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by OldBloke
20 Aug 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: advice sought choosing recumbent trike
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

You probably won't get more reclined than on an Aero: http://www.greenspeed-trikes.com/aero.html

Westcountry Recumbents are their UK dealer - http://www.wrhpv.com/trikes/aero/spec/index.html.

OB
by OldBloke
5 Aug 2018, 12:04am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Weights
Replies: 16
Views: 2681

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: 1677

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: 1913

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: 1913

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: 1677

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: 1166

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: 1166

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: 955

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: 11476

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: 691

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: 1208

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: 44
Views: 12578

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: 1490

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: 3578

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...