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  • ITLizard, the only problem I have with the cushion, is that it makes me sit even higher on the seat. I've tried a gel cushion, similar to what my brother's Rand recumbent bike has--though it's designed for the bike, whereas I'm using one from an off…
    in Hot Seat! Comment by stpd July 2017
  • I checked on my renter's insurance... not a problem! Sure does take the concern when parking the trike for shopping or work!
  • Anyone tried the disc brake locks as an added dis-incentive to ride away with the trike? I was thinking of using storage locker locks (they have a very short locking bar, not something most bolt cutters can access to 'lock' the disk brake rotor. Usi…
  • IDLizard, check my rack on my Rover (the thumbnail...), you'll see the difference!
  • There's a specific road I ride almost every day that has a speed bump at the bottom of a rather steep hill. Without SPD clips, it would be really unsafe to take it at speed... But, with the clips, I'm confident that my feet will stay put while passi…
  • I can say... the mesh seat really makes a difference! I purchased it more for the fact that rain won't collect in the seat position than for the mesh aspect... but have noticed that I'm not sweating near as much on long rides as I did with the origi…
    in Hot Seat! Comment by stpd July 2017
  • My Rover has fenders... all that's necessary is to remove the top four screws (two on either side - don't lose them - they are really, really small!) to remove the fender. On the tire, mark where it is aligned on the wheel, to check the inside for w…
  • In case anyone wants to know... I reached out directly to TT... The bottom Bracket on the Rover is 68 x 118... I have the allen wrenches needed, what I have to get is the tools that unscrew the BB... and another tool that basically pulls the cran…
  • I too, have issues with the mesh seat seam that slips over the right side tube... (Unknown why it seems to always be the 'right' side... haven't had the same issue on the left side...) I too, am a heavy guy... 6'4", 315lbs... and dropping... but,…
  • IdahoTW, check out https://www.traillink.com/ Loads of trails in Idaho!
    in Oh deer,..... Comment by stpd June 2017
  • Sort-of on the subject of potential animal interactions with our trikes... watch out for horses - especially if you have any brightly colored flapping flags! Was on the descent portion of the Banks-Vernonia "rails to trails" ride in Oregon (13 mi…
    in Oh deer,..... Comment by stpd June 2017
  • Actually, pretty easy... Have to remove the wheel from the hub and pull the original rotors... then, basically reverse process to mount the new calipers. Did have one issue mounting the left side. Had the wrong bracket (purchased the BB7's for MTB's…
  • I replaced the pads on the original Zoom calipers, and, at the same time, replaced both brake cables and housings, (put in brake noodles to prevent my thighs from bending the housings as they came out of the brake handles). But, I really didn't noti…
  • I found, when I first started riding the tad that it was possible to sort-of 'tow' the trike. Basically, took a dog leash and put one loop around the brake handle on one side, and made a loop using the dog-end around the other brake handle. (long le…
  • Question: was the trip one way? If so, how did you get yourself and the Rover back to where you started? (Ride with GPS shows basically 89 miles... downhill! Now that's a trip I wouldn't mind taking!)
    in Beast! Comment by stpd June 2017
  • Problem with jerseys on recumbents vs on a DF... only the front can be seen! Half the advertising gone to waste! I have a safety slip on that I was wearing, but I've since started to drape it over the back of the seat extending out over the rack. I'…
  • TSFL - 200 lbs down since Jan 2015... free health coach... If you're interested, let me know, I can have my healthcoach give you a call - totally free (the call that is!)
  • I recommend getting a "steady-cam" to mount the camera - cell phone or regular camera, even a go-pro. I was doing some research on one, found one on Ebay for $15-25... Only problem is, the mounting to the bike must be on the hand grip itself. It als…
    in Camera Mounts Comment by stpd May 2017
  • So, I too had problems with the right side seat edge digging into my thigh... to the point where it drew blood. I've ordered the mesh seat fabric, but haven't had the chance to check it out... Fedex still has it... But, in the mean time, I have a ge…
  • I'm in Beaverton, Oregon... not much chance of snow here... though over the weekend I was on the East side of the mountains... lots of snow there! I just purchased a Rover (used), and started riding in earnest... I too switched to clipless shoes... …
  • Have another possible solution to those who can't build their own... though it may require a bit of experimentation. A few years ago I picked up a couple of "WallyLiftMate 10a10" bike lifts. Here's a listing on ebay for one:http://www.ebay.ie/itm/25…
  • Looks like a cool build! I have to ask though, he's lifting the heavier end up all the way to the top whereas with mine, it's just necessary to lift the front wheels about two feet off the ground, then pivot the rear end up until it latches. It appe…
  • I drilled out a pair of holes in a piece of hardwood (hickory — I had it on hand), for a pair of flag poles, and two other holes, angled towards the bottom of the flag holes to provide support for the cover. Then, cut the block in half length wise. …
  • I purchased 2 yards of ripstop nylon yesterday at a "mill end" store... going to have one of my sister-in-laws hopefully sow it up for me... Working on a block similar to how Ed has the poles secured to the back of the rack, stretching forward to ti…
  • Once the front wheels are in place (I spaced the right-angle brackets far enough apart to sort-of lock the front tires in place), then it's a simple matter to simply lift the rear up. It can take a bit of adjustment of the positioning of the front w…
  • I just got a Rover and loving it!  As far as my weight loss plan... In January of 2016 I was 488 lbs... as of today, Nov 18th, I'm down 140 lbs! Want to know how? I've got a super helpful heath coach (free!) who's helped me every step of the way in …
  • I posted on the Rover's owner group on Facebook about storing my Rover. It's in a small woodshop (it has a very good lock!). But space is at a premium! (Had to really jump at finding a storage device when I picked up the bike!) The rack allows me to…