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by PAB855
9 Jun 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

I've had a half hour chat with the mechanic and for just now at least we are leaving things as they are. The trike is running beautifully. It has taken 4years of trying different pedal powered machines over many many miles and this one is doing 99percent of what we would like and life's too short fo...
by PAB855
8 Jun 2018, 7:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

There's an 11,28 freewheel cassette by Shimano, would that solve the problem or is there a width issue? Hercule, thanks, just trying to get my head round these possibilities. See my previous entry for the chainrings spec, 140mm 4point fixing.. A larger chainrings would bring up a problem for my wife...
by PAB855
7 Jun 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Chainring change

Thanks both of you

Firstly, Spa give plenty of choice. I think a 48/34 would do fine.

The upper jockey wheel is already close to the sprockets so changing the rear end doesn't look possible.

The photo of the adaptor looks as if it's what was described to me.

I'm further forward anyway.

Cheers
by PAB855
7 Jun 2018, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring change
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Chainring change

I have a 1982 road bike but am no longer able to use the big ring and don't have low enough gearing for modest hills using the inner ring and bottom gear Is it possible to change from a 52, 42 to something like a 42, 32 or 34. I realise the 5 point fixings PCD is 150mm(?) and that's about the same a...
by PAB855
7 Jun 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Thanks Squeeker, it's all useful information. I have emailed the cycle mechanic, these forum entries all help me to understand what's going on before I speak to him again.

Cheers
by PAB855
6 Jun 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

I'm wondering if it's possible to change the front triple because by my calculations, to achieve a top gear as before with 11t rear, 44t t front and 20inch wheel, gave a top gear of only 80inches, Now that the Shimano Megarange is installed, with a 14t , it would need a 56t chainring to achieve an 8...
by PAB855
6 Jun 2018, 8:28am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

It's ok Hercule, I can't change it, 14t is the smallest on the Shimano Megarange.
by PAB855
6 Jun 2018, 7:37am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

It's a freewheel, because I've just checked the 9 speed which was removed and it is a freewheel. Why do you ask? Maybe you can help me with a question about the replacement Megarange 7 speed.. I would like to change the smallest sprocket because it is currently giving too low a top gear. Can this be...
by PAB855
4 Jun 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Problem solved.

9 speed removed and replaced with 7 speed Shimano Megarange.

PERFECT.. With having a motor there isn't the same need for 9 speeds.

At long last. Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.

Cheers
by PAB855
3 Jun 2018, 11:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

Thanks Hercule, that's more information to add to my library of useful tips. Fortunately a couple of cycle mechanics will be here later today to refit the wheel. I took the opportunity to change the inner tube to a Gaadi one while the wheel is out. I will broach the subject of a reduced number of sp...
by PAB855
2 Jun 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

I've just fitted one of these Gaadi tubes to the rear wheel of the ICE recumbent trike. The wheel had been removed but I will need assistance to replace it. I was hoping I could replace it solo but it's impossible because the motor modification makes the wheel wider than the one that it replaced. Ha...
by PAB855
1 Jun 2018, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Competition information required
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Raleigh Competition information required

Today I became the owner of a Raleigh Competition with the following frame number on the underside of the bottom bracket. WP2001454 Above the figure1 and at right angles to it is the letter S positioned so that it is almost touching the figure 1 and taking up the spaces in the gaps between the 0 and...
by PAB855
18 May 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Rear wheel tight fit. Panda motor +9 speed. ICE recumbent

You say overlap, Bob. Does it not fit with the end faces against each other?

Cheers
by PAB855
18 May 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front jersey pockets
Replies: 44
Views: 7619

Re: Front jersey pockets

Not yet. She is still admiring it hanging up in the hall. I should be packing for our holiday tomorrow, I must ask her if she intends to take it. We are going to Fort William after all!,, Average rainfall ----- well above average I believe, but hopefully the midges won't have wakened up yet!

Cheers
by PAB855
2 May 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Front jersey pockets
Replies: 44
Views: 7619

Re: Front jersey pockets

At last, today a parcel has arrived from Hawkshead containing a bright yellow rain jacket with two front pockets and an inside pocket. MBH is delighted with it.
I didn't think this topic would generate so much interest.

Thanks