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  • Finn59 wrote: » Local shop is only open three days a week this time of year. Was going to hold off ordering online til I spoke to them. Can get 3 oz size for $9. Is that going to be enough if I repack them?? The adage of don’t fix what’s not broke…
  • Finn59 wrote: » Anyone ever find this ProGold EPX locally, or has it been an order on line product since time began? LOL LOL No you can have a local bike shop get it for you (mine does, "Outdoor Adventures"; Las Cruces, NM) Or you can order fr…
  • Bozo50 wrote: » Ok, So I have got some grease coming, tires, tubes, new avid brake kit, several needed specialty tools. When they get here, my fun begins. I got some ss wheels as a gift-figured I'd change the look on the pro and maybe improve th…
  • Finn59 wrote: » Mine are smooth. No markings whatsoever. 2013 Rover. Were both right hand thread? Or was the left side left hand thread? Just curious. You cold get a 3/8' drive socket with an 8mm Allen wrench and use a ratchet or breaker bar fo…
  • Finn59 wrote: » Those 8 mm head ones. One goes left. One goes right. According to TT Uni, blue threadlocker was used to keep them on. Well I can’t budge them. Right side I tried last night. Used an item with several hex’s on it. One would think i…
  • Definitely!! Just let me know when you are here?
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » Wow, what a great idea, have a trike "workshop" day and invite other trikers to come and teach/learn/share. Where do you live Ironman1518? Central Southern New Mexico; Las Cruces. I have helped many a motorcyclist (I raced …
  • romeo52 wrote: » Great idea! I just called TT looking for front wheel bearings or part #. Now I'll have to wait until Monday. If TT is not interested in selling parts direct an on catalog with part numbers and specs would be greatly appreciat…
  • romeo52 wrote: » Great idea! I just called TT looking for front wheel bearings or part #. Now I'll have to wait until Monday. If TT is not interested in selling parts direct an on catalog with part numbers and specs would be greatly appreciat…
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » But is "lots" better than "some"? LOL LOL .....uh NOT quite.......generally "lot's leaves a heck of a mess!
  • Willie wrote: » Ironman1518 wrote: » I just have to ask; why, what for? Why "electrify" a trike? If you are gonna electrify it to not have to pedal why even buy a trike in the first place? Just me. If I wanted an electric "vehicle" it would be c…
  • I just have to ask; why, what for? Why "electrify" a trike? If you are gonna electrify it to not have to pedal why even buy a trike in the first place? Just me. If I wanted an electric "vehicle" it would be cheaper to buy a "hover around", or just u…
  • TCEd wrote: » Just went out to the garage to see what brand of chain lube I had, Rockgold. The normally thin liquid lube is as solid as lard in a unheated garage. Tried so many chain lubes, on my road bike I had three chains, I would wash the…
  • Bozo50 wrote: » Jrobiso2 wrote: » Reminds me of the days when we had to re-grease or replace the wheel bearings on our cars frequently. (Or am I just aging myself again?) Short answer: yes, unfortunately. Every morning that I am able to get ou…
  • TCEd wrote: » Las Cruces ! I worked at WSMR briefly. Ever ride over the Organ Mt. pass ? OH YES!!! Back many years ago!! Several of us would ride back to Cruces after work. Road bikes and mtn bikes.
  • Finn59 wrote: » Where do u live? South Central New Mexico. Las Cruces, "In the little garage on edge of the Arroyo" All are always welcomed. YES zerk fittings make it all easier!
  • Florida_bound wrote: » I have a question on greasing the wheels. If you don't ride in rain, does the grease last longer? Also, how many miles can you go before the wheels need to be re-greased? Or do you need to measure it by years for less fre…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » I remember my dad repacking the bearings on his boat trailers. Don't remember ever having to do it on a bicycle. Older/cheaper bicycles and some hi dollar wheels use cup and cone bearings they need to be taken apart and …
  • Finn59 wrote: » That is something I never did to my used Rover. Tried to loosen that bolt but it did t budge. I have repacked trailer bearings. Don’t know what I’ll find if and when I get it loose. Going to look for a utube video... One side is…
  • Have used many different bearing greases since 1970, in cars, motorcycles, bicycles. Have used Castrol, Valvoline, Mobile 1, Quaker State, Finish Line, Park, and found that for my needs and greasing methods, Progold EPX is best. Been using Progol…
  • Finn59 wrote: » Good rack. I like the wide area for tires in case you changed tire width. My channels are 1 3/4” so I ordered the Scwalbes at that. Would need a wider channel if I wanted 2 1/8 tires. Good work. Thank you for your kind comment.
  • Florida_bound wrote: » The bars for the front tires are bolted, not welded? Do you plan to weld them later? Do you check them occasionally for tightness? That's a great design! I still think I want to be able to lift up the front wheels so t…
  • This the one I built. It started out as a Home Depot Curt folding rack. (https://www.homedepot.com/p/CURT-500-lbs-Capacity-Bolt-Together-Aluminum-Cargo-Carrier-with-2-in-Folding-Shank-18100/205631477). I added the side "L" aluminum channels to hold …
  • Glad to hear you got your EVO fixed!! But I was wondering what exactly went wrong? Or was it that parts were forgotten when it was assembled? I remember reading that earlier. The "engineer" in me wants to know what was wrong and what was the fix, pl…
  • Please E-mail me @ ironman1518@yahoo.com, please.
  • I have my three 24 " Schwalbe Smart Sam tires with maybe 30 miles on them for sale. I went tubeless with Kenda Small Block 8 kevlar bead tires.
  • eagleeyetv wrote: » My brakes are squeaking in the right side. What causes that? If you lived close by I'd say bring it over and I'll be glad to show you how to fix it.
  • MY solution for ME only.....................Tubeless!!
  • There are many videos on Youtube showing how to do it, Need a 21/64 drill bit and then file the sharp edges so not to cut the rubber Shrader valve. Good luck.
  • Just was wondering what TT said to you about our problem and if you got it resolved? (I Hope?)