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RonIA

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  • ATZandemPro - Looking very closely at you photo in the first post; right behind the axle the frame appears to curve towards the wheel, which in turn would move the derailleur closer to the tire. This can be straightened, but a good amount of levera…
  • TimC - Like you I biked from grade school kid, thru high school, thru collage, and into adult life until my mid-40's. First a single speed DF; then a 10-speed DF. I still have the 10-speed. Then life and work got in the way of riding. Last year …
  • I did not use Loktite on the axle bolt, so I followed-up with the TT tech I talked to earlier if using it was part of the assembly procedure, and he stated it was not necessary. However, he stated it could be done using the blue Loktite. I did n…
    in Tire Wear Comment by RonIA August 2
  • One other thing: I asked TT if there were written instructions or video on the front wheel bearings and/or axle. They stated there was not. They use a bearing puller to get them out of the hub, and then use the axle bolt the seat them and then tig…
    in Tire Wear Comment by RonIA July 31
  • As I did not have an 8MM hex wrench; I went and got one this morning so (as suggested above) I could better examine the problem. TT stated in an answer to me that it would be unusual for wheel bearings to fail in only a year. They were correct. …
    in Tire Wear Comment by RonIA July 31
  • Yes, that is a good idea. I do have confidence in my LBS, but I am one to see for myself. Thanks
    in Tire Wear Comment by RonIA July 30
  • Finn & Idaho - I haven't tried the hex wrench yet, I don't have one that big. I apologize as I did not watch the whole video because I thought it was for linkage steering systems only. But I don't need too as I have set toe-in on everything fr…
    in Tire Wear Comment by RonIA July 30
  • Idaho- thanks for your reply, but I stated in my message I checked the toe-in and found it correct. What I am asking about is the play I am seeing on the wheel. I held the wheel off the ground, grabbed the tire, and could wiggle it back and fort…
    in Tire Wear Comment by RonIA July 30
  • TrikeBirder-I'll try to explain. There are two basic types of trainers; direct drive, and wheel driven. The wheel driven type uses the wheel and tire of your bike to drive the trainer thru friction between the tire and a roller or rollers on the t…
  • Elrique64-Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned I too did a search, and came up with the links you posted. Unfortunately, the trainers discussed are "wheel-on" trainers. Direct drive trainers use a "wheel-off" configuration (see link belo…
  • I used a 1/2" wooden dowel between the sensor and the frame. My unit is a Cateye Strada wireless; very similar if not the same as in the photo above. I made the dowel longer than the width of the sensor so I could attach it using multiple wire-tie…
  • Thanks for the information and photo. Like you, I think there is probably a way to hook to a laptop; its just there is so much stuff available, and its hard to make a decision. I like the Kinetic units; they appear to be strong and solid, have a…
  • Note - I have also learned this Kinetic trainer can be hooked directly from it to a USB port with a cable. Again, this would mean a laptop could be used. Also, this cable is intended for commercial use where connectivity is a problem, not necessar…
  • magicmikecat - My current indoor training setup for my TT Traveler is SportCrafters progressive rollers, a speed sensor on the rear wheel, a ANT+ USB mini-stick in the laptop, and Virtual Trainer from Rouvy for the app. This doesn't offer any feed-…
  • iambent - I have the higher resistance trainer, but I haven't got my indoor training set up complete to put it to the test. I'll have to let you know.
  • TCed - I did use the trainer w/o the risers, and I did have the problem of my feet hitting the floor. Also, and I don't know if it was my imagination; but the seat angle felt wrong and I was climbing out of the seat. Thus, my next step will be to …
  • I am gathering materials this afternoon, and will go to my friends woodworking shop tomorrow to assemble. The riser shown in the link you provided only raises the wheel 1-1/2 inches. As I noted above, the SportCrafters trainer raises the rear w…
  • Florida_bound - I agree the rollers won't feel the same as being on the road/trail. Right now I just want to keep peddling. I am narrowing down the app/sensor combination I will eventually use. It will just be me peddling and watching a simulatio…
  • I picked up a SportCrafters resistance trainer yesterday. Put it under the rear wheel for a few turns of the crank this morning. Very easy set up; just used eyesight to center wheel on the rollers, sat down in the seat and started peddling. Train…
  • Thanks, Chonk. That makes the most sense.
  • Thanks, TrikeBirder. That is a good idea but a nylock nut won't work because the nut used in the seat block is special. It is hex shaped about and inch long with a shoulder cut into it for the set screw to sit in. I don't see why TT did this conf…
  • Ironman 1518 - I am glad you asked that question, because I too wondered what the chain tube life span would be. Another thought I had; what if you turned the chain tube say a quarter-turn once a year. Would that affect the tube's life span?
  • Thanks, Florida_bound. I am already seeing those good things. Here, we play a yard game called Kubb. I can now stand at the pitch the whole game without sitting down between throws. So much more enjoyable. I can walk with my wife and keep up.…
  • I had both knees replaced earlier this summer. The right knee on May 18th, and the left knee on June 22nd. Got through all the rehab, and told my surgeon I wanted to purchase a recumbent trike. He told me to take it easy the first two weeks of ri…
  • Peanut - Thanks for the info. The Arkel seat bag you posted is similar to the Terra Trike seat bag I have now; only larger. Plus it mounts in the same fashion. I'm afraid the Arkel bag would cover up the flashing red light I have on my seat. Wha…
  • I purchased a Terra Trike Traveler a little over a month ago, and use the Terra Trike heel straps supplied for about a week. They did the job of keeping my feet on the peddles. However, the were cumbersome too get in and out of. I then went to cl…
  • EDIT-I meant to state the backside of the computer is pointed at the sender. The instructions states this is necessary for the two pieces to communicate. These units are designed to be installed on upright bikes, so you have to use your imaginatio…
  • I use a Cateye Strada; which is wireless. The sender and magnet are mounted on the left front wheel. The computer is mounted on the left handle bar at the bottom between the 90-degree bend and the kingpin. This puts the computer only 6-inches or …