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  • would expect this sorta post the first of april. for those serious on the subject https://outriderusa.com/products/alpha. unstable 3-wheels, increased frontal area adds to the burden for this kinda stuff, pointless. check out whats run at battle …
  • no one will - sealed unit, remove and replace maintenance item
  • tis indeed a joy to be out and about this time of year this part of florida. tempered, however, by the thought of all too soon june, july, august and september drip-dry sweatbox months approaching. bit cumbersome, that portion of the year, trying…
  • bought the tandem frame extension as a separate piece with intent of making a longtail cargo trike. not one of my better ideas, but . . . Would you change the OEM 8 speed hub for a bigger better hub? If so, which one? - if you have the nexus-8 h…
  • replace rather than clean. ooze is probable leaky bottom bracket. pdf page 17 for frame parts: terratrike.com/media/docs/NewRoverManual.pdf wikipedia: The bottom bracket on a bicycle connects the crankset (chainset) to the bicycle and allows t…
  • they may drag a tad but if interested in discussing the good old days with good old folks, mount this rig on the trike: http://www.bikeberry.com/bullet-head-light-generator-kit.html
  • yeah, but for hollow hubs: http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11616076.html the shimano type at Joes Bike ($125) would fit a delta front wheel. old-timey clamp-on bottle generator can put out same voltage and current as the modern hub version: ht…
  • 1 mm is approximately 1/25 of an inch. as the ebikes.ca site states: "It is usually no problem if the spindle is a few mm longer or shorter than the one being replaced."
  • the pliers are more useful for separating the master link than joining chain. derailleur drivelines, use a bungee to pull both ends of the chain together with a bit of overlap for installing a new master link. on internal drivelines, get chain…
  • terratrike done good for a climbing machine with the all-terrain. nobody else out there has an equal off-the-floor dual-purpose machine. not being available at the time, had my rat-rover, 24-inch kenda flames up front, 20-inch rear knobby, nexus …
  • from the picture, your fixed-side screw is too far out: it should be flush with the housing. pads look good for another year. with the brake cable detached, both pads need to be positioned so the rotor cannot contact the sides of the brake housin…
  • i replace cables and housings at the same time. go to the lbs, got standard brake cables, they cut brake housings to my desired length and gave me cable and housing caps no charge. single wire would work-harden so cables are braided stainless ste…
  • nature of the beast with single-wheels is that they lean when turning. ok thing with a bike doing same but with trike you get the frame torqued in turns. trailer suspension? big apples at low pressure. a wike trailer diy kit allows you to fit the…
  • @xray - nature of the beast kinda thing. captain and stoker are always in a 1:1 relationship viz sprocket speed. traditional 3 rings driving are kinda primitive. patterson, schlumpf, pinion, efneo are single-ring variable speed devices relative t…
  • repeat of previous post: assuming bolted together chainrings, lotsa chain and bash guards out there, just depends on bolt circle diameter of the crankset sprockets. you will need the next size longer chainring bolts for mounting - any good lbs wi…
  • pure bling! put this on my 2013 rambler: https://www.catrike.com/_p/prd2/4586515721/product/catrike-chain-guard picture does not do justice to this jewel. black ring, milled beveled inner flange, cats racing in the direction of pedal rotation etc…
  • assuming bolted together chainrings, lotsa chain and bash guards out there, just depends on bolt circle diameter of the crankset sprockets. you will need the next size longer chainring bolts for mounting - any good lbs will have those. https://ww…
  • industry opinion from the proprietor of endless sphere: http://www.ebikes.ca/learn/why-hub-motors-are-awesome.html
  • "The motor is basically the wheel so it doesn't matter one whit what type of gearing you have on it, because the motor is completely separate of the hub/gearing the wheel has. The gearing is for the rider/pedals and not for the motor itself" tota…
  • doesnt quite work that way, elrique - on a hub motor, chain only moves when the pedals are turned. advantages over a mid-drive motor: no increased wear on the driveline, no strain on the boom, and should the driveline crap out you still have a ge…
  • rambler fits a 68x113mm, JIS square-taper bottom bracket although going down to 110 might fit better. the grin-tech modified patterson crankset should be a perfect fit. suggest terratrike customer support for bb spindle length range.
  • probable unacceptable character in the post. took awhile to discover using square brackets caused the same response for me - using parentheses was the cure. no problem using the squares at bentrider.
  • there is no stoker gearing - captain and stoker cranks are tied together by the timing chain. the ips allows the stoker crank to freewheel - stoker will add to the pedal input only when her/his crankset is turned at same or greater rpm than that …
  • you might be disappointed with the effect of adding a stock patterson crankset, 80 g.i. compared to the oem 75 g.i. @ 60 rpm speed would rise from 13.5 to 14.4 mph. on the other hand, if you were to add $50 to the patterson cost for the 36-to…
  • this might do the trick: https://www.mcmaster.com/#3060t46/=1b8pqfg mount sideways where the frame forks. should be able to bore holes in 1-1/2 pvc pipe so it mounts vertical on the non-chainside of the frame. secure the tube to the seat, inse…
  • fwiw department: grin-tech now has a 250-500 watt bafang geared wheel that may prove to be quite an economical alternative to the bionx. http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicycle-kits/geared/rear-mini-geared-kit-advanced-pas.html
  • you can experience the same reported g-8 problems with a nexus if it too is not setup properly. and easy enough to screw-up a sturmey as well - done done it - but unlike the other igh hubs, sturmey does require unloading when shifting per mfg litera…
  • "TT . . . requires one to briefly quit pedaling with each shift of the gears." i doubt goldmember had any experience installing igh hubs if he was the basis of your pause practice.
  • i was pedaling past the line of gas pumps at the local convenience store. guy calls out - "what kinda mileage you get on those things?" me - "bout 50 miles per burrito"
  • screw the lever adjusters all the way in. loosen the cable clamp at the brake housing loosen the brake mounting bolts. screw in the fixed pad 2 turns or so. cable housing needs to be snug in both lever and brake housing sockets. clamp the c…