joining the club

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by roadrash, 27 Jan 2018.

  1. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    certainly seems it , but me and fast don't normally appear in the same sentence, certainly uses different muscles
     
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  2. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    and I need to sort something out for carrying stuff, I'm thinking rack
     
  3. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    WP_20180128_19_45_24_Pro.jpg hamster bags for carrying things or rack and panniers ( see yesterdays 20/20 thread ) kens has some deep semi hard panniers and an aluminium rack , mine has hamster bags , as for led front lamps on the folder l use these (above )
    the other trikes l made up L shape brackets with a stub for the front lamps.

    enjoy yourself

    emma
     
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  4. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    another way to mount front lamps is....

    use a 1" handlebar stem in the front mech tube and a short piece of handlebar to mount twin lamps

    Later's Emma
     
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  5. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    hamster bags and tubular mounts
    WP_20180128_20_52_55_Pro.jpg
     
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  6. Time Waster

    Time Waster Well-Known Member

    Got a recumbent Saturday myself and went out this morning. Pushed it around the road to the car and decided to sit in it. Before I knew it I found I was at the top of a nearby alley with vans slope. I was riding in ten minutes but very wobbly.

    Later on I was riding along the promenade. Very wobbly. After half an hour I was less wobbly. So I hit a steep hill. Nearly made it but someone was near me and I got a wobble. Turned around and wheesh! A scary ride downhill! But what fun?! I've now got an aching face from the grin I had all ride.

    Can I just say two wheeled recumbent riding has it all that I'd lost with uprights? Gone are the days in stupid enough to cycle at up to 58mph on a bike. However that hill today had enough of the same thrills even if I never got those heady speeds.

    I bet you had the newbie recumbent grin on your first ride it too.
     
  7. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    :wahhey: - BUT ... We need pics ! :laugh:
     
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    not had chance to get it out today, the fun prevention officer had us doing family stuff :sad:, I will get some pics tomorrow
     
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  9. Time Waster

    Time Waster Well-Known Member

    It's the one in this classified. Unfortunately I don't have any photographs yet.
    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/street-machine-recumbent-sold.223044/

    A really nice bike. I'm finding it a lot of fun even on the flat of a seaside promenade. I started off very wobbly but after half an hour i was slaloming round lampposts. I'm not far off completely relaxing on it. Still get the death grip on the bars when on a mixed use path when it's narrow and there's a pedestrian or my young lad on his bike (erratic rider).

    A bit more practise then kit up for commuting and winter riding. Lights, etc. Time to dig out my spare garmin GPS mount too. I really need to know how fast I'm riding.

    Best cycling buy for years. Not enjoyed myself as much since I got my first lightweight road bike 26+ years ago. When something is just so different in a positive way to what you're used to in cycling...
     
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    mudguards are going to be required I think, @voyager I can get 20"mudguards no problem , I know you made some from plumbing pipe , the question is how did you mount them ??
     
  11. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    pm sent
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Still none, before he starts tinkering with it as well.
     
  13. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    spent an hour out this morning, just spinning an easy gear , legs are aching a bit less and i think ive found the sweetspot regarding boom length.^_^
    I hadn't got of the estate and three people asked me about the trike, one white van passed me , pulled up and driver got out, i thought to myself eyup here we go:boxing:, he walked towards me and said "i saw someone on one of them in preston yesterday, what are they like to ride" well that was the opposite of what i was expecting , after a brief chat i asked if he wanted to try it, he declined.
    I really should have got a recumbent trike years ago, no back discomfort after riding , unlike my normal bike
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  14. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    I recognise that trike :hello:
    mudguard mounts , either weld a couple of double hole lugs on the steering arms ( what I would do) or take a top mount off the head tube ( fabricated a mount) and weld a piece of bar stock of the end of the steering arms 15mmx3 mm bar stock works well . Never got around to making guard mounts as it was a " work in progress machine" use for mods on the e- trikes.
    Will find photos of mud guard mounts or go to the article on atomiczombie and look at the original thread ( article in a news letter)

    Later's Emma
     
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  15. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Thank you, i just need to find a friendly local welder , and i think i know just the fella .
     
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