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Ironman1518

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  • BOTH my hips, rt knee and my whole femur are titanium, I can relate in SO many ways keep triking!
  • Thank you Chonk Understand!! Glad you guys are on top of it!
  • As I read the "Recall" info it states that the "right hand wheel hubmount" can bend or break, or fail, etc. What was the problem if I may ask, please? Incorrect metal composition, or metalworking, and why only the right side? Just curious, fortunate…
  • romeo52 wrote: » I remember when all it took to have fun on a bike was a baseball card and a clothespin. AGREED!! WHY complicate the heck out of "FUN RIDDING"?? The "Phone NUTS" GOT to have the stupid thing on and in their faces 24/7..........P…
  • buzzmeister wrote: » So... after getting four flats on the Smart Sam tires in the first 30 miles, I just ordered a set of Schwalbe Marathons. No more flats. I may add some wide tire liners to the Smart Sams and give them another shot at some point…
  • I ride on some pavement, sidewalk and desert dirt roads. The Smart Sams that came on my RAT are too thin for New Mexico, and the dreaded Goat Head!! I went tubeless and a 26 inch rear wheel with tubeless Kenda Small block 8. In the front kept the 24…
  • I ride on some pavement, sidewalk and desert dirt roads. The Smart Sams that came on my RAT are too thin for New Mexico, and the dreaded Goat Head!! I went tubeless and a 26 inch rear wheel with tubeless Kenda Small block 8. In the front kept the 24…
  • Raced motorcycles for 11 years ALWAYS wore a "brain bucket". Rode in the dirt or street, ALWAYS wore a "Brain Bucket". Rode bicycles {raced them for 26 years}; for 34 years; ALWAYS wore a helmet. DID get to USE/TEST my helmets and grateful EVERYTIME…
  • Cycled/raced bicycles for tooo many years and wore lycra. Fits fine and is cool. So I stayed with lycra cycling shorts, BUT went away from lycra jersey to cotton t-shirt, with pocket in front, in BRIGHT YELLOW to help me be Seen. Works for me. Cut t…
  • TCEd wrote: » Jrobiso2 wrote: » I think the RAT and the EVO are the two great ideas of the last few years from TT. That, and the improved seat bar fronts so they don't poke us bigger folks - the seats that are only on the GT right now, I think. …
  • You should have a derailleur hanger but it isn't "replaceable" it is welded to the frame. My RAT is the same way. You can bent it straight, (if bent), but need to do it slooowly, and easily so has not yo break it off.
  • romeo52 wrote: » My wife uses the heel straps. Once she has them adjusted to her shoe size she lowers her heel into the strap and then lets the ball of her foot fall onto the pedal. After the first fitting there's no need to undo the straps ever…
  • In Southern new Mexico and AZ and a few other places), we have the evil "Goat Head" thorn from hell. My Smart Sams are way too thin for this area, (MY opinion only). Only used them till the third flat. Maybe 25 miles. Bought folding Kenda Small Bloc…
  • SARROTOR wrote: » Washington state Oh too bad, too far away. I am in "God's Country", Southern New Mexico
  • SARROTOR wrote: » Washington state Oh too bad, too far away. I am in "God's Country", Southern New Mexico
  • SARROTOR where do you live? If you lived close by I'd say bring it over be most happy to help you by teaching you to work on your trike.
  • Has anyone used the wedge with the "Seat Foam"? If so, did you place the wedge on top or underneath the seat foam, please? Thank You!
  • djeoutdoors wrote: » We used industrial Velcro 2” wide. & velcroed our seat wedges to our seat, so far so good! I would appreciate a picture, please?
  • Finn59 wrote: » I DO like the rack that was altered from da Depot. He had his trike bungeed to it. I would ramps to load trike however. Lifting days are over... I never used the bungees i used some adjusting straps from Harbor freight. One each…
    in No more... Comment by Ironman1518 July 4
  • It's an individual decision. For me, YES!! But I used them for about 27 years........used the old "Toe clips and toe straps" for about 7 years before clipless. Some folks don't care for them some do. MY opinion for me only, is the heal straps TT pro…
  • When you said:"Bigger size in the rear" were you talking about going to a larger diameter wheel/tire or just a wider tire? I don't think your Rover could fit a larger wheel, not sure. From the pics it looks like there is no room in the frame for one…
  • TCEd wrote: » I find the trend towards offroad capable trikes interesting but also limiting in their capability. Yes a RAT can go off road but compared to a MTB or Fat bike they cannot compete on similar terrain. Three point ground contact, the in…
  • To each their own. Riding ANYTHING requires NO broken bones.........just ride. I did forget to add.....at the time of hip replacement number 5 {the titanium piece in my femur broke}, and the doc couldn't get the broken piece out of my femur, so he …
  • Florida_bound wrote: » Ironman, please list your broken bones for all of us. 1 broken wrist, 4 broken ankles, 5 hip replacements, one knee replacement, one Laminectomy. 1 dislocated shoulder, 1 separated shoulder; 2 concussions. 1 torn menisc…
  • To Florida bound and to Finn59: I raced bicycles{some road racing, Tris,and mtn bike raced from '95 to 2009} from'82 to 2009. The dirt is what I am used to, the tougher the better. I was a pretty good hill climber both asphalt and dirt. I do ride so…
  • I take my RAT out on the dirt roads out in the desert where i used to ride my motorcycles and mtn bikes and the no suspension of my RAT bounces me around a lot. The roads are not real roads at all but more like rutted 2 lane paths, LOL. So am lookin…
  • IdahoTrailLizard wrote: » FWIW, cables for locking are the worst for deterrence. A pair of wire cutters can cut through faster than you think, and more cable's weaker points are where they are looped over, often defeated by a crowbar. U locks are …
  • I know of a RAT that might be for sale in a few months time............
  • This what I bought, https://www.homedepot.com/p/CURT-500-lbs-Capacity-Bolt-Together-Aluminum-Cargo-Carrier-with-2-in-Folding-Shank-18100/205631477 {it's on sale for $83 heck of a deal I spent $100}. And modified it as in the picture works GREAT!! …
  • Never used thread locker on the cable hold down bolt. You can if you wish I just tightened it down. NEVER had one come loose. Just me.