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06-19-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By MikeyMK

I didn't like the idea of a soft footwell for...

I didn't like the idea of a soft footwell for carrying her, so i bought one with a blow-moulded polymer tub..

https://i.imgur.com/fmfqPoQ.jpg



Mostly useless, damaging and unreliable. Like...
06-18-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,849
Posted By MikeyMK

Horse riders never won the battle against the...

Horse riders never won the battle against the motor car. Suck it up, folks.

From my perspective though, it's the manual bikes being ridden unsociably. The need to maintain velocity at...
06-18-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By MikeyMK

My Ellswick has old skool road bike shifters...

My Ellswick has old skool road bike shifters mounted on the stem. You can see the left one is up, the right one is down. That's because they operate the throttle and clutch...
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06-18-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah I first made it for the Avenir Cleveland...

Yeah I first made it for the Avenir Cleveland child's trailer several years ago. Used to take my daughter to nursery, it was too bumpy for her as standard. I made a pair of simple scissor springs out...
06-18-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,239
Posted By MikeyMK

Not seen such with bikes, but we have groups of...

Not seen such with bikes, but we have groups of runners here, there can be crowd's of them. Ring the bell and they shout ''Biiiike!'' ..and they do move over, but it still takes a while to work one's...
06-18-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By MikeyMK

Mine has a welded steel frame, and 5ins of...

Mine has a welded steel frame, and 5ins of suspension travel (fully compressed by a set of car wheels here). It's a bit large, at 3ft X 6ft, but very handy. Solid tyres, too.

The case for making...
06-18-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,386
Posted By MikeyMK

Oh I do that when there are dog walkers up ahead....

Oh I do that when there are dog walkers up ahead. It takes very little movement and it works 8/10 times, vastly reducing the need to use the bell.
06-18-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By MikeyMK

Not in Britain, no. We're exempt from the speed...

Not in Britain, no. We're exempt from the speed limit for reasons to do with common sense, but there are still laws they can use against idiots who put people at risk - one is to do with riding...
06-17-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By MikeyMK

I almost never stop pedalling, as i use...

I almost never stop pedalling, as i use regenerative battery charging. But the sound of the freewheel is amplified through the large diameter hub motor so much it'd be enough to let pedestrians know...
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By MikeyMK

No problems finding 26in disc wheels with 17/19,,...

No problems finding 26in disc wheels with 17/19,, rims over here on UK ebay. The problem i had recently was finding ones over 21mm...
06-17-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By MikeyMK

My daily's light out is 48v (54v fully charged)...

My daily's light out is 48v (54v fully charged) so i used a downstep module to make it 12v. That allowed me to use a 12v cree motorbike projector lamp (which i placed inside a traditional lantern...
06-17-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,386
Posted By MikeyMK

That's a good idea, easily enough done with a...

That's a good idea, easily enough done with a thumb switch and bell wire. Mine is activated by a thumb button for my e-bike's computer, the headlight symbol comes up on the screen when it's on. In my...
06-17-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By MikeyMK

Balloon tyres can't cope with the same pressures...

Balloon tyres can't cope with the same pressures as skinnies. Mine have a maximum rating of 45psi and as i smash them up kerbs i'm not daring to test that rating with any notable margin.

I'm sure...
06-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,386
Posted By MikeyMK

There are really two types of front light; see...

There are really two types of front light; see and be seen. If you want to run a flasher, in order to be seen, then you should use an appropriate clear type diode for the task of flashing. Then you...
06-17-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By MikeyMK

The stress on a mount depends vastly on how it's...

The stress on a mount depends vastly on how it's fitted, and what load is put on it by the lock as a result. Mount it right and you can put a foot in the lock and stand on it. Mount it wrong and all...
06-17-19, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,631
Posted By MikeyMK

Meh, battle scars. Gives a bike personality....

Meh, battle scars. Gives a bike personality. Improves security, too.

I stubbornly remain on my side of the path, and go back to it after a manoeuvre, regardless of oncoming traffic on my side....
06-15-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By MikeyMK

Schwalbe Fat Frank are 2ins, smooth, grippy,...

Schwalbe Fat Frank are 2ins, smooth, grippy, puncture proof and cheap here - dunno about over there.

The last tyres i bought were Big Apple because they didn't have Fat Franks in the size i...
06-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By MikeyMK

Yellow are good for poor light, but i don't find...

Yellow are good for poor light, but i don't find them beneficial over clear once it's dark.
06-15-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By MikeyMK

Of all the components on my current whip, i think...

Of all the components on my current whip, i think i've had the handlebar the longest. I'd tried all sorts, but can't bring myself to part with these, they feel so natural.
...
06-15-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By MikeyMK

A battery, a motor, and a recharge generator. My...

A battery, a motor, and a recharge generator. My days of struggling up hills, only to waste it all coasting/braking down hills, are over.

I also start my journey ten mins earlier, so i can go...
06-14-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,420
Posted By MikeyMK

I've got an eye for detail and i get picky, i get...

I've got an eye for detail and i get picky, i get into something and then i know how i want it, but this can be with any part of the bike. I'm stopped from getting too carried away by time and money...
06-14-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,420
Posted By MikeyMK

Modern Sturmey hubs are crazy. They click at...

Modern Sturmey hubs are crazy. They click at twice the speed the old English ones did. They click whilst pedalling so the clicking is always there, like background music, but stop pedalling and the...
06-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By MikeyMK

I refused point-blank to strap my kid to the...

I refused point-blank to strap my kid to the bike. But she was old enough to be taught that she needs to jump off if the case need be.

https://i.imgur.com/U9m8vPN.jpg?1

When she was too young...
06-13-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,680
Posted By MikeyMK

I spent about two grand, but I account for it on...

