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by dkmwt
22 May 2012, 5:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Electric ICE
Replies: 11
Views: 32195

Re: Electric ICE

@ Joe.B I'll have to remember not to chase another trike up any hills in Plymouth that seem to be going a bit quick.
Where abouts in Plymouth are you? I ride my "S" from Mount Gould to Ernesettle and back every day to work.
by dkmwt
22 Apr 2012, 7:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The biggest/oddest load you've carried by cycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 86186

Re: The biggest/oddest load you've carried by cycle?

Actually the guy who I took the ladder to lives down the bottom of the hill from me so that was no problem. The bike wasn't much of a problem either as going directly across city centre is downhill from me into town and almost flat from there on. so not a problem this time.
by dkmwt
22 Apr 2012, 12:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The biggest/oddest load you've carried by cycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 86186

Re: The biggest/oddest load you've carried by cycle?

The ladder I was returning to a mate that lives about half a mile away on my side of Plymouth after borrowing it. This was at the time of fire brigade cuts and one of my neighbours made the comment "I've heard the fire brigade are making cuts but that's a bit much" ladder.JPG The bike belo...
by dkmwt
27 Nov 2011, 9:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145612

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Plymouth, 2005 ICE "S" rear suspension upgrade, streamer fairing and resprayed purple. Also my brother has a 2005 "QNT" with a rear suspension upgrade.
by dkmwt
22 Aug 2011, 5:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Bars and bar end shifters
Replies: 15
Views: 25235

Re: Bars and bar end shifters

UpWrong wrote:I assume the bar end shifters (dura-ace?) are made for drop bars which have a larger diameter than mountain bike bars. How do ICE and others then offer the choice of bar ends or SRAM twist grips on their trikes then?


I have Dura-ace bar end shifters on my ICE"S" and they fit fine.
by dkmwt
31 Jul 2011, 11:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: cycling under power lines
Replies: 57
Views: 7826

Re: cycling under power lines

I have to take the same precaution when I go to my local Morrisons store. If I don't stay in contact with the metal of the trolley at all times you can bet your bottom dollar that when I do touch it I'll get a static shock.

Strangely it only happens in one of the 2 stores near me.
by dkmwt
25 Apr 2011, 11:26am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Workshop stand
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Workshop stand

I have a home made work stand made from wood lying about my workshop as I can't afford to buy one. It consists of 2 short pieces of 7x2 timber screwed in a T shape with a piece of ply on each of the 3 ends that have a V cut in the top and the corners cut off. I then lift the Trike up with a bike hoi...
by dkmwt
29 Mar 2011, 9:39am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: rutland water trike ride
Replies: 20
Views: 2584

Re: rutland water trike ride

I'd like to join you on the next ride but I think it's a bit far to come from Plymouth.
by dkmwt
2 Mar 2011, 10:58am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: three offs today
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Re: three offs today

I rolled my "S" about 4 years ago. I took a corner a bit faster than planned, hence I didn't hang far enough off the seat. I ended up on the road with a grazed knee and forearm where I now have a scar.
by dkmwt
21 Jan 2011, 12:00am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: the long mick f method
Replies: 34
Views: 3688

Re: the long mick f method

On the occasions that I've had to buy chain from a LBS rather than from ICE I've had to buy 3 chains. When you consider that the chain goes from the very front to almost the back taking into account going around the dérailleur it's twice the length of the trike.
by dkmwt
5 Dec 2010, 10:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cold Feet Today?
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Re: Cold Feet Today?

I've just found a cure to cold feet, Maplin heated insoles!! Just have to remember to keep the batteries charged. How well do they work - how much battery? Any pics? Have a look here There is a wire that comes out of the inside edge of each insole to a battery pack that holds 3 AAs in a pocket atta...
by dkmwt
2 Dec 2010, 8:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cold Feet Today?
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Re: Cold Feet Today?

I've just found a cure to cold feet, Maplin heated insoles!! Just have to remember to keep the batteries charged.
by dkmwt
11 Oct 2010, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spare cat?
Replies: 83
Views: 4493

Re: Spare cat?

I had a similar problem, not because of plants but stepping in it coming in at night. A friend of mine suggested Lion poo from a garden centre, I found some but it was in fertilizer form and I don't do plants. So I tried "Vitax scent off granules" also from the garden centre. I removed any...
by dkmwt
1 Oct 2010, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 124
Views: 7575

Re: How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?

An indeterminate number to claim it would be safer if the lightbulb changer wore a helmet :shock: . And a shed full of others claiming no helmet is necessary :idea: How big's the shed? 3x5, 5x8? We need numbers... My shed is 48 feet long and an average of 6.666666666666 feet wide has 3 doors and is...
by dkmwt
29 Sep 2010, 12:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Practicalities of Multi-day touring with a Trice
Replies: 12
Views: 1453

Re: Practicalities of Multi-day touring with a Trice

I have a 2005 "S" with upgrades. On the 2 occasions that I've used Travelodge I've taken it into my downstairs room by lifting it to one side as the front wheels are too wide. Due to the layout of the room I've had to take the seat and fairing off to get it in the door.