zap wrote:The Currie geared motor does make it whine but it's not horrible. I've read many of the Currie posts about grease and oil... I'm thinking of trying a belt drive modification.
zap wrote:I had come to the conclusion that the lack of comments on Woody meant no one really liked it... glad you did
zap wrote:I really wanted to use a Sram DualDrive on Woody to help with the chain path but they're so darn expensive and I was having a hard time finding a Strumey Archer at a decent price. I've never even seen a DualDrive and it's probably been around 4 decades since I've been on anything with a Strumey but I assumed if I went that route I'd need a little more precision shifting and would probably need to go to some kind of stepper motor control to get the precision.
What is your idea for taking care of the automatic side of things on your trike? Something like the LandRider or are you leaning towards something electronic?
zap wrote:I've had a chance to think about this more. The Currie folder would be almost perfect and you don't need a double hinge... at all!
I think I have a photo or two of one of the Curries folded, if not I'll try and get one but I think it would work perfect for your idea. Once folded, the front wheel can still steer so even though the wheels will be staggered a little, they'll still be parallel... all that's needed is a way to lock the front wheel in it's parallel position.
Right now the steering tube folds forward but I think that can be moved 180ÂÂ°.
Tonight I folded one of the bikes and left enough room for 7 inch wide, hard sided panniers. I measured somewhere around 27 inches total width, outside of front tire to outside of left (looking from behind) pannier. Woody is right at 29 inches wide.
So far it's looking good.
Some type of caster up front and it's a done deal!
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