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  • huh? step 3 of referenced image is incorrect? https://www.terratrike.com/media/docs/SeatShimInstructions.pdf cant fathom greasing the surface of something you dont wish to slide. same pertains to the thinking that tightening the grub screws has …
  • unless a leaning trike, countersteering wont happen. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countersteering#Bicycles video of a hard-core woods romping trike-roller: http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?t=142732
    in Helmets Comment by JamesR October 8
  • pending, 18-inch cable ties (lowes, etc) make for some cheap, durable heel slings threaded through the pedals.
  • yeah for helmets doing that kind of stuff. all sortsa rocks, roots to land the head on not to mention possibility of a downhill roll.
    in Helmets Comment by JamesR October 5
  • good time of year to look for used with cold weather and new models coming out. keep an eye on the local craigslist, check bentrider trikes for sale.
  • check both top and bottom washers with a straight-edge, replace if not flat. the plastic bushings might last the life of the trike if greased once a year provided the faces of the bushings that the washers rest on are unworn. bushing replacement…
  • unlike the walmart stuff, ansi hivis lasts several dozen washings https://www.hivissupply.com/ https://www.hivissupply.com/chill-its-8935ct-hivis-evaporative-cooling-ranger-hat-erg-8935ct.html bontrager used to sell hivis panniers. i tote a…
  • ballpark stuff. drop the tie rod so you can swing each wheel independently to check for feel when tightening the cap bolts. grease protects the metal while serving to compensate for bushing compression. the lbs white gunk is probably lithium,…
  • toting a rover
  • other places, though . . . https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ybx-WxPML._SL1001_.jpg
  • a) do not repent b) tack c) electric assist d) carry dog yummies
  • 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…