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Andrew1971

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Northallerton
Hi Emma
Good see them still being used. Which trike do you prefer homebuilt or ice.
I like the shade of blue on the rear one. Are your home built trike's stiil electric.
Andrew
 

voyager

E- tadpole Triker
Hi Emma
Good see them still being used. Which trike do you prefer homebuilt or ice.
I like the shade of blue on the rear one. Are your home built trike's stiil electric.
Andrew
All the trikes are still in use , although the middie drives ( ice ) are useful in the mountains the hub motors are more than adequate . Personally it's the home builts for me , the ice were a necessary evil ( not impressed should rename them "un ice " ) .
They solved an immediate problem but there has been many niggles with them . Moving handle bars in their clamps was a major problem , and l can't stand the Shimano steps on the sprint X. The compromised gearing of the electric change / automatic system proved to be more than a nuisance on the steep climbs the trike ran out of low gears on the ascents and high gears on the descents.
Price wise I think they have an over inflated price tag.
Overall we were unimpressed and it has gone to its new owner. Awaiting a new large workshop where we can build another couple of 20/20 trikes for our use.
 

voyager

E- tadpole Triker
With the Shimano Steps powered sprint X off to pastures new , we have fitted another Tongsheng TSDZ2 to the replacement ICE adventure and a rear disc brake ( the vee brake fitted originally tend to wear the black anodisation of the rims ) , its not the ideal replacement as its just too wide when turned sideways to negoiate the doors from the workshop to the drive way , (because it is 4" higher than the sprint both handle bar position and the seat post extension for the seat ) , However It will do until I can find a 20" rear wheel sprint RS . So here is the Adventure near the top of our local mountain in front of the lime kilns .
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