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  • above posted pix of anne-sophie and justin on their terratrike steed was taken months back in canada. crossing into iran a few hours ago, it now has electric front wheels and apparently a nuvinci rear hub. twitter postings dont indicate problems …
    in Solar Triking Comment by JamesR July 15
  • sram no longer in production, maybe best to replace with shimano nexus-8 or sturmey xrf8-w hub. inability to turn pedals backwards could be caused by gunked pawls. possible tossing the innards in a bucket of gas and regreasing may restore functio…
  • the pix leaves a story untold. see the adventures of justin and ann-sophie features a rover tandem with electric front wheels. for design, build, test, trip notes see 12,000 km - what an experience!
    in Solar Triking Comment by JamesR July 13
  • advice about tire pressures needing to be equal probably related to the urban myth of weight being distributed equally across all 3 wheels as a proper design element. wet track prints paint the picture - front and rear tire tracks the same width,…
  • good work!
    in Shifter cable Comment by JamesR July 5
  • question arises whether TerraTrike's technical Support Team has ever mounted said tires on their very own rover commuter? from experience, big apple plus 20x2.15 fits front and rear. 20x3.0 kenda flames will fit front rims, ride better than the b…
  • ordering online without prior fitting might result in disappointment. suggest once you mount the tern, drop in at various bike shops and trial fit panniers before buying. if interested in roll your own: https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_…
    in Rear Carg Rack Comment by JamesR July 3
  • 8th inch changes in stop nut position can make a big difference when aligning the hub index marks. just make sure the shifter adjust barrel is screwed all the way in and the cable housing is firmly seated at the shifter end when repositioning the s…
    in Shifter cable Comment by JamesR July 3
  • can only offer you a rusty can lid for comfort but if you look at http://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus8/pages/08.htm may not need
    in Shifter cable Comment by JamesR July 3
  • you cant square nut to cable. shifting will not work properly unless index marks tightly aligned in 4th gear. dunno about that pix - maybe you should burn camera as offering. easier to play with cable attach if you lay the trike on its side, so m…
    in Shifter cable Comment by JamesR July 3
  • " Most internal will probably come with the paired shifter and enough cable/housing to get you going . . . " not so.
    in Slow going’s? Comment by JamesR July 2
  • your 20 mph downhill squirrel and steering comments could be wheel alignment done improperly and steering spindle cap bolts not tight enough. prudent with a new trike of any kind to check toe-in, uniform spoke tightness, wheel true, and bolt tigh…
  • @IdahoTrailLizard - serious uphills, pause, shift down 2 gears, resume climb
    in Slow going’s? Comment by JamesR July 1
  • tis not frame nor wheel size makes for relative slow - check the specs at http://greenspeed.com.au/magnum.html versus rover 18-95 g.i. for magnum, 21-109 g.i. for rover with patterson crankset and sturmey hub. speed (mph) = gear-inch x pedal …
    in Slow going’s? Comment by JamesR July 1
  • be hard to find mtb gearing in 130 bcd. for example: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/shimano-slx-m7000-triple-10sp-chainset/rp-prod148301 search on 'mtb crankset 10-speed' captain has all shifters, brakes. schlumpf or patterson just r…
  • check out the tire options at https://www.industrialbicycles.com/Recumbent-Trikes?pi=2 just from pictures, 2.0 tires should be no problem. get 2 big apples for the front if cautious, see if one will fit the rear - if so, order third. load capa…
  • keeping the rear cassette, a patterson will not work for lowering gearing, a schlumpf mountain drive will. schlumpf, 52-tooth chain ring, 12-88 gear-inches tandem pro oem spec, 18-90 gear-inches except for the rambler all terrai…
  • if the brakes are new, pads probably need to be seated. do a cycle of go fast, lock the brakes maybe 6 times - be aware rear wheel could lift and make life interesting. well-used brakes, pads good, could be glazed rotors. proper care and feedi…
    in brakes Comment by JamesR June 26
  • 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…