In this series we look at general maintenance and repair of the Cycles Maximus Pedicab. Built like a tank and well worth the money, the cycles maximus is one of the greatest pedicabs ever made. Unfortunately the bike was over complicated from a mechanics point of view. The wheel especially is over engineered and a snapped spoke axle side takes a good hour or two to change.
Tools you will need: Circlip Tool, Slide Hammer, Adjustable Wrench (Socket preferred), 8mm wrench.
1).Take the old wheel off. First remove the axle bolt.
2).Remove the cir-clip from the hub using the cir-clip tool.
3).Remove the hub insert cap using the slide hammer. Don’t be afraid to give it a whack but watch your fingers.
4).Now the small hub bolts on the other side can be removed using the 8mm spanner. Be patient this is a frustrating job.
Be careful not to get grease on the discs as they will not work again if you do. You can buy a cheap brake disc cleaner from a car parts shop. Make sure you have an axle stand for the bike.
Some owners get so frustrated with the Maximus wheel size that they change them for larger 24″ wheels so they can run hook worm tires. You can do this by drilling larger holes in a new rim or reducing the size of the spoke and putting a washer on it as it goes through the hub. If you are looking for new cyles maximus tires or inner tubes, try treadland.tv or click here.
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