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by BlackPanther
22 Sep 2012, 4:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Wheel disc covers fitted.
Replies: 0
Views: 19682

Wheel disc covers fitted.

I dropped on some 'old school' (bmx) disc covers on ebay. After much faffing trying to fit 2 discs on each wheel, I gave up and just fitted the outers. The Sturmeys make fitting on the inside problematic to say the least, so I resorted to tie wraps. They came with dodgy graphics http://www.ebay.co.u...
by BlackPanther
17 Sep 2012, 8:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Now that recumbents don't seem so expensive...
Replies: 116
Views: 27566

Re: Now that recumbents don't seem so expensive...

There seem to be two main barriers to becoming a recumbent rider 1. The cost 2. The 'I'll look different!' factor (probably not in that order) For me it's neither of those. I would love an ICE trike. They look so much fun and great to ride. The cost is high, but I could justify it quite easily. My ...
by BlackPanther
16 Sep 2012, 7:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Now that recumbents don't seem so expensive...
Replies: 116
Views: 27566

Re: Now that recumbents don't seem so expensive...

There seem to be two main barriers to becoming a recumbent rider 1. The cost 2. The 'I'll look different!' factor (probably not in that order) The vastly increased numbers of rich cyclists on the road (MAMILS) surely trumps the first, for the price of a a carbon racer you can buy a pretty good recu...
by BlackPanther
15 Sep 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front fairing-----fitting lights.
Replies: 3
Views: 22914

Front fairing-----fitting lights.

I wasn't happy with my lights shining through the fairing, and due to me having to carry the Trice through the front door, I needed to make the lights easy to move.......if only I'd bought a narrow track version! I made it (some may say 'bodged it') using some old bar end grips, a length of push-fit...
by BlackPanther
13 Sep 2012, 6:34pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where do you buy wheel discs/covers from?
Replies: 3
Views: 23905

Re: Where do you buy wheel discs/covers from?

Yeah, I will when the auctions over.....just wondered if anyone ran them on their 'bents?
by BlackPanther
12 Sep 2012, 6:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where do you buy wheel discs/covers from?
Replies: 3
Views: 23905

Where do you buy wheel discs/covers from?

Does anyone know where to buy these from? There's a Vortex on ebay at the moment... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140846960840?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 .....but as I'm not going to bid on it, it's a bit cheeky to ask where he got them from. I'm a bit of a high viz, and have...
by BlackPanther
8 Sep 2012, 6:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where can I mount a computer?
Replies: 17
Views: 48688

Re: Where can I mount a computer?

At the moment I have mine mounted (bodged with tie wraps/insulating tape) to the bottle mount. Not for long though, as I've just fitted the windrap fairing, and so I'll fit it to the top bar. Just got to lengthen the wire first. (Speaker wire works well for extending wired cycle computers.) http://i...
by BlackPanther
8 Sep 2012, 6:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 520
Views: 234726

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

My Ice Trice 'S'. I've just acquired the Windrap fairing and fitted it today!

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by BlackPanther
26 Aug 2012, 7:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 520
Views: 234726

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

My first 'bent, the Bacchetta Strada. http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/c-1.jpg Then I bought the Ice Trice 'S'. http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/S1051564.jpg And my recently acquired Optima Baron. http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/S1051557.j...
by BlackPanther
9 Jul 2012, 7:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE Trice Q _QNT owners
Replies: 12
Views: 44238

Re: ICE Trice Q _QNT owners

I've not had any real traction issues with my Trice 'S'. I have a Marathon+ on the rear (Duranos up front) and I've only had a few spins when setting off quick in the wet on tarmac. I've done a bit of mild off-roading, and predictably, the rear spins on grass, but on gravelly paths it's pretty good....
by BlackPanther
24 Mar 2012, 8:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Suitable Recumbent Clothing
Replies: 18
Views: 37551

Re: Suitable Recumbent Clothing

I wear the same gear on the Bacchetta as I did when I used the road bike. Northwave thermal bib and jersey for the Winter, Castelli jersey and leggings for Spring/Autumn, and for the 4 or 5 days of Summer we get, I wear my Scott t-shirt/shorts. None of my tops have zips on the back so no probs there...
by BlackPanther
17 Mar 2012, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The problem with upright bikes is...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: The problem with upright bikes is...

After nearly 2 months/800 miles on my Strada, I can confidently say that I've had fewer close passes than in the last 2 years/10,000 miles on my upright road/hybrid bikes. Apart from a couple of peds mis-judging my approach speed, and one woman who almost left-hooked me, I've had no near misses. The...
by BlackPanther
4 Feb 2012, 4:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recommend a recumbent bike please
Replies: 14
Views: 32926

Re: recommend a recumbent bike please

Obviously, the best way is to 'try before you buy'. That's not always easy though. I live in Doncaster and there are no recumbent dealers any where near me! I just did stacks of t'internet research, and decided I wanted a mid racer. Unfortunately, the one I wanted (a Challenge Furai) was gonna cost ...
by BlackPanther
20 Jan 2012, 11:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145992

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

I'm the only recumbent rider in Doncaster! Bacchetta Strada.
by BlackPanther
3 Jan 2012, 1:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: fully loaded bikes (not touring)
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: fully loaded bikes (not touring)

Russcoles wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac5FNV_UOO4


What amazes me is just how close the silver car passes. A cyclist carrying a fridge freezer and he leaves him 2 less than 2 foot!