Instructions

Fitting the bike stickers

Check the photo below for the correct locations for the city stickers.

Frame number

You can find the frame number on the frame, in front of the right front wheel, below the tree box module. It starts with WTRIO with 4 following digits and a letter.

Placement of Stickers Video

User Manual

Triobike Taxi Manual


New Center Display

 


Old Display and User manual

Electric Engine Support

Engines for Christiania Bikes and trioBike are from PromoVec.
Support: Lars Jensen
service@promovec.dk
Phone: +45 88444411

PromoVec – Troubleshooting

Mounting and Charging of Carrier

FAQ

What colours do the Trio-bikes come wit?

All our bikes come with a black frame and a red hood and red blanket.

How do I protect the trishaw?

We recommend buying a cover that is big enough for the trishaw. It could be that some covers for motorbikes fit. Check the measurements on the information pages.

Other than that it is important that the bikes are stored under a roof and if possible in a closed garage. If you really want the trishaw to live under the best conditions, you should keep it inside where it is also warm all year around. That way it will also attract some attention.

Can you get a logo on the Bike?

The bikes come with a Cycling Without Age sticker on each side of the sitting box with your city’s name on it. We cannot print logos on the bike or make special stickers. You are welcome to do so. Logos of sponsors and so on should be put on the back side of the sitting box.

How much is the approximate annual maintenance costs?

We recommend the bikes to have the first check after 1 month. 1-2 hours at a mechanic should be about 70-140 EUR. The bolts and rims need to be adjusted. Repair and maintenance would be around
Running costs are really down to repair and maintenance, as well as additional batteries every 2 years. I would estimate £3-400 a year to regular maintenance.

What is the expected lifespan of the trishaws?

The lifespan is 10 years, with regular maintenance and probably two battery replacements.

Do Copenhagen Cycles sell trailers to transport the trio bikes and if so, how much do they cost?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide you with trailers. We are working on getting a tool for better to be able to transport the trishaws. We don’t have trailers or use any specific company for this, you can probably use a standard ATV trailer or even a horse trailer!

What is the difference between the 250W motor and the 500W motor?

It is really quite difficult to quantify the differences between using a 250W and a 500W because there are so many variables involved. The difference is probably not going to be double the range, but the 500W should provide more range in general.  The 500W will definitely deliver more power, which will help with hills.  But because of the nature of electric motors — they will draw power as needed from the battery, so it’s actually the combination of the motor, the battery, and the power controller that yields the results — it’s very not really accurate to say that a motor that is on paper twice the power of another motor is going to deliver twice the range.

How does the throttle work?

The throttle works as two things; a walk-assist while you are walking and a power boost while you are riding. Walk-assist – works while you are walking beside the trishaw with up to two passengers in the passenger seat. For safety reasons, you should only bike straight while using the walk-assist. For better balance, you can also sit on the bike without pedalling. It can provide up to 5 km/h, app. 3 miles. Walk assist is good for getting the bike started and getting over small bumps.
Power boost – works while you are on the trishaw pedalling. The key thing to remember is that the pilot has to be pedalling the wheels for the boost to apply. You can control and adjust the level of the assist by using the arrows beside the throttle. It has level 0-5. 5 is the highest level of assistance. 0 is no assistance and might be good to use when training, riding indoor, riding closely to people and when there are no passengers in the trishaw.

Once you are pedalling and have set the assist level of the display panel (say, for example, to assist level 2), you can instantly increase the assist level to level 5 by turning the controller. This helps if you come to a hill, for example, and find it awkward to push the arrow upward on the display panel.  But again, that assist level only works if you are pedalling the trishaw. If you already have the assist on level 5 you don’t get any help from the power boost when turning the throttle.

FAQ

If your question is not answered here please do not hesitate to write us at maren@copenhagencycles.com