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by OldBloke
5 Aug 2018, 12:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Weights
Replies: 16
Views: 2585

Re: Trike Weights

liffy99,

You can reduce the irritation of rubbing by wearing gym compression shorts.

Weight loss is only 10-20% exercise and the rest is food intake. Reduce portion sizes, cut down on between-meal snacks and eliminate sugary drinks (including artificially sweetened ones).

OB
by OldBloke
27 Jul 2018, 10:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

Some trikes, like the Greenspeed, have quick releases for the front wheels which result in a small fold that should easily fit in the TT.

Azub (azub.eu) also have easily removable front wheels and an option for a very small fold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twyS_ymq-KE

OB
by OldBloke
24 Jul 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP Velotechnik Speedmachine
Replies: 22
Views: 1737

Re: HP Velotechnik Speedmachine

Yet a fellow rider here didn't like the aeros on his Schlitter and swapped to a tiller, which seemed to work better for him.

OB
by OldBloke
24 Jul 2018, 2:11am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: HP Velotechnik Speedmachine
Replies: 22
Views: 1737

Re: HP Velotechnik Speedmachine

I'm also finding the comments interesting. I have a Challenge Hurricane with tiller bars and even having put nearly 500km on it I still don't feel comfortable. I wonder whether aero bars would make a difference for me.

OB
by OldBloke
20 Jul 2018, 1:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike - should I ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: Recumbent trike - should I ?

The recumbent riding position uses different muscles to an upright (diamond frame - DF) position. If you have had some muscle wastage it could take three months or so to develop your 'bent legs. Once you get to a similar level of fitness to before you should find that you will be slightly slower up ...
by OldBloke
25 Jun 2018, 6:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?

While you're at it add a capacitor to give you a standby light function.
by OldBloke
24 Jun 2018, 12:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?
Replies: 20
Views: 995

Re: Multiple dynamo powered rear lights?

The bottle dynamo I have produces AC into a halogen bulb. To run LED I will need to insert a rectifier into the circuit. So that will probably be the first thing to check. A 2.4W or 3.0W dynamo would have plenty of power for a few rear lights. Some dynamos have limiters to protect from blowing light...
by OldBloke
17 Jun 2018, 10:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gears query
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: Gears query

belgiangoth,

It would help to know
- what sort of bars?
- underseat, overseat?
- brand of rear derailleur, how many speed, road or mountain?


Shimano MTB 9(?), 10 and 11 speeds have a different pull ratio to road and SRAM.

OB
by OldBloke
6 Jun 2018, 12:53am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Getting into the recumbent cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 10626

Re: Getting into the recumbent cycling

Jonathan,

Even very fit cyclists take time to develop their 'bent legs. There is a new set of muscles involved that will take time to strengthen - 3 - 6 months some have suggested. Give them time.


The cheapest place to reduce weight on our trikes is from our waists :D .


OB
by OldBloke
5 Jun 2018, 12:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Upskilling
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Upskilling

Check there's no sideways movement in the swingarm. Worn swingarm bushes can affect stability.

OB
by OldBloke
4 Jun 2018, 11:49am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: what to buy..... decisions, decisions

sharpedge, why have you decided on not a low riding position? Because you have trouble standing or for some other reason?

OB
by OldBloke
24 May 2018, 5:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front jersey pockets
Replies: 42
Views: 4517

Re: Front jersey pockets

These folks have recently started advertising front pocket jerseys in both long and short sleeves:
http://dtrecumbents.com.au/DTRecumbents ... rseys.html

OB
by OldBloke
9 May 2018, 3:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Would I dare a Bent
Replies: 26
Views: 1387

Re: Would I dare a Bent

Roughly: LWB = long wheel base (front wheel ahead of pedals) CLWB = compact long wheel base (pedals above and to rear of front wheel axle) SWB = short wheel base (pedals above and in front of wheel) USS = under seat steering ASS = above seat steering (can be hamster or superman or.... :roll: ) Name...
by OldBloke
3 May 2018, 12:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3451

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

AFAIK All current and recent shimano RD's have the same pull MTB & Road (excluding 11 speed). Shimano FD's are different, so you can't use "MTB" shifters on "Road" cranks/rings and FD's and vice versa. 10 speed road are definitely different to MTB. When I changed to MTB dera...
by OldBloke
8 Mar 2018, 3:31am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike
Replies: 32
Views: 3451

Re: Short drop deralier for 20" wheel trike

Another thing to be aware of is that Shimano style rear derailleurs (RDs) for road have different shifter requirements to MTB RDs. If you change between road and MTB RDs you will also have to change shifters. I think this applies to 9, 10 and 11 speed RDs, not to 6-8 speed. As far as I know SRAM der...