Report on our recent E-Bike tandem conversion
Making my Fuego faster and lower.
An update to my CHR sees the installation of a very nice lightweight lifting tiller sourced from RBR in the States.
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
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
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 😦
We had our tandem in at Laid Back Bikes over the weekend to get the Rohloff gear hub serviced. It's been almost 2 years since we got the bike and although it's only done a little more than 1000 miles in that time, I did feel a little guilty at having left it so long. … Continue reading All set for another year
This week I had the mighty Fuego in for some TLC at the Bicycle Works after a winter sitting neglected and collecting dust in the garage. The trike has been the number one ride over the past few months, but now it feels like time to get back onto two wheels. The gears were skipping … Continue reading Reacquainting with an old friend