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Ironman1518

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  • You should have a derailleur hanger but it isn't "replaceable" it is welded to the frame. My RAT is the same way. You can bent it straight, (if bent), but need to do it slooowly, and easily so has not yo break it off.
  • romeo52 wrote: » My wife uses the heel straps. Once she has them adjusted to her shoe size she lowers her heel into the strap and then lets the ball of her foot fall onto the pedal. After the first fitting there's no need to undo the straps ever…
  • In Southern new Mexico and AZ and a few other places), we have the evil "Goat Head" thorn from hell. My Smart Sams are way too thin for this area, (MY opinion only). Only used them till the third flat. Maybe 25 miles. Bought folding Kenda Small Bloc…
  • SARROTOR wrote: » Washington state Oh too bad, too far away. I am in "God's Country", Southern New Mexico
  • SARROTOR wrote: » Washington state Oh too bad, too far away. I am in "God's Country", Southern New Mexico
  • SARROTOR where do you live? If you lived close by I'd say bring it over be most happy to help you by teaching you to work on your trike.
  • Has anyone used the wedge with the "Seat Foam"? If so, did you place the wedge on top or underneath the seat foam, please? Thank You!
  • djeoutdoors wrote: » We used industrial Velcro 2” wide. & velcroed our seat wedges to our seat, so far so good! I would appreciate a picture, please?
  • Finn59 wrote: » I DO like the rack that was altered from da Depot. He had his trike bungeed to it. I would ramps to load trike however. Lifting days are over... I never used the bungees i used some adjusting straps from Harbor freight. One each…
    in No more... Comment by Ironman1518 July 4
  • It's an individual decision. For me, YES!! But I used them for about 27 years........used the old "Toe clips and toe straps" for about 7 years before clipless. Some folks don't care for them some do. MY opinion for me only, is the heal straps TT pro…
  • When you said:"Bigger size in the rear" were you talking about going to a larger diameter wheel/tire or just a wider tire? I don't think your Rover could fit a larger wheel, not sure. From the pics it looks like there is no room in the frame for one…
  • TCEd wrote: » I find the trend towards offroad capable trikes interesting but also limiting in their capability. Yes a RAT can go off road but compared to a MTB or Fat bike they cannot compete on similar terrain. Three point ground contact, the in…
  • To each their own. Riding ANYTHING requires NO broken bones.........just ride. I did forget to add.....at the time of hip replacement number 5 {the titanium piece in my femur broke}, and the doc couldn't get the broken piece out of my femur, so he …
  • Florida_bound wrote: » Ironman, please list your broken bones for all of us. 1 broken wrist, 4 broken ankles, 5 hip replacements, one knee replacement, one Laminectomy. 1 dislocated shoulder, 1 separated shoulder; 2 concussions. 1 torn menisc…
  • To Florida bound and to Finn59: I raced bicycles{some road racing, Tris,and mtn bike raced from '95 to 2009} from'82 to 2009. The dirt is what I am used to, the tougher the better. I was a pretty good hill climber both asphalt and dirt. I do ride so…
  • I take my RAT out on the dirt roads out in the desert where i used to ride my motorcycles and mtn bikes and the no suspension of my RAT bounces me around a lot. The roads are not real roads at all but more like rutted 2 lane paths, LOL. So am lookin…
  • IdahoTrailLizard wrote: » FWIW, cables for locking are the worst for deterrence. A pair of wire cutters can cut through faster than you think, and more cable's weaker points are where they are looped over, often defeated by a crowbar. U locks are …
  • I know of a RAT that might be for sale in a few months time............
  • This what I bought, https://www.homedepot.com/p/CURT-500-lbs-Capacity-Bolt-Together-Aluminum-Cargo-Carrier-with-2-in-Folding-Shank-18100/205631477 {it's on sale for $83 heck of a deal I spent $100}. And modified it as in the picture works GREAT!! …
  • Never used thread locker on the cable hold down bolt. You can if you wish I just tightened it down. NEVER had one come loose. Just me.
  • Ok Chonk where is the new "Stuff" for the RATS? {I think he changed his mind and decided to go with the "Tarantula".}.....just saying...
  • Wish you lived near, I'd have you bring it by to look at it and your rear wheel. "maybe" it could be straightened and you would only have to re-do the alignment.
  • I think it's gonna be a t-shirt or maybe a seat cover with something like this, but not the "Tarantula" but with a RAT on it.....{My 7 year old grand daughter named my RAT the"Tarantula"; so I took the seat cover and had it embroidered. I like the n…
  • Which crankset do you have on your trike? UNLESS I am wrong that Park should work, if you have a square ended BB axle. I've used min on Many 3 piece cranksets, even "octalink". Best wishes.
  • AZThanks wrote: » Hi AZTHANKS; I am interested in making a similar mount to what you made with the piece of PVC attached to the front of your trike. Please post more pics and how you made it? Thank you! …
  • JamesR wrote: » chainwrap is one of the limiters when regearing. rat chainwrap (36-22)+(40-11)=43 links mtb chainwrap (44-22)+(40-11)=51 links above based on the assumption you wish to keep present low gearing while increasing gearing range…
  • Thank you I did look at them; but $38 for a mount is way more than I want to spend.
  • How did you make the head light mount, please? I like that design!! What materials did you use; looks like a PVC piece to mount the light, but how'd you mount it to the front of the trike? Thank you!
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » A word about RhinoDillos tire liner. I'm no expert, in fact, I have zero experience with any sort of tire liners. I did however, speak at length with Leo, a 75 year-old part time employee at Ajo Bikes who claims to have 60 yea…
  • squirrelpie0 wrote: » Did you manage to get any picts of this procedure on install of liners. My text comprehension is weaker than my visual comp. Thanks in advance. Also back into the cold of Rainy River, missing those Florida zephyrs Here …