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  • curious thing, wheels and rated trike weight capacity. worksman pav3 (550 pounds) uses 36 11-gage spokes. the ti-150 (titanium rover) claims 450 pounds with a 20-inch rear but weight limit drops to a 250 pound limit when using a 26er on the rear…
  • "Now I wonder about these new Rovers that do not have the reinforced stabilizer. Are they capable of the extra weight for a Tandem with only a single-angled support?" the new cruciform is braced with gussets. see rickey horwitz on recumbent desig…
  • good points to consider. before i gained rover consciousness had been considering a currie electric trike. i knew i wouldnt be able to pedal but it offered the stability needed to haul groceries which their 2-wheeler didnt. miserable range electric …
  • sounds like the appropriate young tiger for such a gift. fixing up the trike could provide him with a hobby as well and mom as the local guru? such a deal!
  • gen-ii trikes came out around mid-2012, gen iii when rover went blue (2015?). aside from color looks like zoom brakes. with the rust shown, might be prudent to change brakes and rotors (about $70 for 2 sets of alhongas last time i purchased), new…
  • whether a good price depends on the battery that comes with the package
  • Schlumpf may refer to: The German word for smurf . . . - wikipedia
  • if interested in the schlumpf speed drive (36/46 front end) terratrike is clearing em out at $400. tt high speed is $800.
  • a new trike might have had true wheels but as you ride the first 100 miles or so the spokes can unwind - if you hear a ping every now and then thats what is happening - as the wheel goes out of true. before using the gage, check your wheel for tr…
  • agree 24-inch the better choice for a bigger rear wheel. my first shot at an electric drive: somebody claimed years back they had successfully mounted a currie 26-inch wheel on a rover (brushed motor, lh rear drive). having an unused currie bike …
  • lived in clearwater once upon. if i was still there would probably be riding that trike home. guesses: 26-inch wheel, nexus or sram hub. put on a 24-tooth nexus sprocket, pop a patterson up front for a 16-79 gear-inch range. yum! if you browse…
  • suspect your dad was a happy triker. if the brakes on the front wheels have a red adjust knob, a picture of such would enhance the trike salability.
  • @TimC you unfortunately experienced the all too common lbs malady with your traveler experience. no excuse, my humble, to send someone out with low tires, a sloppy seat, and not cutting the chain for a proper fit. i wouldnt deal with em. this …
  • @IdahoTrailLizard - this is a terratrike sponsored website. howzabout keeping it that way by posting your ill-considered non-appropriates at bentrider?
  • if you run the x30 groupset in the sheldon brown gear-inch calculator you might realize only 12 gears are needed for a reasonable bottom to top progression. rohloff is as good as it gets in that department. if numbers trump practicality and you h…
  • sometimes preparation is as good as luck - be aware that you need to true the wheel before applying the gage. not uncommon to break a hanger when adjusting, suggest you order one against present and future need prior to bending. some of the old h…
  • seat tube and/or pooch puller attachment corrosion. either case, light sandpaper (400 grit) to remove rust, spray zinc chromate on affected area to prime, a black enamel to match the color of the seat tube. lowes and others will have a chrome spray …
  • the rat comes with more gears than the rover but from an economy standpoint, popping a patterson crank on the front of the rover ($300) will give you about the same gearing as the rat while maintaining a lower roll-center.
  • sturmey, shimano, cassete 8-speed gear-inches: xrf-8w 23.9 31.2 35.4 40.1 46.2 52.3 59.4 77.4 nexus 23.2 28.3 32.9 37.4 44.0 53.8 62.4 71.0 11/32 23.4 26.7 31.1 35.6 41.5 49.8 57.5 67.9 %-difference between 7th and 8th gear: sturmey 23%,…
  • there are both derailleur frame mounts and derailleur hangers. bung the frame mount - you got serious frame problems. the hanger-style mount is a remove-and-replace item designed to prevent frame damage in the event of a derailleur strike. lbs notio…
  • hangers are cheap enough that there is no reason to bend a damaged hanger. i would be sceptical of any lbs types that suggest bending. for general overview of hangers try https://derailleurhanger.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwhqXbBRAREiwAucoo-woGl8WKOTOBwHD…
  • simplest low-cost speed upgrade would be to mount a triple chainring, front derailleur and shifter
  • a rover ticks all the boxes on your list. in addition, its seat height makes for much easier entry and egress compared to the faster trikes. excellent bang for the buck.
  • seems to be agreement among the mountain trikers that 10 gear-inches is good to have, nexus hub with a schlumpf front end seems fairly popular for that low a low if there is a need for speed. patterson+shimano nexus with a 24-tooth sprocket gives…
  • $100 per gear
  • a chain-gobbler is inappropriate for a powered crankset if manually shifting the chainring is involved. with a derailleur setup the spring-loaded derailleur acts as a snubber reducing driveline stress. in the case of an igh with powered cranks…
  • single-ring gearbox. to give the rover more range: patterson 16 speeds($300), schlumph 16 speeds ($800), efneo 24 speeds ($500). from way-back minnesota days - norweigians told polish jokes, poles told finnlander jokes. tis rumored finn farmers …
    in Front IGH? Comment by JamesR August 3
  • am afraid economics will probably enter the picture if you get a rover - wife will undoubtedly be curious what makes you smile while riding it.
  • if you still have the 16-tooth sprocket on the nexus, upping that (24-teeth max) could solve your spin-out at low gearing, gives you more torque, less wheel rpm so doing - its a balance problem between front and rear sprockets. the chain-gobbler …
  • 47 pounds i8 rover, about 6 pounds lighter for a rambler i8 (no longer in production). check out the wifes usual cruise speed to determine your gearing need. rover nexus is setup with a 20-62 gear-inch range, 11 mph if you can spin the pedals …