Because real life interfered with my budget, I had planned to go with a straight stock Rambler, and even though I've been able to mostly correct that issue, I have made a couple of changes based on my experiences with Lillian (the Rover).
The areas that looked mostly flat when driving a car have become amazingly steep hills when triking. However, I know that a lot of that is due to the condition of the engine. Okay, mostly *all* of it. With that reality, I think that shorter cranks and a smaller chainring up front would serve me well, a la Peter.
I was going to go ahead and get the standard fenders just so I'd have them, but I decided to wait until I can afford the Woody's fenders I *really* want!
Definitely a rack! Need a place for my trunk for all the paranoia stuff I'll be taking with me every day.
I've found that the standard brakes work just fine for me now. I'm not a speeder, don't put any strain on the weight of the trike, and my sudden stops aren't as "sudden" as those on go-fast trikes. So - at least for now - the stock brakes should be fine. In my Bling 2.0 period, I'll upgrade to BB7s. By that time I'll be fit. ish. And maybe speedy.
So that's it. Once we get a confirmation on the exact dates of delivery, I'll be heading to Utah Trikes for a personal fitting.
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