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March 22, 2022
All right. Peter Kaltreider here. Sixthreezero e-bikes and bicycles. Tricycle fenders, we've already done one for bike fenders, but trike fenders are a little bit different. Let's go.
What I talked about in the bicycle fender one was that there are a lot of precision components on a bicycle, the same thing with a tricycle, like the brakes have to be aligned just right, especially disc brakes on the e-bike, other items like that.
However, the fenders are one item that's not a super precise item. It can require a little bit of maneuvering or flexing or finessing. So, anyway, we'll do it. I know that for a lot of folks, this isn't the happiest item. And it's kind of funny because it's not an item that's necessary for the function of the bike, but yeah, there's a few ways to get these perfect and I'll show you how to do it, all right? So I'll have Nate come up, not yet, but I'll have him come up in a moment and then we'll show you how there are lots of things to do.
Now, the interesting thing about the tricycle, if you go on Encyclopaedia Britannica, is that the actual name of the tricycle comes because they were excellent use, in the 1920s, for tricep exercises. You can just go like this. Yeah. And that's straight from Encyclopaedia Britannica. So, anyway, when we want to mount a tricycle fender... Nate, you can come on up now. These are not precision items, okay? The fender. I'm just telling you, but we can get it right, okay? This fender's looking pretty good. I've got it looking pretty good here. The main thing is we want it to cover the tire nicely and is not going to rub on the tire anywhere. And if you ride through a puddle, if there's a sprinkler going on at the golf course and you ride by, then it's going to catch the water coming up.
All right. Now I left this one off because I want to show you that you have a lot of options when it comes to mounting it. So it's going to mount to this flange right here, okay? Well, who knows if this flange is exactly parallel with that flange or whatever, I'm not sure. But you can mount it either on the inside of the flange. And if I were to do that, Nate, if you can come over the top of the tire here, you can see it's kind of a little on the inside. It's not really covering the tire. That may be where you want it. In this case, I think that going on the outside of the flange is going to be better. That's going to give us another quarter inch or so, and you can see how that covers the tire really nicely. So that's one option.
In the manual, if you look closely, we had mounted it on the inside, which is often the way that it may be best for you. It may be different on the same bike. On this one, it's going to be on the outside and we're going to mount it like that. So anyway, once it's mounted, and you could use a Phillips head and a 10 millimeter, then there's also other finessing and modifications you can do. So don't be worried, it can bend like this or like that. You just want to get it to where it's just centered nicely, okay? I know that doesn't seem like the prettiest way to do things, but with fenders, that's just how it is. They're not a precision part like a disc brake or the axles or the bottom bracket.
So quite frankly, the rear fenders are going to require some finessing. And they may need to be bent out a little towards the front or brought in a little towards the back. Don't be bashful about doing this. If somehow you mess it up or whatever, we'll send you a new one. We don't care about that. We just want to make you happy. And if it's not fitting quite right, or you need a different one or you're really trying to do what I'm doing right here, and things go awry, just give us a call. In the meantime, you can certainly ride the trike without a fender. Obviously, the house isn't awesome, but you'll get it together.
It's just not hard and you can do it. You really got to believe in yourself. You can. You can also give us a call and I certainly hope this video helped you. I truly hope that was helpful for you. If you liked it, please do like it and hit subscribe. It helps grow our channel. And if you need any help at all, please contact us. You can call us at 310-982-2877 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember sixthreezero is spelled out S-I-X-T-H-R-E-E-Z-E-R-O, email@example.com. Thanks.
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