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by hercule
25 Feb 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Going off road on a road bike?
Replies: 27
Views: 8422

Re: Going off road on a road bike?

Back in the late 1980s I used my Saracen Triathlon for everything - it's basically what would be called an Audax machine nowadays with 531 frame and forks, 28mm tyres, side pull brakes. Every ride seemed inevitably to end up off-tarmac at some point, I think I was deeply influenced by Ian Hibell's a...
by hercule
24 Feb 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Changes to my Nazca Paseo
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Changes to my Nazca Paseo

My Fuego fits neatly into the back of a Skoda Octavia with the boom and chainset between the front seats, wrapped in an old fertiliser bag to keep things clean. Mind you, my aerobars don’t seem to project as far forwards as yours do...
by hercule
17 Feb 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

(PS I much prefer them to Kojaks which I find get cut up more easily and are less reassuring on greasy roads)
by hercule
17 Feb 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: What tyres (possible unicorn content)?

Panaracer Paselas? Fit all requirements except the folding bit. I find them quick, comfortable and grippy (but watch for rocks off road as the sidewalls can be fragile - ridden with care they are OK)
by hercule
17 Feb 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1628

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

SJS’s own Thorn cranks are good, look well made... I have a pair in 145mm. Other options are Lasco brand cranks in 152mm as used on ICE recumbent trikes. They seem good to, but not as polished and well finished as the Thorns. When I switched to short cranks I followed Sheldon’s advice on gain ratios...
by hercule
16 Feb 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 3099

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

If you bent the rear paired stays a bit further apart, would that help? They sort of look like they are pushing the guard opposite ways.
by hercule
16 Feb 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 3099

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

According to the Moulton email list on Yahoo, it’s usually the rear mudguards that give up the ghost first. As I said, the metal guards will probably last for ages so you should treat yourself now.... you know you want to!
by hercule
15 Feb 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 3099

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

PS Moultons are nice bikes, they deserve the best!

From what I've heard, TSRs regularly destroy plastic mudguards, these ones will probably outlive many sets of the plastic ones. And they are shiny. :lol:
by hercule
15 Feb 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20" aluminium mudguards
Replies: 59
Views: 3099

Re: 20" aluminium mudguards

I've got a pair of these guards in 17" size on my ancient Moulton AM. They were a distress purchase when the front chromoplastic guard (which was one of the few original parts left on the bike) finally gave up the ghost and decided to jam itself under the fork crown :shock: ... fortunately I wa...
by hercule
9 Feb 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: black ice
Replies: 52
Views: 9145

Re: black ice

I’ve ridden over stretches of black ice for a few metres withuot mishap: neither changing direction or speed. What amazed me in my example above was that the ice extended for several hundred metres with a few bends along the way.
by hercule
4 Feb 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 6427

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Another link that might be useful... http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=11153 The article also raises another point, about the seat edge abrading the bag straps. I added some edge trim to the top half of my seat to avoid that possibility (a couple of pounds from a car accessory store or an online auc...
by hercule
4 Feb 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?

Thanks for both suggestions. The Fenderbot looks worth a go at that price, I’ve put in an order!
by hercule
4 Feb 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 6427

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Very helpful, thanks Bob. Looking at these pictures I am wondering if the attachment can be fitted to a hardshell. That's the seat design name I couldn't remember in my first posting. Sorry about that. I hope I haven't led you up the garden path. My daughter has been given information from elsewher...
by hercule
4 Feb 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Rear mudguard mount lights - battery options?

I’m wanting a mudguard fit rear light for my recumbent trike. Whilst I am aware that there are battery versions available I’m wary of putting too much mass on the end of the mudguard - although solid, it doesn’t have a fixing in the usual brake bridge position (because there isn’t one), instead it h...
by hercule
30 Jan 2019, 9:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A missing STOP sign in Canada: fatal crash
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: A missing STOP sign in Canada: fatal crash

I worked in a hospital in the prairies of Alberta one summer in the late 80s. I’m surprised these accidents aren’t more common. A regular occurrence in our tiny A&E was bruised and beaten up drivers who’d fallen asleep and driven into the ditch. With the added distraction of mobile phones it doe...