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by recumbentpanda
23 Sep 2009, 4:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: On Wobbling
Replies: 31
Views: 2201

Re: On Wobbling

It's a bit difficult for me to 'wobble' -my bike is a long wheelbase recumbent and its a bit like asking the driver of an 18-wheel truck to 'wobble'! You are either in primary or secondary or on the way slowly from one to the other . . . Recently I was cruising down a fast smooth hill towards traffi...
by recumbentpanda
14 Sep 2009, 2:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Scottish Exec wants to tax bikes
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Scottish Exec wants to tax bikes

Worth noting perhaps that VED is not a 'road tax', and has not been since 1937. We ALL pay road tax even if we stay indoors all year round. Roads are funded out of general taxation. It is arguable that because maintaining a road system fit for motor vehicles costs a lot more than would otherwise be ...
by recumbentpanda
14 Sep 2009, 2:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ban helmets
Replies: 27
Views: 1606

Re: Ban helmets

Not sure why some people see helmets as a 'con'.It's a product. Buy it or don't. I am under no illusions that it would protect me from death in a serious crash with a car, and never was under any such illusion. I was part of the bike trade back when we were introducing the first helmets to the UK ma...
by recumbentpanda
14 Jun 2009, 7:27pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Re: Recumbent Ride

Fabulous day out, great shake-down cruise for the newly rebuilt bike, great time had by all. :D :D

Regards

Andrew
by recumbentpanda
13 Jun 2009, 7:36pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Re: Recumbent Ride

Bug vanquished. Also spent today on final tune-ups of the Linear. Spouse and her rather elegant if battered mixte-frame upright likely to also attend. One question -is it the racetrack car park or the village car-park?
by recumbentpanda
9 Jun 2009, 9:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Re: Recumbent Ride

If I can shake off this bug in time, I would like to be there -heavily re-built Linear LWB . . .
by recumbentpanda
7 May 2009, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Silliest Comment You've Had...
Replies: 76
Views: 4004

Re: The Silliest Comment You've Had...

While riding a Brompton. "It's got very small wheels -don't you have to pedal awfully fast?" As to the gent with the enquiry about how would you carry a six-foot length of four by two, -my bike IS a six-foot length of four by two! (Linear recumbent) But as for things shouted at recumbent r...
by recumbentpanda
7 May 2009, 10:11pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Raptobike video report / road trial
Replies: 20
Views: 12405

Re: First impressions of the Raptobike low-racer

Hi, The reason for front-wheel drive on many low-racers is that it is difficult to route the chain all the way to the back wheel without big changes of direction. It has to go up and over the front wheel, and then down under that low, low seat and back up to the rear axle. This involves a lot of idl...
by recumbentpanda
6 Apr 2009, 12:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Climbing
Replies: 78
Views: 13629

Re: Recumbent Climbing

The original poster on this thread has probably wandered off long ago to either buy a recumbent or not . . . but the great debate goes on, so here's my pennyworth. As a tourer on 5-speed DF with a dinner-plate sized granny gear back in the 80's I climbed a lot of serious hills -so, not a super-fit r...