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  • Florida_bound wrote: » I don't even think pads on the bars would work. It really doesn't have to do with my weight but instead the width of my hips. I think you're exactly right. Pads on the frame might even make it worse by putting more weigh…
  • I heartily concur, eagleeyetv. I sell Ramblers, Rovers, and Travelers equipped only with NuVincis or other 'IGH' non-derailleur transmissions--because I like IGHs, and (with small enough sprockets front and rear) the frame design is ideal for them,…
  • The wider seat is very comfortable, even for riders who weigh a lot less. I have two Rover customers with wide seats who each weigh about 350 to 400 lbs, both happy with them for well over a year (and while not 'high-mileage' riders, each have been…
  • The worst part of that issue is that the friction losses are dynamic, not static: that is, the harder you pedal, the more the chain is pulled straight (and straight up into your seat frame.) The chain tube helps conceal the noise, but does not do m…
  • A ruler or yardstick works very well for measuring wear, especially on a trike, where it's usually possible to measure 2' or more of chain (and the more length measured, the greater the accuracy.) Since all bicycle and tricycle chains are 1/2" pitch…
  • Optimal tire pressure depends on the size of the tire, the weight carried, and --last but not least-- the surface ridden on. For a smooth and hard surface, more pressure is better. But for soft or uneven surfaces, less is better: not only for comfo…
  • Fixing the rattle in the locking brake levers is the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is to stretch a tiny O-ring over each lock-button head (the lower, smaller head, on the under-side, opposite the spring.) Presto. No more rattle.
  • The surfaces between the frame and the seat shims are not lubricated.  The plastic shims are not lubricated (they are already inherently self-lubricating.)  It is only the clamping pieces (those which must slide against each other in order to clamp)…
  • I have never, nor have any of my customers, had even one instance of this (from what I read here, very common) problem. I think my shop's very different experience is due mainly if not wholly to the effectiveness of a little lubrication in the righ…
  • I've installed NuVinci's in several of the older, thru-bolt type Rovers, and never had a problem (other than the somewhat heroic, possibly hernia-inducing bodily effort needed to cold-set the frame.) The frame is very stiff and strong, but not very…
  • Hi Wilhelm- I would love to see a close-up picture or 2 of your setup (at least one on the TT site, would be good, too!) I have not yet played with or even seen the TT IPS system, so I probably don't yet know enough to give the best possible adv…
  • You're very welcome, Wilhelm. Originally, when the SA-8 first came out, the printed S-A advice was to 'reduce' the pedal pressure while shifting; this was later changed to 'cease pedaling, or eliminate pressure entirely,' probably after a few fai…
  • I just got a notice from QBP that they received 50+ NuVinci hubs (36° silver only, so far) so availability should be better. They are however rationing them for the time being, with only 2 hubs per dealer order. More on the way, though. Itchyfoo…
  • I like all IGH's, and do like the Sturmey Archer 8 a lot, but, that is its major drawback. The fastest way to shift it (in my opinion) when going uphill is to back-pedal about 2 or 3 inches, which absolutely insures that you won't be putting pressu…
  • Rather than relying on instruction manuals or than measuring from wheel to frame edge, the method I think works best is to measure the distance from the center of the left tire to the center of the right tire, with the wheels pointing straight ahead…
  • The T-mount sounds like a Minoura 'Handlebar Accessory Mount' which is very versatile and handy, and comes in 2 widths: 100 or 130mm. Even the wider one will usually clear between the crankarms, but just barely. It (a light-gauge aluminum tube) ca…
  • Peter, the noise and the scenario you described sound to me to be exactly like the perfectly normal and OK sound of the spokes "pinging" whenever the wheels first have a side-load applied to them. I get this noise every time I corner a new trike ag…