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by dkmwt
15 Jul 2007, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Recumbent Trikes Uphill
Replies: 14
Views: 4234

deliquium I have a Trice S, I haven't got a turbo trainer yet but I have looked at putting my trike on one. You need to look at how the rotor (bit that runs on the tyre) is attached to the frame of the trainer 'cause the one that I looked at would be easy to put the rotor on a longer plate to make u...
by dkmwt
13 Jul 2007, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Guard Insurance: Approved Bike Lock List...Help!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

My trike is covered for £2500 on my house contents ins and as long as it's locked to something solid with a good lock then it's covered.
by dkmwt
12 Jul 2007, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Numb Feet
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Try moving the cleats further back. I had the same problem (although I ride a trike). Moving the cleats as far back as they will go has helped.
by dkmwt
7 Jul 2007, 1:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cateye Astral set up ?
Replies: 4
Views: 907

The way to measure your wheel circumference is to take a 3 metre tape measure. Extend it to it's max and lock it. Then place the valve of your wheel at the begining of the tape and run it along the tape until you get to the valve again. Read the tape measure and there's your wheel circumference.
by dkmwt
6 Jul 2007, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what the 'proper' way is to get on a bicycle
Replies: 67
Views: 8934

I stand astride the front boom and sit down like I would if I was about to sit on a chair, it's just a bit lower that's all. I'd already have the brakes on if it was on a hill.
by dkmwt
5 Jul 2007, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

The spider is deffinatly ok for fitting a 26 toorh ring as ICE the makers of my trike offer it but don't advise using both the 26 and the 55. I was wondering if they say this because the mech they put on it won't handle the 29 tooth difference.
by dkmwt
5 Jul 2007, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front mech questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1173

I have a similar question. Can I get a front mech to cope with a 29 tooth difference in the chain rings? As you see by my profile, I ride a trike with 20 inch wheels. To get a decent top gear I have a 30/42/55. If I can I would like to change the small one to 26 for a lower bottom gear. I don't thin...
by dkmwt
29 Jun 2007, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 years in prison for not having a bell!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 8866

2 incidents spring to mind on this thread. While going under the A38 at marsh mills, where there is a cycle path with a pavement up a kerb next to it (no road). There was a woman walking in the middle of the cycle path with what I thought was enough room to get by. In doing so I clipped the kerb and...
by dkmwt
28 Jun 2007, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Don't you just love the long evenings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

mhara I use a Radical Cyclone I have the older one where I can only put the wheels in one position. The newer ones you can move the wheels back and put a walking handle on it when your away from the bike. It makes shopping so much easier, just do the shopping (say yes to the checkout girl when she a...
by dkmwt
23 Jun 2007, 1:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Punctures
Replies: 30
Views: 5083

I run Schwalbe Marathons with slime. I'd go so far as to say they are p****** proof. With being on a trike I sometimes have to ride with my lefthand wheel in the dirt, no problems so far.
by dkmwt
19 Jun 2007, 12:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1139
Views: 332643

It was attached to the rack with loading straps. There was enough movement for big corners but I didn't want to try tight corners.

He is about a mile and a half away. I sure got some funny looks.
by dkmwt
19 Jun 2007, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sunday Times article-cyclists jumping red lights
Replies: 33
Views: 8121

The only time I jump red lights is if there is nobody else in sight and the lights are completely ignoring me. I have 2 sets of lights that rarely react to my presence, if I didn't jump them I'd be sat there all night. The only time I use bus/cycle lanes is if it doesn't conflict with the direction ...
by dkmwt
17 Jun 2007, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Best Panniers For Touring
Replies: 26
Views: 11609

I have Altura Orkney 56 Dryline rear panniers I haven't done any touring with them but I can get load of shopping in them. As woodsinho says they are quite bulky but I've never taken anything wet out of them. As for attachment/removal they just hook onto your rack and automatically lock on. To take ...
by dkmwt
17 Jun 2007, 7:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike type
Replies: 67
Views: 19655

JohnW: I use it quite frequently but I'm so used to going from 9 right up to 34 when approaching junctions, which is fine on the 42 ring. Trouble is I some times forget that I'm on the 55 and go from 9 to 34 and then swear cause the chain is just a little to short. it will go around these rings but ...
by dkmwt
15 Jun 2007, 12:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1139
Views: 332643

newbie in Plymouth

Name: Donald Age: 41 Location: Plymouth Occupation: Kitchen porter (wash dishes), previously factory worker of 21 years until it burned down. Ride: Trice S Status: Single (I share my house with step brother who rides a Trice Q) I've cycled as my main transport for years. Going to work, shopping and ...