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by BlackPanther
12 Dec 2015, 6:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

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

Plumbing pipe, wrapped in insulating tape.
by BlackPanther
12 Dec 2015, 5:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 2677

My Trice lives!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yes, I am a happy chappie. Just finished swapping over the cruciform. New kingpin and steering bearings, new track rod ends, new brake and gear cables, new chain, new chain tube brackets, new hand grips, and cleaned out the drum brakes and did the tracking. Gotta say, I luckily had everything in ...
by BlackPanther
10 Dec 2015, 6:21am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice will live again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

Re: My Trice will live again.

Yes, exactly. :D Can I get one in through the front door, through the living room and down the hall. We live in a bungalow. The bike shed is the spare bedroom. :D Depends. The quoted track width for the QNT is 695mm, 100mm narrower than standard. However, with q/r wheels it's a bit wider. I can't g...
by BlackPanther
7 Dec 2015, 6:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice will live again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1239

My Trice will live again.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll258/carlpanther/image_zps5ohgwd5q.jpeg My box of bits arrived today. New cruciform, bearings and caps, ball joints, caps, tube clips, and a new rack bracket (lost one, it's in the garage somewhere-I'll find it now of course.) Gonna wait till the weekend though s...
by BlackPanther
4 Dec 2015, 6:15am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice is dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: My Trice is dead.

That's good advice. In hindsight I should have thoroughly checked everything, as I had a gear skipping problem in the run up to the failure. Checked chain, cassette, derailleur, cables etc. Found a frayed cable, replaced, problem persisted. Looks like the twisting of the rear frame was to blame. Who...
by BlackPanther
2 Dec 2015, 8:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice is dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: My Trice is dead.

Just ordered a new cruciform, far cheaper than feared, good discount so very happy with Ice. Went for bearings fitted, so should be a doddle to swap over. I've stuck with red as it matches all my gear. She should be back up and running in time for the bad weather.
by BlackPanther
24 Nov 2015, 5:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice is dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: My Trice is dead.

Hello Carl. I got mine done a few years ago in Misterton. I'll get the number tomorrow. The person is/was a cycling friend of my brother. I think his firm is at Gainsborough. I would think brazing would be better if sleeving the joint. Are you sure this isn't covered under warranty, as it seems cat...
by BlackPanther
22 Nov 2015, 10:51am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice is dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: My Trice is dead.

BTW if you want to get it weld repaired and just can't find anyone to do it, it is the kind of thing that I'd do, not too expensive. cheers I'd jump at that. From past experience with recumbent riders though, I suspect you either live in Torquay, or Aberdeen. Every time I've bought a new machine I'...
by BlackPanther
22 Nov 2015, 6:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice is dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

Re: My Trice is dead.

The straw coloured stuff is just a piece of plastic, presumably there to avoid direct contact between the sections and aid tightening/prevent seizure? Looks like it's there as standard. I've sent off an email to Ice, so fingers crossed. If cost is too much, then I'll go down the repair route. I'm no...
by BlackPanther
20 Nov 2015, 6:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: My Trice is dead.
Replies: 25
Views: 2732

My Trice is dead.

After advice on what to do about this. On the way home, I thought I'd been caught in a big side wind, but naaaah, t'was the frame giving up the ghost. The damage looks pretty catastrophic to me, but could this be welded? I'm pretty sure that a whole new rear from Ice would cost me far more than it's...
by BlackPanther
3 Oct 2015, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 31% increase in cycling Road casualties 2007 to 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1691

Re: 31% increase in cycling Road casualties 2007 to 2014

I'm all for adverts which would show the vulnerability of cyclists. An advert that also shows that for every cyclist there is (usually) one less car on the road for other drivers to get stuck behind. An advert that shows the health benefits. That shows the financial benefits. That shows the pollutio...
by BlackPanther
12 Sep 2015, 6:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Flags and visibility
Replies: 20
Views: 3020

Re: Flags and visibility

Movement of lamps and reflectors 12.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), no person shall use, or cause or permit to be used, on a road any vehicle to which, or to any load or equipment of which, there is fitted a lamp, reflector or marking which is capable of being moved by swivelling, deflectin...
by BlackPanther
12 Sep 2015, 9:47am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Flags and visibility
Replies: 20
Views: 3020

Re: Flags and visibility

I always use a flag, high viz, and daytime lights. The appeal about a flag to me is that it flaps around, and having seen it in action, the motion of it is really unusual. Unusual gets me noticed, and I'm all for being noticed on busy A roads. The flag, the high viz, the lights, the high speeds, and...
by BlackPanther
22 Aug 2015, 2:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Distance
Replies: 12
Views: 4759

Re: Distance

My longest ride is usually my commute, 12 miles each way, occasionally coming home the long way round. One weekend I decided to cycle from home (Doncaster) to my Brothers in Milton Keynes. I planned to stop around Melton Mowbray, but couldn't find a decent and safe place to pitch the tent, so ended ...
by BlackPanther
24 May 2015, 7:49pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 280
Views: 71821

Re: Up for a ride?

I think I'm the only bent rider in the whole county (though I am aware of others further afield). I ride past shop windows to give myself the illusion of other riders about... I sometimes get into a conversation with someone when out riding that goes along the lines of, there's someone else with on...