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by squeaker
4 Jul 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trident Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 3174

Re: Trident Trike

Thank you for your reply, I found a demo ICE Adventure RS Trike going for £1950 plus delivery from Scotland. It comes with mud guards and rack, neck rest. 3 x 20" wheels with rear suspension. Equipped with Tannus 'airless' tires. Nice trike: shame about the tyres :roll: Marathon Plus tyres wou...
by squeaker
1 Jul 2019, 10:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 520
Views: 234499

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

ONETAL wrote:Not used drum brakes before and happy with mechanical disc brakes, plus they look better.
But think of the extra aerodynamic drag :shock:
by squeaker
29 Jun 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 280
Views: 5858

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

I can't do the maths but I imagine those fag packet figures are for midday in full (summer) sun? I would suggest that it could be a help but nothing more. It has to be worth the faff of plugging the thing in etc, for what you suggest is but a fraction of it's requirement. Just for fun I've done a r...
by squeaker
27 Jun 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: E bike batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: E bike batteries

Probably best to ask on pedelecs forum ;) Short answer is buy the correct replacement from Haibike, or a re-celled reconditioned battery, as it seems to be a custom casing to fit the frame. Wh (Watt hours) is a rough indicator of life per charge. Amps would normally be the maximum continuous current...
by squeaker
25 Jun 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: flat cell rear light
Replies: 0
Views: 2815

flat cell rear light

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Found outside the Coop in Steyning. (Only ID is 3818 on the back.)
PM me if you'd like it back!
by squeaker
12 Jun 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 32
Views: 4958

Re: E-scooters

kwackers wrote:Final thought, if we get more folk in cities using them it would make it easier to close more city centre roads to motor traffic...
Errm, aren't e-scooters motor traffic :roll:
by squeaker
12 Jun 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 139
Views: 9903

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

661-Pete wrote:I'll bet you're being kept busy too...

Oh Yes :lol: But pleased to be part of a Green fringe - now to get the majority to realise what's happening around us and to play their part in minimising the damage, as well a seizing the opportunities for green businesses.
by squeaker
11 Jun 2019, 9:56am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 139
Views: 9903

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

Should have posted this on 3 May - got elected to district council :shock: that's the next 4 years sorted... :roll:
by squeaker
27 May 2019, 10:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 171
Views: 3553

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Mick F wrote:Valves are electrically driven too, so no cam belt or chain.
Really? :shock: My, things have moved on. I knew valve timing was electrically controlled, but thought the heavy mechanical work was still done by the camshaft... :wink:
by squeaker
16 May 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Where to window shop for all things recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 3167

Re: Where to window shop for all things recumbent

If you know what you want and Performer make / use it, then usually they can supply at sensible prices. (Last purchase was a minibar handlebar.) Otherwise TerraCycle for a more expensive option (usually via Icletta).
by squeaker
16 May 2019, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.
Replies: 32
Views: 1859

Re: Cycling on a fast dual carriageway.

A few years ago I found myself on a grey, damp evening on the A24 (West Sussex pseudo motorway) looking for a parish hall with the wrong postcode :roll: Recumbent with 2 rear lights (one flashing): stayed in secondary position IIRC and no real issues but it was after the evening rush, and I would wo...
by squeaker
9 May 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Interlaced spokes, or not?

That's an FX, I think, which seems to have the seat a bit further forward than my older model (with it's non interlaced wheels front and rear). But I agree that there is some forward bias. (I might have been getting confused with a Mistral I had, which had the most interesting heel strike from time ...
by squeaker
9 May 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Interlaced spokes, or not?

Thanks, Brucey. IIRC I did stress relieve using the 'squeezing spokes together' method, but this was the first wheel I built ;) Static weight distribution with me on it is about 50:50 F:R, though of course under heavy braking this gets close to 100:0 :lol:
by squeaker
9 May 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interlaced spokes, or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Interlaced spokes, or not?

Just lost a front spoke on a 2-cross 406 rimmed (32h DA16) wheel with SP dynohub. Built myself about 7 years ago (basically copied a disc braked wheel I'd had built professionally): failure at the point where the interlaced plain 14g spokes cross - suspect fretting + crevice corrosion, so probably s...