Giving up!

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DaveP
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Re: Giving up!

Postby DaveP » 8 Oct 2020, 4:15pm

simonineaston wrote:diamond frame - aka "the amusing, if cheap, anachronism foisted upon the unsupecting cycling community by the unimaginative UCI & their vested interest cronies"... :roll:
Imagine cars, stuck at 1904.

Oh, you mean the ones that, when you hear them coming, you still have time to finish crossing the road? :D
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skelo
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Re: Giving up!

Postby skelo » 11 Oct 2020, 5:37pm

Trike is the way to go. I have done about 5000 miles with a paralysed left arm & leg. (e-assist required for hills)

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Re: Giving up!

Postby yostumpy » 14 Oct 2020, 7:39am

2 trikes just appeared in the 'for sale' section .

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Re: Giving up!

Postby yelfordrover » 8 Nov 2020, 9:48am

I had to give up my M5 CHR because of right knee pain as well. Turns out it was arthritis but I'm sure most of us have that. I use to always push off with my left leg so not sure why it's my right knee which is the painful one. I'm back on my DF as well, albeit with 150mm cranks (courtesy of Mike Burrows). I also have 140mm's on my mountain bike which feel even better. You're right that the major benefit is the much reduced knee angle at TDC. I also use a very lightweight leg warmer on the bad leg made from cut down tights from my better half.

swscotland bentrider
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Re: Giving up!

Postby swscotland bentrider » 8 Nov 2020, 1:46pm

I sold the Gaucho and retained the Fuego. (Really reluctant to let it go) After 3 months off the 'bents my knee felt much improved and I have been able to ride my DF bikes completely pain free. So I recently cautiously started to use the Fuego but I can feel a twinge returning. B***er! The worst aspect is having to abort launches at busy junctions. :oops: Ah well, back to the DF!

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Re: Giving up!

Postby swscotland bentrider » 14 Nov 2020, 5:04pm

I've put the Fuego up on E Bay. :( If anyone is interested and has any questions just ask.

Look after your knees!!

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Re: Giving up!

Postby UpWrong » 14 Nov 2020, 5:08pm

swscotland bentrider wrote:I sold the Gaucho and retained the Fuego. (Really reluctant to let it go) After 3 months off the 'bents my knee felt much improved and I have been able to ride my DF bikes completely pain free. So I recently cautiously started to use the Fuego but I can feel a twinge returning. B***er! The worst aspect is having to abort launches at busy junctions. :oops: Ah well, back to the DF!


Sorry to hear that. Might be worth you trying even shorter cranks, say 140mm (Mike Burrows favoured length). Didn't you build the Fuego with 165mm ones? Also worth trying a LWB such as a Bella. I use 150mm cranks on SWBs and 165mm on my Stratus. I prefer the unsuspended ride on my Stratus to the suspended ride on my Nazca.

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Re: Giving up!

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Re: Giving up!

Postby OldBloke » 15 Nov 2020, 3:31am



Jonathan,

Have you tried swapping legs for take off? Putting your R foot down and pushing of with your left leg. Would require a bit of retraining, but do you think it would help?

OB

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Re: Giving up!

Postby AM7 » 15 Nov 2020, 9:55am


Price seems to have gone up a bit from when it was advertised on here last month?

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Re: Giving up!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 15 Nov 2020, 2:29pm

AM7 wrote:

Price seems to have gone up a bit from when it was advertised on here last month?


To account for eBay fees no doubt
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Re: Giving up!

Postby Jdsk » 15 Nov 2020, 2:30pm

I only added the URL and price!

Jonathan

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Re: Giving up!

Postby AM7 » 15 Nov 2020, 2:41pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
AM7 wrote:Price seems to have gone up a bit from when it was advertised on here last month?


To account for eBay fees no doubt


Of course. Well it looks like it’s sold already anyway.