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by canoesailor
8 Jul 2017, 8:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Satirical humour
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: Satirical humour

I occasionally read a blog by an erudite cyclist in New York (Bike Snob NYC). In one article he describes the different "tribes" in cycling, including this perspective of recumbent riders. " The Contraption Captain   Well over 100 years ago the bicycle realised its current form and i...
by canoesailor
12 Jun 2017, 5:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tryke tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Tryke tyres

I have a tryker on the front and am in a slate area, I've had no problems with punctures even in Swithland woods last week. But if you are worried fit puncture proof tape. I'd be interested in your Trykers if you are selling them.
by canoesailor
17 Mar 2017, 6:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: E Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6785

Re: E Drive

Hi all I need to fit electric assist to my trike.Any help would be appreciated it needs to be rear wheel.Totally confused about different batteries etc.Thanks. I recently fitted a Panda unit to my trike, Panda could not have been more helpful, the Unit works really well and they are not as expensiv...
by canoesailor
25 Feb 2017, 6:52pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Tool bag?
Replies: 13
Views: 7359

Re: Tool bag?

I'm sure I've seen a bag that hooks over the back of a recumbent seat without the need of a rack, just big enough to hold a few spares and maybe a bladder? Did I dream it? I suppose it depends on the type of seat, but on my trike (jt2000) an ordinary backpack hangs on the back nicely using the shou...
by canoesailor
18 Feb 2017, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A simple milometer - nothing more.
Replies: 40
Views: 2306

Re: A simple milometer - nothing more.

I just use a wireless cateye velo fixed to top of one fork leg,lasted me years so far,cant believe you have paid a tenner for that old thing!!! I've tried bike computers and I cant see the display from my seat on a semi recumbent trike. Most are cheap, nasty, unreliable and inaccurate plus, being h...
by canoesailor
17 Feb 2017, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A simple milometer - nothing more.
Replies: 40
Views: 2306

Re: A simple milometer - nothing more.

closer to home http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RALEIGH-BURNER-MILEOMETER-SUIT-GRIFTER-BMX-ANY-20-WHEEL-CYCLOMETER-ODOMETER-/182449808462 cheers Thanks Brucey, I just ordered one over the phone, a very helpful lady took the order and it's in the post today. I've bookmarked them for future reference.
by canoesailor
16 Feb 2017, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A simple milometer - nothing more.
Replies: 40
Views: 2306

Re: A simple milometer - nothing more.

I want a mechanical mileometer, the old type. it was a small bright metal box bolted to the lower forks and triggered by a pin on the spokes which turned a star shaped wheel on the body and turned over the miles. There were no batteries to worry about and the milage didn't disappear if things went w...
by canoesailor
20 Jan 2017, 11:57am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 275
Views: 70936

Re: Up for a ride?

Looking rough tomorrow, but I'll be in Barrow shortly before 10. I intended to ride as long as the roads aren't icy. Will, out. Which Barrow is that, Barrow on Soar or Barrow in Furness or a Barrow I cant think of at the moment? Last post on page 12 had all the pertinent details I didn't even know ...
by canoesailor
19 Jan 2017, 6:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Up for a ride?
Replies: 275
Views: 70936

Re: Up for a ride?

cookie32 wrote:Looking rough tomorrow, but I'll be in Barrow shortly before 10. I intended to ride as long as the roads aren't icy.

Will, out.



Which Barrow is that, Barrow on Soar or Barrow in Furness or a Barrow I cant think of at the moment?
by canoesailor
31 Dec 2016, 5:03pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dry lube thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Re: Dry lube thread

Purple extreme. It's not a dry lube per se but you need so little it might well as be. It might be a faff at the initial setup as it is recommended to thoroughly degrease the chain before use. I've also found that from a degreased chain it takes a couple of applications to be fully effective. I've ...
by canoesailor
31 Dec 2016, 2:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Dry lube thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Re: Dry lube thread

I've been using Muc-off dry lube, but recently we had two really cold spells and the chain appears to have frozen. when the temperature rises the chain frees off. Anyone else had this problem :?:
by canoesailor
5 Nov 2016, 1:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 227191

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

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My mission JT2000, I'm currently fitting20 inch front and emotor for the hills.
by canoesailor
5 Nov 2016, 1:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: tryker
Replies: 22
Views: 13160

Re: tryker

I run Big Apples on the back of my Sprint simply because they have the thickest rubber to wear away before you get down to the carcass. An important point to know if you do a lot of hill climbing in the wet when you can suffer a lot of back tyre slip. 50mm BAs on the front of my Sprint 26: noticeab...
by canoesailor
5 Nov 2016, 1:14pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: tryker
Replies: 22
Views: 13160

Re: tryker

I run Big Apples on the back of my Sprint simply because they have the thickest rubber to wear away before you get down to the carcass. An important point to know if you do a lot of hill climbing in the wet when you can suffer a lot of back tyre slip. 50mm BAs on the front of my Sprint 26: noticeab...
by canoesailor
3 Nov 2016, 8:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: tryker
Replies: 22
Views: 13160

Re: tryker

Thanks guys, on the whole you seem to be in favour of them, so I've ordered one for the front and if I like it I'll go for the two rear in the new year.