Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

JamesR

About

Username
JamesR
Joined
Visits
682
Last Active
Roles
REGISTERED

Comments

  • with a 20-tooth sprocket on the nexus and a 36-tooth patterson ($50 option), current 20-62 gear-inches would expand to 18-86 g.i. doing so ups speed to 15 mph vs stock gearing 11 mph at a 60 rpm cadence while yielding a 10% reduction in hill climb e…
    in WHAT IF!!!!!! Comment by JamesR May 21
  • different ways to measure and display - one such being http://road.cc/content/review/143554-wahoo-rpm-cadence-sensor. human brain works pretty good for this task - count the number of strokes to one pedal for 15 seconds, multiply by 4 for crankse…
  • hub + labor $60 rim $30 spokes, nipples $33 tire, tube $50
  • 20 inches is nominal wheel diameter with mounted tire 406 - mm rim bead diameter 22 - mm rim width 394 - mm Effective Rim Diameter divide mm by 25.4 to convert to inches. erb is wheel builder info. Will this fit my Rover? - if on a rover …
  • one way of doing it: https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/dscn1598-jpg.27987/
  • why settle for a flag or decal? stuff this jewel and mount it on the prow in place of a water bottle. https://www.amazon.com/Forum-Novelties-Zombie-Costume-Accessory/dp/B0153RS1NW
  • what you see or not see can depend on the settings of your browser along with type of operating system. when i access https://www.terratrike.com using chrome there will be a circled 'i' on the address bar left. click on it and read "Attackers mig…
  • if you were to go over to the bentrider site, which uses https:// you will not get an insecure warning message. the 's' in the address means encrypted communication, another log placed in the path of hackers interested in downloading whatever identi…
  • just saw this referenced at bentrider http://www.jtekengineering.com/products/jtek-bar-end-shifter-internal-hub/
  • actually, if one disregards the numbers in the window, nexus-8 shifter works with s-a. hunting down info on shifter-derailleur pull-ratios can be a pain. staying within the same family for derailleur and shifter is easier on the mind.
  • most likely accessing http:// instead of https:// quite a few websites seem to feel security is a personal problem rather than a site obligation
  • 2016 spec listing http://www.bicycleman.com/brands/terratrike-recumbents/terratrike-specifications/
  • good work! mac. hadda flat tire once upon after the trike sat unused for a few weeks. blew it up double-size. no bubbles in the bathtub. no hiss rotating the tube close to my ear. coating the tube with soapy water, no bubbles blown, kinda messy. …
  • if asking posted gen-ii rover specs - straight cruciform - howzabout https://trikeasylum.wordpress.com/company-information/specs-n-z/terratrike/
  • might be a heat-treated part - good question for an experienced mech engr. front tires can get scrubbed in a hurry if the straightened tie-rod does not hold true, be worth the effort to do frequent toe-in checks if kept.
  • @Finn59
  • sympathies! my 2nd rover came about when it departed the back of a gents pickup on i-75. he got a good deal at the lbs on a new bionx-equipped rambler, i got a good deal on a scratched frame. give terratrike tech support a call for pricing. migh…
  • have yet to find a trailer designed specifically for a trike. search google images for pet trailer to get an idea of the various flavors available. 20-inch wheels to 24-inch trike wheels shouldnt be a problem. had a bob, didnt keep it long. miser…
  • wow! any problem shifting in and out of the middle ring?
  • one of the sights a ways back - okefenokee state park, just over the north florida border. only the true fisherman would be on the water there during a south georgia summer. tis miserable camping in a swamp that time of year. fishermen in a bassb…
    in Seat movement Comment by JamesR April 9
  • good time of year for trike tours. humidity levels mid-may through september can make for unpleasant cruising between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as far as stuff that might object to your proximity - snakes, gators and a rare bear. vultures will flee you…
    in Seat movement Comment by JamesR April 7
  • good show! the mounting can prove interesting. what worked for me on the rover was strapping them in a pair of wald folding baskets mounted to the cargo rack. doing that as a temp on the current delta test bed. very crude, bungees strapping the …
  • hmmm. before abandoning all hope, measure the charge current with an ammeter. depending, should be in the range of 5 to 10 amps (voltage matters). if so, chuck battery. if the charger is of the maintenance type, expect 2 amps or less output and a ve…
  • me: would like to buy a crank-puller. lbs: if we stocked one, no one would buy it, but we can order you one. me: would like to buy a park tool cable cutter. lbs: we just use a pair of dikes. if we stocked one, no one would buy it, but we can or…
  • comprendo perdition moments all too well. stick a voltmeter on the battery terminals when twisting the throttle, see if you have 24+ volts under load. if not, dead battery. do check battery terminals for corrosion - can be sanded or cleaned with …
  • ok - is not a bionx. if a geared motor, mounted, spin wheel forward, no cogging. spin backwards, will get cogging. difference between sla and lithium is weight and safety. notice, when perusing lithiums, vendor reluctance to state battery dimensi…
  • yah - but schumacher website can definitely do it better. depends on what type battery you have as well as the charger. if sla battery type, real bad idea to use car battery chargers on the things. voltmeter comes in handy on this question. if…
  • personal preference, i guess. would rather see clearly if i am going to get nailed making a left turn than taking off the inner tube valve caps to save precious grams of weight.
  • chainwrap is one of the limiters when regearing. rat chainwrap (36-22)+(40-11)=43 links mtb chainwrap (44-22)+(40-11)=51 links above based on the assumption you wish to keep present low gearing while increasing gearing range. so - start hu…
  • 25% is a good number but falls into the ymmv category depending on condition of the engine. mph = gear-inch x pedal rpm x .003 so increase either gearing or cadence to increase speed. with the n-380 oem setup, increasing cadence from 60 rpm to…