Conversion & Equipment Trike
Fresh from the store, the HP Velotechnik fx was just a pure weekend trike and nothing for long journeys ...
Unfortunately only cheap add-on parts were used ex works, as with almost all manufacturers, actually an impertinence with the purchase price!
The rims a joke, the seat a true horror, etc. ...
Without modification the trike is not usable if you want to drive it properly !
But in the End.
( after all my alterations )
I'm almost satisfied with the
HP-Velotechnik - Scorpion fx !
The suspension is much better than my last ICE Trike !
Even without switched on LED taillights I am very well seen now ...
The SON hub dynamo is really great and the light with the 60 Lux strong Lumotec IQ Fly LED lamp quite bright!
My GPS devices are now on the handlebars in the field of view !
I have mounted additionally Winglights bicycle turn signals, in the new version out of steel
The suspension is very good, much better than the last ICE Trike !
Since the spring element was completely open, I first covered it reasonably. Now it is better protected from dirt and water
Since the original rims were once again absolutely cheap parts, I had new wheels built,
with 32mm wide ( welded ) ODYSSEY Hazard Lite 5-chamber system rims .
They can take much more than the originals from HP
Slowly the trike is getting really good...
For of safety I exchanged my hydraulic brakes with mechanical AVID BB7 !
The mechanical brakes are easier to repair on the way ...
The hand rests are a real gain in comfort when riding a trike. They relieve the arms enormously on longer tours.
I don't want to miss them anymore !
The Schwalbe Big Apple are the ideal tires for me !
I have exchanged the 1 chainring against a 3
( 48/38/28 ), so that the unfolding is correct now
I have two drinking bottles now in front of the seat, maybe even two more will fit ....
The SKS ANYWHERE bottle holders are really great!
The carrier also got a low rider in addition so I can attach 4 Ortlieb bags to the trike now !
Good that I have small bags on the Low Rider, the big ones wouldn't fit on the Scorpion fx anymore with the TerraCycle mount ...
Thanks to Bart van Crasbeek
The Ventisit seat cushion is absolutly perfect, no wet back at any temperature and it is super comfortable.
The mat has already proven itself in 2009 & 2014.
On long tours the mesh seat of the Scorpion is an absolute disaster and pretty much the most uncomfortable thing I have ever seen on a trike....
Due to the Ventisit coating, the
" Scorpion Torture Seat "
is now bearable even on long tours ...
But that still doesn't change the stupid 3 point fixing of the net seat, because due to this construction error the seat can't be adjusted properly, thanks to HP Velotechnik ...
Of course I use a Radical Design Cyclone trailer again, there is nothing better !
The Cyclone trailer also fits very well, unfortunately I have to get another mounting,
the luggage carrier rests on the mounting plate when compressed ...
I have to have a mount that is fixed to the swingarm itself, so that the mount gets lower and doesn't sit on the clutch when the spring is compressed...
That's why I built the original mount to the HP mount, that should work..
The fact that the trike can be folded in a few seconds is an advantage. So far the folding mechanism works perfectly !
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