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by Lodge
7 Jul 2016, 9:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pound to Euro parity by year end?
Replies: 170
Views: 5341

Re: Pound to Euro parity by year end?

Let's bring this back to bicycles for a while. I hope that the lower GBP will lead to better overseas sales for companies such as ICE and Brompton. As an expat in the EU I'm in the market for an off road capable trike. Financially this makes ICE rather more attractive. Also it's a pity I bought my B...
by Lodge
3 Jul 2016, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: EV15 on a trike
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: EV15 on a trike

If you want another opinion on the Heinzmann have a look at Chris Rust's blog https://sevenleagueboots.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/bionic-tandem-part-3/ . They have a Heinzmann fitted to their Hase Pino. Hauling two people is a serious test of a 250 W motor system. Not perfect, but it seems to do the j...
by Lodge
3 Jul 2016, 1:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling/Bike Advice Needed
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Cycling/Bike Advice Needed

By the sound of it you know your limits. You are not under medical supervision. You know you are missing 40% of your heart muscle but your spirit is high. It is excellent and to be applauded to want to get out and be "normal". Just make sure you have your mobile phone and a lock for the bi...
by Lodge
4 Jun 2016, 9:48pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: 2.5 million people with cancer in UK
Replies: 22
Views: 1184

Re: 2.5 million people with cancer in UK

personally I'm not so afraid of cancer. My mother died from pancreatic cancer - 4 months from diagnosis to death. Aged 63 (only 4 years older than I am now). On the other hand my wife's father had a stroke. One day he was an active bird-watcher walking the countrside on a daily basis. The next, para...
by Lodge
4 Jun 2016, 9:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Allergy testing
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Allergy testing

Get yourself referred to an allergy specialist. Food allergy is remarkably common. Clinical researchers are developing procedures to desensitise patients by slowly escalating levels of the offending foodstuff, whether it be peanut, milk or shellfish or something else. Experimentally, the anti-IgE mo...
by Lodge
22 May 2016, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: EV15 on a trike
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: EV15 on a trike

Sounds really interesting - please, let us know how you get on. My wife and I had a go on the Protanium powered version of the Kett when we went to the Eurobike exhibition in Germany - absolutely superb. We wanted to know how the motor felt before we retro-fitted one to our Hase Pino. It pulls the t...
by Lodge
16 May 2016, 8:12am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145614

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Hi, I'm Phil living in the Alsace area of France, close to Basel. Originally from Castle Bromwich, just outside Birmingham. I have a Bacchetta Giro 20-24 ATT plus half share in a Hase Pino. Others include a Brompton and Patria Terra.
by Lodge
15 May 2016, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: EV15 on a trike
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: EV15 on a trike

I've not got a trike but have cycled the section of EV15 from Basel to about 30 km north. No problem. It's a shale track, well maintained. My wife and I live close by in France and work in Basel (the canal d'Huningue is often a part of my extended commute to work). Non-standard HPVs are popular in G...
by Lodge
8 May 2016, 4:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 227098

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Hi, I'm a recent convert to the recumbent lifestyle, just 1600 km so far. But reaping the rewards in terms of no tingling in the hands, no back ache and a much improved ability to see the scenery as one cycles through the countryside. Being short in the leg, a Bacchetta Giro 26 ATT frame kit was bui...
by Lodge
27 Apr 2016, 5:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC Rohloff X1 chain
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: KMC Rohloff X1 chain

I am trying the X1 after going through two other cheap chains. Both were out of specification within 5000 km using the same wax treatment with no chaincase and same mudguard and flap and same types of usage, mainly commuting (as mentioned in follow up on the other thread). On each chain change I rev...
by Lodge
26 Apr 2016, 9:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: KMC Rohloff X1 chain
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: KMC Rohloff X1 chain

Good evening.

I commented regarding a KMC X1 chain on a Rohloff in another thread on greasing chains a little while ago...

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=104069&start=15#p996954

The experiment is still ongoing - now at 9650 km and definitely still well within specifications.
by Lodge
30 Mar 2016, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Greasing a chain
Replies: 46
Views: 2405

Re: Greasing a chain

My primary to/from work bike is a Patria Terra tourer with Rohloff and open chain. It has wide mudguards and, most importantly, an extended mudflap on the front to prevent mud coating the bottom bracket and chainwheel (no cost, cut from old plastic table mat). My ride to work is often on a gritty ca...
by Lodge
29 Mar 2016, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Greasing a chain
Replies: 46
Views: 2405

Re: Greasing a chain

I've been using a home made wax mixture for the last 20000 km. It's a mix of candle wax and motorcycle gearbox oil (with some form of PTFE additive) approximately 50:50 to achieve some level of 'stick' to the chain but without being too attractive to dust. The first two cheap chains (7 euros apiece)...