dogman wrote:Assuming your trike is the meridian, they definitely have a super cheap wheel. But I beat hard on them for years at work, and never had the problems you describe. Yes the band brake does little, but I never had the stretch out problem you tell of. Spokes were a constant problem on the rear wheels. I rebuilt one of the trikes with good eyletted rims, and good spokes recycled from a quality wheel. That one had no wheel problems.
I think that rear hub on yours was junk, defective. Or they make them all that bad now.
Hi Dogman... I'm not having problems with the wheels yet.... but others have, I've talked to others on this board in other threads. I just want them gone before my friend has any issues that will leave him stranded. The roads and sidewalks in Subdury are awful and the whole bike is constantly receiving jolts from all the cracks and bumps. Add the weight of a 30ah batt in the back as well. Just to make me feel better I want to replace them with front wheels I get from used mountain bikes.
As for the chain wheel assy thing... there is more than one bearing in that thing and depending on what you turn you can isolate a bearing. They are all notchy. The bearing in the chain wheels its self is so bad it was turning the peddles on him during coasting. I'm glad your is working but this one just reflects to poor poor quality of the bike.
And to be honest I dont understand how they get away with that poor excuse for a brake on the back. With his heavily arthritis hands he cant even pull it hard enough to get it to do anything. not to mention is doesnt work at all if rolling backwards. I'm strong and I have to squeeze the thing so hard it's ridiculous. And the whole system is stretching... I mean, any cable brake system on any bike would stretch out if you had the squeeze it so hard. Add the poor quality of this bike and it stretches more maybe.
I have my fingers crossed that they fixed the breaking rear shaft issues a user on this board experience a few years back.
All in all just an awful bike for the money. A scam as far as I'm concerned.