Author Topic: Supplier of 'stuff'  (Read 1992 times)

Blodwyn Pig

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Supplier of 'stuff'
« on: December 15, 2019, 08:55:51 am »
Are there any 'go to' suppliers of 'bent stuff / kit out there, i.e. the wiggle / CR / Spa of the recumbent world? Or is it a magical mystery tour.? I mean a website with pages of things you didn't even know existed, etc, should you need them.

Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 09:03:23 am »
What are you after? Spares/parts (go to the manufacturer), or a whole bike/trike?

...and new or used?

Dealers tend to not have retailling based websites, so the real answer to your question is 'No'...

...but you might not have asked the right question.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

andytheflyer

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Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 10:54:16 am »
IME, nope.  You just have to know what you need, then find it from wherever offers the best deal.

Other than the frame parts of course.

Phil W

Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 11:38:39 am »
There are these guys from whom I recently got a light mount adapter for my boom.

https://www.icletta.com/en/index.en.html

The item came pretty quickly.


Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2019, 01:15:45 pm »
It's a magical mystery tour.  Some of the manufacturers are better at the accessory shop thing than others, and of course some recumbent-specific parts are generic across manufacturers.  For example I bought a HPVelotechnik-style chainring guard for the Braron from Toxy.  Also note that the likes of SJS and Spa can be very useful for brackets, widgets and other not-recumbent-specific exotica, particularly when it comes to things like cables and drivetrains.

Some useful links in in no particular order:

http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/
https://www.bikefix.co.uk/
http://www.wrhpv.com/ukshop/index.html
https://www.icetrikes.co/products/accessories
https://www.toxy-liegerad.de/Components-spares-accessories:::63.html
https://www.dutchbikebits.com/recumbent-velomobile-parts
https://www.nazca-shop.nl/en/bike-parts/
https://shop.icletta.com/en
http://recumbentparts.com/
https://hostelshoppe.com
https://t-cycle.com/
https://www.radicaldesign.com/
https://www.ventisit.nl/en/
https://www.novosport.de/193/homepage


Sometimes websites that won't actually sell you a thing (manufacturers, dealers in ABROAD who won't ship internationally, etc) are still useful for helping you discover that it exists in the first place.

If you get stuck, the BHPC forum is a good place to ask.  There's an amazing depth of technical knowledge lurking quietly within.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Blodwyn Pig

  • what a nice chap
Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2019, 06:33:02 pm »
WOW! thanks for that Kim, must have taken you a wee while,, ::-)   Its a good place to start looking, although as yet, i don't actually know what I'm looking for, just somewhere to browse 'bented things.   :thumbsup:

Socks

  • FFCT rally, France 2012
Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2019, 06:48:01 pm »
Good points from previous posters, if it is recumbent specific components you need to have an idea of what you want.  I'm in North East England and have taken part in the journey to recumbentism over the last few years.  If I can help you're welcome to PM me.

Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2019, 10:01:18 pm »
This place is fairly trike-heavy, but the links at the top of the page are handy:
http://www.bentrideronline.com/
And within them, these seem to be chief dodgers and weezers:
https://t-cycle.com/
Cruzbike V2k

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2019, 07:11:30 am »
For wheels for velomobiles everyone goes to ginkgo feine Veloteile and they understand about the different stresses and strains on recumbents.

https://www.ginkgo-veloteile.de/ginkgoshop/
My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


Marco Stefano

  • Apply some pressure, you lose some pressure...
Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2019, 05:34:26 pm »
Is it possible to pin this thread to the top of the 'Dark Side' section for reference?

Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2020, 04:55:36 pm »
Just spotted that bankruptbikeparts.co.uk sell chain cut to length! 9 speed is here: https://www.bankruptbikeparts.co.uk/chains/tailor-made-9-speed-chain-kmc-x9-93-high-quality-1-2-x-3-32-we-cut-to-your-lengt-ch125310

PDQ frame now sourced. On to the build...
Rebuilding a PDQ frame to restart my recumbent collection!

Re: Supplier of 'stuff'
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2020, 04:38:46 pm »
I think Kim has already given the site I was thinking of in dutchbikebits but it probably isn't the only one. If you want to trawl a lot of sites all the dutch ones would be a good place to start (sometimes understanding a bit of dutch can be helpful even if it is only to identify where you click to change the language to english).