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Gordon_O

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  • I've had my RAT for 13 months now. I live in Wisconsin. Last winter I had two flat tires in two weeks. I hate patching tubes when it is below 30F. Both times I called my wife to come get me with the SUV. So I bought three Schwalbe Marathon Plus tire…
  • I'm talking to my dealer about changing to a triple, but not for your reason. I want to switch to something like 26/36/46. Going down hills I spin out above 20 mph. I want to do more than sit and coast down the hills. I have never used the lowest …
  • I have a RAT with the standard handle bars that come with it. Initially, I was concerned about how close to the tires my fingers were. If I deliberately stretched, my fingers could touch the tires. Only a couple times while riding did my fingers acc…
  • Glenn, After my first my first 100 miles on my RAT I added a review to this forum: http://www.terratrike.com/ttforum/discussion/3891/first-100-miles-on-a-terratrike-rambler-all-terrain-long#latest Florida_bound, In my RAV4 hybrid the b…
  • To answer your question, my RAT is 33 inches tall. That will change depending on seat angle, but this gives you a start. It fits into my RAV4.
  • Many years ago, I took my Catrike out onto a frozen pond. Part of it was cleared and groomed for an ice rink. I rode my trike on the un-groomed part. It was fun to deliberately slide around corners and almost spin out. The children using the ice rin…
  • I have just a short extension on my mirror and it greatly increased the mirror motion due to road vibration. Can you see anything using a 9 inch extension? Isn't it all just a blur? Gordon
  • I've had my Rambler AT for three months now and I love the seat height. Earlier this year I sold my 12 year old Catrike Road. I much prefer the higher seat position. When riding through traffic my head is much closer to eye level with car drivers. T…
  • JamesR, Take a look at my long review in the Rambler All Terrain topic category. Gordon
  • I put more than 25,000 miles on my previous RANS Stratus XP. My current one has only 3000 miles on it. Before that I put few thousand on other recumbent bikes. They were all much more comfortable than the road and mountain bikes that I had previousl…
  • On less than perfect roads, 24" tires the ride is much smoother. The side wall says 30-55 psi. I inflate them to 45 psi and enjoy the ride. Gordon_O
  • In the Rambler All Terrain category I wrote a long review: FIRST 100 MILES ON A TERRATRIKE RAMBLER ALL TERRAIN (LONG) http://www.terratrike.com/ttforum/discussion/3891/first-100-miles-on-a-terratrike-rambler-all-terrain-long#latest Gordon
  • I have one of the new Rambler All Terrain trikes and I like the handlebar position. I don't want it to be any higher. Most of the time my fingers are gently curled around the grips or reaching for the brakes. If I deliberately stretch my fingers dow…
  • JamesR, I'm not sure what you are asking or how I can answer. Everyone goes up hills differently. Most of the time I stay with the bigger front chain ring for the whole ride. I would rather push hard (but not mashing, if you know that term) and go …
  • Mostly streets and roads. I enjoyed the one gravel path that I tried. In a park I tried a grass path for a short distance. I use the gearing to get up the hills around here, up to 13 percent grade. I'll say more in a couple weeks when I write a revi…
  • I have a Rambler All Terrain, but I only have 65 miles on it. When I get past the first hundred miles, I will post my opinions. Gordon_O
  • To answer TrikeBirder's questions: I had a Catrike Road for 12 years, obviously one of the early models. In the first few years I put 4000 miles on it. Then I bought a RANS Stratus XP bike and gradually stopped riding the Catrike. I much prefer havi…