today was very interesting
And I mean "interesting" in a good/bad way with the bad outweighing the good.
First off I was reminded that it might have been awhile since I last bought clothes for myself.
Evidenced by my last pair of shorts disintegrating into piles of worn out threads
However that kills whatever funds I had available for My Trike(TM) for this month.
Yesterday I rode for 3.5 hours with no noticeable pain, but boy am I whipped today.
I can pretty much hang up the athletic supporters since I won't be needing their support...
...because of My Trike(TM)
I used all of 2AH from the six batteries discharging 21V down to 19.84V per 5S battery.
All the batteries had the same ending voltage, which they should have beings 3Px2S should have them all about the same.
(or at least the 3P(s) exactly the same)
I have no idea how far I went, but I would guess at least 20 miles or more
Only problem encountered was a blip in the power, which today I traced to a Radio Shack fuse holder. The fuse sat loosely in the holder.
I swear the only thing Radio Shack sells that actually works good is the Euro Block connectors, although those are overpriced
...but that's the way of The Shack. *said with a western drawl*
I had some auto fuse holders left over from a different project (sourced from an auto parts store) so:
unscrew the euro block
remove crappy Radio Shack fuse holder
Insert new fuse holder and tighten the euro block screws.
-About a minute repair
Bad News Everyone! *Professor Farnsworth speaking*
The reverse freewheel experiment was an abysmal, total failure.
(my brains hertz)
but it does
work as well as a fixed gear.
...try as I might... I Give Up.
Time to add the fixed-gear sprocket to My Trike's(TM) rear-axle, which I hoping to avoid because it's a pain in the rear-end.
Which also means purchasing another fixed gear for the jackshaft (or rear axle. I has one I needs two)... otherwise I'll have to add a "real" idler for My Trike's pedal chain for the chain to "rise above" the gear-cluster that's currently mounted on the jackshaft
Note: the nylon thingy I added earlier to My Trike(TM) works ok as a cheap and simple chain guide, but doesn't raise the chain high enough to clear the gear-cluster's stop collar (as seen in the pictures just two posts before this post)...which has that huge setscrew and locknut thingy that catches the pedal chain (sometimes)
...yes Houston. that was yet
another problem today!
...anyways a fixed gear is way less expensive than fixing an idler gear to the frame and far easier to fit.
...but procuring any new parts has to wait til the end of time
or the end of this month... whichever comes first
otherwise I would have been forced into nakedness, which would be a *very* disgusting sight indeed.