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  • JoeUnderwood
    I would like to talk to you about your Rambler and how you have it set up. I would like to set one up like yours but need input from someone who has used one like this.
    1oldguy2@gmail.com
    January 13
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  • romeo52
    I’m in the process electrifying an old Rover Internal 8 speed, I will use a Luna Cycle BBSHD kit. The main reason for this project is I just like to tinker with stuff and a electric trike would be just plain fun to rid, I’m not a bike fanatic or health nut. Secondly my wife has a problem peddling any faster then snails pace so I’m hoping this will give her a little boost in speed and distance.

    I have the Rover in my basement and I’m in the process of disassembling it. I’m waiting for a crank puller to arrive so I can mount the motor to the frame. I thought about changing the wheels to 24” to get better ground clearance and to make it easier getting on and off but instead, after reading posts on the forum, I purchase a set of Kendra Flame tires. The Flame give the trike a nice 2” lift and really improved the ride quality, they smooth out a lot of the jarring bumps. The problem with the Flames is they come extremely close to rubbing the frame especially in the rear, I haven’t decided if I will keep them.

    A quick look at the Luna motor kit tells me most of the supplied cable are too short for a trike so I’ll probable have to order cable extensions. Another concern is the weight of the finished trike, getting heaver with every modification. I like to load our bikes in the bed of my pickup and take them to a bike path. I hope I can still lift the finished Rover onto my truck bed when the project is complete. I thought about mounting the battery on the bottom side of the frame just under the seat but ground clearance has me worried especially with the stock 20” wheels and tires.

    I’m not in a hurry to complete the Rover project, just want it running by spring. I’m in Michigan, long cold winters. I’ll keep you posted on the progress and hick-ups along the way.

    Bill
    January 8
    • Willie
      Willie
      Thanks Bill for the note. Most of my stuff arrives tomorrow evening so getting excited. Will keep you up to date.
      Willie
  • Path 8 owner for a number of years now. Moved to Tucson, AZ about 3 1/2 years ago from Indiana. With the much more varied terrain now, I'm going to upgrade to a Shimano Ultra 3 gear ring for a wider range. Just waiting on a few parts, a few tools, and some spare time to get everything together.
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  • SusanTrikes
    Is this tandem still for sale?

    My husband has dementia, so I would like the gearing controls in just the front but him (in back) to be able to pedal or coast separately from me.
    January 4
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  • TCEd
    We get periodic tests and checks from him and discuss our activity with him and our family doctor.

    Regarding crank arms. We both have 165mm arms. I've never messed with them but Frances went through a substantial three visit ride fitting with a well respected pro using all sorts of sensors on the bike and her. She feels significantly better and more comfortable as a rider now but crank arm length was not changed during these sessions. I finding my ride needs some tweeking but I'm not sure if it is my seat back angle or crank length or me the engine.
    I have enough gears, very good equipment etc.
    Ed
    January 1
  • TCEd
    Although my wife Frances and I are very active I may have mistakenly portrayed us as extremely active types. Whats different about us is Frances is a long distance type, she's done full marathons, long X/C events and her true love is open water swimming, I've followed her in a kayak in some distance events. She competes but it isn't a hard core pursuit, she's content to finish vs. working to medal. Actually my concern with her is a serious crash while riding or skiing, there's a bit of recklessness in her blood.
    I'm the opposite, always went for the fast and quick sports. I played hockey until a complex cervical spine surgery in 2014 ended that activity and bike riding and led me to a trike. I x/c ski but do not compete. I do not run.
    Ironically we both have very low heart rates, Fran's so low she had a pacemaker installed five years ago to keep her from passing out occasionally when relaxed. Mine is near that condition but not quite there per our shared cardiologist.
    January 1
  • TrikeBirder
    Interesting reading if nothing else. Let me know what the two of you think. The last reference is for a sight that has a vested interest in having us "buy-in" to what they are saying. But, as a man of science, I am interested in diving deeper into the science. They make some other very good points- 30% variation in rider heights, 30% variation in frame sizes, 6% variation is crank sizes. Happy skying. :)
    January 1
  • TrikeBirder
    Thanks for the Snowy photo... very nice.

    I recently came across a couple of articles I thought you might find interesting, probably of more value for your wife, given the way she trains and competes.

    "Too much exercise can kill you. The Haywire Heart is the first book to examine heart conditions in athletes. Intended for anyone who competes in endurance sports like cycling, triathlon, running races of all distances, and cross-country skiing, The Haywire Heart presents the evidence that going too hard or too long can damage your heart forever. You’ll find what to watch out for, what to do about it, and how to protect your heart so you can enjoy the sports you love for years to come. Read more here:

    And, from this site considering efficiency- If a rider can improve efficiency then they can produce more power for the same effort (oxygen consumption). The secret is shorter cranks.
    January 1
  • Haironfire
    What component set does the Rambler Trike have? Would you ship? If interested, please call me.



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    GARY
    Palm City, FL
    772-220-1500
    December 2017
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  • romeo52
    Thanks for getting back to me about the rear wheel. How much are you asking for it?
    Thanks
    Bill
    December 2017
  • romeo52
    I'm interested in the i8 20 in. rover wheel you recently post about. I would like to up grade my wife's 3 speed Rover. If it's still available please keep me in mind.

    December 2017
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