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by hercule
22 Apr 2019, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for a dead D-lock.
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Uses for a dead D-lock.

Croquet hoop? (Or whatever they are called)
by hercule
20 Apr 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Can you revive a dead battery?
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Can you revive a dead battery?

A couple of years ago I added electric assist to one of our recumbent trikes so that my OH could get out a ride with me. It took a lot of fiddling but I finally got there! Sadly last year I only managed to persuade her to get out on it once, but she’s been talking about using it again, so I was full...
by hercule
18 Apr 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

It’s this one: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bhp-21-extender Note that they also do one for 1” steerer (the BHP-20). This was mentioned on a thread here quite a while back, I think the recommendation was to use it on steel steerers only with a fairly beefy thickness. Essentially it fits inside the st...
by hercule
17 Apr 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Stem Raiser To Raise The Handlebars

I had to raise the handlebars on my Thorn XTC. It fitted fine when I got it, but that was nearly 20 years ago and I don’t bend so well now. Tried a Satori stem raiser first but the multiple Allen bolts (including 2 for the stem itself) looked offputtingly ugly and I’ve since swapped it for an altoge...
by hercule
9 Apr 2019, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TERN/DAHON Style folders:why fold with chain outside?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: TERN/DAHON Style folders:why fold with chain outside?

Brucey wrote:just now I can't bring to mind a folding bike that folds the other way. As well as the packing thing maybe it is also something to do with most folk mounting bikes from the left side, or being right handed, or not getting mussed up whilst folding or something?

cheers


R+M Birdy?
by hercule
3 Apr 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Mad stunts on a Steintrikes Roadshark
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Mad stunts on a Steintrikes Roadshark

I was waiting for the seemingly inevitable decapitation scene... :roll:

Wonder how long a tyre lasts him? The end of the video suggested he was a little surprised by the effect of his riding...
by hercule
31 Mar 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 1.April fun 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 2156

Re: 1.April fun 2018

I thought this was a good cycling one on Jan Heine's blog. :D You could buy (or make up) quad chainsets not that long ago. I’m not sure if they are still in business, the website doesn’t appear to have changed in years... http://abundantadventures.com/quads.html With “1x” setups the pendulum now se...
by hercule
24 Mar 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike
Replies: 34
Views: 1266

Re: Yamaha launch the Wabash gravel e-bike

I was going to say...

... but you can't fit mudguards
... but you can't fit a rack
... the battery will be tiny

looks like I'm wrong on all counts. It is rather nice. Pity that the handlebars are so low, wouldn't work with my neck!
by hercule
23 Mar 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new postie bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1865

Re: new postie bikes

On a trike you must have two independent brakes but both can be on the front wheel - tbh rear brakes are not very effective on three wheelers (one or two recumbent designs excepted)
by hercule
21 Mar 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

Got one on order! :D
by hercule
18 Mar 2019, 9:43pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406
Replies: 7
Views: 3734

Re: Maxxis DTH BMX Race tyre 38-406

They look like they might be a handy alternative to the Kojaks (see my other thread!). I've had a look online, most retailers seem to be selling them in imperial sizes, is your 38-406 a 20x1.5" by any chance? Could you point us to where you bought them from ? I see the 26" size comes in am...
by hercule
12 Mar 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton front suspension arms
Replies: 29
Views: 2117

Re: Moulton front suspension arms

Interesting. The washers on my AM in 1990 spec were blue, and when I last replaced them (can’t remember when now) the replacements were blue too. Makes me wonder if they have changed the spec. Or alternatively that they’d run out of the specified ones when they built yours and substituted an alterna...
by hercule
12 Mar 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

Re: Down, not yet out.

It’s a relief to hear that I’m not the only one. So now I have a list of things to do: - replace headset - lower tyre pressure on front (I was running it at 80psi) - buy a new pair of cycling tights! - stay on trike meantime (landing again on that side doesn’t bear thinking of, I don’t think I could...
by hercule
11 Mar 2019, 7:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

Re: Down, not yet out.

Hip pads seem the most important upgrade if I go that way... the bruising is now settled but there’s weird bumps that weren’t there before. I can walk, run and pedal without any discomfort so I assume it’s just soft tissue swelling. Can’t lie on that side though! I’d hate to land on that area again ...
by hercule
10 Mar 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Down, not yet out.
Replies: 13
Views: 2541

Re: Down, not yet out.

It has happened to me once before... I was "exploring the performance envelope" of my BikeE and hit a bit of moss whilst turning. The BikeE has a very lightly laden front wheel (it's almost like a unicycle with stabiliser wheel) and the inevitable happened. It's a lot further to fall compa...