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Scorpion fx © Copyright by Ch. Breier

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Fresh from the store, the HP Velotechnik fx was just a pure weekend trike and nothing for long journeys ...

Unfortunately only cheap add-on parts were used ex works, as with almost all manufacturers, actually an impertinence with the purchase price!

The rims a joke, the seat a true horror, etc. ...

Without modification the trike is not usable if you want to drive it properly !

 


But in the End.

( after all my alterations )

I'm almost  satisfied with the

HP-Velotechnik - Scorpion fx !

 

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The suspension is worlds better than my last ICE Trike !


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Even without switched on LED taillights I am very well seen now ...


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The SON hub dynamo is really great and the light with the 60 Lux strong Lumotec IQ Fly LED lamp quite bright!

 

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

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I have mounted additionally Winglights bicycle turn signals, in the new version out of steel



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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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For of safety I exchanged 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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Schwalbe Big Apple are the ideal tires for me !

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I have exchanged the 1 chainring against a 3

( 48/38/28 ), so that the unfolding is correct now


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I have two drinking bottles now in front of the seat, maybe even two more will fit ....

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 PIROL © Copyright by Ch. Breier

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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 tours the mesh seat of the Scorpion is an absolute disaster and pretty much the most uncomfortable thing I have ever seen on a trike....


Due to the Ventisit coating, 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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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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