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  • burleyrider wrote: » I test rode one of these in Siloam Springs. Not bad. I don't have any experience with Terratrike, but it was a nice ride. I liked the way the handlebars were. I do wonder are the 24" tires hard to find? No, they are easi…
  • My Rover is 7 years old. I use Boeshield T9 on my chains every 300 miles , and never wash them. Keep my SA 8 adjustment monitored, usually doesn't have to be adjusted. That's about it. 14,000+ miles trouble free.
  • FINN58 wrote: » No broken tibia, fibia or unobtainia yet. My speed happy gauge maxes out at 20 mph. Trike gets squirrelly above that. Would 26" tires give me better stability or would I need a tank track? Make sure your health insurance is paid …
  • Ironman1518 wrote: » Whatever works for you. I think it is dangerous not to use "something" to help hold your feet on the pedals. Unless you don't mind a broken leg or two.
  • RonIA wrote: » I set the seat position and boom length so my heel lightly touches the pedal when my leg is straight. . That is the most important thing in setting up any bike or trike. I always adjusted mine that way, and after hundreds of t…
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » Captainbob wrote: » Power grips are useless on a Trike for keeping your foot in place. You are lucky you haven't broken your leg. and The main problem is that Power Grips are dangerous on trikes. I've been using XL …
  • TCEd wrote: » You'll are correct that T.T. seems to be focusing on models with a higher seat. It is interesting that other builders have a significant number of low seat trikes so there is a need that they fill. Age isn't the qualifier for a low o…
  • TCEd wrote: » I think the O.P. expressed his interest in a lower seat trike and everyone is discussing their high seat trike. The OP was asking why Terratrike seems to be focusing on higher seat trikes, and some including me are giving what we …
  • I am a senior citizen, which many Trike owners that I have met are, and when shopping for a Trike years ago, I decided after trying to get in and out of a low seat model trike, that trikes were not for me. This all changed when I tried the Rover, wi…
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » I had a 57 ford that had the clutch go out and I was too poor then to buy a replacement for about a week. Always being a resourceful individual, I quickly learned how to start the car in 1st gear, accelerate and listen careful…
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » I haven't heard much about the Sram G8 IGH until recently. Today I learned that the Sram G8, like the Nexus 8, can be shifted under normal load. I guess only the SA can't be shifted under any load. And congratulations to yo…
  • Elrique64 wrote: » Mine is a 2013 and it came with the Nexus-8. I am SO glad it wasn't either of the other two. heading for 15,000 miles on my 2010 Rover with the Sturmey Archer 8 speed. Not one bit of trouble with that hub.
  • Only bad fall I have ever taken on a bike in over 6 decades, was on a damp wooden bridge that had dew on it in the morning. Front wheel of my Rans Tailwind went out from under me at about 14 mph. Result, crack in helmet when it hit a bridge support.…
  • You need a chain saw........
  • Been riding my Rover for around 14,000 miles in 7 years and have had 1 flat. Took me about 5 minutes to repair it on the road. Just don't like the idea of all that slime in the tube.
  • TCEd wrote: » Captainbob wrote: » TCEd wrote: » If I purposely pedal mash the trike goes into the tadpole mode sorta swerving side to side slightly and your core follows. Which models do you have? I have a Rover and never get pedal steer. …
  • TCEd wrote: » If I purposely pedal mash the trike goes into the tadpole mode sorta swerving side to side slightly and your core follows. Which models do you have? I have a Rover and never get pedal steer.
  • TCEd wrote: » I really don't think a thief would ride away on a stolen trike in daylight especially if it had clipess pedals or Eassist.Now a grab and toss into a pickup makes sense but that implies there is a thief out cruising looking for a trik…
  • I don't understand why someone would want to steal a Trike, which would be easy to trace, when there are so many bikes that are in the 1-2 thousand dollar range that would be much easier to steal and easier to get rid of.
  • Ironman1518 wrote: » Elrique how much of your 42 mile trip did you pedal; how much you didn't? just curious. Thank you! No electrics for me. I pedal every foot of every mile. Wouldn't have it any other way.
  • DE_Professor54 wrote: » Ok, so I've had the Rover for ten days and decided to explore the possibility of transporting it in my '17 Escape. Visually, it looks darn near impossible. Any tips for what to "collapse" or remove on the Rover (mirrors, …
  • rgfitz5280 wrote: » Part of the problem was the tread on the soles of my TEVA sandals is getting worn. The main problem is that Power Grips are dangerous on trikes.
  • Power grips are useless on a Trike for keeping your foot in place. You are lucky you haven't broken your leg.
  • I posted what I did to get it loose a month or two ago, and it was deleted for some reason so I will post it again. I have a 7 year old Rover, and decided to replace the steering bushings as a preventative maintenace issue. Getting the axles free fr…
  • https://terratrike.com/media/docs/NewRoverManual.pdf
  • I use two mirrycles and they work great. https://www.amazon.com/Mirrycle-MTB-Mountain-Bicycle-Mirror/dp/B0009R96YK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503754471&sr=8-2&keywords=mirrycle+mountain+mirrycle+mirror
  • Here is a write up I did 6 years ago when replacing Zoom with BB7 on a Rover. http://www.terratrike.com/ttforum/discussion/771/brake-upgrade-avid-bb7/p1
  • Use lights all the time on the MUT's I ride on. So do many other users. Can see another rider, at a much greater distance, especially in wooded areas on a curvy trail.
    in Lights Comment by Captainbob August 2017
  • Florida_bound wrote: » I noticed a lot of the trails running along roads seemed to be overgrown with shrubbery. Does anyone clean the trails up occasionally? My son lied southeast of the base and I saw a lot riders daily. Temps had not yet reac…