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woollypigs

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woolly puts his feet up
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:47:16 pm »
We have been thinking about how I could get back in the saddle. After lots of reading, borrowing Auntie Helens wheels, boring Kim with a Q&A session online and off line and even had a quick spin on her ride. Many thanks to both.

Since I have felt so good compare to the last three years. There hs been alot of erm, ohh arrh, go on, naaa and feck it I'm ordering it!

So yesterday I joined the dark side and fired off an email to Azub and ordered an orange Azub Six. They replied back confirming various bits and sometime next week I will get the invoice/bill/confirmation.

Now help!

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 09:51:40 pm »
Excellent! Get those miles in!  :)
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 09:52:50 pm »
Great to hear that you'll be back awheel!  :thumbsup:
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 09:53:44 pm »
Good news! Woolly isn't taking it lying down! Except he is, errr.......  :)
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Kim

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 10:18:48 pm »
Best foot forward!
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 10:22:53 pm »
Great news  :D

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 10:28:48 pm »
Great news!

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2016, 11:25:06 pm »
We have been thinking about how I could get back in the saddle. After lots of reading, borrowing Auntie Helens wheels, boring Kim with a Q&A session online and off line and even had a quick spin on her ride. Many thanks to both.

Since I have felt so good compare to the last three years. There hs been alot of erm, ohh arrh, go on, naaa and feck it I'm ordering it!

So yesterday I joined the dark side and fired off an email to Azub and ordered an orange Azub Six. They replied back confirming various bits and sometime next week I will get the invoice/bill/confirmation.

Now help!

Yay!!!!

Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2016, 06:25:41 am »
Excellent!

It must have been designed especially for you! I note from their page on the bike http://www.azub.eu/azub-5-five-recumbent-bike/ that one of their special design features is a "Movable idler"  :demon:  ;D

woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2016, 07:55:31 am »
Thanks all.

The plan is to set it up on the turbo for a few weeks. Then attack the local Tesco/Morrison carpark. By then the new surfacing job on the canal should be finished.

Easy does it is the key words.

Ham: see you have found why it is suited for me :)
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2016, 08:13:31 am »
Great news, Woolly!

Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2016, 08:52:39 am »
Happy riding wooly  :thumbsup:
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2016, 01:00:14 pm »
Happy riding!
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 01:03:56 pm »
Many happy miles!
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2016, 01:33:46 pm »
Intrigued by the name, I looked it up on the internet, and found this:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/default/assets/resources/20140701_RoadTestAzub_Ball.pdf

Now, scroll down to page 2 for the specification. 275lbs apparently. So good luck with that Woolers.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2016, 02:37:48 pm »
Just put down the deposit and then here is the 4-5 week wait ... They will send photos when it is build :)

Well if I keep at were I'm at that gives 63lbs of cake I can carry :)
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2016, 03:00:34 pm »
That looks like it'll be lots of fun to ride. Happy riding Woolly!

I don't understand the 'security system' to prevent the handlebars getting damaged. It 'slips'? Is this once it hits the ground - not just if you lean through a corner I guess. Do you get it?
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woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2016, 03:08:05 pm »
Not 100% though I hope I never get to test it :)
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Kim

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2016, 03:12:54 pm »
I don't understand the 'security system' to prevent the handlebars getting damaged. It 'slips'? Is this once it hits the ground - not just if you lean through a corner I guess. Do you get it?

Usually when a bike like this goes down it ends up resting on the end of the handlebars and one of the pedals.  This means that the damage is generally restricted to cosmetic scraping of the pedal's outer surface and obliteration of any expensive control hardware at the end of the handlebar.

Which means that a minor spill (or the riderless bike falling over) can end up being frustratingly expensive, and ruin your day if it happens halfway through a long ride.

It looks like what they've done is put an extra widget in there that allows the bars to pivot around the long axis of the bike when subjected to sufficient force, so either the bend of the bar or some other part of the bike ends up taking the load, protecting the brakes and shifters.  I'm wondering if this might end up giving the rider a nasty bruise in some low-speed falls, but that's probably an acceptable trade-off.  (In higher speed crashes the rider will usually leave the seat before the bike hits the ground.)
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2016, 03:31:05 pm »
Gotcha.

I was slightly concerned that it would slide through a sleeve under the chassis when the bike tilted over - but of course it would require some force, not just the action of leaning. Your answer make more sense!
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 07:21:54 am »
Excellent news Woolly, I am so pleased for you!
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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2016, 10:36:39 pm »
Good on ya!
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2016, 12:10:34 pm »
Ohh paid the remaning today and here is a picture too :)

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2016, 01:13:43 pm »
I suppose that's where trikes have an advantage over bikes:  They come in boxes that you can sit in.  (And are also a rare example of a toy that's more fun than the box it comes in.)
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woollypigs

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Re: woolly puts his feet up
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2016, 05:34:55 pm »
I suppose that's where trikes have an advantage over bikes:  They come in boxes that you can sit in.  (And are also a rare example of a toy that's more fun than the box it comes in.)
That's saying some as boxes are cool as :)
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