The rear axle ?

edited April 2011 in Rover
Hi

I have a few questions regarding the 1 speed Rover.

I will like to know the free space between the two forks at the axle.

I have find the following on the forum:

The fork spacing widens from the main frame.
At the axle, it is 5" and at the very front of the forks, 1-7/8"
Right in front of the tire, it is 2-5/8"
but a tire sidewall will hit the chain tube before it hit the fork at this point.
At that point, you have 1-1/4" between the center of the tire tread and the chain tube,
so a tire with a 2-1/2" width would just be rubbing the chain tube.


These informations are still good, for the 2011 Rover ?

The slots width for the rear axel is 10 mm ?

The 5 inch at the axle is "about" 5 inch or it is precisely 5.0 inch for 127 mm ? It's important to me.

Is the Rover top view drawing at page 2, in the New Rover Owners Manual, at scale ?

I am looking forward to reading your comments

Thanks in advance.

Gillis

Comments

  • I have a few questions regarding the 1 speed Rover.



    I will like to know the free space between the two forks at the axle. 127mm + .5mm



    I have find the following on the forum:



    The fork spacing widens from the main frame.

    At the axle, it is 5" and at the very front of the forks, 1-7/8" 127mm rear spacing, 49.5mm at the main tube/chainstay junction.

    Right in front of the tire, it is 2-5/8" This measurement depends upon tire profile and size.

    but a tire sidewall will hit the chain tube before it hit the fork at this

    point. This depends upon the width of the tire.

    At that point, you have 1-1/4" between the center of the tire tread and the

    chain tube,

    so a tire with a 2-1/2" width would just be rubbing the chain tube. The trike was designed to use tires ranging in size from 1.50” to 1.75”, in 20” (406 bead seat diameter) or 26” (559 bead seat diameter). Wider tires have not been tested. My guess is that you could go up to a 1.95 width without issue.



    These informations are still good, for the 2011 Rover ? Yes.



    The slots width for the rear axel is 10 mm ? Yes.



    The 5 inch at the axle is "about" 5 inch or it is precisely 5.0 inch for 127

    mm ? It's important to me. 127mm as mentioned above.



    Is the Rover top view drawing at page 2, in the New Rover Owners Manual, at

    scale ? It is a line drawing, not an engineering drawing. It is approximately correct but I would not use it for design parameters.
    Kelli B
    Sales, TerraTrike
  • I do not know if the Rover "1" is the same as the Rover "8" or not - am sure Kelli can tell you that.

    If it helps, on my Rover 8, with the stock wheel, I have a 20X2.00 Big Apple tire. If I were to guess, I bet I have bout 0.5" between the sidewall and the chain-tube.

    So I do know the 2" BA is fine in front or back on the Rover 8 speed.

    Trike-Mods2011-02-25010.jpg
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Hi Kelly.

    Thanks a lot for your long and precise reply.

    I am now in contact with Lydia for the shipping

    My last question ! The frame is made with steel ?

    Gillis from Montreal

    kellib wrote:
    I have a few questions regarding the 1 speed Rover.



    I will like to know the free space between the two forks at the axle. 127mm + .5mm



    I have find the following on the forum:



    The fork spacing widens from the main frame.

    At the axle, it is 5" and at the very front of the forks, 1-7/8" 127mm rear spacing, 49.5mm at the main tube/chainstay junction.

    Right in front of the tire, it is 2-5/8" This measurement depends upon tire profile and size.

    but a tire sidewall will hit the chain tube before it hit the fork at this

    point. This depends upon the width of the tire.

    At that point, you have 1-1/4" between the center of the tire tread and the

    chain tube,

    so a tire with a 2-1/2" width would just be rubbing the chain tube. The trike was designed to use tires ranging in size from 1.50” to 1.75”, in 20” (406 bead seat diameter) or 26” (559 bead seat diameter). Wider tires have not been tested. My guess is that you could go up to a 1.95 width without issue.



    These informations are still good, for the 2011 Rover ? Yes.



    The slots width for the rear axel is 10 mm ? Yes.



    The 5 inch at the axle is "about" 5 inch or it is precisely 5.0 inch for 127

    mm ? It's important to me. 127mm as mentioned above.



    Is the Rover top view drawing at page 2, in the New Rover Owners Manual, at

    scale ? It is a line drawing, not an engineering drawing. It is approximately correct but I would not use it for design parameters.
  • Hi Peter

    Thanks for the photo.

    I like your 2" tire, probably that i will do the same thing, it's more confortable :)

    I have take a look at your rear rack, it's a strong rack ?

    Can you show me more photos regarding your rack ?

    Thanks in advance

    Gillis


    Thanks for the photo
    Peter_C wrote:
    I do not know if the Rover "1" is the same as the Rover "8" or not - am sure Kelli can tell you that.

    If it helps, on my Rover 8, with the stock wheel, I have a 20X2.00 Big Apple tire. If I were to guess, I bet I have bout 0.5" between the sidewall and the chain-tube.

    So I do know the 2" BA is fine in front or back on the Rover 8 speed.

    Trike-Mods2011-02-25010.jpg
  • It's made with Hi-ten steel.
    Kelli B
    Sales, TerraTrike
  • Hello,

    You can look through all of my photos by going here: http://s1103.photobucket.com/home/Peter_CC/index

    I think the rack is "rated" for 35lbs. As you look at the photos you will see that I have a hard plastic box (waterproof) on top of the rack - nothing ever wobbles at all, but the rack is not one of those that a person could ride on :)
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
    ---
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