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09-01-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By andychrist

Well you would need a super strong headset and...

Well you would need a super strong headset and steel fork with fender eyelets to support a pair of GrinTech TorqArms V2, to handle that kind of power from a front hub!

It’s not too difficult to...
09-01-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By andychrist

20” hub drives have different windings and spoke...

20” hub drives have different windings and spoke counts from 26 or 700C wheels. Unfortunately, AFAIK, Bafang does not offer any 20” rear hub drives, only front ones, so not currently an option for...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By andychrist

That’s funny, I thought Cuomo was hoisted by his...

That’s funny, I thought Cuomo was hoisted by his own petard.
08-16-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,316
Posted By andychrist

Didn’t know that about the TSDZ2, thought it was...

Didn’t know that about the TSDZ2, thought it was the most up to date model.

So is yours also the earlier 36V?

This is my latest build with a 52V TSDZ2 OSF, plus a 48V 500W Bafang 20” front hub...
08-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By andychrist

Redundo, my latest ecumbent cargo bike

Meet Redundo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38426223@N05/albums/72157719738552530/with/51380606051/), my latest dual drive ecumbent from a RANS Stratus LE frame with 500W 48V Bafang 20” front hub,...
07-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By andychrist

Maybe Pat Franz at T-Cycle (https://t-cycle.com/)...

Maybe Pat Franz at T-Cycle (https://t-cycle.com/) could fab one for you. Though it wouldn’t come cheap.
07-14-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 357,816
Posted By andychrist

Just remodeled my salvaged Burley Nomad with a...

Just remodeled my salvaged Burley Nomad with a new bed and black Rubbermaid 35-Gallon ActionPacker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38426223@N05/albums/72157719575109415/with/51307317406/).
...
07-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 982
Posted By andychrist

I transitioned to e-bikes and am never going back.

I transitioned to e-bikes and am never going back.
04-12-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By andychrist

Yeah I saw that model on Amazon but it did not...

Yeah I saw that model on Amazon but it did not garner stunning reviews.
03-20-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By andychrist

Well if you do a conversion with a hub motor...

Well if you do a conversion with a hub motor rather than mid drive, chances are the wheel will only support disc calipers (regardless of what the vendor might claim). So if your bike is just set up...
03-18-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By andychrist

And they’re noisy as all get out. Are all mid...

And they’re noisy as all get out. Are all mid drives this loud or does Bosch take first prize?

Found it kind of a lame review, in that he didn’t test the gravel bike on gravel or the mtb model...
03-07-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By andychrist

I installed a pair of Grin TorqArms...

I installed a pair of Grin TorqArms (https://em3ev.com/shop/grin-tech-torque-arm/) on the [beefy!] alloy fork of my dual 500W hub drive cargo bike, no problems....
02-28-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By andychrist

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50873528683_e7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50873528683_e7eaff4b95_c.jpg

Built up this LWB e-cumbent with underseat and rear rack; drilled out a Radical Design trailer hitch to fit over the 12mm axle....
01-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By andychrist

Well as I mentioned previously, swapping between...

Well as I mentioned previously, swapping between wheels will be problematic since the disc rotors are unlikely to align the same inside the calipers. So you’ll likely have to reposition both the...
01-23-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By andychrist

BTW, does your wife have to carry the bike over...

BTW, does your wife have to carry the bike over her shoulder to get it up to the second floor, or is there enough room for her to walk it up? Because Bafang’s better displays enable a walk mode (P)....
01-23-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By andychrist

A 250W hub motor [supposedly] should be...

A 250W hub motor [supposedly] should be acceptable even on an aluminum fork. That said, if her bike has fender eyelets, quick and easy insurance would be to mount a pair of Grin Tech TorqArm V2...
12-08-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By andychrist

Along the lines of what 2old wrote, perhaps you...

Along the lines of what 2old wrote, perhaps you could rebuild your cassette placing the 42 cog further outward. That would spare you the expense of purchasing a pricey new 50T cassette and wasting...
11-25-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,430
Posted By andychrist

Update

Well last Saturday’s first trial run was an unmitigated disaster, thanks to the crappy host bike and its incompetent mechanic (that would be me.) Steerer quill stem came loose while riding down the...
11-20-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,316
Posted By andychrist

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50626580752_97...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50626580752_97d25e41a1_c.jpg

My dual hub drive e-cumbent cargo bike.
11-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By andychrist

Thumbnail on this SunRace...

