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Forum: Recumbent
08-19-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By MikeyMK

Looks like a poor design. Why is the gusseted...

Looks like a poor design. Why is the gusseted part of the downtube and it's weld joined to the thin part of the steerer, completely off the thicker section..?! With the bearings out away from the...
08-19-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By MikeyMK

Very few hubs take a cassette, but I have a...

Very few hubs take a cassette, but I have a 10-speed 11-36t spin-on freewheel on mine. I use that with a 2/3x10 Shimano XT DynaSys groupset. So spin-on threaded hubs aren't quite the groupset killer...
08-19-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By MikeyMK

Well nobody else is qualified to tell him then,...

Well nobody else is qualified to tell him then, rendering the whole topic pointless. He already answered his own question with side-entry.
08-19-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By MikeyMK

I mean he's got like 5hrs worth of water there,...

I mean he's got like 5hrs worth of water there, at full chat, where does he live, Arizona..?!

You shouldn't drink too much, people have literally died drinking too much water. Salts, and all that....
08-19-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,480
Posted By MikeyMK

My kid likes fast food, i allow it once a week....

My kid likes fast food, i allow it once a week. We go to a place with a drive-thru. We're on an electric tandem. I guess i'd be within my rights to use the drive-thru, especially as it can be a pain...
08-19-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By MikeyMK

Literally uses the same gearing concept as my...

Literally uses the same gearing concept as my bike, with two cranks, one turning the other at a higher ratio.

I haven't got the Porsche to go with it, though.
08-19-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By MikeyMK

Use insulated toe clips

Use insulated toe clips
08-19-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By MikeyMK

Get a tester on the main terminals, the charger...

Get a tester on the main terminals, the charger terminal, and the fuse terminals.
This will show what's where.

Now open it and get a tester on the BMS.

I suspect there will be over 40v to the...
08-19-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,254
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't ever have to rush past anything. I'll go...

I don't ever have to rush past anything. I'll go past a dog at walking pace if i feel i should, even if i have a hill to climb. Because i have electric. Any momentum is utterly expendable at any time...
08-18-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By MikeyMK

I rest my feet on the lower cross bar, to prevent...

I rest my feet on the lower cross bar, to prevent them getting wet. I don't know the term for it. Not the cross bar or down tube, but the one in between (tandems/cruisers)
08-16-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By MikeyMK

When it looks the same as all the used ones on...

When it looks the same as all the used ones on ebay
08-16-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,425
Posted By MikeyMK

I avoid putting my rear axle under, as it's an...

I avoid putting my rear axle under, as it's an e-hub and the cable enters the 16mm axle. That limits me to 1ft deep. I have waded quite quickly at over 1ft though.
08-16-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,864
Posted By MikeyMK

Mine will go up a 5ins kerb at 20 mph without a...

Mine will go up a 5ins kerb at 20 mph without a problem. Not sure how a suitcase on tiny wheels, with no suspension, is gonna manage on the MUP/trails...
08-15-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By MikeyMK

My 1500w/3000w large hubs with sine-wave...

My 1500w/3000w large hubs with sine-wave controllers are absolutely silent. Even at night, they're eerie - all I can hear is tyre scrub, wind noise and chain noise, like any other bike, but more so...
08-10-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,178
Posted By MikeyMK

Depends how far the rims breach the arches... ...

Depends how far the rims breach the arches...

;)

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08-10-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,842
Posted By MikeyMK

Smith and Locke :D ...

Smith and Locke :D

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08-08-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,842
Posted By MikeyMK

I considered an aluminium outer, with a steel...

I considered an aluminium outer, with a steel core, as the alloy would gum-up the cutting wheel. But it'd still get through it.

My latest U lock is 19mm thick. That's thicker than a Kryptonite New...
08-08-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By MikeyMK

I was watching hill climbing at Goodwood Festival...

I was watching hill climbing at Goodwood Festival of Speed recently, and a vintage Mercedes required the passenger to manually pump the petrol to the engine...
08-04-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By MikeyMK

Motoring journalists promote it too, telling...

Motoring journalists promote it too, telling people it's what they should expect, and criticizing vehicles with basic systems.

And it's just stupidity. How easy is it to turn the blowers on in an...
08-04-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,527
Posted By MikeyMK

Helmets aren't even mandatory. What next,...

Helmets aren't even mandatory.

What next, airbag suits?
08-04-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By MikeyMK

If we're playing the speculation game, i'll throw...

If we're playing the speculation game, i'll throw in my idea.

She lost control somehow, such as colliding with something or someone, in the cycling lane. She ended up falling into the motor lane...
08-04-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By MikeyMK

I lengthened my bike with a tandem mainframe. But...

I lengthened my bike with a tandem mainframe. But i shortened it. So it's only a stubby SWB tandem. Not a common approach but one that's worked great for us, we spend a lot of time on it.
08-04-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,086
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah. The front tyre sliding in a corner, causing...

Yeah. The front tyre sliding in a corner, causing you to hit the deck. There's a simple reason why that happens; taking the corner too fast for the conditions.

Of course, it's not always easy to...
08-04-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,595
Posted By MikeyMK

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08-04-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By MikeyMK

I've seen a 90's GT rear frame cracked around...

I've seen a 90's GT rear frame cracked around both rear brake mounts. 7005, thin wall.

