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Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 2:37pm
by [XAP]Bob
Two hubs?

Crikey! That's excellent value compared with a son.

If they'd been available 5 years ago I'd tell you what they were like running forwards and backwards ;)

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 4:15pm
by Trikeyohreilly
Yep two hubs! Just dont think they are getable.

You have no complaints about the SON after five years I take it? Thats the warrenty i think.

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 4:17pm
by [XAP]Bob
None at all - it's been very good to me. My wheel builder found it a challenge though :)

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 9 Dec 2015, 11:42pm
by Brucey
[XAP]Bob wrote:it *might*

If you know which bits have a tendency to unravel then a spot of loctite would likely do the job nicely.

Brucey would probably know which bits tend to go pear shaped when run backwards..


IIRC the generator part screws into the hubshell (SA sell a special wrench for this, but any full-hex with no counterbore ought to work) and it may precess out if the hub is used the wrong way round. I agree some Loctite on the screw threads wouldn't go amiss; worst case is that you would need a little heat before unscrewing the generator later on.

cheers

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 7:28am
by [XAP]Bob
Brucey wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:it *might*

If you know which bits have a tendency to unravel then a spot of loctite would likely do the job nicely.

Brucey would probably know which bits tend to go pear shaped when run backwards..


IIRC the generator part screws into the hubshell (SA sell a special wrench for this, but any full-hex with no counterbore ought to work) and it may precess out if the hub is used the wrong way round. I agree some Loctite on the screw threads wouldn't go amiss; worst case is that you would need a little heat before unscrewing the generator later on.

cheers


There you go :)

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 12:15pm
by Trikeyohreilly
I probably should have tried it but I've not really got the time to experiment. I want something thats just going to work right now and SON have always impressed. So I've ordered those. A new king pin too for the left hand side as I'm converting from drums.

Expensive yes but I think it will be worth it.

Now to get some lights. Anyone shopped here before? They seem pretty cheap...



http://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/busc ... /wg_id-303

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 3:46pm
by [XAP]Bob
Yes, used them a few times.

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 7:23pm
by grani
I have bought lights, wheels and dynamos from them and they have been good. Relatively fast delivery.

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 8:20pm
by Trikeyohreilly
I ended up buying the lights from Rose due to no more than a poor check out at the other. Fingers crossed.

I can't believe how much the price of B+M lights have fallen now. I brought a better light than I already had plus two rear for the same price as the original.

Let's ride the night.

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 8:28pm
by Trikeyohreilly
P.s. if anyone can get through check out at that German store listed above for a SA Dynamo Hub integrated drum brake I'll share costs with you. Practical Cycles could build it up I'm sure.

A Drum brake Dynamo hub. Surely a step in the right direction?

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 10 Dec 2015, 8:31pm
by grani
Did you order the SON from SJS?

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 11 Dec 2015, 9:39am
by Trikeyohreilly
No not from SJS as I really wanted black hubs (bit of a tart I know) I also don't believe I could build them up myself. ICE are building them up today and tomorrow for delivery next week. Cheers

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 11 Dec 2015, 2:52pm
by grani
Will ICE build it with whatever rim you want?

Re: Dynamo hub wheels for trikes.

Posted: 11 Dec 2015, 2:54pm
by [XAP]Bob
grani wrote:Will ICE build it with whatever rim you want?

Assuming it's easy enough to get then they probably would.