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by EnquiringMind
3 Nov 2012, 7:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

I've added a write up on the recently completed Milan velomobile, which I was privileged to trial for an afternoon...
by EnquiringMind
30 Oct 2012, 10:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Separate ant+ speed and cadence sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 7265

Re: Separate ant+ speed and cadence sensors

That's what I did with my original Garmin sensor (back when I used the Edge 705). Alas it's a bit fiddly/fragile and either the wire or the sensor arm were taken out pretty shortly after I started using them on the road. It was also very compromised in terms of waterproofing after I sawed the casing...
by EnquiringMind
25 Oct 2012, 8:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Separate ant+ speed and cadence sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 7265

Re: Separate ant+ speed and cadence sensors

According to Google, Evans will do you the Bontrager speed sensor for £18, the cadence one a couple of pounds more - the Garmin sensor is closer to £30 so not a massive extra cost. If you did only want cadence (you're not fussed about momentary speed accuracy or you never ride in tree-lined or built...
by EnquiringMind
25 Oct 2012, 12:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Separate ant+ speed and cadence sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 7265

Separate ant+ speed and cadence sensors

Hi, I've been running a pair of discrete Bontrager Ant+ speed and cadence sensors for a while, getting around the issue of the typical Garmin sensor having a combined speed/cadence design that just doesn't work for a recumbent. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8187/8121620576_6038e492af.jpg http://mccr...
by EnquiringMind
5 Oct 2012, 8:54am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

Kinetics are actually just around the corner from my in-laws, a few miles away anyway. I did try going over once when I saw Ben is a MetaBikes dealer, but he didn't have a demo. (There's one in Edinburgh now though :P )
by EnquiringMind
4 Oct 2012, 8:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

I live just by Laid-Back, hence I'm pretty much covering the things that David's a dealer in. Always interested in odd bikes though!
by EnquiringMind
4 Oct 2012, 10:19am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

I'm still awaiting you doing a review of the Pashley PDQ.....would love to know how my old 'classic' stacks up against the exotica that you have access to! :D Well, if you're ever passing through ;-) There's the Nazca Quetzal tandem coming at some point, one of the MetaBikes range and (if Laid-Back...
by EnquiringMind
3 Oct 2012, 11:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

Well, that took an embarrassingly long time, but the RaptoBike Midracer review is now added to the list...
by EnquiringMind
26 Sep 2012, 7:16pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Winters review
Replies: 0
Views: 25957

Schwalbe Marathon Winters review

Hi, The last two bad winters I didn't consider studded tyres until they'd already sold out. Last year I bought a pair but of course it was relatively mild (although thank goodness it did snow enough to get some proper miles in on the white stuff!). Probably what most impressed me most was the obviou...
by EnquiringMind
23 Sep 2012, 11:16am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: PowerTap: Rapto midracer vs drop-bar "Strava bike"
Replies: 4
Views: 19670

Re: PowerTap: Rapto midracer vs drop-bar "Strava bike"

You might need to get your drains seen to :D
by EnquiringMind
23 Sep 2012, 10:30am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: PowerTap: Rapto midracer vs drop-bar "Strava bike"
Replies: 4
Views: 19670

PowerTap: Rapto midracer vs drop-bar "Strava bike"

Hey all, Major geek weakness I'm afraid! I picked up a PowerTap over the summer and couldn't resist trialling the RaptoBike Midracer against my drop-bar upright "Strava bike"... http://mccraw.co.uk/raptomid-power-comparison/ I discovered two things: the sky is blue and the recumbent is (mu...
by EnquiringMind
3 Sep 2012, 12:37pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

Wee bump, as I've added an in-depth look at the Fujin SL, plus short photo discussions of a Raptobike Midracer (Alfine 11, open cockpit) and Sieran 26" SLII. Also a few picture posts about a Milan velomobile :D

In-depth Raptobike midracer (stock configuration) is in the pipeline.
by EnquiringMind
30 Jul 2012, 8:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What midracer?
Replies: 25
Views: 46172

Re: What midracer?

If you kick hard you'll find it possible to break traction on slippery/loose gradients, but anyway this isn't like hitting a wet manhole cover in a turn - you'll still keep moving and pedalling (unless you slow down too much from keeping on doing it!) I can mostly sum up my experience of FWD by sayi...
by EnquiringMind
29 Jul 2012, 7:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer S2C Duomatic; Peek inside a friction box
Replies: 12
Views: 6048

Re: Sturmey Archer S2C Duomatic; Peek inside a friction box

Your suggestion that the DD pawls might be able to half-engage is interesting. Mine had smashed at the point the spring sits against, i.e. into two half pawls if that makes sense (one half remained in situ with the spring and looked fine, the other was a bit more mangled as it found its way to somet...
by EnquiringMind
28 Jul 2012, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 120
Views: 202603

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

Excellent, glad to hear it! :D

@Brucey, one of the direct drive pawls. I think the replacement internal they sent out is the same model as the one pictured - is the serial number stamped on the internal somewhere?