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  • 2016 spec listing http://www.bicycleman.com/brands/terratrike-recumbents/terratrike-specifications/
  • good work! mac. hadda flat tire once upon after the trike sat unused for a few weeks. blew it up double-size. no bubbles in the bathtub. no hiss rotating the tube close to my ear. coating the tube with soapy water, no bubbles blown, kinda messy. …
  • if asking posted gen-ii rover specs - straight cruciform - howzabout https://trikeasylum.wordpress.com/company-information/specs-n-z/terratrike/
  • might be a heat-treated part - good question for an experienced mech engr. front tires can get scrubbed in a hurry if the straightened tie-rod does not hold true, be worth the effort to do frequent toe-in checks if kept.
  • @Finn59
  • sympathies! my 2nd rover came about when it departed the back of a gents pickup on i-75. he got a good deal at the lbs on a new bionx-equipped rambler, i got a good deal on a scratched frame. give terratrike tech support a call for pricing. migh…
  • have yet to find a trailer designed specifically for a trike. search google images for pet trailer to get an idea of the various flavors available. 20-inch wheels to 24-inch trike wheels shouldnt be a problem. had a bob, didnt keep it long. miser…
  • wow! any problem shifting in and out of the middle ring?
  • one of the sights a ways back - okefenokee state park, just over the north florida border. only the true fisherman would be on the water there during a south georgia summer. tis miserable camping in a swamp that time of year. fishermen in a bassb…
    in Seat movement Comment by JamesR April 9
  • good time of year for trike tours. humidity levels mid-may through september can make for unpleasant cruising between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as far as stuff that might object to your proximity - snakes, gators and a rare bear. vultures will flee you…
    in Seat movement Comment by JamesR April 7
  • good show! the mounting can prove interesting. what worked for me on the rover was strapping them in a pair of wald folding baskets mounted to the cargo rack. doing that as a temp on the current delta test bed. very crude, bungees strapping the …
  • hmmm. before abandoning all hope, measure the charge current with an ammeter. depending, should be in the range of 5 to 10 amps (voltage matters). if so, chuck battery. if the charger is of the maintenance type, expect 2 amps or less output and a ve…
  • me: would like to buy a crank-puller. lbs: if we stocked one, no one would buy it, but we can order you one. me: would like to buy a park tool cable cutter. lbs: we just use a pair of dikes. if we stocked one, no one would buy it, but we can or…
  • comprendo perdition moments all too well. stick a voltmeter on the battery terminals when twisting the throttle, see if you have 24+ volts under load. if not, dead battery. do check battery terminals for corrosion - can be sanded or cleaned with …
  • ok - is not a bionx. if a geared motor, mounted, spin wheel forward, no cogging. spin backwards, will get cogging. difference between sla and lithium is weight and safety. notice, when perusing lithiums, vendor reluctance to state battery dimensi…
  • yah - but schumacher website can definitely do it better. depends on what type battery you have as well as the charger. if sla battery type, real bad idea to use car battery chargers on the things. voltmeter comes in handy on this question. if…
  • personal preference, i guess. would rather see clearly if i am going to get nailed making a left turn than taking off the inner tube valve caps to save precious grams of weight.
  • chainwrap is one of the limiters when regearing. rat chainwrap (36-22)+(40-11)=43 links mtb chainwrap (44-22)+(40-11)=51 links above based on the assumption you wish to keep present low gearing while increasing gearing range. so - start hu…
  • 25% is a good number but falls into the ymmv category depending on condition of the engine. mph = gear-inch x pedal rpm x .003 so increase either gearing or cadence to increase speed. with the n-380 oem setup, increasing cadence from 60 rpm to…
  • @TrikeBirder- sorry to report that piece of hardware along with batteries, tools, wheels, etc got left behind when the apartment got flooded during the september hurricane. a pity, that. had attempted a rear-steering rover delta - 12 inch longer …
    in WHAT IF!!!!!! Comment by JamesR March 21
  • @TrikeBirder - i would repeat this post at the bentrider technical section where some interesting engineering and builder types hang out. basic patterson 28/45 would meet the high-end torque spec. that your fallbrook consult said limit the rear s…
  • done that twice although on a nexus-8 rover and derailleur-type rambler. a consideration is the nuvinci driving/driven sprocket ratio spec of 2.1, torque limitation thing. warranty void: "- caused by the use of parts that are not compatible, sui…
  • gorgeous pictures!
  • check closely for any sign of a crack. do solicit an opinion from the lbs manager as to whether the rim should be replaced. weakest stress points on a rim are at the stem hole and where the rim is welded together.
  • no need to wait for a broken spoke - tinging them tells the tale, preventive maintenance kinda thing if you subscribe to the notion. we used to sample engine oil every 25 hours when i was in the air force, sent it to the lab to test for wear metal …
  • good place to start: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-and-rim-truing what happens to it over time? rim distortion gets worse, spokes break, tires wear, brakes hard to align, people point out your wobbly wheel for a good laugh . . …
  • one size fits all didnt suit so went to the lbs and had them cut their bulk housings about 2 feet longer than what i thought i measured (not one of my strong points) and nibble away after settling on the routing. they would toss in the end caps and …
  • the gold standard: https://www.parktool.com/product/professional-cable-and-housing-cutter-cn-10?category=Brakes has crimper for the cable end caps. you will also need an awl or such to re-round the cable ends, clear out the plastic. me? new housi…
  • still in the learning mode, meself. pretty much a tryit kinda thing with or without electric assist. smaller the sprocket on the nexus, faster you go. 16-tooth is smallest readily available. that leaves the front sprocket, if you have the knees, …
  • hat in hand, a second such in mid-florida in february might get some serious traction for the brand.