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  • the out-the-door nexus 20-62 gear spec aint cast in stone. you can lower that range for $7 by replacing the usual 16-tooth nexus sprocket with a higher tooth-count sprocket. 24-teeth (practical max) would have you climbing serious hills at 13 g.i. i…
  • a rubber-lined automotive hose clamp solves that problem. i replaced oem tubes with flared tubes https://t-cycle.com/collections/chain-management-accessories/products/chaintube you can use the t-cycle chain-type hangers to float the tubes if y…
  • @SteveR - possible same chip used in all gages, price levels based on display used. if you can enter a wheel size, any el cheapo speedo should work fine.
  • clip-ons usually made for belt, backpack, pannier attach . . . intended for bikes, light mounts are mostly notched rubber straps or clamps. one triker problem is those headlights are designed for horizontal handlebars, tail lights for vertical s…
  • lots less shifting if one works on engine rather than hardware upgrades. might take a few years but going from a 60 to 90 rpm cadence with the x8 rover will raise top end from about 12 to 18 mph. much heart-healthier than fancy gearing provided o…
    in Front IGH? Comment by JamesR August 23
  • good thought on the clamp, might work. probably need a rubber-faced mallet to pound the clamp into place - i use a length of 1 inch oak dowel rod for such tasks. would reconsider the pedal issue on several points. the rat-trap types will put pres…
    in Help Me Out Comment by JamesR August 23
  • well, if you have a rover on hand: http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11619758.html http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-534.html
  • dunno markings or appearance. flip the bike upside down and compare number of wheel rotations per a single crank rotation to get an approximation of low-high speed ratios.
    in Front IGH? Comment by JamesR August 21
  • welcome to the club! last pass through safety harbor was maybe 50 years ago - bet the town has really grown since then.
  • i find nexus preferable to derailleur both for getting the chainline out of the mud along and having a no-think simple shifting pattern (although i admit to running an 11-34 7-speed derailleur with an electric wheel at the moment). with a nexus 2…
  • "will he need more upper gears later or just need to increase his cadence?" the recumbent grin and a bit more speed after getting the bent muscles in shape may render it more prudent to buy a second rover rather than upgrading current steed. cons…
  • triple a is offering sag wagon service. you would have a problem with lipo battery delivery but a cellphone call for a tow or carry home would be good reassurance: https://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/membership/bicycle_coverage.aspx according to the…
  • just about any light will do if you mount one of these: https://t-cycle.com/collections/all-purple-sky-products/products/rubber-light-mount
  • example of a hard-core air force transport pilot cyclist https://www.kadena.af.mil/News/Video/dvpcc/false/?dvpsearch=jay shalekbriski#DVIDSVideoPlayer10915
  • for a pilot type, rare opportunity to study aerodynamics at a personal level by modifying rover at the base hobby shop.
  • enjoyed the commentary. http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/Sly-one/TerraTrike Rover- Gopher-a.jpg you're off to a good start. when you get your bent legs, easy enough to tack on more gears with a patterson or efneo.
  • another possibility for outings with the pooch: https://tadpolerider2.wordpress.com/tag/recumbent-trike-sidecar/
  • too many variables for install price to reflect value received. see the add-ons at https://lunacycle.com/bafang-bbshd-1000w-middrive-kit/ for a whiff of this kind of stuff. pointless conjecture about battery voltage based on amperage. i have, for…
  • drill appropriate number of holes in a 1x4 piece of oak mount a 1-inch closet flange atop board screw in a pipe nipple mount doggy-walker to that add a pipe cap ziptie the board on top the cargo rack lowes got it all - plumbing department …
  • you can get an idea or two from https://t-cycle.com/collections/idler-kits
  • indeed! b-52s with roller skates on the wing tips. flew on gooney birds for a year, gave me an appreciation for rover design.
  • 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.