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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3100 on: May 10, 2010, 11:55:14 pm »


Islabikes Beinn 26" Small.

Great bike.
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3101 on: May 11, 2010, 10:20:04 am »
Phwoooarrr!!!!

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3102 on: May 11, 2010, 12:45:59 pm »

Islabikes Beinn 26" Small.


Nit-picking, I know - but aren't the cranks a bit long compared to the rest of the set-up?
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3103 on: May 11, 2010, 01:00:42 pm »

Islabikes Beinn 26" Small.


Nit-picking, I know - but aren't the cranks a bit long compared to the rest of the set-up?
Spec says 152mm. I'll check what they are when I get home. They seem to fit him OK.
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3104 on: May 11, 2010, 01:28:07 pm »
152mm sounds perfect - must be an optical delusion.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3105 on: May 12, 2010, 11:25:21 am »
Yup. 152mm they are.
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3106 on: May 12, 2010, 09:20:21 pm »
My Brommie, ahead of some serious fettling to bring it up to a standard worthy of BWC racing:



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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3107 on: May 13, 2010, 01:58:22 pm »
Not really mine, but MsM can't ride it, and I can  :demon:

If it's peculiar, this machine has it! Three wheels, front wheel drive, reverse fork offset, remote steering...


And it tilts through corners:


This one, however, is all mine - a commuter for London's third world road surfaces:

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3108 on: May 13, 2010, 03:12:10 pm »
Not really mine, but MsM can't ride it, and I can  :demon:

If it's peculiar, this machine has it! Three wheels, front wheel drive, reverse fork offset, remote steering...


And it tilts through corners:



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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3109 on: May 13, 2010, 03:15:53 pm »
Not really mine, but MsM can't ride it, and I can  :demon:

If it's peculiar, this machine has it! Three wheels, front wheel drive, reverse fork offset, remote steering...


Very interesting, tell us more  :)

Interesting Cannondale too

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3110 on: May 13, 2010, 03:27:06 pm »
Very interesting, tell us more  :)

It's a FastFWD Munzo tilting trike, made in small numbers in his shed in a suburb of Amsterdam by a very nice man called Bram Smit.

The point of the tilt is that it corners just like a two-wheeler of similar layout, but maybe with a little more leanability thanks to the extra contact patch and independently suspended rear wheels - in other words, really well!

When stationary, the tilt can be locked so that it stands up on its own and you don't need to put a foot down. This makes it a promising candidate for a full fairing...  :demon:

It ain't light, with all that gubbins, and it only has 9 gears and one brake, so it's not strictly road legal - but it prefers flattish race tracks anyway.

Here I am, in heroically comically awful weather, on the start line of a recent race:

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3111 on: May 13, 2010, 07:04:47 pm »
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3112 on: May 13, 2010, 10:29:25 pm »
Very interesting, tell us more  :)

It's a FastFWD Munzo tilting trike, made in small numbers in his shed in a suburb of Amsterdam by a very nice man called Bram Smit

I'd love to ride one to see how the tilt worked  :)

But only if there weren't any hills...

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3113 on: May 14, 2010, 01:29:32 pm »
A teaser



Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3114 on: May 14, 2010, 01:35:11 pm »
Fakenger bike in progress?

Top tube protector: Check
Short stem and really cut down bars: Check
No (connected) brakes: Check

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3115 on: May 14, 2010, 10:32:47 pm »
Fakenger bike in progress?

Top tube protector: Check
Short stem and really cut down bars: Check
No (connected) brakes: Check

;)

Trispoke front wheel? FAIL
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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3116 on: May 14, 2010, 11:56:34 pm »
I picked up my C2W N+1 today:



After 35 miles around the lanes and bridleways of Charnwood this evening  -  I like it !

OK  -  I know that the undergrowth is a bit slack.


Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3117 on: May 15, 2010, 10:33:47 am »
Is that a specific cross build?
Can it take guards?

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Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3118 on: May 15, 2010, 11:28:47 am »
Is that a specific cross build?
Can it take guards?

From Overview «  Genesis Bikes

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A bike that could be found taking on all kinds of terrain, the Croix de Fer suits 28c road slicks and guards or the fitted 35c ’cross tyres for country lanes, tracks and byways.

If the Croix de Fer had been around when I was choosing my Peregrine I'd have had a far harder choice :)

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3119 on: May 15, 2010, 01:12:08 pm »
I picked up my C2W N+1 today...

Very nice - I like those, seems like a great all-rounder. I think a compact chainset suits this application well.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3120 on: May 15, 2010, 01:28:11 pm »
Is that a specific cross build?
Can it take guards?

From Overview «  Genesis Bikes

Quote
A bike that could be found taking on all kinds of terrain, the Croix de Fer suits 28c road slicks and guards or the fitted 35c ’cross tyres for country lanes, tracks and byways.

If the Croix de Fer had been around when I was choosing my Peregrine I'd have had a far harder choice :)

What a cracking bike for the money.  If we finally get the C2W scheme, I'm getting one of them  :thumbsup:
It will mean I can bomb along the canal for a change and will make winter riding safer and more enjoyable than on the MTB with snow tyres.

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3121 on: May 15, 2010, 01:50:42 pm »
I've been busy ;D

stuff to do yet, either change saddle for a black b17 or change the bar tape for brown Brooks leather.  Cabling to sort properly for length etc,  may fit some STIs if I can find some at a reasonable price.  Saddle and bar to get spot on as well yet.




Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3122 on: May 15, 2010, 04:36:52 pm »
Coming on nicely  :) assuming you'll end up with bar tape and saddle the same colour

Couldn't see STIs on that bike though  :hand:

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3123 on: May 15, 2010, 06:11:39 pm »
Coming on nicely  :) assuming you'll end up with bar tape and saddle the same colour

Couldn't see STIs on that bike though  :hand:

Yes probably go for Brown leather bar tape to match the saddle, and your probably right about STIIs

Re: Members' bikes
« Reply #3124 on: May 15, 2010, 08:11:38 pm »
Love the Croix de Fer  :thumbsup:

I also would get one tomorrow if I didn't have the Peregrine. Great bike, now get it a bit dirty!!
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