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  • TrikesterHal wrote: » If you want to visit the ER try putting booties on a cat. Fond memories of a cat and a roll of packing tape. It was sort of mean, so I won't do it again, but was still funny to watch the cat trying to get it off.
  • That Low Rider Rack is a really great way to mount batteries. I have one on each side of it, for better than 25AH of juice available by just swapping out one for the other. I think you will be very happy with your battery pack mounted on it. It's…
  • Jrobiso2 wrote: » I'm certainly looking for a no income tax state. I'd love a no property tax one too (Alaska anyone? - except Alaska is cold!) Cold is relative. February in Cordova is still above zero most of the time, for example... And Ala…
  • @TrikeBirder thanks, man. I hope everyone takes something positive from these forums every time they come here. Part of being in a community like forums, is sharing knowledge, but it's also learning about the other people on the forums. Even th…
  • If you are riding on concrete or pavement, watch his feet, too. Like @TCEd said, the pads aren't as toughened as an older dog's would be, so he could injure them and you wouldn't know it until you saw bloody foot prints on the carpet. Watch him …
  • TCEd wrote: » And last, engine, work on it. Actually, the single most important factor in the equation is the one you give the least weight to.... If the engine is able to push the 134" gearing at the same RPM it is capable of spinning the 1…
  • There used to be a video on youtube that had a trike with skis on it. The guy was riding in the snow... Spinning what we used to call broedies. I think there was another one where a guy was speeding down a hill, taking a pretty hefty turn at the …
  • The Schlumpf drives require a chamfer on the BB in order to work correctly. This isn't a deep chamfer, but one that takes about half of the thickness of the BB's shell width. There is a tool that Schlumpf makes and sells (as well as rents) for put…
  • If you want to go a bit higher in the price range, you could also look at other Internally Geared Cranks. There is the Schlumpf Mountain Drive, which gives a 2.5:1 down. (Giving a 32T crank down to an 13T. Effective if you want to go sub-10GI.) …
  • How many user s on BROL have done this mod with a Traveler? That's the first thought you should have, when you read about them doing this mod. You are going to raise the front end by roughly 3" at the wheels. So at the cranks, more like 5-6". …
  • 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…