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09-03-12, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,935
Posted By geebee

If you can fit them a Maxxis Hook Worm is pretty...

If you can fit them a Maxxis Hook Worm is pretty close to indestructible, I have them on one of my trikes and I don't bother riding around glass any more, I saw a review once that said when nuclear...
09-02-12, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By geebee

Unless you require them, as with a normal bike...

Unless you require them, as with a normal bike you don't buy a folder unless you need the feature (or just love small wheels) as it compromises the bike in some ways.
Taking the battery off to...
12-30-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By geebee

The losses going from generating the power to...

The losses going from generating the power to then run the rear wheel are massive even using the best of the best, on flat ground you will move maybe, first slope you will stop.
Its been attempted...
12-30-11, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,870
Posted By geebee

It depends on the set-up, I just finished one...

It depends on the set-up, I just finished one that adds 3 and a bit kilos including batteries to the weight of the bike, hub freewheels nicely so pedalling is no problem.
If you shop around you can...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-09, 04:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,125
Posted By geebee

If you think a recumbent gets attention try...

If you think a recumbent gets attention try riding a Velomobile, OMG.
Forum: Recumbent
03-12-09, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,340
Posted By geebee

One of the posters on BROL that wasnt happy with...

One of the posters on BROL that wasnt happy with the flex swapped out the 700 for a 20" to reduce flex.
I did the same as a test on my 20 front 700 rear trike and it did reduce flex and decreased...
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-09, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,775
Posted By geebee

Not a gear range issue but traction, much over...

Not a gear range issue but traction, much over 20% I would want to test first and rain will aggravate the issue as will gravel. It may cope but it may not.
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-09, 01:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,775
Posted By geebee

And how steep your hills are, the Raptor is FWD.

And how steep your hills are, the Raptor is FWD.
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,775
Posted By geebee

Random ramblings from someone who has ridden 2...

Random ramblings from someone who has ridden 2 wheeled bent, Road bikes, MTB, chopper styled bikes and trikes.

The front wheel wont wash out on a trike and dump you, your braking is on a par with...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-09, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,385
Posted By geebee

I tuck my laces into the crossed laces on the...

I tuck my laces into the crossed laces on the shoe so that it doesnt annoy my foot being inside the shoe.
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-09, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,728
Posted By geebee

With the correct body english a trike will corner...

With the correct body english a trike will corner quicker than a bike, correct body english means as far out of the trike as you can get and as close to the ground as possible, playing around with...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-09, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By geebee

Limiting braking with the magnetic drive would be...

Limiting braking with the magnetic drive would be pretty easy, whether it would be enough to be safe?
I suspect it would be ok for limited speed flat areas but with those limitations why no a tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,099
Posted By geebee

The only "bike" likley to achieve out braking a...

The only "bike" likley to achieve out braking a car is a recumbent tadpole trike, weight transfers to the 2 front wheels and there is still very little mass to maintain momentum, the cg has dropped...
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-08, 04:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,261
Posted By geebee

The worlds steepest paved road is only 35-38% so...

The worlds steepest paved road is only 35-38% so the grades you are quoting are not correct.
This may help.
http://www.1728.com/gradient4.gif
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12-23-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,934
Posted By geebee

Groceries go in the boot/rear hatch :)

Groceries go in the boot/rear hatch :)
12-22-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,934
Posted By geebee

Does this qualify as a gadget? I would like one...

Does this qualify as a gadget?
I would like one please Santa.
http://www.greenspeed.com.au/gs_glyde_sm.png
Forum: Recumbent
12-20-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,271
Posted By geebee

I ride a trike with a 7.5" seat and extreme...

I ride a trike with a 7.5" seat and extreme recline in traffic and don't find it a concern at all, cars tend to give you more room, you can brake better than a DF by a large margin and can change...
Forum: Recumbent
12-20-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,748
Posted By geebee

The sun tadpole, there are several occurances...

The sun tadpole, there are several occurances mentioned over on BROL.
Forum: Recumbent
12-17-08, 01:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,261
Posted By geebee

Crash2Much has reported trikes as too hard to...

Crash2Much has reported trikes as too hard to ride without crashing, I would not worry to much, yes the front wheel can washout on slippery surfaces (all 2 wheelers can, bents are probaly more prone...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-08, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,748
Posted By geebee

Earlier frame have been know to break at the...

Earlier frame have been know to break at the cross bar joint, not that rare either.
12-07-08, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By geebee

Recumbent trike if you really want to ride with...

Recumbent trike if you really want to ride with minimum accident occurence in dodgy conditions only drawback $.
I maybe biased though. :)
Forum: Recumbent
12-05-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,748
Posted By geebee

What kind of trike? doesn't sound like a tadpole.

What kind of trike? doesn't sound like a tadpole.
Forum: Recumbent
12-05-08, 04:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,748
Posted By geebee

Have you ridden an indirect steer tadpole? they...

Have you ridden an indirect steer tadpole? they are not particularly skitish compared to a direct steer, I like slightly longer wheel bases myself but a short wheel base such as a GT3 handle fine at...
11-08-08, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By geebee

Actually having watch some comparison videos the...

Actually having watch some comparison videos the red blinkies with a white high powered center led they do seem to stand out way more but you are the only one who can judge how good it is in person....
Forum: Recumbent
11-08-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,927
Posted By geebee

The really spikey MTB pedals are great you...

The really spikey MTB pedals are great you actually have to lift your foot off to even reposition it.
BUT if you are talking tadpole trike, don't do it if a foot drops and grabs on the road the...
Forum: Recumbent
11-01-08, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,998
Posted By geebee

Wheel size differences will be fairly irrelevant...

