Pictures of your recumbent

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Wildduck
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Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Wildduck » 30 Jul 2008, 8:54am

I know the Tea Shop board has a section for pictures of your bicycle but I thought it would be good for a section for our 'bents on this board.

So kicking off, here's Quackers...

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More to follow when I can sort out some problems I have with uploading photos..
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

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Postby byegad » 30 Jul 2008, 2:23pm

Here we go then
2007 Trice QNT ultra wide range 27 speeds

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and my 2008 Kettwiesel and me.

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Postby Woody » 30 Jul 2008, 6:34pm

How do you get on with that fairing Byegad?

I have a Scorpion FX and I'd like a fairing for the colder weather. Are they particularly noisey and do they rattle about when on the trike?

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Postby byegad » 30 Jul 2008, 6:53pm

It fits both trikes, I have an extra mounting set so I just swap the fairing.

I've fitted an inner extension to the stinger and use a spare trailer clip from a bike hod pushed through it to avoid the stinger vibrating out of the clamp on big bumps. This was not a problem until May this year but I suffered a couple of instances of it pulling out and flapping around. As it is now it takes about a minute to fit and 30 seconds to remove.

I have both the old back mount and the new version. The new one with a knurled grip to hold the back tube in place means that mount is virtually silent. The older mount is just a tube for the backstay to go into and it can rattle, I used some packing from a fridge (harder and more dense than expanded polystyrene) to quiet it and a bunjee to hold it down. It's now as quiet as the newer system. On a big bump you get some noise from the lower front edge flexing but it's only on big bumps!

Apart from that it's great. Keeps my dry and warm in winter and both trikes are faster into the wind with it on.

Before fitting it to the trikes I used it on my Azub-4, now sold. On two wheels a side wind had a lot more effect than on three wheels but it was similarly faster and drier/warmer with it on.

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Postby Cunobelin » 30 Jul 2008, 8:47pm

On my Catrike I use a Windwrap XT fairing, smaller and lighter than the Streamer. Ian imports these along with the Catrikes.


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Will fit any bike/trike with a front dérailleur post.

I also use the Streamer on the Street machine, and used to use the ZZipper on the Trice.

The Hurricane will accept the Streamer, nut is too high for visibility.

My Linear is unfaired as fairings interfere with the fold.

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Postby byegad » 31 Jul 2008, 8:07am

My Streamer was too high on the QNT until I sawed off a bit of the rear down tube.
For me one of he main benefits of the Streamer is how dry it keeps me. I can ride with a waterproof jacket and rainlegs to be bone dry, or just a jacket and I get damp, not wet, just below the jacket.

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Postby Woody » 1 Aug 2008, 1:49pm

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Scorpion FX

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Postby pjclinch » 1 Aug 2008, 2:06pm

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Me on my HPVel Streetmachine GT, my wife Roos on her Nazca Fiero, Ben Loyal behind us

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Postby Wildduck » 1 Aug 2008, 2:50pm

Good to see so many fine recumbents appearing on here!
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

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Postby byegad » 2 Aug 2008, 10:15am

And here is my AZub-4, sadly now sold! :( :( :( Image

bottlemasher

Postby bottlemasher » 3 Aug 2008, 1:13pm

Here's mine
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Postby Ben Lovejoy » 6 Aug 2008, 4:54pm

Mine (though it only wears the fairing in winter, and currently has the mudguards off also):

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Ben
TRICE Q with Streamer fairing for the fun stuff
Brompton M3L for the commutery stuff
LEJOG blog: http://www.benlovejoy.com/cycle/tripreports/lejog/

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Postby CW » 10 Aug 2008, 4:27pm

Here is my Trice Q. Just having returned from a visit to the ICE factory in Falmouth



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And here`s Q resting at home


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Chris

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Postby Wildduck » 10 Aug 2008, 5:01pm

Is that another inky blue? A rare breed if so and a close relation of mine and Biscuit's trikes :D
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)

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Postby CW » 10 Aug 2008, 6:18pm

Inky blue it be. As you say, a rare breed. All the more handsome for it.
Chris