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  • You are never going to be as fast on a trike as you would be on a bike. There are a couple of reasons for this. Probably the most important, the trike is heavier than a bike would be. But you also have more contact with the road with the third …
  • You can get the tubes designed for the tires. I think they are sold on Amazon. I am still using the regular 2.125" tubes, though. I should be using wider rims as well. But haven't bitten that bullet either. Right now, what I have works, so …
  • Do you have fenders? If so, then you are limited to about 2.125"x20" tires. (Unless you buy 3 of the 26" rear kits and take the stays and use them on the front 20" fenders as I did. I used the 26" fender for the rear.) I have 3"x20" mounted on…
  • Does the EVO have brake cut outs for the motor? So when you hit the brake lever, the motor cuts out? If not, this is another concern about the design. Since this is a somewhat closed system I think you should take it to the dealer. Messing a…
  • For the Nexus 8 the "cassette" is the sprocket. It's maybe a $10 part and might cost as much as $20 or $30 in labor to have a bike shop swap them out. Or you can do this yourself. It's not hard, but does take a bit of time the first couple of tim…
    in Chains Comment by Elrique64 October 2017
  • Just do it! There are very few minuses to adding electric assist. Your riding range increases, speed increases and the desire to ride more often increases. If cost isn't a factor, then just do it. Get a battery that has a range at least 2x f…
  • Those upright riders have another thing working in favor for their knees. They can't put more force into the joint than their own weight. They are effectively "standing" on the pedal for the down stroke. They can't put more force into it as they …
  • Yes and maybe. The 46T is a tall chain ring, so yes, it will be a bit much for any hill climbing without the motor. But that's the point, isn't it? The motor is there to help you climb those hills. The top speed of the BBS02 is roughly 25mph. …
  • FINN58 wrote: » My wife has the NuVinci hub on her 2016 Rover. Very quiet. Does TT flip back n forth with the equipment? Yes, based on a few criteria from what I've seen. the first is who is making the parts needed RIGHT NOW. The next is what…
  • The extensions I KNOW you will need are for the speedo (if you mount it on the rear wheel), the battery cable, (depending on where you place the battery) and very likely the display. I mounted my motor on a specially designed bottom bracket und…
  • One of the quickest ways to tear up a hub or cassette is shifting under power. Either foot power for pedals or motor power for those that have put together an etrike. For those who are thinking about motorizing your trike, there are sensors that…
  • Mine is a 2013 and it came with the Nexus-8. I am SO glad it wasn't either of the other two.
  • Zooming in on t he pics it looks like it's the 24-speed. 3 up front and 8 in the back. Hard to tell for sure, though, since the back cassette is a bit out of focus. Everything on the trike seems to be stock.
  • I think I explained this with the other photo. It's an effect caused by the lens of the camera used. This is barrel distortion. You usually see the effect on the edges of a photograph such as what you have here. The opposite effect is called …
  • They have a good deal on the BBS02 as well. I'm seriously thinking about the BBSHD, but as the BBS02 I have now works very well, hard to justify swapping to the HD.... They do have an 80%-100% charger at Luna. It has a toggle switch instead of …
  • @JamesR has the right of it. Too many posts of similar vein and I got lost trying to figure out which thread was which. Or maybe I'm suffering from old timer's....
  • I've used a couple of these for charging other devices while riding. They work OK. Not all lights will work while they are charging. You would have to test them to see which will work and which won't. You can always get a solar panel and cha…
  • No! You should always signal your intentions. Otherwise you are assuming the drivers and other riders are able to read your mind. To me it just makes sense to stick out the arm that's pointing to the direction I want to go, which is why I use t…
  • Where are the last half dozen or so posts in this thread? I know I had a lengthy reply to the narrow tires, BBSHD 1500W motor and TRP brakes. It seems to have disappeared! What gives @chonk?
  • Charger from Lunacycle, the model they no longer sell or I would have 2 of them, one in the house, one permanently in the U-bag on the trike. It has a dial for 80%, 90% and 100%. I love this charger! Tires? Kenda Flame 20"x3" Hub is a Nexus-8…
  • Personally, I signal left hand turns with my left hand, right hand turns with my right hand. I plan my routes so I make more righties than lefties. The problem with that, I spend more time adjusting the right brake than I do the left.... No ide…
  • Even cutting and removing the trees themselves would have had issues, with all the litter left behind. You need another tool for that. A broom, to sweep it all of the trail...
  • 26" wheels for the front on an AT would be problematic for a number of reasons. As has been stated already, the clearance to the stock handlebars would be one issue. The next would be the much higher center of gravity. You would also lose turning…
  • Jeffh129 wrote: » recumbentrx wrote: » Sorry if I tickled your "Jelli" bone. I'm giving away two of my trikes for free if you want one. Let me know if your interested and I'll ship one to you free of charge! No joke! You have to do one thing how…
  • The slings I have mount through the holes in the back edge of the pedal, which is the same place the Power Grips mount, I would guess. I bought them from TT's store, so you can find them there. BUT, the slings I have are strips of Velcro with me…
  • When I g et off the trike, the brakes are locked and the motor is turned off. At that point, if someone can figure out how to move it, they are in for a shock. Not many bikes have locking brake levers. And at places where I can't see the trike …
  • If you read the reply I posted above, you would see that I said I had the motor set for assist level 3. Which, on this motor system, means roughly 1/3 of the total motor's power, or 750W/3=250W power from the motor. Your math is spot on as far a…
  • Captainbob wrote: » rgfitz5280 wrote: » Part of the problem was the tread on the soles of my TEVA sandals is getting worn. The main problem is that Power Grips are dangerous on trikes. Having never used power grips, can't say one way or th…
  • I pedaled the whole thing! (Ok, maybe 99%. Only 2 real busy intersections along the whole ride I used the throttle for.) The motor is set up for assist, throttle or nothing and the only times I use the throttle is crossing busy streets. (Light c…
  • I thought the same one time while riding on the local MuPs. Thought we had a snake or deer and people were watching it. I couldn't have been MORE WRONG had I tried. Momma skunk and her 4 young'ins out for a stroll on the paved trail. And no one …