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by EnquiringMind
28 Jul 2012, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 122
Views: 202649

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

700C, this is the bike: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7654823948_3d4e90e028.jpg Originally had an S5C, terrible, then an S2C, ditto (SA had to send out a missing part for me to install, then it locked up in the frame - all detailed here ). Finally the Automatix, but the shifting was silly - I'd...
by EnquiringMind
28 Jul 2012, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 122
Views: 202649

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

It's half way through unfortunately (took me two attempts because I was being cautious, first time I took it up to 13mph). If I remember correctly, the 'arms' of the spring were parallel (180 degrees) when I first took it out, or thereabouts, and closer to an acute angle (but not parallel 0 degrees)...
by EnquiringMind
28 Jul 2012, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals
Replies: 122
Views: 202649

Re: SRAM A2 Automatix; introduction to the internals

Ha, I wish I'd seen this topic earlier, as it would have saved me a little bit of anxiety! I built up an Automatix a month or two back to replace the terrible S2C but was dismayed by the early shift point, so resolved to adjust it. It's really easy, and you can see some pictures of the process along...
by EnquiringMind
25 Jul 2012, 12:24am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: What midracer?
Replies: 25
Views: 46172

Re: What midracer?

I don't think you'll get the Furai under your weight limit easily (perhaps if you go for a maximally stripped-down version), but otherwise I think it fits the bill. Fairly aerodynamic, nice handling, versatile. If you haven't read it, I wrote a little (see the Challenge website ). If you're ok to li...
by EnquiringMind
11 Jul 2012, 7:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Re: Various recumbent reviews

@MuirSR: I guess living around the corner and having too much free time, a camera and a website is all that does it. :oops: I've added the Seiran 26 (in USS, SL-II guise). I didn't get to ride the bike, but did get to sit on and otherwise poke it, and think it's worth a peek if for no other reason t...
by EnquiringMind
10 Jun 2012, 11:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Various recumbent reviews
Replies: 46
Views: 71590

Various recumbent reviews

Hi all, I've posted a few of these individually, but since I've now collated them and will keep one location up to date, I thought I'd bring people's attention to my Laid-Back-Bikes review page . It has various long ramblings and photographs of: ⋅ Bacchetta Corsa 700C ⋅ Challenge...
by EnquiringMind
7 Jun 2012, 10:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAM follow-up survey results
Replies: 9
Views: 9394

Re: IAM follow-up survey results

Naturally I was hoping the IAM would run it for me, although I suppose it doesn't have the same tabloid-attack-dog properties of their own work.
by EnquiringMind
7 Jun 2012, 8:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAM follow-up survey results
Replies: 9
Views: 9394

Re: IAM follow-up survey results

Indeed, especially as I invited people to fill it in as many times as they liked, as that was what so many people did with the IAM poll.

Nevertheless, I was suprised at both the number of people and the number of responses :)
by EnquiringMind
7 Jun 2012, 7:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAM follow-up survey results
Replies: 9
Views: 9394

Re: IAM follow-up survey results

Excellent. It just needs some colourful charts. Like any pseudo-survey, you don't say how many responses you had. Probably wise. As I was careful to point out, I believe it's as valid as the IAM survey..! I was surprised by the number of people who filled it out, although I can confirm that the IAM...
by EnquiringMind
7 Jun 2012, 1:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: IAM follow-up survey results
Replies: 9
Views: 9394

IAM follow-up survey results

Hi,

Thanks to all of you who filled in the survey I posted previously. I've now taken time to write about some of the responses:

http://mccraw.co.uk/iam-survey-fatally- ... y-implies/

Not very exciting visually, as I can't use Flickr at lunch. I'll try to primp it up later.

Thanks,
by EnquiringMind
22 May 2012, 1:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Not the IAM cycling survey!
Replies: 21
Views: 11091

Not the IAM cycling survey!

Hi chaps, Since anyone can set up a SurveyMonkey survey just like the IAM, I have done so with a variety of carefully selected questions that I'd like to challenge them with. You’ll notice these are completely impartial and free of bias O:-), and I can assure you any conclusion will be likewise. As ...
by EnquiringMind
25 Apr 2012, 7:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Spotted a Human Powered Vehicle today :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4627

Re: Spotted a Human Powered Vehicle today :(

The stock response has to be - what's your recumbent mileage? If you've not put a few hundred miles in on one, it's very hard to have a serious conversation about it, IMHO. This might come across as a little flippant but really... there's no contest in the safety stakes as far as I'm concerned. I do...
by EnquiringMind
18 Apr 2012, 8:19am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge Furai 24", West Highlands
Replies: 7
Views: 33430

Re: Challenge Furai 24", West Highlands

I also wrote up something specially on the Radical Banana bag (side panniers) that I borrowed for this trip.
by EnquiringMind
17 Apr 2012, 1:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge Furai 24", West Highlands
Replies: 7
Views: 33430

Re: Challenge Furai 24", West Highlands

It's on my commute, so I pop in fairly regularly to inspect the wares... dangerous!

There's an ICE Vortex up there and a Fujin SL, which are both more my cup of tea :)
by EnquiringMind
17 Apr 2012, 8:18am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Challenge Furai 24", West Highlands
Replies: 7
Views: 33430

Re: Challenge Furai 24", West Highlands

Hi Si, I measure to the lowest part of the upper edge of the seat. I reckon different people have different seat pads, so that makes most sense. Also note with the suspended bikes, I haven't put a man weight on to compress the shock/spring (shouldn't make much difference anyway for a rear-only setup...