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by canoesailor
18 Dec 2017, 11:45am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Can I get a reliable new trike for under a grand?
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: Can I get a reliable new trike for under a grand?

Look at the Semi recumbent trike on www.missioncycles.co.uk new for less than £1000. They're at Maidstone but have a good carrier for delivery.
by canoesailor
9 Nov 2017, 4:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent buying Advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2054

Re: Advice please

If you are looking at trikes exclusively then the main choice is two wheels front or rear. Mathematically two at the front should give slightly better high speed cornering performance, but for most people it's probably much more down to other features of a given trike than just the wheel config. On...
by canoesailor
9 Nov 2017, 12:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent buying Advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 2054

Re: Advice please

I would say it's personal preference. I have a Delta (two at the back) and love it, others have tadpoles (two at the front) and love them as much. all will claim that there choice is best. Shop around test ride if you can, only you can really make the choice. Also look at price, my Delta cost £700 (...
by canoesailor
3 Nov 2017, 4:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: flag hieght
Replies: 21
Views: 3181

Re: flag hieght

After being pressured by friends and the wife I have given in and bought a reflective flag for the Grasshopper. I have got to say I don't think it is a big issue, most of my commute is unlit rural roads And I have good lights , but on the other hand adding a little more reflective material wont har...
by canoesailor
17 Aug 2017, 1:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Sporty spring top
Replies: 5
Views: 8099

Re: Sporty spring top

Sourcing good laid back appropriate wear is never easy in the UK. For spring temperatures I can recommend https://uk.gymshark.com/collections/t-shirts-tops/products/gymshark-edge-1-4-zip-pullover-charcoal-crimson Stretchy/aero 9% Elastane No rear pockets Thumb holes, great for superman bars (actual...
by canoesailor
7 Aug 2017, 11:52am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving a helping push
Replies: 16
Views: 2267

Re: Giving a helping push

Thanks for all these suggestions and it's not the first time you have helped me. Much appreciated. It looks like an electric conversion is the answer again! We now have a Pashley tri-1 with a retrofitted electric motor and an electric Jorvik trike, but for stability we went for the recumbent. How m...
by canoesailor
5 Aug 2017, 6:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 5904

Re: Hip replacement

I had my left hip replaced a couple of years ago and may soon need the right one doing. It certainly took away the hip pain and made me more able. I get the occasional twinge of pain still but that soon goes and is not regular. Owing to other health problems I have changed to a semi-recumbent trike...
by canoesailor
5 Aug 2017, 11:22am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Giving a helping push
Replies: 16
Views: 2267

Re: Giving a helping push

We have an ICE Adventure RS which has a bottom gear of about 16 inches. Even so, MBH has a struggle on moderate gradients on quarry dust topped, smooth, hard surfaced paths and hopefully this is mainly due to a lack of fitness . She had a stroke in 2011 and has been riding various electric assisted...
by canoesailor
4 Aug 2017, 1:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Rear mudguard
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Rear mudguard

Dale08 wrote:Just fitted big apple to my ice sprint,great tyre,but now
Mudguard doesn't fit any suggestions would be much appreciated
Cheers Gary


I'm going through exactly the same transition, only mine is a delta so I have to replace two rear mudguards. I found some on amazon (bankrupt supplies)
by canoesailor
4 Aug 2017, 12:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Can we discuss electrically assisted bikes here too ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4134

Re: Can we discuss electrically assisted bikes here too ?

Definitely should be a separate section. In a sense they are the opposite of this sub forum. That's not necessarily the case. Electric Pedal Assist is getting more bums on seats than anything in the recent past. When you have been cycling all your life, you forget there is a large part of the popul...
by canoesailor
29 Jul 2017, 12:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hip replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 5904

Re: Hip replacement

After about 5 years of putting up with the pain,and realising it's affecting my life to a large degree,unable to walk very far and lopsided at that :? ,cycling less and less,I got to the stage where I can't stand it anymore. Anyway to cut a long one short(heres hoping they don't :? :shock: ),I saw ...
by canoesailor
26 Jul 2017, 6:53pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Wet feet?
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Wet feet?

I posted a reply a couple of hours ago but it hasn't come up. What has gone wrong?
by canoesailor
23 Jul 2017, 12:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Car rear-mount rack for recumbent, recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Car rear-mount rack for recumbent, recommendations?

max wrote:Yes, I was thinking of getting a 3 bike rack to allow more room, and weight.

What make/model was your recumbent?


Three bike racks are generally not wide enough the bikes it is made for are arranged to overlap. I looked at this possibility before having mine made.
by canoesailor
9 Jul 2017, 4:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Satirical humour
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Satirical humour

[XAP]Bob wrote:Aerobelly - this is a benefit surely...


if only it was lighter than air :D
by canoesailor
9 Jul 2017, 12:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Satirical humour
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Satirical humour

One final point, like many others, with my comfortable laid back seat I cant wear a bum bag - that is surely obvious by the name of the vehicle :o) Wear it back to front - works fine IME. (Never did see the point of keeping your valuables where you can't see them.) You obviously haven't got a humon...