A recent Trike Asylum blog entry entitled Eulogy to the Front Derailleur inspired me to do a little more thorough investigation of SRAM’s challenge to the front derailleur. Steve gathered a couple of pretty funny videos on the topic, it’s worth checking out the link.
Yeah, I’ve had a few. With a few hundred miles on the new trike, it’s becoming clear that I and the ICE design team have made some poor choices. Nothing too serious, but annoying nonetheless.
The project is finally complete and I’m riding a new trike that satisfies many of my original goals. In the end it didn’t make much sense to delay installing the Schlumpf so I combined phases II and III. Details following.
An open letter to well-meaning motorists everywhere. A common and aggravating problem that is very nearly on topic.
As I spool this project back up, there is just one question nagging me: Is Schlumpf the right choice? Reality has modified many of my initial aspirations, I think it’s worth reconsidering a Di2 front derailleur instead.
A year ago today I began running Shimano Di2 electric shift on my recumbent trike. I’m pleased to report it has exceeded my wildest expectations. But like most aspects of this now multi-year project, there were problems in the beginning.