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by Cosmicbike
15 Jul 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 920

Re: Tandem sizing

You can fit an ahead stem vertically off the existing rear handlebar attachment to raise the current bars, or for more variety how about fitting a set of butterfly bars?
by Cosmicbike
14 Jul 2018, 10:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 920

Re: Tandem sizing

I have a Dawes Duet with the 20/13" frame, and the stoker position would be far too small for someone 5'7". I bought mine for my daughter and wife, neither of who are above 5ft and it fits perfectly. My son, currently 5'4" and growing, is a tight fit on the stoker position. FWIW, the ...
by Cosmicbike
13 Jul 2018, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed Bumps at Breakheart Hill Windsor Park
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Speed Bumps at Heartbreak Hill Windsor Park

I presume you mean Breakheart Hill, with the speed bumps being at the bottom next to Johnsons Pond. A ride circuits around Windsor Great Park more than once a week and have never had an issue with them. They are sign posted clearly, and have probably been put in to slow cyclists down through what is...
by Cosmicbike
2 Jul 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16887

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

After last years 17 miles/day target, simply because it made the year 10,000km, I decided this year should be 20 miles/day. Ticking along nicely at the moment on 4135 miles, but still surprises me just how hard it is to maintain a daily mileage rate. Only a few days off and you're a long way behind,...
by Cosmicbike
2 Jul 2018, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road ahead closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1163

Re: Road ahead closed

Experienced this yesterday on my monthly imperial century ride. Just crossed the A3 near Compton and after a short downhill saw the 'Road Ahead Closed' sign, so ignored it. Another couple of miles downhill and it was indeed properly closed, with 6ft Heras fencing and all. Fortunately the helpful 'Ro...
by Cosmicbike
12 May 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike speed
Replies: 36
Views: 1986

Re: Recumbent trike speed

I find myself trundling along at about 12mph average on my Trice Q with 20" wheels all round. I suspect that's due to me spending more time looking at stuff as you can on a trike. Moving average is circa 15mph
by Cosmicbike
28 Apr 2018, 6:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more people use recumbents?
Replies: 305
Views: 10526

Re: Why don't more people use recumbents?

Cost is certainly one barrier, particularly for trikes. I spent a long time looking and thinking before buying my ICE Trice Q, used but in good condition with a few nice extra's. A 10 minute test ride on main roads was enough for me to decide I enjoyed it. Very much a leisure toy for me, and sits al...
by Cosmicbike
13 Apr 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a new Garmin
Replies: 58
Views: 3692

Re: Need a new Garmin

If you're not fussed about buying used, then an 800 or 810 can be had for reasonable money. I get on well with my 800, the only minor frustration being the connecting to a PC to download the rides. Otherwise it's all good, and battery life is decent, provided you don't have it on the map page all th...
by Cosmicbike
14 Mar 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: B'TWIN 900 Urban Waterproof Cycling Trousers
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: B'TWIN 900 Urban Waterproof Cycling Trousers

I've had a pair for the last 2 winters and find them very good. I'm 34" waist 32" leg and find large fits OK.
by Cosmicbike
2 Mar 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6480

Re: Snow

I'm lucky enough to have a van available so rather than risk the ice on regular tyres opted to drive. I'm at a loss to understand how people can consider it safe to drive when ice prevents them cycling. Why would I risk riding on ice without suitable tyres? It's nothing to do with snow, and everyth...
by Cosmicbike
2 Mar 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 64
Views: 6480

Re: Snow

I'll admit to not commuting to work this week, the first time in a long time. I'm lucky enough to have a van available so rather than risk the ice on regular tyres opted to drive.
I have been cycling though, these conditions are ideal for the recumbent trike, and there is some great scenery out there
by Cosmicbike
1 Mar 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 145499

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

ICE Trice Q in Egham, Surrey. Only tend to come across one other trike rider, stopped a few times to help with issues various in Windsor Great Park and at the top of Crimp Hill also.
by Cosmicbike
23 Feb 2018, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going to 11-speed road can't be worth it (from 9-speed)
Replies: 20
Views: 1347

Re: Going to 11-speed road can't be worth it (from 9-speed)

Indeed, upgrading an existing gearset would be expensive with little gain. But, we are steadily finding 11 speed to be the norm on road bikes, already Ultegra and 105 are 11 speed, give it a couple of years and Sora will be 10 speed along with the current Tiagra.
by Cosmicbike
14 Feb 2018, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to stop getting wet feet?
Replies: 37
Views: 2880

Re: How to stop getting wet feet?

Have you tried waterproof over-trousers? I also commute year round in all weathers and find a pair of Decathlon over-trousers with built in boot/shoe covers work very well indeed.
by Cosmicbike
13 Feb 2018, 11:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16887

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

Set myself a target of 6000 miles for 2017, which went to 6214 when I realised that would make a nice round 10,000km. Much the same target set for 2018, and ticking along just over ATM. Commutes make up about 2500 miles a year