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  • you might be disappointed with the effect of adding a stock patterson crankset, 80 g.i. compared to the oem 75 g.i. @ 60 rpm speed would rise from 13.5 to 14.4 mph. on the other hand, if you were to add $50 to the patterson cost for the 36-to…
  • this might do the trick: https://www.mcmaster.com/#3060t46/=1b8pqfg mount sideways where the frame forks. should be able to bore holes in 1-1/2 pvc pipe so it mounts vertical on the non-chainside of the frame. secure the tube to the seat, inse…
  • fwiw department: grin-tech now has a 250-500 watt bafang geared wheel that may prove to be quite an economical alternative to the bionx. http://www.ebikes.ca/shop/electric-bicycle-kits/geared/rear-mini-geared-kit-advanced-pas.html
  • you can experience the same reported g-8 problems with a nexus if it too is not setup properly. and easy enough to screw-up a sturmey as well - done done it - but unlike the other igh hubs, sturmey does require unloading when shifting per mfg litera…
  • "TT . . . requires one to briefly quit pedaling with each shift of the gears." i doubt goldmember had any experience installing igh hubs if he was the basis of your pause practice.
  • i was pedaling past the line of gas pumps at the local convenience store. guy calls out - "what kinda mileage you get on those things?" me - "bout 50 miles per burrito"
  • screw the lever adjusters all the way in. loosen the cable clamp at the brake housing loosen the brake mounting bolts. screw in the fixed pad 2 turns or so. cable housing needs to be snug in both lever and brake housing sockets. clamp the c…
  • search instead for: terratrike university wealth of terratrike videos if ypu search at u-tube for terratrike
  • easy to drift out the bushings with a wooden dowel and light hammer taps. if you cant hand-insert the new ones, draw them in with threaded rod, big washers and nuts. double washers, grease in-between, will help avoid rotating the bushings while d…
  • good, sound advice!
  • rambler, 20-inch fronts, 26 rear could add heel-strike to your riding pleasure. n-380 in a 24-inch wheel with patterson crankset would give you 17-102 gear-inches, about same as Stinson. get the 165mm crank length and pop big bens up front probab…
  • dunno if youve seen http://www.terratrike.com/media/docs/SeatShimInstructions.pdf slippery buggers, you may not appreciate. been awhile since i got to paw through the dealer spares kit for the rover - a shim set might be part of the contents.…
  • Miss Florida - for the hills, try changing the 16-tooth sprocket on your nexus hub to 22-teeth ~$8 + labor. it will drop your top end proportionately but if hill starts, slow rides and pooch exercise are the name of the game these days might make ya…
  • @Florida_bound - nice to have triking weather back, no? appreciate your pooch partner concern. i have a cat escort when he is in the mood. our trips are usually done about 1 mph, sometimes me leading the way, sometimes the kitty leading. he has t…
  • once upon, toted a pair of 12-pound sealed lead-acid batteries in market panniers either side of the cargo rack, no problem. those panniers are excellent quality, lasted 5 years, each hauling 20 pounds of groceries and tools on saturdays. real bang …
  • it will. when the market bag is mounted on the regular terratrike cargo rack the bottom rides about axle height of a 20-inch wheel. the low-rider rack with its stock components will not fit a chain-drive wheel due to chain clearance. what are …
  • Merry Christmas! trikers and happier pedaling in 2018
  • @weldin4 - for a go-fast machine, sturmey is a better choice over the nexus hub because of its taller gearing. with the stock patterson up front and the usual 24-tooth sprocket on a sturmey xrf8w hub, 60 rpm in 16th gear should have you moving…
  • think you will like your decision. the basic patterson-nexus combo will raise your top end at 60 rpm from 11 to 15 mph. if you have the engine and no hill worries, the optional $50 36-tooth patterson chain ring can move you up to 19 mph@60 rpm.
  • @Willie - the pictures helped. you have a 24-inch rear wheel, not a good choice for doing hill climbs. if you keep the bionx, install an mtb crankset with an 11/32 cassette on the bionx and experience an unassisted 45% decrease in hill climbing e…
  • fact is, every time i get a good idea, i check the web and sure enough, someone else done done it ahead of me. you want to pedal and charge a cellphone? https://makezine.com/projects/pedal-power-phone-charger/
  • well, only since enlightenment was requested - this crittur has as much application to a trike as it does to a conestoga wagon. ah means, the horses would laugh at such a sight, not to mention the folks making with the smoke signals. mounting a $…
  • la! if you bring in the new hub and they use your existing rim, reasonable place will charge $60 labor + 32x$1.50 for the spokes. have bought several igh laced wheels from utah trike, cheapest $300, max $400.
  • some of the other bad-knee types can testify as to the benefit of installing a mountain bike crankset. install this jewel on your rambler - http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-498.html consider the trike as a rehab machine - keep at it and a coupl…
  • a basic question, sir - can you climb those steeper hills unassisted? if not, you will need to lower your gearing with a smaller chainring to get the most out of electric assist.
  • 2 rovers, light rust inside main frame where boom slides in, a rain entry point. silicone bead will seal. seat support struts could use a bit of silicone at the joint as well. the grub screws punch a dimple in the boom when tight. seat sway over …
  • shimano is a good replacement but sram stll available. https://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/wheels/hubs/igh 15-72 g.i. 24-inch wheel, shimano-8, 28/45 patterson crankset, 24 tooth rear hub 17-52 g.i. 24-inch wheel, shimao-8, 32 teeth up fr…
  • i would find another lbs - greasing the boom aint a bright thing to do. strongly advise anyone reading this post NOT to grease boom.
  • with a nexus hub you are probably still in the barely-used category. for peace of mind, your lbs can easily measure whether the chain has stretched beyond limits. see https://www.parktool.com/product/chain-wear-indicator-CC-3-2
  • gearing on probably all trikes is designed for flatland riders, rambler all-terrain being the exception. if you are a rat rider, your problem is the bionx. any other rambler configuration, changing to a mountain bike crankset [22-32-44, 22-44] sh…