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Forum: Framebuilders 10-16-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,181
Posted By Swizz69
Hi Scriffer, Don't beat yerself up about the...

Hi Scriffer,

Don't beat yerself up about the lugs! Looks like a pretty good job and in using proper spray equipment for the first time - not to mention the complexity of adding another colour, the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Swizz69
Soz, should've explained a bit more here - I...

Soz, should've explained a bit more here - I intended to either knock up some spacers or just remove the excess length, just so long as the towhitch is supported by the axle & the quick release...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-12-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Swizz69
Longer axle required - any ideas?

Hi,

i'm currently rebuilding my old Saracen Tufftrax and have a bit of a problem.
The rear hub is the stock Shimano STX that came on the bike from new. It has a 10 x146 hollow axle with a quick...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-20-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 143,537
Posted By Swizz69
I first bought a bike helmet 16 years ago. ...

I first bought a bike helmet 16 years ago.

It was relatively uncomfortable, expensive, poor fitting, and way uglier than those on sale today.

My current lid cost 15 from Decathlon - a 'cheap'...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 09-20-08, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,773
Posted By Swizz69
Al, could that not be taken as a cyclist in the...

Al, could that not be taken as a cyclist in the kerbside lane can take that lane as other traffic has another lane to overtake within? By hugging the kerb, the cyclist has a chance of being nudged by...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-20-08, 04:41 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 87,931
Posted By Swizz69
How do you ride? Okay, easy answer - depends...

How do you ride?

Okay, easy answer - depends on who i'm cycling with.

* Solo - Vehicular style and a good few feet from the curb.
I find that being a good few feet from the curb makes me a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-18-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,837
Posted By Swizz69
Looks like you got a result then Rubber :thumb: ...

Looks like you got a result then Rubber :thumb:

If your 60quids worth works well enough, and is upgradable when bits break off then i'd say you got a bargain. It'll be nice to read of your updates...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-16-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,837
Posted By Swizz69
Thats the one.

Thats the one.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-16-08, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,837
Posted By Swizz69
Morrisons (the supermarket over here 'int UK) are...

Morrisons (the supermarket over here 'int UK) are currently offering a basic 6 speed folder for 60.
It comes with 16" rims, v brakes, rack & mudguards.
I'm sure it falls far short of brilliant but...
Forum: Recumbent 04-11-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Swizz69
Crikey - 2000 miles. Can't be too bad an idea...

Crikey - 2000 miles. Can't be too bad an idea then!

The designer has a couple of movieclips on youtube -

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=W5CIY9lPIsg
...
Forum: Recumbent 04-09-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Swizz69
Fair enough heheh!

Fair enough heheh!
Forum: Recumbent 04-09-08, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Swizz69
Raptor Trike - Ally construction

http://www.raptortrikes.com/

Has anyone seen these?

I don't know whether i'd pay the asking price for one as it doesn't look too pretty, but using the same method to homebuild a frame looks...
Forum: Recumbent 09-13-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,919
Posted By Swizz69
Don't know - i'm with Jeff-O regarding having...

Don't know - i'm with Jeff-O regarding having nowhere to go & try one out - even just sit on in a shop.
Forum: Recumbent 09-13-07, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Swizz69
That looks a bit professional doesn't it? I...

That looks a bit professional doesn't it?

I couldn't quite make out the registration on the youtube clip - if anyone else can it might be worth putting the reg' number in here:-
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-05-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,145
Posted By Swizz69
Absolutely - the guys a national...

Absolutely - the guys a national treasure:rolleyes::)
If our cities had perfect cycle lanes & the c5 had been done with todays technology, it might still not have sold by the million, but would've...
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