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Big Ben vs. Big Ben Plus

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Next installment of my little tire comparisons for electric trikes. The Big Ben My electrified trikes are usually shod with the Schwalbe Big Ben. The Big Ben got a decent thread, a pretty effective ‘Race Guard’ flat protection layer, very … Continue reading

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Lights for the Milan

Since bicycle lights don’t really cut it above a certain speed, the Milan will get some LED motorcycle lights. Headlight A Highsider LED Dual Stream 3in1 headlight. Headlight, high beam and parking light in a relatively small package. Its 739 … Continue reading

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DIY Trailer

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For a long time I was looking for a decent trailer. The Carry Freedom Y-Frame and Hinterher trailer where on my shortlist, but neither convinced me completely, when I had a good look at them. The wheels of both trailers … Continue reading

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New updates to the Blue ICE

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Apart from the water-cooled drum brakes, I’ve added some new things to the blue Sprint. New Torque arm The new torque arm that braces to the disk caliper mount. Its water-cut from 5/16″ (9.5mm) A36 steel plate and weights 144g. … Continue reading

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Water-Cooled Sturmey Archer Drum Brakes

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I’m in the middle of running a test to water-cool my 90mm Sturmey Archer drum brakes. A few people in the German recumbent forum use water-cooled drum brakes in their velomobiles, so it wasn’t my idea. Velomobilize in Austria already … Continue reading

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Customising a cheap 15FET Motor Controller

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Several Ebay vendors offer cheap 12FET, 15FET and 18FET motor controllers for electric mopeds. Aside from the obvious price advantage, compared to the usual, programmable, ‘Infineon’ motor controllers, some of these controllers work sensored and sensorless. Upsides: -dirt cheap (around … Continue reading

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Custom ICE Race Trike on Ebay

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In case you didn’t know, ICE Trikes has a little Ebay ‘outlet store’. Currently ICE Trikes is offering the personal, one-of-a-kind, custom designed race trike from Ben Dickinson (former World Trike champion), one of ICE Trikes designers. It got a … Continue reading

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Nasty’s new 700c rear wheel

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Today, I’ve looked for a 700c tyre to get the new rear wheel rolling. The easiest would be a Kojak in 700c size, to match the 26″ Kojak’s at the front, but I had something wide and quick with at … Continue reading

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Nasty got new wheels

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Yeah, I know… I had every intention to ride with the 20″ front wheels for a while, but it was raining on the weekend. I got bored and instead of watching TV, went on a little wheel building spree. Five … Continue reading

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Wheel size change

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Today, I’ve installed new IGUS rod end bearings and a older 20″ front wheel set with 28mm wide Sun Rhyno Lite rims, shod with skinny 28-406 Schwalbe Durano. The rear wheel got a 50-559 Kojak again. While handling is very … Continue reading

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