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  • Tight Trike is nice. Nice comes at a price. Me, I am cheap but will pay the $$$ when need to. My trike stand for my Rover is a 5 gallon bucket under each wheel. Easy to lift the trike and get it back down. And when I need to do derailleur adjus…
  • http://www.zzipper.com/Products/prod_trike.php Zipper fairing on a TT and body sock seems to be a good compromise between light weight and aero advantage. I might have to look into one of those.....
  • https://www.ebay.com/itm/TERRATRIKE-3-3-Recumbent-Trike-With-Schlumpf-Speed-Drive/282651541180?hash=item41cf583ebc:g:m74AAOSw3h1ZQclj TT3.3 trike with front fairing. Big bucks for the fairing and even more bucks for the mount. Plus look at the …
  • Years ago I built tailboxes for three 2 wheeled recumbents. All of them sat on the rear rack and smoothed the airflow from the shoulders back. Or at least that is what I thought. The boxes were much more useful as storage containers when I commut…
  • When I used to bike commute to work I used to wear either the lobster gloves or wool mittens and a separate pair Gortex outer covers. The lobster gloves were good to 40f. The mitten combo good to below 25f.
  • Running is harder on the whole body than walking. Both human and canine. Running is better for the heart. When we take our dogs to Myrtle Beach we try to avoid the roads that have the pebble, asphalt pavings whenever we can. My pups are approachin…
  • TCEd wrote: » That probably is all he needs now as a pup.Their pads are not tough yet and vulnerable to the pavement. Good for him and you that he is enjoying the exercise and as he grows his distance will extend. Yep. Totally agree. Pup ske…
  • 4 miles is pretty far. Even for an older pup. If he appears to have trouble getting up anytime hours after the exercise you may want to cut the distance by half and see if he is ok.
  • Good choice. Give your impressions after living with it for awhile. Knowledge is power.
  • Measure your hub width. Should be 135mm. I asked TT what the rear hub was for the Rover and they said 135mm. The rear triangle is wider to allow easy installing of the hub without needing to manually spreading it all the time.
  • 6" snow saturday, 2" snow last night. 30f high, Friday into Saturday going down to low teens. However back to norm temp of 25f to 40f daily. Just glad it is not freezing rain, cannot shovel that stuff.
  • IdahoTrailLizard wrote: » mrbill5 wrote: » IdahoTrailLizard wrote: » Highly doubt zip ties would make much of a difference for traction. Spaced lugs and/or ice spikes under low speeds, since trikes do not have as much weight on them compared t…
  • Looks like a periscope
  • TrikesterHal wrote: » GM Mr Bill, it's 33 F this morning here in sunny Tucson. I won't be riding today, but rather reading this forum instead. Just had a thought about your comment on meds. For years I've been wearing a RoadID bracelet and …
  • Got done shoveling snow so I thought I would add the 3 zipper bags from Amazon. They sewed in place like they were custom made for the handlebar bag. Top flap has the mid sized bag, that will hold cell phone, wallet, keys. Large black bag tools, sm…
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » Hey Finn59, thanks for putting decals on your windows to help cut down on bird-window collisions. I have bird decals on my diningroom windows which look out on the birdbath. The birds still did monthly crashing into the wi…
  • IdahoTrailLizard wrote: » Highly doubt zip ties would make much of a difference for traction. Spaced lugs and/or ice spikes under low speeds, since trikes do not have as much weight on them compared to vehicles. Spiked tires however are quite expe…
  • I wear a medicalert necklace 24/7 which states about my medical device. My med info is not life or death in nature, just if I go to a doctor outside the "system." I needed to know my meds last week for a health insurance policy .
  • Added med list to wallet. Don't leave home without it.. I ordered the 3 bags from Amazon. The one should hold all my tools, another one my wallet, keys. Third one cell phone. Still have to look into the plastic needlepoint sheets. Getting Xmas g…
  • Dry rot tires usually happens from uv exposure(sun) or ozone. I had some bike tires stashed in my cellar for over 10 years with just getting dusty.
  • Finn59 If your basement is anything like mine the humidity gets high in the summertime and drops a lot in the winter. I run a dehumifier from late April to mid October. Do not need it in the winter. I have a battery operated humidity meter runnin…
  • I'll photograph my tools sometime. Not as extensive as your list but it is what I have carried for the last 20 years. Used to carry a little baggie with change to make phone calls. Never needed it and boy those coins sure got tarnished over the y…
  • Was considering making a repair rack out of pvc tubing in order to suspend the wheels. However the front cross piece is a bugger to get at. And since the frame is square tubing AND the pvc tubing round and the buckets were free..............
  • https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002YVBC0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Set of 3 zippered bags.
  • Cool. I like that. I found some zippered fabric bags on Amazon that can be sewn in place on a side or two and possibly on the top flap and they could hold the phone,wallet and keys. I will have to check the plastic canvas material. We have a Hob…
  • Would like to come up with a soft holder for the cell phone possibly attached to a side and something to keep my wallet and keys together. Etc.
  • Not very likely the 2 hubs are the same size. Both will be 135mm width overall but the flange diameters and widths will not. Then you would need different spokes
  • Only time I could do 100 gi was downhill. 52 crank, 12 rear, 26" rear tire. 80gi was a stretch any other time. 40 crank, 12 rear, 26" tire. If you can do 100gi well god bless your good knees.
  • Creaking is caused by bare metal on metal. If they greased just that bare spot then slippage is not an issue. However if they coated every surface of the inner square tubing then you might run into a slippage problem. Only time will tell. Squirre…
  • Rear axel would involve either moving the rear cassette from the 20" wheel or putting on a new one. And transferring the quick release from the 20" wheel. Plus tweeking the rear derailleur. However an I8 rear hub/wheel would have to be sourced el…