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Sunday Service: Drivetrain DIY

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Explore the elements of a tricycle drivetrain from the pedals through the cranks, chain, rear cog or cassette, and into the wheel.

The drivetrain is the critical element of your trike. It is also one of the key consumable systems, meaning: it wears and needs replacement through use. We'll cover methods for checking wear and replacing elements of the drivetrain. What do you need special tools for? What can you do with the tools around you?

Morning snacks and caffeine provided. Workshop begins when the caffeine kicks in. Bring your conundrums and puzzles. We can work on them together.

Cost: FREE

28 Jun 2015 - 10:00am
AlphaBENT, 1114 C Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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The Patterson Metropolis is an economical way to extend the gear range of an 8-speed Terratrike.

17 Jul 2015 - 11:04am

We have converted an HP Velotechnik Gekko FX 26 to use trigger shifters as an experiment. It seems to work well.

16 Jul 2015 - 9:59pm
Patterson Metropolis 2-speed geared crankset extends gear-range of 8-speed Terratrike Rambler

Using the Shimano Nexus internally-geared 8-speed hub on any trike gives you the enclosed reliability of planetary-geared hubs, but it's a bit slim on gear range -- particularly with a small 20" wheel on

12 Jul 2015 - 6:09pm

In a sight that's becoming quite common at the shop these days, some bluebirds tried out a Catrike 700. [In reality, only one bluebird tried the trike while the others watched.]

He liked the color and the lines, but found it too difficult to shift. Also, the headrest was too big.

11 Jul 2015 - 9:36pm

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