Ok so 2 rides on it and .....the theory is not support by reality DOHPlaying with gearing ......
Not your subject ? this will be a very boring post.
Old trike 28 - 38 - [ 48 not needed ] with a 7 speed 14-28 giving
19 to 51 gear inches and 10 combinations
So found a 26 - 42 - [52 not needed ] with a 7 speed 14-28 giving
17 - 56 gear inches and 11 combinations
So better than old trike at both ends and much better than current trikes previous gearing.
New cranks are also 155mm instead of 170mm , not sure what that will bring to the party only way to find out is to ride it to mothers on Monday.
Saw this on crank length, hope its useful. Strangely, the 2 chain ring sizes he mentions are 39T and 53T PaulOk so 2 rides on it and .....the theory is not support by reality DOH
The 26T I am only using 4 ,5 , 6 & 7 and on the 42T I am only using 1 , 2, 3, 4.
The 26T is not to bad as the used cogs put's the chain near the frame and the front cranks have a good offset putting the chain also near the frame.
The 42T is struggling with the chain fouling the front mech [ oddly not every time ] and the chain being at acute angles when using 1 & 2 cogs.
Lots of changing on the front ring needed , this is a real PITA as before for the last 350+ miles I have only had a single ring and no front changer.
Can't saw I noticed the shorter cranks , however I don't have knee issues at the moment so maybe that is why ?
I think my sweet spot is a 28T & 38T however I need to find some front crank/rings with the biggest offset possible to reduce chain line issues.
Back in the shed me thinks
Nahhhh, love wood I do, it burns so well and keeps your hands nice and warm round the camp-fire while touring.OK wood parts , I like wood [ oh and it annoys DannyC ]
This piece will have 4 counter sunk M6 bolts holding it to the metal frame , there will be a similar shaped piece in 3mm plywood inside the box and 3/4" wood screws will go through from the inside screwing all 3 bit's together.
This will spread the screwing force over a large area on the rather fragile box I have.
Top right you can see the flag mount screwed to the rear , next up hole for trailer hitch.
However Danny ' only steel ' Clarke you were mortified when I told you there was wood used in the build of the first Python ?Nahhhh, love wood I do, it burns so well and keeps your hands nice and warm round the camp-fire while touring.
Besides, the Mosquito Fighter-bomber was the "wooden-wonder", and the Hurricane was also mostly wood and far more sturdy than that tarty metal spitfire.
It was noticeably louder than being in a tent pitched as far away as possible without looking anti-socialYes.... The glamping pod was so much better than being under canvas.
Only downside was being trapped with a snoring farter. (Poor Paul).
That rule seemed not to be applied the evening before when you had sticky toffee pudding ?Despite evidence to the contrary... I was trying to watch my waistline
Shortened my life by a few months , but if you enjoyed it .....All was very good fun.