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11-28-15, 12:37 PM
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Posted By kiltedcelt

Fort Collins bike commuting question

My wife and I are planning to move to Fort Collins sometime next year and I'm curious about what sort of commute times to expect. I know obviously it depends on where you live and where you're going,...
07-05-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,591
Posted By kiltedcelt

Good to see replies still trickling in for this...

Good to see replies still trickling in for this thread. I wired the dynamo up quite a while back and ended up routing the cable along the bottom of the main frame tube. I used plain clear packing...
05-22-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,591
Posted By kiltedcelt

Lots of good tips here guys. I think I'm just...

Lots of good tips here guys. I think I'm just going to be using a pvc-like material wire loom I was able to find and thus run that along where one of the brake/shifter lines runs along the top of the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By kiltedcelt

In case anyone else has been following this, I...

In case anyone else has been following this, I believe I may have solved my own problem. Burley makes an extender piece that allows you to mount their hitch attachment piece spaced out away from the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By kiltedcelt

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm actually...

Thanks for the suggestion but I'm actually looking for something that would be more like a flatbed trailer. One of the things I'd like to carry would be a bag of cat litter without having to drap it...
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By kiltedcelt

Trailers with kickstand mount on a Bacchetta Giro 20?

I'm looking for a trailer to use with my Bacchetta Giro 20 for hauling stuff that just won't fit in panniers. I've done some searching around and I can't seem to find any info on a trailer that will...
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By kiltedcelt

I too have been wondering about average speed on...

I too have been wondering about average speed on my new 'bent versus my averages for the same routes riding DF bikes. So far I only have four real rides in to measure my 'bent average versus previous...
05-15-14, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,591
Posted By kiltedcelt

Diegofrogs - I did purchase a 3' section of thin...

Diegofrogs - I did purchase a 3' section of thin wall aluminum tubing that I figured I could primer and paint black to match cable housings.

Also, update: I did some searching online and one of...
05-15-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,912
Posted By kiltedcelt

Good choice on the Sigma, but I don't know about...

Good choice on the Sigma, but I don't know about the STS. I had one of those and could never get it to work right. I always seemed to have issues with the cadence sensor. I had a replacement sensor...
05-14-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,591
Posted By kiltedcelt

noglider, That's actually the most helpful...

noglider,

That's actually the most helpful (and neat), suggestion yet. I did use one of my spare Chromoplastic fenders on the rear wheel, but I think I could just as easily run the wire from the...
05-13-14, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,591
Posted By kiltedcelt

The dirty secret of dynamo lighting

Yep. Dirty secret. Nasty ugly wires running everywhere. How the heck do you hide them? I have a Bacchetta Giro 20 recumbent and an AXA Luxx70 Plus head light and a Riff taillight. I will be running...
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,410
Posted By kiltedcelt

Best rain pants for 'bent riding?

So, riding a DF bike I seldom worried much about getting wet when it was raining. I have some Bellweather pants that are sort of an extreme cold weather thing with a wind/waterproof barrier, but I've...
Forum: Touring
04-28-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,232
Posted By kiltedcelt

I have a Watershed leather and while it was...

I have a Watershed leather and while it was instantly comfortable, I believe it stretches far too much. Watershed is a chrome-tanned leather which always tends to be more supple feeling, but if I had...
Forum: Touring
04-28-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By kiltedcelt

BF_Bob44 and donalson - thanks for the photos....

BF_Bob44 and donalson - thanks for the photos. It's nice to see 'bents in the wild decked out in touring gear. BF_Bob44, is that red Bacchetta a Giro 26 from a couple years back or so? Also, that...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By kiltedcelt

Steamer and StephenH - sounds like good advice...

Steamer and StephenH - sounds like good advice all around. I do think it will take a while to get used to all the new quirks and such to do with the handling of the new ride. I guess it probably does...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By kiltedcelt

Well, it's good to hear that some randonneuring...

Well, it's good to hear that some randonneuring groups have 'bents and are welcoming. I can't imagine that our local folks would be any different. Unfortunately, our local season gets going pretty...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By kiltedcelt

As I was searching through this forum and reading...

As I was searching through this forum and reading different topcis I too have noticed some predjucial attitudes regarding recumbents. I wonder if it's a prejudice of tradition that for some reason...
Forum: Touring
04-27-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By kiltedcelt

donalson - that should make for an interesting...

donalson - that should make for an interesting trip. I'm assuming you're talking about the Missouri Katy Trail, but seeing as how you're in TX I suppose it could be the Dallas Katy Trail, but that...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By kiltedcelt

Recumbents for randonneuring anyone?

I'm building a Bacchetta Giro 20 for commuting, and touring, however I've long entertained the possibility of riding some brevets or permanents. I've given up on DF bikes for the time being due to...
Forum: Touring
04-27-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By kiltedcelt

Let's get some recumbent touring love

I'm going to be building a Bacchetta Giro 20 for daily commuting duty and touring and I'd like to get some general 'bent touring love. I'd like to see photos of other folks 'bents set up with touring...
04-27-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,912
Posted By kiltedcelt

Another vote for the basic Sigma BC1609. I have a...

Another vote for the basic Sigma BC1609. I have a BC109 that has recorded over 10,000 miles of data for me and surprisingly only gone through two batteries in that time. I find it easy to use and if...
04-27-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,551
Posted By kiltedcelt

I wonder if some of the beam pattern issues are...

I wonder if some of the beam pattern issues are because the light is supposed to automatically adjust its beam pattern based on speed. Presumably it gets some info from the current input (sidewall or...
04-27-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,998
Posted By kiltedcelt

I purchased two different types of bracket to...

I purchased two different types of bracket to give me multiple options for mounting. This setup is going on a recumbent I'm building which has both disc tabs and brake studs. Since I'm using disc...
04-26-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,551
Posted By kiltedcelt

byrd48 - I'll be interested to read your...

byrd48 - I'll be interested to read your review/impressions of the Luxx70 Plus as I just purchased one myself. I'm going to be setting up all dynamo lighting on my new Bacchetta Giro 20 and I'll be...
04-26-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,998
Posted By kiltedcelt

I think the "slipping in the rain" is mostly...

I think the "slipping in the rain" is mostly unfounded from what I've read, particularly when you are discussing the newer models of bottle dynamos. It's all in adjustment. If there was a necessary...
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