Friday, July 8, 2011

School run.

Winter is well and truly here and this morning the ride to school required some rugging up and the use of bright tail lights! The trip to school is up hill and with the kids only getting bigger I am very thankful for the torque of the geared hubmotor in the back wheel.

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5 comments:

  1. Hey, some nice off-roading there! With live cargo!

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  2. hi there, i am hoping you might be abale to shed some light on a strange noise coming from my electrified! christiania, it only occurs as a rattly/ knocking noise when i use the back (disc) brake but seems to be coming from the hub... i have googled all over the place but no luck.... i love yr blog btw.

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  3. Glad you like the blog! I am yet to see the factory fitted electric trike so not sure I can help much with the noise. If it only happens when braking though I would be checking all the brake components eg tightness of all bolts on disc and caliper, alignment of caliper etc as opposed to the electric hub. My thinking is if the hub was the source it would be noisy all the time and disc brakes in general are notorious for noise when not adjusted correctly. Have you flipped the trike up on to the box so you can spin the wheel and apply the brakes in a quiet garage to further isolate the noise? Trying to track noises whilst out on the road is hit and miss in my experience! Any good local bike mechanic should be able to adjust the brakes properly. Good luck!

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  4. thanks so much for the tips, we've tried spinning the wheel at home lifting it up but not flipping the whole thing over, we'll try that... other than that it's awesome! i've been thinking about getting one for 4 years, so thank goodness it's as much fun as I'd hope for. I can see why all trike owners are so excited by them... i feel like a kid again.

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  5. Yes they are a lot of fun! When tipping it up it helps to have two people and a nearby wall to rest the back wheel on. It is pretty heavy with a hub motor in the rear!

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