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by BlackPanther
25 Aug 2016, 10:36am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 520
Views: 234689

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

BEFORE http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/image.jpg2_zpsqjsuyujf.jpg AFTER http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/image.jpg1_zpskwtfesrm.jpg No comments necessary, I already know it looks better, and I look awesome. :roll:
by BlackPanther
18 Aug 2016, 8:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice Trice Borealis.
Replies: 13
Views: 4023

Re: Ice Trice Borealis.

Very nice ride! Congrats! I bet not much of them are around. Whats underneath? A QNT? Or the wider Q? I would love to wrap my Sprint in one of these... Yes it's a QNT. Although it would fit a Sprint with a narrow track. Very expensive, but you get a 500% increase in comments, "ooohhhs", &...
by BlackPanther
17 Aug 2016, 11:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice Trice QNT looking for a new home.
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

Re: Ice Trice QNT looking for a new home.

Hi Carl, Sorry I'm not looking to buy, but curious about the wheel discs fitted to the Trice. Did you make them, if so what did you use. I have been thinking that they would be a good idea and considered using the type of corrugated plastic sheeting used for estate agent sale boards. just not too s...
by BlackPanther
17 Aug 2016, 5:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice Trice QNT looking for a new home.
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

Ice Trice QNT looking for a new home.

Before I put her on eBay, just seeing if anyone's after a Trice QNT. She's in pretty good condition, and has performed exceptionally for the couple of years I've owned her. In mint condition when I acquired her with around 1,000 miles, I've put on around another 2,500-3,000 miles. Would've been more...
by BlackPanther
16 Aug 2016, 6:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Buying mudguards
Replies: 10
Views: 2958

Re: Buying mudguards

I cut down a 26 inch skis mudguard to fit the Trice. I used a hacksaw, then just pulled it tighter by shortening the steel rods, which I also cut down to size. With the mudguard extender, and rubber grommets on the end of the rods, it looks like it was made for the 20 inch wheel. Did this on both my...
by BlackPanther
2 Jul 2016, 2:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Swap or p/ex my Trice QNT for your mid/high racer?
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Swap or p/ex my Trice QNT for your mid/high racer?

Cheers, but that's the one I traded for the Borealis. Much as I loved the Rapto low racer, I'm after a mid/high racer for a change.
by BlackPanther
30 Jun 2016, 10:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Swap or p/ex my Trice QNT for your mid/high racer?
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Swap or p/ex my Trice QNT for your mid/high racer?

I now find myself with 2 Ice Trices. One dressed up in the Borealis fairing, and my original 'naked' Trice. I p/exed my trusty Raptobike lowracer for the Borealis, but really want a fast mid or high racer. Thinking about a Bachetta Corsa/M5/Schlitter Encore type, or even another Raptobike. Long shot...
by BlackPanther
28 Jun 2016, 8:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice Trice Borealis.
Replies: 13
Views: 4023

Re: Ice Trice Borealis.

Very glad its going well for you. Regarding the lights. If you look under the mount you will find a small hole for the wireing. You will be pleased to not i managed a full 9 feet this afternoon before falling off. A significant improvement on the weekend... I did say it would take practice. Worth t...
by BlackPanther
27 Jun 2016, 10:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tyre's for Raptobike Low racer
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Tyre's for Raptobike Low racer

As mine was purely a commuter I had Marathon plus tyres front and rear (20/700). Not the fastest, but tbh it wasted all other df bikes anyway, and if I'd come across another Rapto with thinner, lighter tyres, a conversation would've been far more likely than a race!
by BlackPanther
27 Jun 2016, 10:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice Trice Borealis.
Replies: 13
Views: 4023

Ice Trice Borealis.

Here's my new baby. Did the first commute on her today. Not as bad as I expected uphill, slightly faster than the Raptobike on the flats, and utterly devastating downhill!!!!! Looking forward to the rain tomorrow to test the hood out! http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/image_zpspo1...
by BlackPanther
16 Apr 2016, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An acceptable amount to spend on cycling (per month)
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: An acceptable amount to spend on cycling (per month)

To justify my cycling expenditure (mainly to the Missus) I first point out the savings. In my case, per month I do 600-700 miles commuting. If I were to use the car, that's around £200 saved in fuel and maintenance etc......would be significantly more if we didn't have to run a car for 'social, dome...
by BlackPanther
11 Feb 2016, 7:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New Terracycle idler required. Where from though?
Replies: 2
Views: 629

New Terracycle idler required. Where from though?

Crikey, this took some investigation! Last week the Raptobike started 'clunking'. Only when pedalling hard though. Checked wheel bearings, chain, derailleur, bottom bracket bearings and even swapped pedals from the hybrid.....just couldn't find the fault. Tonight, I've just noticed that the chain wa...
by BlackPanther
16 Dec 2015, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I missed it...
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: I missed it...

If you've done 12,346 posts in 7 years, then 123,456 posts should only take 10 times longer, so in a mere 70 years, you'll see your magic number. How old are you now? :wink: Also 12346 is a special number. Just Googled it. 12346. Saraighat Express Train schedule. Yes I've got some time to kill befor...
by BlackPanther
13 Dec 2015, 9:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

Re: My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabethsdad wrote:check your front boom, it looks a bit skewed in the photo.


That's sorted, spotted it as soon as I sat on it before the test ride. Been out for a few miles today for a shakedown. Everything o.k. and I've refitted the front fairing ready for the commute tomorrow.
by BlackPanther
12 Dec 2015, 9:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

Re: My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!

The trice mesh seat tubes have a bend near the bottom, so the tube forced down holds really well. It's also taped up around the tube/seat tube at the top do it can't swivel. A cap with a small hole in the top means I can quickly slot my flag poles in. They don't call me the 'Baron of bodge' for noth...