Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by m6mal, 20 Feb 2018.
Thankyou @cyberknight they arrived this morning
the spare bolts i put in, the one with the smallest spanner hole is off and original aldi shoe, they are pretty weak but the other bigger ones are good .Just put it in as a spare but you should not need it.
i have just started a group on facebook in last 2 days ...........
Central UK recumbent trike group
Got some cheap muddyfox mtb100 shoes and fitted my pedals, my brother gave me an unused set of halfords mudguards to fit 2" tyre width and 26" but i think i can adapt these to fit a 24" wheel plus the front mudguard i can cut in half and that will give me 2 for the front at a later date.
Thos muddy fox are ok to start with , i found the soles pretty flexible but ok as a cheap way to get into clipless.
Nearly finished fitting my new mudguard and it is looking good and even better when i done it. I am having to do a workaround to get it to fit etc. Plus i might get 2 for the front if i saw the front one in half, but i got to fabricate a bracket, usually from stuff around the house in drawers as i hoard and don't believe in throwing stuff away and this logic has been good as i have made fittings etc for this trike etc as i live in a 1 bed flat with no workshop let alone room to move. Will finish it off tomorrow me thinks. I just showed my neighbour my nearly finished rear mudguard and he said it looked like it was off the peg and he said he is impressed.
Just been practicing clicking in n out of my cleats, my right foot has the spring set as far as it can to minus a.nd i can click in n out but my left foot keeps coming off the pedal so i kept adding some tension by turning towards plus on pedal and no matter what i use all "+" or "-" as far as it will go my foot comes out of cleat........ I then noticed the left cleat which attaches to the shoe has no ridge on the heel so i guess it is worn out. Will have to go and put my toe clips and straps on my pedals for now, but on a brighter note, my rear mudguard is completely finished now and has a go fast reflective stripe on it lol. I have enjoyed getting this trike ready and had a few challenges along the way with fitting things and today was lucky as i needed to make 2 brackets and lo and behold i found some stiff wire which made one as i shaped it to fit under the mudguard and then upwards and made hooks on the end of the wire and hooked it to rack and then i used an aluminium rod cut down and some cable ties and SA tape all of which i had in drawers etc lol
still no pics...??
not till i get it outside etc as it is still in living room and not really space for pics, i will do a video and pics when the time comes
The SPD cleats (either the 51 or the 56 spec) are about £9 a set and there is no need to fit em in pairs, if one is worn simply replace the worn one and keep the other as a spare.
tnx for info @raleighnut i will buy some next month when i get some cash, will use my other pedals till then which isn't a problem
multi release cleats £8.99 Halfords I bought some a couple of weeks ago..
The Mudguard completed, 3 fixing points
Sorry didnt realize it was that worn, im sure i have more knocking about....
Any better ?
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