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    boy in a sweet shop!

    Today I took my Birdy for some work to the Greenspeed trike factory (just 18km from home). Later in the day I picked it up again and went in to pay for the work. The "office" is a shelf along the wall in a corner of the factory, in the parts store. So while Rachel Sims struggled to get the CC machine going, I went for a stroll along those shelves groaning with bike parts... oh boy

    * A shelf stocked with Bromton parts, rear triangles, forks, saddles, seatposts, smaller bits like brakes etc. etc. (Greenspeed is the local importer for Brommie.)
    * A shelf stocked with small wheel parts, rims, spokes, cassettes, hubs, mudguards, with a zillion tyres hanging from the wall.
    * Shelf chock-full of chainrings and chainring guards... some of those rings were truly giant, MUCH larger than my 60T rings, probably close to 100T...
    * shelf brimming with internal gear stuff, a box full of Nexus 8sps, SA 8sps, SRAM iMotion-9s along with shifters, cables, sprockets...
    *Greenspeed trikes standing around in all stages of build...
    Just outside a 4-wheel 'bike' which they had just welded S&S couplers in... a bike that I have read about that is going to be ridden across Asia...

    At this stage my vision was swimming and I got called back to the CC machine.



    I wa going to bring my camera along but my daughter had pinched the mem card.

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    I will send you an SD card if that is what you need.

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    And they say the future belongs to younger generation.
    Pah!

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    Now that's a tricycle. And I'd never seen a tandem recumbent:

    The factory must be a great place to wander! Great description, thanks.

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    Jur, I wonder if they have some Sachs 3x7 hub bits and Shimano long reach dual pivot brake calipers?

    Do you have their phone number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegor View Post
    Jur, I wonder if they have some Sachs 3x7 hub bits and Shimano long reach dual pivot brake calipers?

    Do you have their phone number?
    9753 3644, from the web site. I have some long reach calipers researched from ebay, $50US from bicyclesupply and good postage. We could share. I am not in a hurry.

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    What is the reach of those brakes and the widest width for tyres?

    I need about 74mm length and the tyres I'm using are 24" x 1.75.

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    They are the tektro R556 which goes up to 74?mm or something in that range. Not sure about the tyre width... perhaps the Tektro site has info on that.

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    As Con the fruiterer would say, " I'll let you know.....ina cuppla days"

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    I've been researching folding recumbents. There are a *lot* of great bikes out there, but very few folding ones.

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