I eventually became fed up having to mash up really steep hills at a low RPM on the CHR. While it's doable, it's not pleasant, particularly if you're tired. And I've been tired a lot recently - still having ongoing health issues with my breathing and I've had to back off the intensity quite considerably. … Continue reading M5 CHR – Mountain Killer
Today I got out for a proper ride on the Fuego with the new tube-free chainline (see here for details). It's a keeper. There's no problem contacting the chain with your leg, and you only get chain/wheel contact on really tight bends such as switchbacks or u turns. I imagine even that will lessen if … Continue reading Fuego chainline update
Altering the chainline on the Fuego to get rid of all the chain tubes
Decided to do something about my shrieking front disc brake with no stopping power on the Fuego tonight. Took the pads off to clean and bled the brake. Diligently cleaned the pads and rotor. Put wheel back on and tested hydraulics with a good pull on the lever. First mistake- hadn’t put the pads back … Continue reading How to annoy the neighbours
We were out for a lovely tandem ride today - clear sky, crisp cold air and really windy.... must be autumn approaching once again. The trees have started turning their colour this week and there’s a definite chill in the air. Back road to Innerleithen I had the trike out earlier this week too - … Continue reading Farewell summer
A review of the excellent Angletech Aeropod Lowracer bag designed for highly reclined recumbents
My one and only brush with Latex didn’t go too well.
A follow up on my experiences with the M5 CHR a year down the line.
Musings on enjoyment of the more comfort-oriented approach to recumbent cycling
My take on the endless argument about which kind of bike is 'fastest'. Sigh.