Only having ordered the new sprint on the Thursday, it was delivered to my home on the Tuesday.
I had cleared a space to assemble and unpack the two boxes, the large box containing the sprint. It was really well packed and well protected and I spent a few hours unpacking and laying out a plan of assembly, not having the sight to read the Bible of the worshiping assembly manuals, I relied on the knowledge gained from working on my RS sprint and a life time of fixing engines motorbikes and cars and many a cycle. And the almost it must have seemed like stroking phone calls to Ice for help, every time I rang I was met with more information and instructions than I had thought of asking about, one is never on one's own with an ICE Trike, even got to talk to the guy that built my trike.
I decided to take the long term assembly and take my time with many tea brakes just to sit and delight myself with what eye sight I have left with what was coming together out of the Box. I spent about 5 Hrs on it that day and got the main parts assembled, had a mishap offering and fitting the gear to hanger, but got there in the end with the help of ICE and then on inspection I had threaded the front gear wire in the wrong hole ! Decided to call it a day have a bath a nice cup of tea and curl up with an audio book. Over the next few days slowly assembled the rest together, all in all its very straight forward and I would not put any one off assembling it one's self if you have a smattering of knowledge and a good tool set however only used a few tools and a set of star keys I had to buy to put the disks on, but that's good as I have them now for future use. I found it rewarding and it feels like yours when you put it together yourself plus you will have a good knowledge if anything goes wrong out on a ride to fix it yourself. I did ask for the chain and gearing to be set up for me and was so done. Last night got the Computer clock working; I thought I had gone mad as it would not work on bike but OK in my hand?? Again with help from ICE, turns out that I did not have it in direct facing so a little adjustment of the sender got it working ok. All that was left was the alignment and adjustment of the brake callipers which was not a long Job and then to check out the adjustment of the gearing, so the first ride, adjusted the handle bars checked braking and pushed off into the blue yonder, well not quite as it was running just out so pulled it in on the adjuster but could not get sufficient movement, it was getting dark so thought I would leave it and start with a fresh mind. So All I have to do is the chain alignment. It's a great looking trike, very black and very impressive with the 10 speed pack and the shram hanging there at the back. Will have a play with it to night should not be difficult.
Nice one took it out for it first long run, 10 miles and adjusted the rear derailleur brought it in bit by bit well pleased running 100% feels really fin rolls well the tyres are excellent, and the TT gear changing toggles are really positive the gearing over all feels really positive, its all tight with the newness and will be interesting as it loosens off over time, had one more check around tightening all the nuts and bolts.
Only one thing I just cant work out? I keep loosening flags! Or breaking them, came back to night and there Mmm no flag!! that was the new one to LOL.
Looking forward to a good long rid.
Thanks ICE for all the advice and help