Tag Archives: DIY

Drum Brake Renovation

The drum brakes on the Blue ICE started acting up after a mere 8.650km of heavy use. Braking performance was still good, but the left brake was starting to get stuck. That’s normally a sure sign that the brake pads … Continue reading

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ICE Sprint DIY Battery Bracket

Sometimes comes the question, where and how to mount the battery to a trike. The best place I found, is mounting the battery directly to the seat tubes, hanging low under the seat for enhanced cornering stability. The worst place … Continue reading

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Front Wheel Rebuild

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I’m in the middle of rebuilding the front wheels of the black Sprint. They served me very well for close to 6,000km and it was actually nothing wrong with them. Ok, the spokes where too short. Despite meticulously measuring the … Continue reading

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Aero Bullet Velomobile Shell

I’ve mentioned the Aero Bullet velomobile shell from AEM in Florida some time ago in an older post about velomobile shells for trikes. While the first production shells were made from fiber glass, they’re now made from carbon fiber. No … Continue reading

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Coroplast Velomobile Shell

Rob Alex build a nice coroplast velomobile shell for his ICE Sprint FS (version #9 actually!). He posted some details and pictures in his blog and his thread at the BentRider forum. Go check it out! I’m quite curious how … Continue reading

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Bafang CST – Oil Cooling

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I got a ‘like new’, used 20″ Bafang CST geared hub motor from Ebay. The seller stated it only ran 170km. Definitely no exaggeration, since it still turned with noticeably resistance. The gears and freewheel clutch weren’t even proper run-in … Continue reading

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Electric Hub Motor Tuning

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Tuning an electric hub motor is a relatively straightforward thing. The biggest obstacle to overcome is excessive heat build-up in the hub motor. Most hub motors are cheaply made in great volume. There is no specific eye in using high … Continue reading

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Ortlieb X-Press Pannier Conversion

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Once upon a time, Ortlieb sold a waterproof shoulder bag that can be converted to rather perfect recumbent bike rear panniers with little effort and cost. Once converted, the X-Press panniers provide a lighter, bigger and maybe a bit less … Continue reading

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Patterson Metropolis Chain Wheel Adapter

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The Patterson Metropolis 2-speed crank drive comes stock with a 28t chain wheel. If thats not adequate, there is a 130mm adapter available from Patterson, to be able to mount chain wheels starting from 38tooth size to the Patterson Metropolis. … Continue reading

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Four Wheeled Velomobiles

Its Autum and the weather gets cold and rainy again. Naturally the time of year I think about velomobiles and check second-hand offerings. Since I’ve rolled my trike a couple of weeks ago, when the rear wheel slipped going slightly … Continue reading

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