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.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Replacing the King Pin and wheel on the Greenspeed GTT

Dec 8th 2012
Replacing the King Pin and wheel on the Greenspeed GTT

As to a problem with the Dynamo, I have had a problem with it from the beginning, aligning the disk pads, shimming the calliper then taking it on a ride to find that it would move again and I would have to re shim it again. A very quick job no problems. The dynamo its self has a problem to as you can see in the video, I think the Cal peer could do with a bleed, that will be the next job.   


 Greenpeed GTT More shimming
Another two Hr. marathon, got there in the end 


This is not my Set up but it’s the same calliper just a better photo
To show what it looks like. 

. The King Post is different than my one to but it’s not much different 



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