Thumbnail on this SunRace (https://www.amazon.com/SunRace-9-speed-11-32t-Freewheel/dp/B00ABHFZO8) from Amazon clearly shows a cassette hub but reviewers confirm it is actually a [9-speed] freewheel....
11-03-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,430
Posted By andychrist

My Stratus was built up by a previous owner, it...

My Stratus was built up by a previous owner, it did not come factory standard. Bottom bracket is indeed press fit, takes an FSA Vero crankset 52-39-30. Bafang does not offer any compatible PAS...
11-01-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,430
Posted By andychrist

Am in the midst of installing dual hub drives in...

Am in the midst of installing dual hub drives in my RANS Stratus XP XXL recumbent cargo bike.

Here’s the “Before” shot:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50479310858_375ca3f4ff_c.jpg

Admit...
08-29-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 494,635
Posted By andychrist

Cool Just discovered that the 28Q Coleman coolers I...

Just discovered that the 28Q Coleman coolers I turned into panniers for the M-Wave rack on my Giro 20 also fit the Ibera disk rack on my Stratus XPC. So won’t have to lug the QP trailer around all...
08-29-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,410
Posted By andychrist

I probably spend more on my bikes and attendant...

I probably spend more on my bikes and attendant paraphernalia than most people do on car payments, license renewals/registration, insurance, maintenance and gas. And that’s not even taking into...
07-21-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,043
Posted By andychrist

If you PM me your mailing address I’ll send you...

If you PM me your mailing address I’ll send you enough of that reflective tape to do both buckets, still have oodles of it here that would otherwise just go to waste.

BTW if you carry the kitty...
07-20-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,043
Posted By andychrist

Nice job! You can remove the labels with...

Nice job!

You can remove the labels with acetone and some kind of mild abrasive pad such as 0000 steel wool.

Also there’s a vendor on eBay who carries self adhesive reflective tape...
02-02-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By andychrist

Cool Even More Lights!

Okay I’m done now.

Well at least for a while. :p

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49479625586_d27774c334_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iom1QS)
RANS Stratus XPC WindWrap WERX Fairing 9...
01-29-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,028
Posted By andychrist

Track lighting runs on 12V. Just get a couple...

Track lighting runs on 12V. Just get a couple mini LED spot lights...
01-29-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By andychrist

New Lights

For my newest bike

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49446951783_80d882e484_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iksy4r)Stratus XPC (https://flic.kr/p/2iksy4r)
Stratus XPC Set up for night riding!...
01-18-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,270
Posted By andychrist

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49143697732_1a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49143697732_1a6c452811_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hSEicj)Stratus XPC Planet Bike Grateful Red Serfas Stop Sign (https://flic.kr/p/2hSEicj) by andyXchrist...
12-14-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,378
Posted By andychrist

I’ve been towing trailers for almost two decades,...

I’ve been towing trailers for almost two decades, first on on uprights and now on recumbents, with both 700c and 26” rear wheels.

The more important factor IMHO is tire width not wheel size. I...
11-22-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,175
Posted By andychrist

I’m partial to Kitty Litter panniers using...

I’m partial to Kitty Litter panniers using hardware from Jandd Mountaineering. You can either keep the folding lids on or remove them and drop in waxed canvas shopping bags. I’ve never found the need...
06-30-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,043
Posted By andychrist

Thanks 56 but I’m a non-vampire teetotaler. :p ...

Thanks 56 but I’m a non-vampire teetotaler. :p

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48163101462_ab9c7f660b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2go1u65)
Igloo Bicycle Panniers (https://flic.kr/p/2go1u65) by...
06-30-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,043
Posted By andychrist

Cool Make your own panniers

With J-Hooks and Bungee Straps from JANDD Mountaineering

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48158729941_b6ddd0a5ee_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gnC5A2)
Recumbent Bicycle Kitty Litter Panniers...
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