to hold the derailleur out and then attache the cable under tension to set it on the lowest gear. I would have thought/I read that I should just be able to set limit screws to set it up without the cable attached.
by belgiangoth
9 Jun 2018, 12:24am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shifters for hamster bars
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Shifters for hamster bars

The bike came with twist-grip shifters which I found hard to turn and generally uncomfortable. I also got a pair of trigger shifters by microSHIFT, so I tried one on the front gear. It might be that the front derailleur is not set up properly, but I am finding it really hard to change gears (I have ...