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by belgiangoth
25 May 2021, 8:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 56
Views: 4179

Re: "Fast" bike options

Seems to me that the rapto is almost perfect for what it wants to do, but it seems to me that a cruzbike style fwd drive would probably have been more efficient.
(this is very much an armchair view of the matter).
by belgiangoth
24 May 2021, 10:50pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 56
Views: 4179

Re: "Fast" bike options

Mystique or Daemon? And why?
by belgiangoth
24 May 2021, 4:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Importing a bent
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: Importing a bent

I'm sorry, I didn't catch that
by belgiangoth
23 May 2021, 1:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 56
Views: 4179

Re: "Fast" bike options

If you get regular use fro your velomobile it's money well spent. You probably intuitively realise that the race bike would get rare usage and therefore be an excessive luxury.

You're right about "fast" ofc. And nobrake's fast bike may not be upwrong's, for a variety of reasons.
by belgiangoth
23 May 2021, 10:20am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 56
Views: 4179

Re: "Fast" bike options

Most of the faster bikes are setup for hamster bars (e.g. CHR). Will be interesting to see what you find that takes USS, if that is your aim.
I guess a coversion to Superman bars should be reasonably straightforward.
by belgiangoth
22 May 2021, 11:57am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: (n-1)
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: (n-1)

Another thought on this, I suffer from a catch-22: I don't want to sell a bike until I am confident that I have replaced it with something better, but I need to sell the bike first to fund n+1.
by belgiangoth
22 May 2021, 11:33am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: "Fast" bike options
Replies: 56
Views: 4179

Re: "Fast" bike options

My SPM is tiller steering, which is fine for me (I believe it provides an aero advantage). It is in NO WAY light, it's basically a lower version of the Streetmachine. Being full suspension I wouldn't call it a racer, it's more of a faster tourer (I'm not convinced I would call it an Audax machine).
Dependent on COVID rules and geographical location you are welcome to take it out for a spin.

P-38 is indeed legendary. The issue with them being that you would have to buy new and unseen from the US.

My thinking on fast bikes are either something higher like a Metabike, or something lower like a Fujin or Furai. The latter two are hard to find, never second hand, and apparently the frame doesn't last. The Metabike Daemon is too new to be available second hand.
by belgiangoth
21 May 2021, 11:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: (n-1)
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: (n-1)

Well, we just need to start some sort of swap club.
by belgiangoth
21 May 2021, 6:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New (to me) Catrike
Replies: 53
Views: 4441

Re: New (to me) Catrike

... although £100+Vat... It is for a pair, but that's pricey!
by belgiangoth
21 May 2021, 6:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: (n-1)
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: (n-1)

My issue tends to be that if I sell a bike (e.g. Cargo trike) I tend to end up looking at a low enough price that I'm not sure it's worth it. I will soon be in a similar dilemma with the Speedmachine - I'm not convinced it has a niche (or just a very narrow one) between the trike and my commuter. But with the SPM it doesn't take up that much space and it's value as a space bike is probably greater than the money I would get from selling it. But yes, if it doesn't get used ...

If you haven't ridden it for a year, it's normally a good sign.
by belgiangoth
21 May 2021, 2:51pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: FS: Christiania Classic Light - Cargo Trike
Replies: 0
Views: 852

FS: Christiania Classic Light - Cargo Trike

Selling our Cargo trike. Thought it was worth mentioning here as it is non-standard.

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by belgiangoth
16 May 2021, 2:55pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front wheel Cargo Trike
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Front wheel Cargo Trike

In order
1 - yes. when balanced on its box.
2 - I will check but I could neither wobble the rotor nor the wheel (which I was checking to see whether it was true).
3 - No - I must admit that this approaches a level of investigating I had hoped to avoid. I have never removed the front wheel so not 100% sure how it works (other than it's for sure more complicated than on my catrike); removing the mudguard is a thing to try like removing the wheel - but it's heading into "will I be able to put the bits back together afterwards?" territory.

I'm looking to sell the trike and hoping that I can just sell it at a reduced enough price to make it worth someone else faffing with it - but I remain curious and obviously don't want to sell something that is proper broken.
by belgiangoth
16 May 2021, 11:19am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front wheel Cargo Trike
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Front wheel Cargo Trike

Our Cargo Trike, front left wheel, it seems to be rubbing for half of the rotation and makes a noise (I'd say like resonating metal). My wife claims it's a mudguard thing but I'm sure the tyre has cleared the mudguard.
When spinning the wheel freely it does this rolling it in the forwards direction, but not in reverse direction - so I am assuming it won't be a bearing issue.
Could it be a disk brake rotor issue? Could there be something in the alignment that means it rubs in one direction but not in reverse?
Any other thoughts?
by belgiangoth
13 May 2021, 9:27am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Accessory Mount
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Accessory Mount

I still live with the technology of maps and tend to find that I only need to check them from time to time. I don't have a smartphone but I'm not sure how long the battery life will last, nor whether I would want to risk it out in the open for extended periods of time while riding. If I were using it as a satnav it could live in a pocket and talk to me from there and I could take it out to map check on occasion (as, if I'm checking my map I'm probably stopping too).
by belgiangoth
3 May 2021, 6:07pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New (to me) Catrike
Replies: 53
Views: 4441

Re: New (to me) Catrike

UpWrong wrote: 3 May 2021, 9:07am I wasn't aware they changed the bag design but the arkel description is specific about which model. I didn't use mine because they were so small. I preferred to use some ICE throwover side pod bags with my 2015 700.
Within the day I got a response from arkel and photos showing the dimensions
The Catrike 700 rear triangle was slightly modified in 2013 and previous rear triangle dimensions were larger. We made the bag a little smaller however is still fits the older version.
Like the Radical bags it is a luxury but it may be my "excess" spending this year.