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by hercule
15 Nov 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Gaucho 28
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Nazca Gaucho 28

Just the sort of thing I’d like but unfortunately my legs are too short... :( My Pashley PDQ had me on tiptoes.

How does it compare weight wise with the Fuego? Plus the stem... is it the standard Nazca version? It looks steeper than the one on my Fuego, which I could do with to clear my knees.
by hercule
3 Nov 2019, 11:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trident Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 2936

Re: Trident Trike

Dear Sir, I am 60+ Czech cyclist looking for new toy - Trike. Last two years I drive Haibike Allmountain ebike with Yamaha PV-S engine unit. I am interested to buy trike, not neccesary quite new, Please can you give me information which used trikes are available in your stock ? Do you own any eshop...
by hercule
30 Oct 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 51
Views: 8502

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

Done it a few times, used to work over there and sometimes arranged an afternoon off just for the purpose. I don’t recall finding it very hard, just long. In those days before the NC500 I only saw one or two cars. I did it on my Moulton AM but it was in a pre-digital age so no photos easily posted. ...
by hercule
30 Oct 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 87
Views: 3459

Re: Fixie: Why?

I used to use a fixed wheel on my bike each and every winter to save the expensive geared transmission from the corrosive grime of winter roads. I used a 54” gear because of a desire to get up some pretty steep hills without falling off; it taught me how to spin which is probably how I can still kee...
by hercule
15 Oct 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6827

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

I got very frustrated with Panda after buying a kit a couple of years ago, mismatched connectors, a battery that was entirely unsuited to my application (which I had discussed extensively by email beforehand), and the charger stopped working shortly after purchase. They were very prompt in replying ...
by hercule
13 Oct 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Crank drive query
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Crank drive query

Looking at options for motor assist on a tadpole recumbent trike, I had dismissed crank drive as I would lose the gear range I currently enjoy. However I was looking at the Bafang motors which seem to have a square taper interface just like any other square taper bottom bracket. What’s to stop me fi...
by hercule
7 Oct 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Kalkhoff Adattu With gates Belt Drive-Which Tool ?

Did you ever find an answer to this?

My inherited Agattu (belt drive) has the same (or similar) issue, reading up on it suggests it’s the gears in the motor. I could replace the motor, which is apparently a reasonably easy job, but it’s not cheap!
by hercule
6 Oct 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 66
Views: 6248

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

my Kettwiesel with front hub motor: 2447D225-0C1D-4BBE-9E46-35B558159ADF.jpeg The first battery died last winter, I think it was a case of neglect and deep discharge. Not wanting to go guddling about in its innards I bought a bigger bottle battery (13Ah) which I’ve mounted forward of the seat... thi...
by hercule
26 Sep 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank powered Old Ordinary
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Crank powered Old Ordinary

The treadle drive looks interesting - not only variable stroke length, but they work independently so you can push with both feet at once (if you were so inclined).

The chap at the beginning with the magnificent beard would be riding a recumbent trike in the 21st century, and wearing sandals :lol:
by hercule
25 Sep 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guitar Players - Is It Hard?
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Guitar Players - Is It Hard.?

My wrist isn’t flexible enough to stretch round the neck of a guitar. I took up the (acoustic) mandolin about 6 or 7 years ago (zero prior musical experience except abortive attempts to learn the violin in my early 20s) and whilst I may not be good in any absolute sense it gives me a huge amount of ...
by hercule
21 Sep 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton development over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 1429

Re: Brompton development over the years

Thanks for the replies. It was the introduction of the BWR with well spaced efficient gearing that made me sell on my old L5 (I remember the correct designation now!) and buy my S6L. I know Kinetics sells a SA 8 speed kit but from comparing the two I much prefer the BWR and 2 speed derailleur system...
by hercule
21 Sep 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?
Replies: 18
Views: 544

Re: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?

Anecdata warning... 6 or 7 years ago I fitted a HP Velotechnik Streamer fairing to my Trice QNT recumbent trike. The QNT is a narrow track machine, and the Streamer is only slightly narrower than the trike’s width. I did think about fitting a tail fairing but so far have never got round to it, thoug...
by hercule
19 Sep 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 1508

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Low Tech Magazine published a couple of articles on velomobiles as low carbon transport options in 2010 and 2012 https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/velomobiles/ Sadly we don’t seem to have come much further. Acknowledging that velomobiles can be awkward for the less able to get into, and the limitation...
by hercule
18 Sep 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain catcher?
Replies: 28
Views: 1005

Re: Chain catcher?

They now make a bigger seat tube size. My Moulton is frequently unshipping its chain (due to the violence of the ultegra STI levers, I think- I use barcons or DT levers on everything else). Tried to fit a Jumpstop a few years ago, seems like I can now.
by hercule
11 Sep 2019, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 1075

Re: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

Actually I was incorrect. HH tops are a fashion statement in the rarified world of fell and hill running. A Lifa top, the bobblier the better, marks one out as a highly experienced fell runner and distinguishes one from the arrivistes :lol: