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by squeaker
29 Sep 2007, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recumbent rain wear....?
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

Re: Recumbent rain wear....?

Biscuit wrote:Also interested in finding 'zip off' 3/4 trousers (not shorts or shorts + 3/4s).
Zip off?!? I like Endura 3/4 Humvees, though I had to modify the hem to take elasticated chord as the velcro closures were uncomfortable. (And I don't use the padded inner, unless I'm on my MTB.)
by squeaker
24 Aug 2007, 9:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pedestrians on cycleways
Replies: 27
Views: 4189

It may interest you to know that even where a cycle path has a solid white line down the middle, with cyclists having one side and pedestrians the other, the law is that cyclists must not cross into the pedestrian part, but that pedestrians may walk in the cyclists part. Just like roads / footpaths...
by squeaker
23 Aug 2007, 8:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon or Marathon Plus tyres ?
Replies: 42
Views: 11110

On the subject of Schwalbe tyres: I have run Marathon Slicks on my hybrid for commuting, got 2 punctures within a week, they seem prone to cuts. Interesting: if you'd had said Marathon Racers are prone to cuts I'd have agreed wholeheartedly, as they use a softer tread compound. Maybe the Slicks I a...
by squeaker
22 Aug 2007, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon or Marathon Plus tyres ?
Replies: 42
Views: 11110

A question to marathon users. Do they work with a bottle dynamo? My current tyres have a narrow ridged section on the sidewall. Is there anything like that on marathon (or marathon pluses). Thanks IME Marathon, Marathon Slick and Marathon Racer have circumferential sidewall bands with radial ribbin...
by squeaker
8 Aug 2007, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclist Dismount' signs and the law
Replies: 28
Views: 7759

And roads too!

As a point of interest, I believe that the HC definition is actually wrong in law in one important respect (can anyone confirm this?) AIUI pedestrians are entitled to walk on cycle paths. In the interests of safety, the HC ought to point that out and not imply that cyclists have exclusive rights wh...
by squeaker
4 Aug 2007, 9:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclist Dismount' signs and the law
Replies: 28
Views: 7759

Ho, ho, ho: not compulsory, just get misused :( In the case of the Lancing - Shoreham cycle track, they inform you (the cyclist) that the next bit is a footpath, despite it looking just like the previous bit (of shared use path) that you were legally cycling on.... AFIK the intention is to lay down ...
by squeaker
2 Aug 2007, 10:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Cyclist Dismount' signs and the law
Replies: 28
Views: 7759

Re: 'Cyclist Dismount' signs and the law

Are they really only 'advisory' as I've been advised by a few people? Not a lawyer (as the following will demonstrate) but I think that they are there to remind / advise cyclists that, technically speaking, cycling is 'not allowed on this bit' because, in law, its a footpath, as opposed to the bit ...
by squeaker
2 Jul 2007, 9:35am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Front disc brake
Replies: 16
Views: 10055

Better in some conditions

The good ones are better if very muddy or descending fast, but can squeal in the wet. Also offer advantages over rim brakes for small, heavily loaded, wheels (e.g. recumbent fronts) but, for civility and effectiveness, the SA drums on the front of my Trice are excellent :)
by squeaker
1 Jul 2007, 6:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbent choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

'bent bike vs 'bent trike

A few thoughts (based on comparison of Grasshopper, Mistral and Trice 'S') - bikes ~ 10% faster (max velocity and average speed) - cornering fast on a bike is more 'elegant' - just 'crank it in', cf drifting a trike - sliding a trike is less stressful :wink: - 300mm higher seat position on bikes mos...
by squeaker
22 Jun 2007, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: buying bikes on ebay..safe or stupid
Replies: 9
Views: 2462

Re: buying bikes on ebay..safe or stupid

IMHO: If from real world bike dealers probably OK, and most private sellers: always check the ratings (and read the red ones). But can you / do you want to try the bike first? This would also give contact with the seller, which might give you confidence re: any subsequent transaction.
by squeaker
18 Jun 2007, 11:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon or Marathon Plus tyres ?
Replies: 42
Views: 11110

horizon wrote:It looks as though they more or less make it up (which Schwalbe admit!), apart from getting the diameter and rim width correct.
Yep! As usual, Sheldon has some useful words / links.
by squeaker
18 Jun 2007, 9:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon or Marathon Plus tyres ?
Replies: 42
Views: 11110

Tyre sizes

A lot of useful stuff here.
by squeaker
2 Jun 2007, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for a cheap cycle computer
Replies: 16
Views: 6562

I've just got a sigma 500 from the LBS for a £10er it does: current speed trip distance total distance ride time current time plus you can change the mount through ninety degrees to allow you to mount it to the stem (cos my bars are too full of lights and map holders and stuff) Another vote for the...
by squeaker
2 Jun 2007, 1:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Ground Effect - New Zealand
Replies: 24
Views: 9357

Excellent kit

My Rock Lobster shirt is definitely my favourite. Pity they don't do recumbent specific gear :cry:
by squeaker
30 May 2007, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why don't bikes have integrated racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2825

Most touring recumbents do offer a well integrated rack

Yet another recumbent advantage :lol: