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  • James R has it down pat. Easy if you understand what you are trying to do and how the disk brakes work
  • My Avid BB7 kit came w a torx wrench for removing disk bolts and ease of adjusting pads. one in each wheel set
  • My first one failed around 10000 km l outside. Right outside is a little 'rough' and I will replace in spring. It is 17,000+ km. They are inexpensive and I have several spares. The trick may be extracting the old bearing from the hub. might need a b…
  • Finn Did greasing the bearings smooth out the rotation completely? Curious.
  • Know finding specifics on Alhonga brakes can be a pain, but the procedure on adjusting mechanical disk brakes is the same whether bike or trike and there are a lot of YouTubes out there that can help. RJ The Bike Guy has a great set of Videos on a l…
  • Whoa!! Which model trike. On a Rover the wheel nuts are both right hand thread!!
  • Easy enough to change, but some newer ones apparently require reamer after installing in cruciform. I have 17,000+ km on mine and still can not detect significant wear with calipers. BUT very important to grease them regularly -twice yearly- and adj…
  • Agree with TrikeBirder's points. The N380 is a fine piece of equipment but expensive particularly if you opt to go eassist later as it would restrict you to a mid drive or relacing a wheel with a hub motor and something other than a Nuvinci in the r…
  • Don't think so. Probably want to run in the middle of your cassette from a wear standpoint. 5th is 17th for me and like to start in 4th 20T, or 3rd 23T for hilly , both usually with a bump on throttle. Just replaced chain,derailleur, and cassette b…
  • I have the 48 T on a Rover and it is fine but I set the controller for 10 settings and reduced the 1-5 settings to space the speed ranges in there closer together. Custom programming the settings is not difficult but understanding what to change is …
  • Made it back to the Beach from Canada and then from Orlando. Lots of branches and trees on ground east of Tallahassee. S Ontario, Michigan and Indiana were brutal -15 F Jan 2 in Indianapolis. Missed biking because of travel and cold/flu .... hopeful…
  • But it depends on wheel and tire size. I have 24 " rear and 20 front, both with 2.12 tire size. I'll throw a tape on it tomorrow (if I remember) Found a tape ... to top of metal side support at front, from the floor is approx 19.25 inches
  • An expansion on previous posting That was a Rambler and a RamblerAT. Today stopped at their main store in LadyLake, The Villages. They have an extensive stock of both TerraTrike and Catrike models there and were very friendly accommodating folks …
  • What about a TerraCycle Universal battery mount . Expensive but solid rep for quality
  • Stopped in The Villages where they had a Rambler and Rambler on diplay. Looks like the difference between sa half ton and a Mack truck. Sits high. At tires. HD rims, granny gear frt rings.. 41T rear 10sp cassette. Versa bars. Look and feel complete…
  • Removing Rover wheels. First one to go was on left and pulling it off the spindle pulled the inside bearing out of the hub. Enough corrosion on axle to keep it from sliding off. Used some emory cloth to clean it up and put two new cartridge bearing…
  • Had to head north today to visit the gene pool for a few days. Made it to Nashville and still looking for the cold 35F Left the trike in the Condo. It locked it's brakes and refused to move an inch from the Beach. Detroit tomorrow and then slip int…
  • Chickened out this winter. Rolling along through the fog in PCB, Fl. Pretty much just over 30 mi everyday. Probably be a little winter left for me in N. Ontario when I get home mid March, plus going back to Canada over Xmas to make sure the gene poo…
  • Put one on the rear wheel or fix up a boat anchor! Or just hit the snowbank
  • Layers. Hoodie under helmet. Wind jacket and pants on top of all. Double gloves. Hands cold at first. Warmed up and was fine. Head winds no prob w eassist. Tail wind could really fly. Out all morning
  • Snow didn't make it down to PCB, Fl, last night, but somebody forgot to close the door in Rainy River, ON so it was windy and cold here, but enough layers and two stops at McDs for sustenance and I made my 50+ kms. Trails were pretty empty except f…
  • That a pretty small chain ring on the inside may be okay for moderate climbs. It highlights the problem in steep climbs of using a rear e assist vs a mid drive like a BBSXX where you can maintain efficiency at lower ground speed by keeping the emoto…
  • As long as it's solved. Think the grease is positive on a Rover. On an adjustable round boom might be a problem
  • More likely the squeak was coming from one of the seat mounting bolts IMHO
  • Disagree. My Rover was getting severe corrosion inside . Grease solved the problem and properly tightened it does not slip.... either before or after greasing. Creaking was more likely from loose set screws, not lack or too much grease. No movement …
  • Probably just tighten on rear slot or Probably will move way less than one inch if you use the boom extension. Chain is long and a very small amount of wear will cause slop. Got over 5000 mi out my first and has lots of abuse. Never broke. If worrie…
  • The handlebar extensions (cheap, cheap) I used are clamped onto the inside edge of my handle bars, upsidedown, so they stick up in the air, sort of. And then the mirrors are mounted in the ends. Puts the mirrors at eye level so you are not glancing …
  • No decision is a bad decision. There are many many things to learn about triking and which trikes. It matters not which model you choose, chances are there will be something you won't quite like. I started with a Rover two years ago and have had a b…
  • Mount them on the inside of the handle bars or use bar end extensions from a DF bike to mount them up....actually works best
  • Make sure you place the flat washers appropriately. Two washers in each joint you want to adjust frequently.Do not over-tighten. excellent product