The one in the picture is missing a vital brace link between the seat stay and chain stay. So fatigue was...
08-02-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By MikeyMK

I like the bike rack. Is that made of plastic...

I like the bike rack. Is that made of plastic plumbing?
08-02-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,645
Posted By MikeyMK

If you ride on the roads, and you're not fearful...

If you ride on the roads, and you're not fearful of being hit by a motor vehicle, then you're ignorant. Fact is that it's a fkn stupid thing to do, there's a huge risk of you getting hit, in fact...
Forum: Recumbent
07-31-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By MikeyMK

I can't change the gearing on my indirect...

I can't change the gearing on my indirect steering without modification. The wheels turn further than the bars by a large margin, which can make it a handful at speed.
To stabilise it I've...
07-31-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By MikeyMK

Asking us to choose between a full bouncer or a...

Asking us to choose between a full bouncer or a fully rigid tells me you haven't the first idea what bike you want it to be..

But with regard to bouncers, a two-piece frame with a single pivot...
07-29-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,770
Posted By MikeyMK

I was in a bakery yesterday, buying jam...

I was in a bakery yesterday, buying jam doughnuts, and the woman serving me was wearing a disposable hair net.

This thing was like the material tights are made from. Air will pass straight through...
07-28-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,919
Posted By MikeyMK

The hydraulic aspect is in another league from...

The hydraulic aspect is in another league from cable, so smooth until the pad bites. I didn't have a clue but mastered it with the first bleed, the kit makes it easy and somewhat interesting to do....
07-28-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah I did a couple of years with a 1.5kw and...

Yeah I did a couple of years with a 1.5kw and since Christmas with a 3.0kw.

I can't get 3.0kw with 48v system though, this heavier, wider motor can't really do much more with my 55 amps than the...
07-27-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,919
Posted By MikeyMK

Rim brakes are absolute dinosaurs in every way,...

Rim brakes are absolute dinosaurs in every way, there's no avenue of their use that discs don't cover, why would i ever intentionally go back to rims?

Actually, there's one - rim pads generally...
07-27-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By MikeyMK

It's always been on the left, here. But a couple...

It's always been on the left, here. But a couple of years ago i bought a Nike sweater cardigan thing. Like a hoodie without a hood. The zipper is on the right. It's not a women's one. I still have...
07-26-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By MikeyMK

Aluminium handlebars should be considered a wear...

Aluminium handlebars should be considered a wear part. They suffer fatigue and can fracture at the stem clamp.

If a handlebar has so much history that it's worn and subsequently corroding like...
07-26-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By MikeyMK

Nice, that's quite an adaption! I made one...

Nice, that's quite an adaption!

I made one out of a Campag shifter for a workmate when he retired..
...
07-24-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,424
Posted By MikeyMK

Yep, simply connect both caliper lines, and the...

Yep, simply connect both caliper lines, and the lever line, to a T-Piece (such as this Magura one). Hey presto, one lever operates both calipers...
...
07-24-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,424
Posted By MikeyMK

Why would there be two brake levers?

Why would there be two brake levers?
07-23-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,424
Posted By MikeyMK

Hope you're not in the UK - it's illegal o only...

Hope you're not in the UK - it's illegal o only have one brake here..

But a rear brake won't be too effective on a hybrid, so I vote for front - even though rear braking is more stable, certainly...
07-23-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By MikeyMK

Sounds to me like you've got a tight rim. I...

Sounds to me like you've got a tight rim.

I got a bit carried away with the nipples once, ended up with a very tight rim, rubber came off, had barely even got going.
07-21-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,105
Posted By MikeyMK

Sorry, i forget you ride on roads. Do not take...

Sorry, i forget you ride on roads. Do not take children or dogs with you. At all.
07-21-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,894
Posted By MikeyMK

You still reacted. Else you wouldn't have changed...

You still reacted. Else you wouldn't have changed lanes..
07-21-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By MikeyMK

The cable might as well be made of string for as...

The cable might as well be made of string for as much use it is against a thief.
07-20-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,996
Posted By MikeyMK

I'd strap the front half of the front wheel to...

I'd strap the front half of the front wheel to the side of the rear rack. Yes the bikes will be slightly staggered instead of perfectly in-line but I can't see any issues.
07-20-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 25,864
Posted By MikeyMK

Bike trailers are good but they can be a bit...

Bike trailers are good but they can be a bit weighty and the hitches tend to be poor. Mine is the Avenir Cleveland.

But I wanted something bigger. So I made...
07-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,770
Posted By MikeyMK

Maybe try a jam jar cover, they look protective...

Maybe try a jam jar cover, they look protective enough from bumps and sun.
...
07-20-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By MikeyMK

Warm it up with a hairdryer and smell it.

Warm it up with a hairdryer and smell it.
07-20-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,330
Posted By MikeyMK

The thing is, if you're going to ride amongst...

The thing is, if you're going to ride amongst pedestrians, you need to ride accordingly. Cadence goes out the window. Sit upright, slow down, be sociable.

There's no good being all like ''Well the...
07-20-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,837
Posted By MikeyMK

I'm guessing over 50oC. I've ridden in 36oC and...

I'm guessing over 50oC. I've ridden in 36oC and that was fine. In fact, it only became intrusive when I stopped. But then, I was cruising, occasionally riding with an ice cream, not trying to give...
07-20-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 102,854
Posted By MikeyMK

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