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    Giving up my Huffy

    The time has come that I must give up the Huffy. I am moving out of the church I have been staying in soon (August 16th), and cannot take it with me. It is mostly disassembled, and all of the parts...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Hmm. I have always left my derailers in low gear until riding. I shift alot while riding, but when I stop I am always in low gear. Is this a bad practice? I never thought that having constant tension...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    It sounds like the housing he is talking about is the straight one you refer to here. I will be reading the Sheldon Brown page as soon as I am done replying to these posts. Thanks for the input Danny.
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Hi all,

    Apparently I did a better job of adjusting the derailer than I thought. I ended up taking the trike to the bike shop again. This is not the bike shop I had been going to before, as he had...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Thanks for that reminder. I got things back to pretty much where they were, except it still won't go into low gear and when downshifting from high it grinds when you shift from 5th to 4th and doesn't...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Thank you for all this information, Emma. The problem is that the high gear setting was never a problem. The high gear stop is set correctly. Now, after all my tinkering, the problem is worse. Now it...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Well, adjusting the derailer may not be rocket science, but I tend to think that sometimes communication is. LOL ;)
    This time it is my lack of saying what I mean instead of saying what I'm thinking....
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Thank you, Twinkle. Those are the steps I followed when I first got the trike. It was shifting perfectly until I took the first ride out to Canoga Park. After that it stopped shifting into low gear....
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    I didn't think a brand new cable would stretch that quickly. I adjusted the limit screws (high is good, low is not) and the pulley adjustment screw (I screwed that up somehow and need to get it back...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    I noticed yesterday that I was having trouble getting the trike to shift into first gear. I had not had any trouble with it shifting until then. I noticed it again today, so I decided to adjust it....
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    I rode out to Canoga Park again today. I am enjoying taking these rides. I didn't realize how much I'd missed riding the distance until I started again. Of course, getting out of shape from the lack...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    I went to that site. I will keep it bookmarked, but I think it requires a smart phone and the use of its app to make it useful. If that's the case, it won't do much for me since my phone isn't a...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Thanks, DTD. I already know this as I saw a decrease in time with the Huffy in just the month I rode it, and that was with a 60-80 lb. load. After 4 months of not riding, I can tell I have gotten...
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    The wheel is trued, everything has been adjusted and today I took my first real ride on the Kent. I had to go to Canoga Park, which is a distance away. Because I don't have a speedometer or odometer,...
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    I love the color, Emma. As to what it is named, I haven't a clue. I have seen this shade many times before, but never knew it as anything but a shade of light blue. I have looked all over the net for...
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    Re: ode to odd frames

    Thanks, rykoala. The only issue I have with vimeo is that the videos are repeatedly stopping on their own and I am continually clicking the play button. As far as the bike, all I can say is WOW!!!
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    Re: Recumbent lean to steer trike!!

    Based on the credits in the video, you are the Gaspard who designed the trike? It looks good. If you are able to make the plans available that would be good. I would like to see how it is made,...
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    Re: ode to odd frames

    I'm getting a facebook error message. Is there an alternative link?
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Thanks for the explanation on the rear axle. It makes sense now.

    I read that article. I will keep that in mind as a potential, but there are many things he says that I just don't understand, so it...
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    Re: E-assist vs electric

    I am not sure what the difference between 750w max and 250w continuous is, or if they even apply to the same motors, but it sounds like you guys across the pond are being short-changed.
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    Re: E-assist vs electric

    Thank you for this, Ken. I have asked and researched the law here to a degree, but have never gotten the actual specifics. Interestingly, what I had been made to understand was that the max wattage...
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    Re: E-assist vs electric

    Oops! You are correct, I meant to say watts, not kilowatts. Thanks for the correction, bambuko.:dunce2:
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    I called one of my local friends to see about borrowing some metric wrenches so I could finish the final adjustments to the Kent. Well, this friend has bought me tools for my birthday the last two...
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    Re: E-assist vs electric

    I know that the electric bikes/trikes in this area (that have pedals) are required to be 25MPH max or less, but I thought this was accomplished through gearing, as I have never seen an electric motor...
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    Re: E-assist vs electric

    That certainly makes it more understandable. Thanks, DTD!
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