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by PAB855
26 Jul 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam

Very many thanks for all that detail, I now have no excuse for losing my way

Cheers
by PAB855
25 Jul 2018, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Map of Ijmuiden to Amsterdam

What's the best way to obtain a map of the cycle route from the DFDS ferry port at Ijmuiden to Amsterdam? We are cycling from the ferry to join our boat bike tour boat in Amsterdam. I know the VVV shop in Ijmuiden sells them,but we want to get on a cycle route as close to the ferry arrival point as ...
by PAB855
29 Jun 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Thanks Hercule, not least for reminding me of the legendary Sheldon Brown who for some reason had gone off my radar! I used to refer to him frequently. I am again astonished at his wealth of knowledge and the masses of useful detail on his sight. I can now put the sliderule away, he's done it all fo...
by PAB855
29 Jun 2018, 10:40am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Things have moved on and I'm having another think about this gearing problem. Taking on board the foregoing suggestions, it would appear that I can get close to my target of a 80inches top gear if I use a 50 tooth chainwheel and a Sunrace 7 speed Megarange which has an 13tooth top gear. This combina...
by PAB855
17 Jun 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Chainring change

Yes, all changed over after removing four links. The rear mech is at about its limit, but it all works fine in my garage.
Tomorrow is test day. Fingers crossed.

Cheers
by PAB855
11 Jun 2018, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakeblock attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Brakeblock attachment

Thanks tatanab. That makes sense. It is a good idea. I'm surprised I hadn't come across them before. That's another bit of fine tuning to get this bike ready for the SportiveLakes Le Loafeur. It wouldn't do to turn up unprepared, even at my modest level of performance! You've saved my bacon, thanks ...
by PAB855
11 Jun 2018, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brakeblock attachment
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Brakeblock attachment

20180611_120453_resized.jpg What is this for? It's on both brake blocks front and back of 1982(?) Raleigh Competition. I have been told they should be the other way round and are to cut down vibration by taking up the space between the blocks and the stays or the blocks and the front forks. Any ans...
by PAB855
9 Jun 2018, 2:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Chainring change

Order placed with Spa Cycles for a 48, 34.

Many thanks to all
by PAB855
9 Jun 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

I've had a half hour chat with the mechanic and for just now at least we are leaving things as they are. The trike is running beautifully. It has taken 4years of trying different pedal powered machines over many many miles and this one is doing 99percent of what we would like and life's too short fo...
by PAB855
8 Jun 2018, 7:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

There's an 11,28 freewheel cassette by Shimano, would that solve the problem or is there a width issue? Hercule, thanks, just trying to get my head round these possibilities. See my previous entry for the chainrings spec, 140mm 4point fixing.. A larger chainrings would bring up a problem for my wife...
by PAB855
7 Jun 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Chainring change

Thanks both of you

Firstly, Spa give plenty of choice. I think a 48/34 would do fine.

The upper jockey wheel is already close to the sprockets so changing the rear end doesn't look possible.

The photo of the adaptor looks as if it's what was described to me.

I'm further forward anyway.

Cheers
by PAB855
7 Jun 2018, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Chainring change

I have a 1982 road bike but am no longer able to use the big ring and don't have low enough gearing for modest hills using the inner ring and bottom gear Is it possible to change from a 52, 42 to something like a 42, 32 or 34. I realise the 5 point fixings PCD is 150mm(?) and that's about the same a...
by PAB855
7 Jun 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Thanks Squeeker, it's all useful information. I have emailed the cycle mechanic, these forum entries all help me to understand what's going on before I speak to him again.

Cheers
by PAB855
6 Jun 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2608

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

I'm wondering if it's possible to change the front triple because by my calculations, to achieve a top gear as before with 11t rear, 44t t front and 20inch wheel, gave a top gear of only 80inches, Now that the Shimano Megarange is installed, with a 14t , it would need a 56t chainring to achieve an 8...