Pictures of your recumbent

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 29 Apr 2019, 12:56am

Finally, after a mere 6 month of tinkering, the Milan GT went on the road again last Monday.

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It got a new light system, new wheels, various holes sawn into its shell, new suspension and drive train, an altered steering geometry to eliminate brake steer (it got tank steering), a small 250W hub motor to better cope with the frequent stop and go in the city, rear disk parking brake, etc.

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We already did 584km last week. ;)

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 29 Apr 2019, 8:41am

Since you clearly don’t like it I’ll take it off your hands... :mrgreen:
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby squeaker » 29 Apr 2019, 10:44am

Marc wrote:It got a new light system, new wheels, various holes sawn into its shell, new suspension and drive train, an altered steering geometry to eliminate brake steer (it got tank steering), a small 250W hub motor to better cope with the frequent stop and go in the city, rear disk parking brake, etc.
Very nice :) Have you published any details of the motor + battery set-up? Couldn't find much on your e-trike blog :(
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 29 Apr 2019, 10:52am

[XAP]Bob wrote:Since you clearly don’t like it I’ll take it off your hands... :mrgreen:

You have to pry it out of my cold, dead, hands! :D

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 29 Apr 2019, 11:14am

squeaker wrote:
Marc wrote:It got a new light system, new wheels, various holes sawn into its shell, new suspension and drive train, an altered steering geometry to eliminate brake steer (it got tank steering), a small 250W hub motor to better cope with the frequent stop and go in the city, rear disk parking brake, etc.
Very nice :) Have you published any details of the motor + battery set-up? Couldn't find much on your e-trike blog :(

Thanks! :D
I didn't write-up its Pedelec assist system, yet.
Its current set-up is a stock, 250W, Bafang SWXH 26"/36V geared hub motor with 11-32t 9-speed freewheel, a Phaserunner motor controller, Cycle Analyst v3 and 36V/22Ah battery. It got a Patterson Metropolis 2-speed crank drive with shortened 143mm cranks, Shimano 105 derailleur and Teflon chain tubes.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby belgiangoth » 8 Jun 2019, 4:07pm

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Speedmachine with rubbish/cheapo rack top bag and salvaged mudguards.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby nigelnightmare » 14 Jun 2019, 5:00pm

Marc wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Since you clearly don’t like it I’ll take it off your hands... :mrgreen:

You have to pry it out of my cold, dead, hands! :D


Hmm...……..Tempting! :twisted:

Enjoy the ride and please put up some details of the mods.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 15 Jun 2019, 8:30pm

nigelnightmare wrote:
Marc wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Since you clearly don’t like it I’ll take it off your hands... :mrgreen:

You have to pry it out of my cold, dead, hands! :D


Hmm...……..Tempting! :twisted:

Enjoy the ride and please put up some details of the mods.

I've wrote down some of it in my blog: https://etrike.wordpress.com/tag/milan-gt

The e-assist system is currently in some kind of flux. Close to 2,000km the little Bafang SWXH bite the dust (well, it only got shredded planetary gears) and while the even smaller Bagier CST worked rather nice, I didn't trust it for commuter duty. Hence, I've implanted a 250W version of the bigger '500W' Bafang CST (sturdier planetary gears), but either the Phaserunner controller or the Cycle Analyst doesn't play ball at the moment.
Quite annoying, but the commute on congested streets to my new job calls for using the trike* anyway. The Milan doesn't really feel at home on the cycle path, but its the only way to prevent getting stuck in traffic. (I might have to change jobs again... :twisted:)

*the trike: viewtopic.php?f=55&p=1364870#top