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A better bet would be the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. Q Tubes. With some of Schwalbe’s Doc Blue put in the tubes will have you almost flawless.
BikeTiresDirect sells the Schwalbe Marathon Plus for $52 each. MSRP of $59. Don't know what Q tubes are, but bet they are expensive. Some folks, including me, are cheap when it comes to buying bike parts. Spending nearly $60 for a bicycle tire isn't something I will ever do. Those $20 WalMart 700C tires look pretty good.
My average cadence is 80 rpm on the trike. When I get into the flats or downhill and have the opportunity to get into the bigger ring, then I figure its at least a college try to look at the 52t. I probably spend 98% of my time in the middle ring anyway.Shimano makes a 9 speed 12 x 36 cassette. I am going to try that on my trike in a couple of months. Changing out the 50-39-24 to a 52-39-24 to compensate for getting rid of the 11t.If you need a 24x34 or 36 low gear, do you really need a 117 gear- inch high gear (52x12)? Are you sure a 112 gear-inch high (50x12) wouldn't be enough? After all, even 112" gives 34 mph at a 100 rpm cadence.
The solar panel is a bit iffy. I recently attempted to start a tour on the west coast in WA and OR using a very large solar panel that was to charge up a battery pack to power a C-PAP device. The panel was flexible enough to drape over my BOB trailer but because of cloudy, rainy and heavy woods, I was not able to get more than two or three hours run time on my C-PAP. The panel measured 21"x 30". Maybe it would have worked better east of the coastal mountains.Definitely, not a fair comparison for a solar panel to charge that type of battery. That being said, I quit using the C-Pap and went with a TAP3 mouth piece and have not looked back since. Works great (ask my wife) and since it is similar to a mouth guard, no need to worry about batteries, hoses, noise, etc from a CPAP machine. Also, the Goal Zero products worked great for me in keeping the battery packs charged, which in turn then charged the iPhone, Garmin at night while sleeping.