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Project X , emma's folding e-trike

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by voyager, 16 May 2017.

  1. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

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    Typical, eh ? All excited, kit arrives early :hyper: ... then the miserable body lets you down. :angry: After all you do to keep it comfy, exercised etc ... not fair ! :cursing:
    GWS ! :hugs:
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Starting to feel a little better , here is a sneak preview of the goodies that arrives yesterday, 2 of everything but only one motor , this buy , £185 inc carriage of £45 WP_20171006_16_00_08_Pro.jpg
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Spokes ordered , rims on their way - maybe the end of the week - watch this space .

    BTW I have found a small company that will custom make spokes to your requirements - google "Ryan builds wheels "

    Laters emma
     
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  4. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Über Member

    You need a spoke roller :okay:
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    That is one toy that we do not own .......yet , so far the ones I have seen they don't recommend for rolling stainless spokes.

    One day we will find one

    Laters Emma .
     
  6. I don't have any fabrication skills, or indeed any particular interest in recumbent trikes. But I absolutely love these build threads.
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    hi Dt
    glad you like the build threads , it's a way of getting more people interested in the dark side of cycling .

    For me its a hobby that gives me plenty of fresh air and allows the brain to function with problem sorting , helping me keep this old body in reasonable shape and condition . Triking and Caravanning are two of my "hobbies" that gel and give us the best of both worlds. A break and exercise with a slower pace , rather than sitting in a tin box poluting the atmosphere with fumes
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    wheel built and trued , next stage is replaced electronics
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  9. Bad Machine

    Bad Machine Regular

    Location:
    East Anglia
    Emma, would that type of hub suit a 9-speed cassette ? And how do you choose between electric hubs if the wheel size is 26"/700c or 20" ? I ask as one of our group is interested in e-assist on his existing 26" Performer trike, without breaking the bank !
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    The bmsbattery website has the measurements of the hub , this can be compared with the trike , There are 3 different speeds available . 201 is the one used most by 26" plus wheel sizes and 328rpm on the smaller wheels , this is because the 328 has less torque.
    The C version denotes the cassette hub version . We use the Q100 328 in our 20" builds , there is also a mid rated motor available on their website.

    Next stage is strip the old kit off , so far it looks miserable outside.and today's enthusiasm has not been delivered .

    Short term l will use the 2nd battery off my 20/20 until my funds build back up and I order a 36v 15ah bottle battery , that will give over 35miles range.

    The X type has spent my "this months money " on a pas/water pump assembly.

    Updates later with new photos as something happens, just heard a rattle at the door , could that be the enthusiasm being delivered.?

    Later's Emma
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    I must have been short changed on the enthusiasm and time that arrived today.
    I stripped off the unwanted controller led display and pedelec sensor . I fitted the rear wheel and adjusted the rear brake .another quick upgrade was the fitting of an eight speed 11-32 screw-on freewheel , the mech adjusted easily to accept it .
    The wider BPM motor allowed me to space the hub to get the wider freewheel in without any problems . The pedelec sensor cable is 18" short and this afternoons little job is extending the cable ready to fit next week.

    Later's Emma WP_20171013_13_05_48_Pro.jpg WP_20171013_13_05_32_Pro.jpg
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    WP_20171016_11_54_50_Pro.jpg WP_20171016_11_54_39_Pro.jpg WP_20171016_11_54_26_Pro.jpg With the temperature above normal for this time of year but an overcast sky, the delivery of enthusiasm and time arrived about ten am this morning . Bang on time .This was unleased upon the trike with great gusto and by twelve the upgrade was finished . With the rear jacked in the air the speedo gave an indicated 22 mph as an off load total max speed , With the display recalibrated to 20" wheel and mph it all seems right , after a test fold to ensure the newly loomed cables fold in the right place , the seat was refitted and a test ride duly took place , with the starting of dampness lurking in the air it was decided to put it away for today . Tomorrow is another day.
    I am pleased todays efforts were enough to finish the trike ready for more shake down rides before commissioning it into service.
    With the new tyres and the 8 speed freewheel it is only waiting for the funds to get a 36v 15ah battery to increase the range to an estimated 35 miles.


    regards Emma
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Hi folks

    the new bottle battery arrived yesterday ., it took 7 hours to charge the 36v 15ah Samsung celled battery on it's first charge.This new battery is almost 18" long , and not very light, but should be good for around 40 mikes range.

    The battery was followed this morning with some time , enthusiasm and sunshine arriving about ten am , that in itself a rare occurrence in late October.

    Battery was duly fitted this morning and a test ride prove well . The final shakedown rides will follow in the next few weeks and hopefully a few shots with nice backdrops .
    Next week already is mapped out so not much play time ordered.

    Fedex caught up with me today and presented me an invoice for £40 for the import duties on the Q100 and associated parts from bms battery .
    I was expecting it .
    later's Emma
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Finally today I got some"me time".
    I managed to get out on the trike for a quick 9 mile circuit before darkness descended upon us , it was chilly against the wind but what can we expect in November.

    Note to self , get some front lights

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  15. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Über Member

    Very envious of your mild weather, had our first bit of snow on Monday, although a trike in the snow could be fun........
     
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