My longest ride to date, covering 202 miles.
Making my Fuego faster and lower.
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
Ridden on a Nazca Fuego recumbent - super aero and great for descending just a few inches off the ground! I went out for a ride after a lot of rain so took the Fuego with wider tyres and suspension as the roads were covered in surface water and debris. These were three of the … Continue reading Ride Video – 3 Fun Bike Descents in the Scottish Borders
Musings on enjoyment of the more comfort-oriented approach to recumbent cycling
I've been listening to a maddening creak on the Fuego for some time now. It got to a point this week where it was driving me crazy - it sounded like somebody jumping up and down on a creaky spring bed whenever you put power through the pedals. It was difficult to tell where it … Continue reading Fuego Maintenance Tip
A few days ago I removed the destroyed hydraulic brake on the Fuego, and replaced it with a new one. I managed to get it installed, bled the old fluid and topped up with new fluid without any hitches - a job I had no idea how to do and was somewhat apprehensive of, until … Continue reading Braketastic
I commuted in to work by bike today - early start at 4.40 am to get to work for 6.30. All was going just lovely until I came round the roundabout outside Newtongrange just before you go under the viaduct - the bike fishtailed out from under me and I hit the deck at speed … Continue reading Crashed Again 😦