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  • The short version: Sit up straight, relax and pedal in circles/don't mash the pedals. The long-winded version: It's a pretty simple "physics" effect. When you pedal, you'r e not just pushing the pedals around in a circle. You are also exerting f…
  • Congrats. Dad's Rambler is due to arrive Friday also. We're tracking the shipment from Utah Trikes via the tracking number and, I have to laugh about this, the wait is harder than the decision to buy. Trike's in Dallas now - 7-8 hours away and shoul…
  • Not a mechanical solution, but is it possible you are holding the steering handles too tightly and/or experiencing "pedal steer"? When I first started with my Cruiser, I had a near-death-grip on the handles and found that pedalling made the Cruiser …
  • Received and installed the UT Zoomer handlebar mod today. Each side of the modification is actually two pieces - a simple 6-inch aluminum "pipe" and a bar-end clamp to hold the "pipe". Nothing fancy, just functional. Took about 10 minutes to install…
  • Thanks for the thought, but they are compeltely different designs. and are not interchangeable as you can see looking at pictures of the Zoomer and Cruiser. I have ordered the UT handlebar mods and we'll see how that works.
  • Still available.
  • Does anyone know ANYTHING about this DualDrive? Especially how/if the DualDrive rear derailleur differs from a "non-DualDrive" derailleur?
  • Upon further review.... starting parallel/new thread titled SRAM DualDrive discussion Still haven't decided... however, I'm now researching a new line of thought.
  • There aren't a lot of trike riders in my area - at least not on the levee path that I regularly ride. However, the other day I heard that one of the few delta trike riders I've seen there had experienced "leg suck" while riding her delta! So it can …
  • Idlers! knew I was forgetting something. Thanks caryl and BigDuck.
  • Caryl - sorry if you thought I was "chastising" anyone. Not my intention at all. If you were offended, I sincerely apologize. I've actually made the "improve the engine before throwing money away (at the problem)" argument til I'm blue in the face. …
  • Okay.. First. what he wants and what he's doing (the state of 'the engine') are 2 different things. So, spinning out or not at the higher end is a non-issue. Otoh, he needs lower gears to climb up the side of the levee - we both agree on that. So, a…
  • I hesitated to post a a response as I tend to do "smack the forehead"/"don't remind me" types of things too often myself and didn't want to just "me too" post or just agree with the thread title. Did one myself just this morning. Went out intendi…
  • Adding a $4 water bottle cage, small safety flag and/or cheap eBay front/rear tailights probably won't influence most people to pay much more for any trike. OTOH, adding a Dinotte headlight, a $30 flag, a rear rack and rack bag might do so - but …
  • Thanks for the info about the L-bracket. I can probably pick one up cheaply at the local hardware store with less trouble than calling TT (nothing against them, but the postage is probably more than the tax I'll pay locally). We did get the senso…
  • That's normal.
  • I guess that's "the problem". We got Dad's Rover used with no cyclecomputer on it. We're probably going to try mounting the sensor on one of the handlebar arms. With direct steering, the distance between the handlebar arm and the spoke remains th…
  • I see the one that Utah Trikes has - but it's $20 which seems a bit exorbitant. Unfortunately, I don't see a mount for holding the sensor close to the wheel/magnet on the spoke on this site. Got a link? I'd appreciate it a lot. So would my Dad.
  • I appreciate the perspective of your experience Bob. However, he does use gear #8 already - albeit at a slow cadence. Otoh, back to the original question. Does anyone have a recommendation for a 26 inch rim that isn't going to break the bank? Or …
  • Hey, it's not MY trike/idea. It's the Old Mans's. I'm trying to talk him out of it, but he's 80-years old and and a retired engineer. Guess who's going to win this battle? Otoh, we live in the "mountainous" Mississippi River delta and bayou area…
  • Very slick - pun intended!
  • Thanks jliewig for the reply. I appreciate the response. It coincides with what I've basically found thus far. Kinda hard for me to believe the wheel hubs and rims on the under $1000 trikes are the same as the $3000plus ones though. Too bad no on…
  • Kellib? Chonk? Could you ask one of the mechanics/assembly guys? Maybe they know?
  • "fit with some adjustments" is fairly vague. Can you be a bit more specific please - especially for those of us who have invested in the deluxe fenders?
  • 1. Dual mirrors 2. Cyclecomputer 3. Seat bag (used to carry my hydration bladder) 4. Rear Rack FWIW, I have a Cruiser.
  • 1. Check for wear on the rear cassette and front chainrings. That'll give a vague idea of how far it's been ridden. 2. Check the condition of the chain - clean, oiled, flexible. This will give a basic idea of whether routine maintenance has been pe…
  • That's bad news about them discontinuing that bag as I wa going to order one.
  • My sister just broke her toe because she was too cheap to turn on the lights in the living room when making a 3am refridgerator run. She whacked her foot on the corner of the sofa. In the past, I broke a toe accidentally kicking a doorway. My cou…
  • Due to summer heat and humidity in Louisiana, I like riding in the pre-dawn hours. As the heat decreases, I'll move to post-dawn rides...but may continue pre-dawn ride starts as the day shortens. On both diamond frame bikes and my TT Cruiser, I'v…