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Scorpion fx © Copyright by Ch. Breier

© Copyright by Ch. Breier


Fresh from the shop, the HP Velotechnik fx was just a weekend trike and nothing for long trips ...
Unfortunately, as with almost all manufacturers, only cheap add-on parts were used ex works, which is a shame considering the purchase price!
The rims a joke, the seat a real horror, etc. ...
Without modifications the trike is not usable, if you really have the intention to ride it !

But at the end of it.
(after all my modifications)
I'm almost satisfied with the
HP-Velotechnik - Scorpion fx !

 

© Copyright by Ch. Breier

Compared to my last ICE Trike, the suspension is much better!


Expedition Trike© Copyright by Ch. Breier

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I can now be seen very well even without the LED rear lights switched on ...

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The SON hub dynamo is great and the Lumotec IQ Fly's 60 lux LED light is bright!

 

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My GPS devices are now on the handlebars in the field of view !

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I added Winglights bicycle turn signals, in the new steel version.



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The suspension is very good, much better than the last ICE Trike !

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Since the spring element was completely open, I first covered it reasonably. Now it is better protected from dirt and water

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Since the original rims were once again absolutely cheap parts, I had new wheels built,

with 32mm wide ( welded ) ODYSSEY Hazard Lite 5-chamber system rims .

 

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They can take much more than the originals from HP

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Slowly the trike is getting really good...

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To be on the safe side, I replaced my hydraulic brakes with mechanical AVID BB7 !

The mechanical brakes are easier to repair on the way ...

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The hand rests are a real gain in comfort when riding a trike. They relieve the arms enormously on longer tours.

I don't want to miss them anymore !  


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The Schwalbe Big Apple are the ideal tires for me !

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I changed the 1 chainring to a 3
(48/38/28) so that the unfolding is now correct.


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I now have two water bottles in front of the seat, and I may be able to fit two more in there ....
The SKS ANYWHERE bottle holders are really great!


 

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The carrier also got a low rider in addition so I can attach 4 Ortlieb bags to the trike now !


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TerraCycle side pocket holder

 

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Good that I have small bags on the Low Rider, the big ones wouldn't fit on the Scorpion fx anymore with the TerraCycle mount ...



Thanks to Bart van Crasbeek

 

Ventisit  © Copyright by Ch. Breier

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Ventisit am ICE-T © Copyright by Ch. Breier

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Ventisit am PIROL © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Ventisit am PIROL © Copyright by Ch. Breier

The Ventisit seat cushion is absolutly perfect, no wet back at any temperature and it is super comfortable.
The mat has already proven itself in 2009 & 2014.

Ventisit am Scorpion fx © Copyright by Ch. Breier

Ventisit am Scorpion fx © Copyright by Ch. Breier

On long rides, the Scorpion's mesh seat is an absolute disaster. It's about the most uncomfortable thing I've ever seen on a trike. ....

Due to the Ventisit, the

 " Scorpion Torture Seat "


is now bearable even on long tours ...

But that still doesn't change the stupid 3 point fixing of the net seat, because due to this construction error the seat can't be adjusted properly, thanks to HP Velotechnik ...

 Of course I use a Radical Design Cyclone trailer again, there is nothing better !

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The Cyclone trailer also fits very well, unfortunately I have to get another mounting,

the luggage carrier rests on the mounting plate when compressed ...

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I have to have a mount that is fixed to the swingarm itself, so that the mount gets lower and doesn't sit on the clutch when the spring is compressed...

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That's why I built the original mount to the HP mount, that should work..

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© Copyright by Ch. Breier

© Copyright by Ch. Breier

© Copyright by Ch. Breier

The fact that the trike can be folded in a few seconds is an advantage. So far the folding mechanism works perfectly !

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