asked by: a guest Will this work to replace a 3 speed hub on a trike?
anwered by: jrichard Unfortunately you have not provided enough information. You would need to know the spacing on the trike, the mounting style as well. This question would be best answered by the manufacture of the trike itself.
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I fitted this new to a FWD recumbent with vertical dropouts in early 2016. All the right spacers and lock washers came in the kit and the directions were easy to follow. I've done 1000 miles on it without ever altering the initial gear setup.
I've matched it to a 33T chainring, 25T sprocket, on 26" wheels. The lowest gear is too low and the top gear too high. The range is ideally spaced and has contingency for up hill and down dale.
It's a little noisy, but in the way good clockwork is; it fizzes and buzzes all the time; but that's in it's nature and I've come to enjoy the company of it.
Be sure you learn to shift with the effort off the pedals (you don't stop), just allow the wheel to get a tiny bit ahead of you, and shift early.
Summed up: Superb bit of kit, set it up right and enjoy 1000s of miles of stress (derailleur) free cycling.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Good Range, Looks Good, easy setup
Works for: Commuting
December 13, 2010
reviewed by: Marcucco
I built a sidecar for a 1955 "The Norman". The bike is almost 100 lbs
(with the dog) and the CW coaster brake hub wasn't going to cut it,
...but I couldn't bring myself to put a derailleur on a vintage English 3 speed,
so I gave this a shot.
I haven't put any serious miles on the bike yet (it's winter up here)
but so far I love it.
It's easy to set up and adjust.
The range of the gears is really nice, but unless your a monster you'll probably want to go with a front sprocket around 40 tooth.
As mentioned in the other review:
The ratchet does click louder then a 10 speed,
but no worse then the original 3 speed.
The twist shifter is, in fact, seriously fugly.
A major consideration is the width of this hub.
For the disk brake model you're going to need 5 1/4" between the drops and a 160mm disk barely clears the chain and seat stays.
If you don't pay close attention when you're removing or installing the hub you're going to bend the disk.