Wheel size differences will be fairly irrelevant to speed as long as you are geared right, there is on going arguments over which is superior as they are that close.
It takes a long time to adapt to...
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-08, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,748
Posted By geebee

The Tritan certainly looks fairly unstable, delta...

The Tritan certainly looks fairly unstable, delta wth a vveerryy high seat.
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,748
Posted By geebee

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but there is so...

Sorry to resurrect an old thread but there is so much BS in this thread I could not resist.
I have clocked a lot of k's on road bikes, MTB and trikes, a trike will out brake an upright bike of any...
10-18-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By geebee

"On a really steep and incredibly short incline...

"On a really steep and incredibly short incline (75 degrees for less than 10 feet), my Bionx couldn't do the trick, even with me pedaling. Also, I started the climb from a dead stop, and it was in...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-08, 03:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By geebee

Trisled.com.au sell them in any length you are...

Trisled.com.au sell them in any length you are likely to want and then some.
I found 155's nice and I am 5'8'', I was immediatley faster on the flats but the hills took some cario adjustment.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-08, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By geebee

Picking up a trike is pretty easy, plenty of...

Picking up a trike is pretty easy, plenty of frame to grab at least on the GS's.
Just a matter of a quick test pick up.
My GT3 tended to like hanging sideways, but you won't need extra handles from...
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By geebee

Might be worth looking at a KMX kart there is a...

Might be worth looking at a KMX kart there is a video of one being ridden UP a short set of stairs, they just road straight into the bottom step and the oversized tyres did the rest.
Forum: Recumbent
10-07-08, 02:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,281
Posted By geebee

Flying furniture could probaly help out, or...

Flying furniture could probaly help out, or Greenspeed.
Another option is to go with a Capreo rear hub = 9 tooth small sprocket :)
01-06-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,058
Posted By geebee

Do some research on rake and trail, you maybe...

Do some research on rake and trail, you maybe able to stabilise it with a bit of cutting and welding.
Oh and make sure the front wheels are either dead parallel or slightly toed in or else your...
01-05-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,243
Posted By geebee

If you could ask for a re-design, I have...

If you could ask for a re-design, I have considered cutting mine in half and streching the frame to make it more like a foot forward motorbike or semi recumbent and fitting a full multiple gear train...
01-05-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,243
Posted By geebee

Abneycat, have a look at some research on bikes...

Abneycat, have a look at some research on bikes not forum chatter, my statement about gyroscopic force is correct.
Try your wheel spinning exercise with a 16" or even a 12" wheel (I have had folders...
01-03-08, 12:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,243
Posted By geebee

Bigger wheels would not greatly effect gyroscopic...

Bigger wheels would not greatly effect gyroscopic forces which are negligible especially as stated at low speed, with suspension it has been argued that they are faster (check out recumbent forums)....
01-01-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

The only way to know how to interpret the gauge...

The only way to know how to interpret the gauge is to ride until cutout, once off it won't harm the batteries greatly and atleast you will have a feel for the gauge.
The bike will cutoff power at a...
12-28-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

Whats wrong with small wheels in the handling...

Whats wrong with small wheels in the handling department?
12-21-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

Just another thought exercise, if those killed by...

Just another thought exercise, if those killed by bikes hitting them are killed by the impact of the bike and not the resultant fall being thrown, a scooter with its wider, softer, smoother fairings...
12-21-07, 06:03 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

I no longer ride bike paths with my pedal bikes...

I no longer ride bike paths with my pedal bikes at all due to the speed differential and idiot factor on bike paths.
I do actually ride the e-scoot on then occationally (maybe 10% of the time) as it...
12-13-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

Sorry' I was basing the question around my...

Sorry' I was basing the question around my e-scoot which weighs 40 kg ready to ride and is simple and reliable.
Mine has too wide a Q for comfort but there are several down here of similar weight...
12-13-07, 02:29 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

You do realise that alot of Sla bikes are barely...

You do realise that alot of Sla bikes are barely functional without their assist especially in hilly terrain?
For legal purposes defining the cutoff point is going to be a nightmare?
I personally...
12-13-07, 12:44 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

Try quoting accurately and it will make sense. ...

Try quoting accurately and it will make sense.
You wish low powered e-scooters banned from being classed as e-bikes, the definition between the 2 is very very fine.
If the goverment can ban the low...
12-11-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

The elitist remark was toward the poster that...

The elitist remark was toward the poster that also contacted the goverment (another post) to have these banned which I suspect may have more reaching consequences.
In some countries ie. OZ at least...
11-29-07, 01:06 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 29,730
Posted By geebee

Actually legally it is an ebike and since alot of...

Actually legally it is an ebike and since alot of ebikers rarely use the pedals, what is the difference? other than people like your self being elitist.
They can be had cheap and can be a reliable...
11-25-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By geebee

Most hub motors are threaded both sides so I...

Most hub motors are threaded both sides so I fitted freewheel to the left side, the motor is behind the pedals so that was the only change.
11-21-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By geebee

http://www.tongxin.net.cn/en/parameter.htm ...

http://www.tongxin.net.cn/en/parameter.htm
It's a geared hub (silent as it uses rollers) weighs ~2 kg and mine is 24v.
I use an after market controller as the voltage cutoff on the original was...
11-21-07, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By geebee

The first is a shot of the Tongxin with the...

The first is a shot of the Tongxin with the freewheel 6 speed cluster screwed on the wrong side of the motor which maintains the self tightening and gave me a chance to try slightly differing ratios....
11-20-07, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By geebee

It was a legal in Australia hub (200w max output)...

It was a legal in Australia hub (200w max output) geared so it is a good climber but top speed is 20 kph. A 200w peak output direct drive hub is a joke unless you live somewhere flat and then why...
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