I spent about two grand, but I account for it on factors to do with it's use. There was no cheaper option that'd be up to the job it does. It replaced a car.

Ten grand, well that's investment...
06-12-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By MikeyMK

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.
06-12-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,326
Posted By MikeyMK

Apparently not. Every non-pick test i've seen of...

Apparently not. Every non-pick test i've seen of it says the only way to open it is to cut both legs. 2x 18mm is one hell of a firework display.
06-12-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,792
Posted By MikeyMK

Have you seen the women's race? Enjoy... ...

Have you seen the women's race? Enjoy...

https://youtu.be/hheW__KPcHM
06-12-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,769
Posted By MikeyMK

They used Honda C90's on our MUP system in the...

They used Honda C90's on our MUP system in the 1980s briefly, but I guess the lawyers put a stop to that.
06-12-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,792
Posted By MikeyMK

I ride my bike straight off flights of stairs,...

I ride my bike straight off flights of stairs, and then up the stairs if they're not too high.. straight into kerbs side-on, wade through water with bricks in it, and over tree roots - whilst...
06-12-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 8,769
Posted By MikeyMK

Police cyclists are more rolling radios than...

Police cyclists are more rolling radios than pursuers. They have instant access to every vehicle in the fleet, they don't need to give chase on something that's gonna get a pinch-flat within three...
06-11-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By MikeyMK

I wear cycling gloves. I do not ride on...

I wear cycling gloves.

I do not ride on roads.
06-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,326
Posted By MikeyMK

Cheers, they're well acclaimed yeah. Personally...

Cheers, they're well acclaimed yeah. Personally I'm not concerned about weight, I only really ride e-bikes. so I'm particularly interested in looking at locks that are built with the weight:cost...
06-11-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,564
Posted By MikeyMK

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XWUmt-ulElM/TGel2GIo7KI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XWUmt-ulElM/TGel2GIo7KI/AAAAAAAAALw/TXZ5XJQm6Pg/s1600/goone3-velomobile.aspx.jpg
06-11-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,564
Posted By MikeyMK

Wear your glasses over the top of swimming...

Wear your glasses over the top of swimming goggles.
06-11-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By MikeyMK

Upper mounts are only to stop for/aft movement....

Upper mounts are only to stop for/aft movement. You can simply use your seat post bolt. Unless the clamp has recesses for the bolt, then you'll need one that doesn't.

If your frame has no...
06-11-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By MikeyMK

My old bike had one battery in the frame and one...

My old bike had one battery in the frame and one on the rack. I properly fitted them, so I could lock them in place.

My current one has one rack battery either side of the frame. Again, properly...
06-11-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,394
Posted By MikeyMK

Im happy with my rat traps. They look 40yrs old...

Im happy with my rat traps. They look 40yrs old but are all alloy with cro-mo axles, nice and light - teeth like a shark but I've never slipped off.
06-10-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,662
Posted By MikeyMK

In about 1985/6 i wanted a Peugeot Racer. Well i...

In about 1985/6 i wanted a Peugeot Racer. Well i didn't, i just wanted derailleur gears, but the pearl white Peugeot was the coolest thing at the time. I think the prices were like 170-200 quid.
...
06-10-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By MikeyMK

Remember to turn your rear light on.

Remember to turn your rear light on.
06-10-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,985
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't understand what this topic is about. I...

I don't understand what this topic is about. I guess I'll see in time how this affects me. Just looked on eBay, got a choice here of over 5,000 brand new Shimano rear derailleurs. Starting at the...
06-10-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By MikeyMK

Btw I very rarely open a blind title topic. Tell...

Btw I very rarely open a blind title topic. Tell us what you're on about or get low views.
06-10-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By MikeyMK

Schwalbe Fat Franks in 26x2.35 literally fall off...

Schwalbe Fat Franks in 26x2.35 literally fall off a 26in rim. I don't know how they even clinch. You can put 10psi in the tube and they still flap about. Can pass a finger between the tyre and rim....
06-10-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,326
Posted By MikeyMK

I have a keyring padlock for that on manual...

I have a keyring padlock for that on manual bikes. I put it through the chain and front derailleur. People have tried to ride off, only to go over the handlebars...

My e-tandem has digital locking...
06-10-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By MikeyMK

I think the biggest risk is of the tyre wall...

I think the biggest risk is of the tyre wall splitting under the pressure load, causing the tube to burst out. Long-term exposure to sunlight is the most punishing age-related effect on a tyre...
06-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,499
Posted By MikeyMK

https://i.imgur.com/9f7fIlx.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9f7fIlx.jpg
06-10-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,592
Posted By MikeyMK

Well if it gets them out.. but the age limit here...

Well if it gets them out.. but the age limit here in the UK is 14.
06-10-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,075
Posted By MikeyMK

I find chainrings are far more a critical factor...

I find chainrings are far more a critical factor in front shifting than the derailleur. Good pick-up points matched to the chain, and pretty much any derailleur will work well as long as it's not...
06-09-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,592
Posted By MikeyMK

What's he training for, a ride from Alaska to...

What's he training for, a ride from Alaska to Argentina?! That doesn't look much fun, more like his mid-life crisis came 40yrs early.. Or he's having to live someone else's.

Don't tell me, he...
06-08-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,520
Posted By MikeyMK

I bought a cycle helmet. But then found I needed...

I bought a cycle helmet. But then found I needed one hand to hold an umbrella. As I text on my phone with the other hand, that leaves me no hands left for my beer. So the hat is now used as a...
06-07-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By MikeyMK

I have deuteranopia colourblindness, the more...

I have deuteranopia colourblindness, the more aggressive red/green type, and can't see red at all well. Red's a pretty important colour, not to mention pretty to look at, so i've always gone for...
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