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  • no. you can get housing cut to whatever length at the lbs. ends will be reamed for easy cable passage, caps crimped on either end.
  • new shifter should come with cable. shot of wd-40 down the housing, twirl housing to clean out any gunk inside. new cable will stretch so, adjuster all the way in, i set the stop-nut at 3-7/8, re-attach cable, run the shifter up and down a dozen tim…
  • nature of the beast - nexus is spring-loaded to gear 1, twisting the shifter winches the crittur toward highest gear (sturmey works in opposite manner). stops are indexed by the shifter. for stop-nut adjust, housing barrel all the way in, housing…
  • incipient tire failure - park the trike. do not ride or replace tires until the alignment issue is resolved. if new trike, you have a warranty issue. due, in general, to improper wheel alignment on assembly coupled with lbs leaving quality con…
  • screw the adjuster all the way in, put shifter in first, remove cable and housing at hub end. need to adjust the cable stop before worrying about index alignment.
  • bb7 will present the same alignment challenge. keep whatcha got, watch enough youtube brake alignment videos until that aha! moment strikes. ignore the business card business - pad clearance has nothing to do with caliper alignment. tip trike on…
  • such jive! install the grub screws greased, tether the imagination.
  • http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11617992.html rated at 65 pounds capacity. put one on years back. same design as the unspec tt but with added front and rear flanges under the deck for increased strength. have both tern and bontrager deluxe moun…
    in Rear Carg Rack Comment by JamesR June 18
  • rover uses torx t25 bolts. 1/4 t25 bit from mcmaster-carr $1.41. https://www.mcmaster.com/#=1dbrtj8 best to use new bolts and a torque wrench. remove wheel from trike for bolt remove and install. see section 2: https://www.parktool.com/blog/r…
  • a lot of smoke on this issue. lack of documentation from the very few claiming to have received a va trike - easy enough to post forms and correspondence leading to such an award but lacking. as vamc is required to be self-supporting by congress,…
  • few cargo racks specifically made for a 20-inch wheel. http://shop.dahonbikes.com/p/arclite-aluminum-rack-silver-for-20-wheel/accessories_racks?pp=8 http://foldingbike.biz/Dahon-Ultimate-Rear-Rack-20-Black optional terratrike rack height ke…
    in Rear Carg Rack Comment by JamesR June 17
  • the chatter about $700, $1,000 can only refer to used rover prices - see http://www.electricbicycleworld.com/ apparently hp velotetechnik has never heard of falco - https://www.hpvelotechnik.com/produkte/technik/e-antriebe/index_e.html us what…
  • close enough (16-95 g.i.) with a 16-tooth sprocket. good place to plug in numbers for gearing combos and speeds at various rpm: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html nuvinci is no longer made so dunno about warranty coverage.
  • 26x1.5 will fit a rover. however, hiking the rear end dips the nose and may have you encountering heel-strike on lumpy roads. raise the rear end of the trike 3 inches on blocks and check seated heel clearance if thinking 26. suggest giving a shot…
    in Rear Tire size Comment by JamesR June 10
  • back in the day, new on a motorcycle, found lovebugs didnt taste so good - helmet face shield and fairing followed. dunno how a fairing on a trike works as a bug deflector but check out https://t-cycle.com/collections/windwrap-fairings might w…
    in Bug shield ?? Comment by JamesR June 9
  • the timing chain couples front and rear rider effort - whatever gear the pilot selects the copilot shares.
  • shifter, cables and housings being normal wear items, after ten years would think time to change all. drop in at your local bike shop and twist various front derailleurs, find one you like - twist, trigger or bar-end. get a matching front deraill…
  • rover tandem comes with a 20-62 gear-inch nexus hub. a $300 patterson crankset would change that to 17-85 g.i. while tandem pro is posted at 18-90 g.i. this translates to the modified rover doing 15.3 mph in 16th gear, the tandem pro doing 16.2 mph …
  • go to craigslist, click on bikes, search on recumbents for the going prices in your area. check out craigslist for out-of-state large city prices as well. were it me, i would offer the trike up on the local craigslist for 1/3 off current new x16 …
    in Help Comment by JamesR June 5
  • yup, i float em in thought that doing so limits chainsaw against a rigid surface, helps to compensate for chain bounce due to uneven pedal strokes. i use a rubber-lined hose clamp on the tubes with a long zip-tie attached to the frame. gen-1 rove…
  • chaps at battle mountain build rollbars into their velos. so far looks like they all manage to walk away from their crashes.
  • yeah - white stuff but not for long. bit noisier than the t-cycle stuff.
  • diy results got me ordering from t-cycle. gooped up soldering iron, plan b was a curling iron (dollar general sells em) which gooped almost as good as the iron. got a hair dryer after that. even tried 3/4 pvc pipe. decided i didnt want to pick up…
  • t-cycles seem to be a better, lighter material, more slippery in comparison to oem. cut the oems in half, trimmed a few inches off each and tried to flare with a soldering iron. ugly to the bone, that were. suspect what is needed is a metal cone…
  • gainesville is pretty much a drainage basin and all the roads around here seem to slope, even the local rails-to-trail path. years ago discovered the testride at the lbs parking lot didnt match reality. bad knees and local topography is how i came t…
  • problem with reinstalling chain on an igh is having unequal number of links between top and botton sections where driveside is taut and bottom side droops. so: when running the chain backwards, lower chain becomes driveside and hops the rear spro…
  • interested at the time in a rover all terrain (10 gear-inches for the 15% slopes around here) put 20x3 kenda flames up front and a maxxis maxxdaddy in the rear. https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-322-137-maxxdaddy maxxis. 20x2, 40 psi, nice pur…
  • didnt make tv during the flooding here last year. while paying the rent yesterday, new manager said she was going through photos of the complex with the departing manager who stopped at one photo and said - this is my favorite picture: was an old…
    in Trikes on TV Comment by JamesR June 1
  • Alfine is the higher end nexus, about the same cost these days as the nexus-8. check it out at niagara cycle, search on 'igh'. suspect industry trend toward 10-11-12 speed is drying up the 8-speed demand and shimano is clearing out their inventor…
    in Internal 8 Comment by JamesR May 31
  • miss florida - high rent increase had gator cycle moving to northwest 13th street. michael, the manager, has a 7 or 8 year old nexus that he takes apart for cleaning once a year, incentive being its on his wifes cargo bike. chances of an lbs will…
    in Internal 8 Comment by JamesR May 30