Howdy fellow trike riders... boy does that sound great!
I bought a 2yr-old Rover in great shape for a fair price this weekend. It came equipped with upgraded disk brakes (or so I was told), Schawbe Marathon tires, and a rear rack. I believe those are the only changes that didn't come stock. I haven't ridden bike for a quarter century, and I have 25#s I need to lose. I am mid-sixty's and in fair shape. My plan is to primarily ride along Lansing Michigan's Riverwalk Trail.
I plan to take it to Spin Bicycle Shop for sizing and examination and have them install fenders, rear view mirror, and probably headlight & taillight. But what else should I get? Do I need a helmet? Which brands and models make a good value? How about a trike/bike computer? Or should I just get a good app for my phone? Should I get head/tail lights that are USB rechargeable? or battery operated? or maybe I don't even need one If I don't plan to ride near dark? Is there a must have tool kit? Or is there a "kit" that gives one everything they need get started? Are there any must haves? If you could have only one piece of equipment, what would you choose?
Is there anything you learned after miles of riding or trike ownership that you wished you would have known from the get go?
If you have any words of advice, tips for Lansing area trails, cleaning or lubing tips (or products to use or avoid), really anything at all, please share it here... thanks in advance to all who reply to this post. I bet we will all learn things!?