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  • why am I still pedaling fairly vigorously to get in the 13-15mph range. installed engine + limitation of the RAT gearing. 36 teeth front, 11 teeth rear, 24-inch wheel = 78.5 gear-inches 78.5 g.i. x 60 rpm x .003 = 14 mph train hard, ride ha…
  • @Jerseyhawg - if you are experiencing more "drag" on-road than off-road you need to check your toe-in while you still have tire tread. for your needs: https://www.schwalbetires.com/node/2417
  • very nicely done! elegant solution!!
  • http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-498.html http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-780.html you can manually shift front rings depending whether hill, flatland, or downhill. you will need a rover derailleur hanger. a derailleur can be used as a tensioner…
  • helmets seem more of a fashionable than a functional item at the lbs. check out online helmet prices about october-december and catch the 2018 model clearances discounted around 50%, often free shipping. a 2018 Bell Draft currently sells for $40 …
    in Helmets Comment by JamesR September 17
  • had the terratrike tris. same comment as iabiker - quite cumbersome if used to tighten brake mounts, drop calipers, reposition brakes or shifters.
    in Tri-tools Comment by JamesR September 15
  • have found it easiest to use external bungees high quality kit for rigid waterproofs if interested in practical hivis diy panniers that wont flop: https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FBK they also have dog packs that can reduce stra…
  • quoting 50% improper shim install? tsk! what sample size - 2 trikes? worth quoting, however, had the mech said shoprat failure to heed assembly manual, tech notes, tt university and earlier videos accounts for 99% of new owner complaints. or p…
  • place your seat. use a t-square to make sure the clamp is at 90 degrees to the frame. grease the qr threads, tighten. take white-out or such, paint a vertical line on the frame at the aft edge of the clamp to serve as a slippage mark. check th…
  • good way to break your neck if the tailbox strikes the rim of the bathtub: https://mi3.rightinthebox.com/images/384x384/201712/emln1512720266271.jpg they have the $250 version at the lbs. the lycra-clad mechanics there find the notion of someone…
    in Helmets Comment by JamesR September 11
  • if the lbs told you they replaced an "outrigger", time to find a new shop. airing the tires, lubing the chain, tightening cables once in awhile is about all you will be doing on a properly assembled trike. oil and sparkplug changes on a car are m…
  • the good old days berhind a motorcycle: . . . Harry Elkes, died of his injuries from a crash in front of 10 000 spectators at Boston. His rear tire exploded at 62 mph and he was thrown under another rider's pacing machine, which "crushed the pros…
  • cheaper?
  • yeah - 15 mph is when coefficient of drag begins to build, 20 mph when the 1 mph increase due drag reduction shows up. i think the bhpv video presents a community consensus of what it takes to enhance bike and trike speeds, bug-deflectors and bod…
  • often unmentioned in chat about fairing is that if you cannot propel your naked trike at 15 mph, your speed will not increase by mounting a fairing. for real world speed increasing:
  • comment: is your ice cream consumed with or without moose berries?
  • tighten the grub screws securing your boom sections. to solve some of your puzzlement: http://www.terratrike.com/media/docs/NewRoverManual.pdf
  • pretty much apples and oranges thing transferring 2-wheel experiences to 3-wheels. for example - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11751942
    in Helmets Comment by JamesR September 7
  • previous try at an uncooked brain was a pith helmet, french-indochina variety. would have preferred the viet minh style but not a good idea to agitate some of the old folks at the va wearing one to a doc appointment. i wear a matching hivis safet…
  • in countries with high levels of bike commuters, seems like its only tourists wearing helmets - go figure
    in Helmets Comment by JamesR September 6
  • looks like they're on sale: https://www.hivissupply.com/chill-its-8935ct-hivis-evaporative-cooling-ranger-hat-erg-8935ct.html
  • scalp and tips of the nose and ears have less tissue density than other exposed body parts so are more susceptible to skin cancer. turns out idaho is one of the high incidence areas in this country for that malady. helmets are insulators. for tho…
  • add to that - "How will red tide affect Southwest Florida beaches during Labor Day weekend? A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida and currently extends along roughly 145 miles of coastline . . …
  • check out https://burley.com/product/hitch-adapter/
  • fully agree with TCEd. on-line catrike and bionx manuals illustrate the possible. sun goes even further with their delta trike repair manual. purely my humble, of course, but think the evo buyers deserve something like this manual: http://www…
  • if there is to be a manual on the evo electrics, chances are you will need to write it. for a manual on a similar one-size-fits-all product: http://ridebionx.com/downloads/bionx-UserManual-EN-2014-revb.pdf in the interim, first thing to do peepin…
  • it serves a useful social function for users so why bash facebook? site use of entered data is generally the price of admission to 'free' sites - read the fine print before subscribing. on the other hand, hard-core data miners will surface if you…
  • if the driveline components are in good condition chain-jumping on a new trike is probably due to either the axle slipping forward and slackening the chain or improper trike assembly. for the how-to-do: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/…
  • no idea how the current nafta business affects canadian trade these daze. in this direction, got a wike trailer two weeks ago, an electric wheel a few months back from ebikes.ca, a year ago an electric wheel from goldenmotor.ca all 3 excellent bu…
  • @Hart1of5 - welcome to the fold! what part of the country will you be riding in? start to finish summary? mechanically, yes. http://www.terratrike.com/media/docs/NewRoverManual.pdf http://terratrike.com/media/docs/RoverManual.pdf for comp…