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by lukehall
31 Mar 2015, 3:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Re: Sharing my excitement!

Fantastic news today! The bike is finished and will hopefully be with me on Thursday ready for the long weekend!

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More pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66067108@N08/16987675881/in/photostream/
by lukehall
17 Mar 2015, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drivers on Phones - What Can we do ?
Replies: 44
Views: 9966

Re: Drivers on Phones - What Can we do ?

The problem with video is often the reflection off the windows causes you not to be able to see inside, even if they do its near impossible to get the police to actually do anything about it as Bob said.
by lukehall
16 Mar 2015, 3:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Braking options for trikes, especially parking brake?
Replies: 7
Views: 7241

Re: Braking options for trikes, especially parking brake?

So I was thinking of converting that to a double pull lever to operate both front drums. I guess it could be a little fiddly to set up but assume that a double V brake lever will operate SA drums? Has anyone tried this? I'm not sure that V-brake levers are the correct type: I think they have the wr...
by lukehall
16 Mar 2015, 2:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Re: Sharing my excitement!

The QR needs to come off and a proper skewer put on :wink: though also the proper seat and wheels...
by lukehall
16 Mar 2015, 1:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Re: Sharing my excitement!

I was sent this pic over the weekend, parts are just there for looks. My wheels are still being built and the seat has not arrived yet.

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by lukehall
14 Mar 2015, 11:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Re: Sharing my excitement!

Thanks for the advice guys!
by lukehall
13 Mar 2015, 4:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Re: Sharing my excitement!

So David is building it up with Shimano 5800 and come wheels build at the local bike shop near Laid back. Currently they're waiting on some shimano 11 speed flat bar road shifters which are apparently unavailable everywhere until next week :( 11 speed has proved to be a pain in the ass, causing all ...
by lukehall
13 Mar 2015, 4:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Re: Sharing my excitement!

Yes, yes it is! :D
by lukehall
13 Mar 2015, 2:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sharing my excitement!
Replies: 23
Views: 8552

Sharing my excitement!

I am a happy owner of an ICE QNT and find it wonderful and comfortable for long distances, however I have longed for something more speedy. In Feb I contacted David at Laid back to ask about two wheelers and after much disccussion (I think we're past 50 emails!) with him being incredibly helpful. I ...
by lukehall
25 Jun 2014, 4:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Touring on a Trike
Replies: 53
Views: 23238

Re: Touring on a Trike

mrjemm, the QNT is slightly narrower than the sprint, I believe the sprint is an inbetween of the Q and the QNT (I seem to remember its about 5cm wider than a QNT). I believe the stem length on the sprint is also longer so the bars are further back from the wheels than on the QNT.
by lukehall
25 Jun 2014, 9:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Touring on a Trike
Replies: 53
Views: 23238

Re: Touring on a Trike

By default they are wider than the QNT ones and will not fit, you would need to cut at least a few CM off them in order not to have the wheels rubbing. You would not cut the central section, ad the limit is where the track rods bolt into it. This limits the insertion depth of the two handlebars, I b...
by lukehall
24 Jun 2014, 1:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Touring on a Trike
Replies: 53
Views: 23238

Re: Touring on a Trike

Forgive me for going off topic, but are those the new handlebars you have on your QNT? I was wondering about them for my trike: with Big Apples fitted, there's precious little space for my hands even with the handlebars at their narrowest. I'd be curious if you find an advantage in them, assuming y...
by lukehall
20 Jun 2014, 3:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Touring on a Trike
Replies: 53
Views: 23238

Re: Touring on a Trike

I have a tubus on my QNT, the struts off a ICE rack are slightly shorter than I'd have liked even after I straighened them out

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/t310mqh736ng ... BTN3Roa8Xa
by lukehall
10 Jun 2014, 5:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone doing the london to cambridge?
Replies: 1
Views: 12004

Anyone doing the london to cambridge?

Hello,

I think I've seen a video suggesting quackers doing this in the past? Is anyone planning on doing it on a recumbent this year?

I was wondering on how you got your trike to/from this in the past, is it a case of either driving it or cycling it?
by lukehall
30 Apr 2014, 4:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Hard Shell vs Mesh Seat
Replies: 27
Views: 18134

Re: Hard Shell vs Mesh Seat

That's because of the metal side wings they used to use, I have a hardshell (from OC) and they're nice and light, the ventisit adds a bit of weight though. I don't miss the lack of side wings though I do covert the newer airpro seats. I find the hardshell very comfortable, it does dig into my rear a...