Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week of Nov 26 Stuff


Well winter is just starting and I am already going Loopy…


My Friend Dick Came by on Saturday to see the Ice Adventure, “Wow that is a nice ride?” Smile he said “its a lot more comfortable than I thought, hmmm...”

Dyck on ICE

Its nice to have people drop in to try the trike. And with a large enough shop area you can ride when ever! Even if it is winter! So give us a call and drop by! If you have any questions about ICE Trike Give us a call or email us  at renucyl at telus dot net

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Snow Trike

The City takes a lickin'by the heavy snow yesterday, but this Triker just plows though.

sno trike

Andrew Bacon rides his recumbent bike to work at the Winspear Centre in the heavily falling snow in Edmonton on Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012.
Photograph by: John Lucas, Edmonton Journal

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our first Snowfall!

Nov 1
It snowed today :(
For many that really closes the cycling season until spring thaw.
Not in my shop!
Today I received my first shipment of ICE Trikes. 3 good sized boxes arrived from Cornwall, England. Inside are 3 ICE Adventure tadpole trikes. 2 are sold, and 1 for a shop demo! The first of the trikes we are offering from our newest venture Renu Cycle. We have been doing bicycle repairs for 2 years now and are finally offering recumbent trikes! We are the dealer for ICE Trikes in Northern Alberta (well, right now we are the closest ICE dealers for most of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Northern B.C.)  This afternoon I built my first ICE trike. Here are a few photos of the unboxing.

If you are in the area interested in recumbent trikes, drop by and take a ride and try out this fun, comfortable ride, that is what the demo is for! You may even ride indoors out of the winter on some Saturdays!

Thanks to all for the encouragement and prayers in the past couple of the years and as I dreamed, planned and have begun this new adventure! Who know where this may lead, but I am really enjoying the journey! In the days to come I will post more build photos and maybe of the delivery to the first owners!

A Trike Stand Proto type

On Tuesday evening Oct 31, Wouter B. and I set out to make a work stand for the the trikes we are going to build this season. I decided to try and make one after I priced out a couple in the States. But after the sales, tax, shipping and duty they were too expensive to bring across the border. I have a couple of friends who are good welders, so in the future we are going to make a some available to some of our clients after we get the bugs worked out. So here is our unfinished efforts of an adjustable aluminum stand. A good working height of 1 meter and maneuverability with locking rollers.
  I wanted rollers because I will also use it as a display stand and will need to move it around to clean the area. I also share the bike shop with my Windshield and detailing shop so I have to be able to get what I am working on out of the way while we do other services. Materails cost just over $125.00 for the prototype. With an ICE Trike on top it proved quite stable. I did cantilver the back leg today and added even more stability.