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  • Here's a cheap fix for your bell bottom slacks when riding your trike. Copy and paste. https://www.amazon.com/CSYSX-Visibility-Reflective-Perfect-Cyclists/dp/B075KPQWC5/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1518556279&sr=8-6&keywords=bicycle+leg+strap…
  • No, Florida_bound, I have not personally been on this trail, but I thought it might prompt some wanderlust interest. Likely there is one or more in the Virginia area that might hopefully add more information for us, as eagleeyetv has done.
  • Here in SW Florida, you see many multi-rider Pace Lines riding on Rails to Trails routes, with easy access for service vehicles "only", as well as in the State Parks where cars and trucks share the roads with bicycles. You can't stop a nut job who w…
  • Well done. Very well done.
  • Fully understand. In my neck of the woods, winds are expected to be close to 20 mph today.....which in turn, is making me think about catching up on some household chores rather than pushing the pedals.
  • Jrobiso2, can you use the Ryobi tire pump with Presta valves?
  • As SquirrelpieO correctly said, brake adjusting 101. Brake cables stretch over time. Lot's of videos out there on basic brake maintenance. Park Tools and YouTube is another great teacher.
  • If you have a bolt thru both of the crankarms and the big ring, it's a two piece crank. I've not seen any bike, or trike, with two piece cranks that use anything else other than 9/16 x 20 threads.
  • Let me answer my own questions. Axle dimension on the pedal, depends on the manufacturer of the pedal. I believe the pedals that TT uses are pretty generic and are measured in Chinese. Thread dimensions of the pedal, likely 9/16 x 20tpi. Cr…
  • Do you mean the axle of the pedal itself? Or of the thread dimensions of that pedal? Or the crank arm length?
  • Ok, here are two more photos. The sensor is on the left wheel, attached to a bracket that itself is attached to the left tie rod end, viewed from behind. The computer is on the left handle bar and it is attached to the Terratrike handlebar mount. …
  • I have Terratrikes Handle Bar Mount on my left handle bar. Mounted to it is a Bontrager wireless computer. This computer gave me fits when I had it on the boom at the front of the bike, since the computer couldn't pick up the sensor from that locati…
  • Good thought on the deer whistles, but I believe they require air speed to work. Speeds higher than this old carcass can pedal at. Maybe I could try singing, I suppose, but that would probably drive away all life forms from the area.
  • Thanks for the tip on Boeshield T9. White Lightning Clean Ride has a re-lube requirement of 50 miles. Boeshield's re-lube requirement is 200 miles under the same conditions. If I re-lube every 150 miles, it's still big time saver.
  • The concealed nature of the ubiquitous belly bag (fanny pack worn to the front) carries all my "personal" gear. Zips up tight.
  • I met one of the folks who worked at Real Bikes recently while riding on my TerraTrike Rambler that I purchased in Ft. Myers, Florida just a month ago or so. Real Bicycles, shame on you for not doing more advertising on Trikes at your bike shop. …
  • Look here.....http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/avid-mechanical-disc-adjustment#article-section-2
  • The only thing this retired ME can think of is that a boardwalk or a wooden bridge is formed with....well, boards. Each board is separated by a small gap and none are the same exact height. As you roll from one board to another, you lose traction as…
  • It shouldn't be, unless it is extremely rough or soggy soft. See here......bigger numbers are harder. Rolling Resistance Coefficient c cl (mm) 0.001 - 0.002 0.5 railroad steel wheels on steel rails 0.001 bicycle tire on wooden track 0.0…
  • Try these. They are used in commercial aviation to combat vibration. https://nylok.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NYL_1410_nylon-torq-patch_1.pdf
  • There has to be a solution in here somewhere.
  • I once had a motorcycle stolen. Five hundred pounds of motorcycle. The forks were locked and a U-lock was around the rear wheel & frame. They took it all. I called the police, and they said to come in to the Precinct station and fill ou…
  • I transport my Rambler in the back of my Honda Fit with room to spare. The front passenger seat is slid forward as much as it will go, the front passenger seat back is tilted forward as far as it will go. The rear seats are folded down. Lif…
  • PapaSkisNTrikes wrote: » It never ceases to amaze me how we humans tend to get all worked up over our own opinions. I have found that. when attempting to show another person an alternative possibility, I get much further by not letting my own emo…
    in Lights Comment by mjrodney August 2017
  • Regarding the dog, I used to ride a route past a particular house that frequently had an ankle biter come after me. I thought about the "hard" response until a friend suggested a better fix. A hot dog in my jersey. After tossing that critte…
  • mrbill5 wrote: » mrbill5 wrote: » mjrodney wrote: » On my Rambler, with a 20" rear wheel, the center of the pedal spindle is 6" from the ground at the lowest point. Raising my rear wheel by 3" (simulating a 26" rear wheel) reduces that dime…
  • On my Rambler, with a 20" rear wheel, the center of the pedal spindle is 6" from the ground at the lowest point. Raising my rear wheel by 3" (simulating a 26" rear wheel) reduces that dimension to 5" from the center of the pedal spindle to the gr…
  • Apologies for continuing the high jack of the OP's thread, but I have found, on any bicycle, that a friendly "Hello", or a "Good morning", or a "Good afternoon", puts people at ease, and they don't scramble to get out of the way haphazardly. This wo…
  • I rode this morning for a little over 10 total miles through a State Park that is teeming with birds and other wildlife. At 8 miles an hour. Or less. Even the deer that I came upon along the edge of the road were not afraid of me at that speed. …
  • I'm finding that the once ubiquitous belly bag, waist bag, or whatever they are called in your part of the world, work well for storing your car keys, wallet, cell phone while riding your trike. With it worn so that it rides in front of your belly b…