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  1. PennyWV

    Catrike’s latest Bosch-powered electric recumbent bike

    I converted my catrike to e-assist a couple years ago with a system from Electric Bike Outfitters. I went with a 350w rear hub motor (the Bosch system is a midrive), 48 amp battery and throttle. So far it’s been a great system and for me, worth the cost. And yeah, for my model catrike purchased...
  2. PennyWV

    Please Suggest Most Comfortable Saddle

    Most comfortable saddle - a recumbent trike :)
  3. PennyWV

    Segway to stop production

    That is an amazing device, it should not have taken so long, or cost so much, but so glad you were able to get this for your son, I’m sure it will be a game changer for him.
  4. PennyWV

    Rider made a comment yesterday on the trail

    I find the best way to ignore the idiots is to put my earbuds in and crank the music, I don’t hear any comments 🙂 I am 60, with a leg problem. I had power assist added to my trike last year and now I can ride 4-5 times a week on the trails with no problem. I’m not in a race, I average 10-12...
  5. PennyWV

    Brake light kit for a hitch mount bike rack?

    You can pick up a trailer light bar on amazon pretty cheap, you would just need to figure a way to mount it.
  6. PennyWV

    Go ahead. Name my e-trike. I dare you!

    Mine is a green trike too, never thought of naming it, now I am.
  7. PennyWV

    Encouraging??

    My partner works as an occupational therapist in a hospital and we have been living apart for almost a month now. She is, so far, healthy and we have no friends or colleagues infected yet (that we know of). I still see way too many people out and about. Our cases here continue to rise but only...
  8. PennyWV

    Where Is It Legal To Ride Under Covid-19 Restrictions

    Keep in mind, this is rural west virginia, with many people out of work and there will be many hunters in the woods and unfortunately many of them drink. Our rule here is to not let the dog outside alone during hunting season, the tend to get shot.
  9. PennyWV

    Where Is It Legal To Ride Under Covid-19 Restrictions

    I plan on loading up my trike and heading to a WMA to ride. There is never anyone there and I won’t be near any other people so I don’t see an issue with doing that. I did go to a gas station a few days ago. I disinfected the pump, the handle, the touchpad, everything, then sanitized my hands...
  10. PennyWV

    Street vs trail ?

    Same here in WV. We have very few bike trails in my area, just a couple multi-use trails and they are over cowded. No way to stay safe when constantly having to pass people and our roads tend to not have shoulders and no bike lanes. I am going to check out a WMA near me, haven’t been there in...
  11. PennyWV

    Anyone Heard About A New Federal Regulation for Ebikes In the C&O Canal National Historic Park ??

    I ride my power assist trike on the c&o in MD and WV without issue. It is class 2. The only signs posted on the trail restrict motorcycles. I’ve been riding that trail fo 20 years and have never seen park service police on the trail. It is a pretty remote area though. I sometimes think people...
  12. PennyWV

    BIKE COVERS

    I ride a recumbent trike. I use a clear vinyl backpack to cover the left grip where the display and throttle are mounted. I made a rear wheel cover to protect the hub motor and i wrap the battery mount connection in plastic. I always keep the display covered when driving regardless of the...
  13. PennyWV

    Transporting A Trike

    I have the Hitchrider model TB1-2SBP that holds my catrike plus a regular bike. I’ve never had any issue with the extra weight. My trike, without the battery is approx. 46 lbs. The other bike is probably another 25. The rack itself is 52 and is rated to hold much more weight than I carry. I also...
  14. PennyWV

    Finally, pics of the e-Catrike

    I was finally able to grab a few pics of the cat with the new EBO system installed. Loving this thing!
  15. PennyWV

    Catrike conversion complete

    Court has done several reviews ln EBO that I found helpful. The EBO website has a list of their vendors. I went to My Trike Spirit on Long Island. A long way from home for me but worth it. Good luck.
  16. PennyWV

    Catrike conversion complete

    It depends on where on the trike you want to mount the battery. In my case the battery is mounted just behind the seat, low, on on a battery mount that attaches to the frame. With that configuration it sits about the same distance from the hub motor as it would on a regular bike and the display...
  17. PennyWV

    Catrike conversion complete

    I have a 2009 catrike villager. I don’t mind going slow up the hills, it just started becoming painful on my knees. With the assist I had no problems with the hills, still a little slow, but much easier. I had considered upgrading to a newer villager or the road AR. The road AR is about 3 inches...
  18. PennyWV

    Catrike conversion complete

    Right now I have all settings at the default values. I have the KT-LCD8S display. Rich, I believe you may be referring to the C5 setting (C5 Controller Maximum Current Adjustment Mode). The description in the manual says “C5 is controller maximum operating current adjustment mode...
  19. PennyWV

    Catrike conversion complete

    Yes, I know, I need to take pics, my bad. Planning on riding Thursday and will get some then. ?
  20. PennyWV

    Catrike conversion complete

    My catrike conversion is complete and she is now an “E-Cat”. It has been upgraded with the Electric Bike Outfitters, Burly system. 350W, 48V. Went on my first ride Sunday on a local trail that I would not have attempted before. It is 10 miles and all hills, some pretty steep, with several road...