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Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:38 am

According to facebook there is since a short while something new on the market:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/STRiDa-up-grade-kit/338168192994991?hc_location=stream

The ATS speed drive kit for Strida!

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http://www.ats-speeddrive.com/index.html

Availability and price for Europe unknown so far...

Surprisingly was the new beltwheel already seen before at the Eurobike 2013,
on this - very special! - Strida, shown at the haberstock mobility booth.

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This bike belongs to Mr. Schlumpf himself!!! 8)
(It was lent to Haberstock because they didn't have a "platform" to present the new 80 teeth beltwheel.)

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Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by deepfraught on Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:21 am

18" wheels of course if you want taller gearing and looking for higher cruise speed range.

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:39 pm

phey_05 wrote:...which is better though? 16" or 18"?


Oh!
I think that's a highly complex question which cannot be answered with "this" or "that".
Depending on many different factors like the road surface, the required ability to climb uphill, the desired grade of comfort, the size and also weight of the rider, leg strength and so on it's highly recommended to configure tyres and their sizes for each user individually, I'm sure.

Please try the forum search to find several angles of sight, maybe first the words:
tyre, tire, Kojak, Innova, Big Apple, Kenda, Marathon...

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:30 pm

I will ask him...which is better though? 16" or 18"?

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:17 pm

You're right, this is an EVO on 16" wheels.
Supposing these are original wheels, it must be 16 inch because there are 12 spoke pairs per wheel visible,
18 inch are built with 18 pairs (36 spokes).

Perhaps the store/workshop owner could be asked, I bet on exchanged wheels...

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:31 pm

although it is not indicated here, I'm pretty sure that this is 16", i tested this exact bike and compared it to LT.


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Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:27 am

phey_05 wrote:The difference though is that, the EVO from Singapore has 16" wheels...


Please may I ask why do you think so?
(I thought EVO means automatically 18 inch wheels :?: )

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:38 am

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:35 am

The difference though is that, the EVO from Singapore has 16" wheels and from France has 18" wheels, does this update cost 300SGD?

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:10 pm

I didn't had to pay custom duty when I brought my Strida LT from Singapore to here (France). I was with my wife and kid with 13 languages (including OTTO massage chair, Strida LT, and bunch of baby stuff). Customs at CDG airport are not strict I guess.

700+ for the Schlumpf is cheaper than 1250 for the evo at this time for me... I guess i will go for it...

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:38 pm

Same dealer:
Strida LT 639 Euro...

Calculating ~ 600 for LT and ~ 700 (at least) for the Schlumpf... :roll:

phey_05 wrote:It is less expensive to buy in Singapore...I bought my LT there for 750SGD and EVO 3 there cost 1500SGD. (350SGD more expensive here in France)


And what about custom's duty?


Kind regards,

Chris

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:13 pm

@ Blackstridaaustria

local dealer here in France

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(that price i think is without shipping)

It is less expensive to buy in Singapore...I bought my LT there for 750SGD and EVO 3 there cost 1500SGD. (350SGD more expensive here in France)

Will my upgrade be more than 1150euro? (LT+Schlumpf+tools)

BR,
CHris

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:16 pm

phey_05 wrote:My main concern is the gear ratio, i was thinking that if i convert my lt, my low will be too low and high will be too high...


If you convert to a Schlumpf (speed drive), the original gear ratio will be gone.
Due to the use of a 80 teeth beltwheel (instead of 100) there will be a higher and a lower ratio.

The EVO is using a 100 teeth beltwheel, the middle gear of the EVO is equal to the single speed ratio.

phey_05 wrote:...do you think it is more economical for me to buy a new EVO than buying all the tools, Schlumpf kit and making the upgrade?


Yes, I do think so, anyway the EVO will be cheaper than an upgraded LT/SX.

Did you already talk to your dealer?
Maybe he is able to help you?

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by phey_05 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:38 pm

^thanks for your quick response, appreciate it!
I think i can follow your procedure provided with the proper tools...

My main concern is the gear ratio, i was thinking that if i convert my lt, my low will be too low and high will be too high...

I agree that the new EVO is more gear per money, do you think it is more economical for me to buy a new EVO than buying all the tools, Schlumpf kit and making the upgrade? I thought buying a new EVO is not an option for me, my LT is only a month old...

Re: Has anyone retrofitted a schlumpf on their strida?

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:28 pm

Hello and welcome,

phey_05 wrote:Is Schlumpf speed drive compatible for my LT?


Yes.

phey_05 wrote:On hydra & Blackstridaaustria post, it looks like it is not advisable to do my planned upgrade.


I've meant it's not advisable for people without some mechanical skills to do the upgrade themselves.
(And it's still not that cheap...)

For an experienced bike mechanic should neither the ordering nor the installing of a Schlumpf drive into a Strida be a problem, I believe.

Sadly is the upgrade of an LT to a 3-speed drive (the new EVO) technically impossible, however, with the EVO you can get more gear per money.

Every (further) question about the Schlumpf drive is welcome... :D

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