Pictures of your recumbent

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Cunobelin
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Cunobelin » 6 Mar 2010, 7:39am

Ian at Wheel NV worked out the gearing and the granny is disabled - just haven't removed it.

The wheel is a Halo Freedom which Ian sourced when he built the wheel.

I bought the Rohloff from him as a complete setup.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Mar 2010, 9:51pm

Having towed my upwrong home (at speeds in excess of 30mph on the road)
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby UpWrong » 20 Apr 2010, 10:49pm

My Catrike Speed which I have converted to take a 700c rear wheel
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More photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7532343@N06/sets/72157623884425882/

This is a 2008 Catrike Speed with the wheel extensions from Utah Trikes fitted which allow a big wheel to be used. I built the 700 wheel onto an XT hub and an old 20mm Rigida rim with double butted spokes. The crankset is a Shimano Ultegra 6603 Hollowtech II triple which I got for £80. The rear cassette is 11-34. I had to put smaller chainrings on the cranks to lower the gearing for the hills, now 48/38/24 but that gives gearing from 19" to 116", a development of 618% - an incredible range. The rear tyre is a 28mm Ultra Gatorskin from Continental. There wasn't room for a 37mm Marathon.

It's smoother on chipseal roads and more stable at speed with its longer wheelbase. The handling is excellent and there is less brake steer. I think it has more road presence now which is no bad thing.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby rtrevor » 22 Apr 2010, 11:59pm

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My Scorpion fs


Only a hundred miles or so until now, but soon to do a trip through the north-west of Scotland... Very comfortable, smooth Rohloff gears...
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Apr 2010, 3:45pm

Some of the roads around here suspension is something I'd certainly consider on my next 'bent (how come I'm already thinking about the next one ????)
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Si » 23 Apr 2010, 4:39pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:Some of the roads around here suspension is something I'd certainly consider on my next 'bent (how come I'm already thinking about the next one ????)


I think that it's not until you've got a few miles in that you realise which bits are important to you. I , too, would be grateful of some bounce!

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Tigerbiten » 23 Apr 2010, 5:12pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:how come I'm already thinking about the next one ????

Mrs Bob wants one ....... :lol:
Then you'll also need one for mini-Bob.

I'm also thinking that the new front suspension for my Trice Q will make some roads more rideable.

Luck ........... :D

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Apr 2010, 6:56pm

I'd had the suspension on my upwrong locked out for a while, but then MUCH fatter tyres at 65psi have more give than thinnies at 110psi anyway...

Definitely a complete upgrade, I can't think how I'd add it on...
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Snowgoose » 28 Apr 2010, 11:33pm

Just had an email from Dtek, my new Ice Sprint fs2 is almost ready for shipping. I'm so excited I can't sleep, just had to tell the world. :D :D

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 29 Apr 2010, 7:14am

Snowgoose wrote:Just had an email from Dtek, my new Ice Sprint fs2 is almost ready for shipping. I'm so excited I can't sleep, just had to tell the world. :D :D


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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby John in Leeds » 26 May 2010, 7:26am

Pino in Figeac - sorry it's just the front thats recumbent :wink
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby dkmwt » 16 Jun 2010, 4:36pm

Some pictures of the paint job on my Trike.
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It also has a complete new box of cogs front and back. Just need a new bar end shifter for the rear gears as I've lost some clicks, it goes from 3 to 6 on the clicks missing 4 & 5.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Wildduck » 18 Jun 2010, 5:01pm

Good to see another Trice in blue!
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 18 Jun 2010, 5:25pm

Wildduck wrote:Good to see another Trice in blue!

Blue???

Looks really purple to me
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby dkmwt » 18 Jun 2010, 11:27pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Wildduck wrote:Good to see another Trice in blue!

Blue???

Looks really purple to me


The correct colour according to the car body shop place that I bought it is "Yamaha Violet". It looks even better in the flesh.
Cheers, Donald
Trice "Qnt 26" 26/39/55 F 10sp 11/36 R, now with Windwrap fairing.
ICE B1 34/50 F Capreo 9/32 R.
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