Plenty of time on my Metro/N360 bike. I’d have to consult my records but I am approaching 3,500 miles on it and there has been no issues except adjusting the cable tension. I do mostly utility or social riding on this bikes through easy to moderate hills and terrain, and regularly loaded down with groceries, hardware or beer for sharing with my friends. The bike handles well, loaded or unloaded, and I am able to keep a high average speed.
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I’m am vary happy with this product and with your prompt response I will gladly continue sharing how cool this product is. I put the control plate on last time by myself I have a friend that works at a local bike shop and we used their BB-cup tools.
Hi: I have recently purchased a Patterson drive and would like to provide a little feedback. I have many bikes and have purchased many specialised components for bicycles over the years. This is without doubt the most impressive, value for money product I have ever purchased. In this case I have fitted it to a recumbent trike and it has turned it from a good machine into a great one and vastly improved my riding experience.
I have installed the cranks and I am really happy with their performance! Currently, I am looking at cleaning up the cable routing as I have had to McGyver a way to make the shifting mechanism work with the cable tabs on the frame and the shifting linkage on the crank. . . . . .
Again, amazing cranks! Awesome Engineering!
Since I originally emailed, I purchased an FSA Patterson Drive and installed it on my Surly Big Dummy with an old XTR 9 speed rear derailleur (11-34) and absolutely love it. It’s great being able to drop into the low gear while stopped at stop signs, the much cleaner looking installation and that it raises the chain off the ground a bit more. I’m currently in the process of building another bike for my wife with one on it too. Thanks for the great product.
Thanks again, …for hooking me up with the Patterson drive. Worked great on the way home. Smooth and pleasant shifting, I’m happy! Have a nice week off! You’ve done a great thing.
I just picked my bike up from the shop where I had it installed and that is one sweet piece of engineering. It’s way better than any of the prototypes, and not only performs well, it looks great too. Plus, my pants wont get caught on the chain anymore. Nice bonus in case bellbottom pants come back, ..again. – Joe Navas
Greetings, I recently installed a Patterson Transmission on my TerraTrike Path 8, and was very satisfied with the results. I posted my experience on some popular recumbent forums. If you get an escalated volume of questions from ‘bent and trike riders, I might be the cause! I will provide links to the specific threads below.
I would suggest that you make other chainring sizes available to work with IGH’s like the Alfine 11 combined with 20″ wheels. I believe this would make you very popula… Read more