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by Dave W
8 Apr 2017, 9:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Easy Street
Replies: 2
Views: 6967

Re: Easy Street

Had to Google that one :D
by Dave W
30 Mar 2017, 6:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Those with shortened cranks
Replies: 109
Views: 26543

Re: Those with shortened cranks

mmm, sounds a bit low geared. I use every available gear on just about every ride i reckon including the top end.

Don't think the tiagra can be shortened much as it's fluted on the inside for much of it's length, otherwise I would consider that.
by Dave W
29 Mar 2017, 11:30am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Those with shortened cranks
Replies: 109
Views: 26543

Re: Those with shortened cranks

Tiagra double compact 52 34? Can't remember. 11 - 34 ten speed on the back. 172.5 cranks if I remember correctly. Fair bit of knee pain after a good ride.
by Dave W
28 Mar 2017, 9:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Those with shortened cranks
Replies: 109
Views: 26543

Re: Those with shortened cranks

So do shorter cranks make you faster uphill? I did another 63miler Sunday. Into wind I found it relatively easy to match df's probably faster. I left the slower group and chased the medium group. On the return leg I struggled to stay in touch downwind and definitely couldn't match the medium group u...
by Dave W
27 Mar 2017, 7:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Small bag for harshell seat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7523

Re: Small bag for harshell seat?

Couple of tubes, jacket, gels, same stuff you'd carry normally.
I like the look of this but I still won't pay that kind of money :D
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by Dave W
27 Mar 2017, 5:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Small bag for harshell seat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7523

Re: Small bag for harshell seat?

forgot to say I'm looking at cheap but functional. There is no way I'm prepared to pay 130 euro's, dollars or whatever for a bag :shock:
by Dave W
27 Mar 2017, 5:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Small bag for harshell seat?
Replies: 12
Views: 7523

Small bag for harshell seat?

What have you found that fits? I read somewhere that a Lowepro camera bag will fit by slipping the rain cover over the top of the seat. Don't know which model it was though. I have a Brainbox by Bacchetta but it's a lot bigger than I need this time of year.
by Dave W
26 Mar 2017, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37748

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

63 miles on them this morning - I'm impressed. Very comfy and pretty quick. Didn't seem any slower than my 25's at much higher pressures.
by Dave W
25 Mar 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Those with shortened cranks
Replies: 109
Views: 26543

Re: Those with shortened cranks

Considering how long recumbents have been around I'm surprised nobody seems to have worked it out.
by Dave W
25 Mar 2017, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37748

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Well, the bike went well this morning in 700c mode with Michelin endurance pro's at 100psi. Much more stable with the carbon forks and bigger wheels (apart from a sudden heel strike on one junction) Had a job to see though, as my eyeballs were bouncing in their sockets at times. Hypers arrived today...
by Dave W
25 Mar 2017, 7:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37748

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Yes, gone to 700c but only 25mm tyres at the moment which I'm expecting to give a harsh ride, not had time to get out yet. Performance has been a long way below what I was lead to believe these bikes were capable of.The idea is to do what I can with the bike within reason without draining the bank b...
by Dave W
24 Mar 2017, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37748

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

I've just bought the 32's off this forum. The plan is to put them on my recumbent. The roads are shocking here in Wilts. What pressures do you suggest for them?
by Dave W
23 Mar 2017, 7:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tapered Top Cap
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Tapered Top Cap

Thanks for the offer but I ordered a new one last night. I reckon it will be ok for now as the clamp area is so big.
The 26" forks I took off were surprisingly heavy, I have now converted to 700c so hopefully that's the last of the spending. :shock:
by Dave W
22 Mar 2017, 9:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tapered Top Cap
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Tapered Top Cap

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-pa ... ce-headset

That would do it I reckon 10.5mm stack height then I could add a spacer?

What a useful forum this is.