Greenspeed recumbent trike

March 2011, with the help of the BT benevolent fund I finally ordered A Greenspeed recumbent trike From Australia, Please see the link to their web site. The reason for such a change from solo Cycling to a Tandem is to reseeding eye sight , I am registered as blind as I have lost over 80% of my eye sight mostly from the centre of my eyes. I am still managing to ride solo with my Club the west Middlesex CTC see links. However it’s getting near the end and I’m getting ready for the time it will be too dangerous for the solo bike witch I will miss greatly as losing the independence just to go and get lost for a few hours on my own, or go touring with a tent around the UK. The Tandem will give me the tool to keep my cycling passion alive and my social life ticking over. My good Friend Adrian is the main Pilot / captain However it’s been modified by Greenspeed to take a large range of riding sizes for whoever wishes to take me out. I could not have achieved obtaining this tandem without BT and the charities BT contacted on my behalf. And I had one member of BT staff donate towards it thank you. And a big thanks you to the guys and girls at Greenspeed. This is a web site of its birth and journeys, of what I call my Thunderbird 2, in photos.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Finally Home.

OK It’s finally Home.
Paul Delivered it in the shops Van for me to my home it was quite  a sight as it just kept on coming out of the van!!!
Paul at the Bike shop North Harrow did a great job putting it together for me.
I have spent a few days navigating myself around it, familiarising myself with the set up and fine tuning bits and pieces,Swapped the chains around and then set the ring gear crank to fit me on the Back end and then took some links a few at a time to fit the chain to the correct angle  
  for the Shimano super long cage, with explanations from Rob here in UK and Ian is Australia.
Photo work in progress.
Still have to fit the front chain for my captain then we can have a road test.  
I have to admit finally getting home here I found it all a bit overwhelming it’s been a long time in the planning and the funding tuning it is getting me back into it and the excitement has returned and I would like to thank all them that helped  Phil at BT  all at Greenspeed and The bike shop Harrow and Rob and all at West country Recumbents for their help and support.

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