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  • I have two ordinary hose clamps, fore and aft, for over four years and the seat hasn't moved at all. Don't know what the fuss is all about.
  • That's US 75 and it's Plano, TX
  • I used the wheel clip (wall mount) that TT sells.  The trike spent several months on it.  Kept it out of the way while there was a lot of activity in the garage.  Only problem was putting it up and taking it down.  I had to have my son-in-law do it.…
  • It's been a pleasure reading of your "adventures", Trikester Hal.  I enjoyed all of them, even the ones that weren't TerraTrike.  God bless you in your "new adventure", whatever it is, and I hope you can share it with all of us, here. TheDuke
  • Same here.  The hose clamp has been on for 2 or 3 years and hasn't moved. TheDuke
  • My biggest problem with flags and eyeballs is while parked on the sidewalk, next to a store.  People zip along the sidewalk going between stores and walk right into them.  So I always take them out of the holders and slide them down on the seat and …
  • I switched to BB7's a little over a year ago and the difference was like night and day.  Admittedly I probably don't ride as much as you, but they are only just now needing adjustment.  Install them and forget them.  TheDuke 
  • By the way, I still have available that Tempo Double Wireless Computer (that I mistakenly bought two of). Based on comments and my own talk with Cust Suppt., It's a little inconvenient to use on a trike, but there's no reason it wouldn't work well o…
  • Talked to Cust Support this morning, got one answer I liked, and one that was puzzling.Evidently they assumed that two bikes would be riding next to each other, and configured the computers so that the bike systems wouldn't talk to each other.   No …
  • to Paul_MTo answer one of your concerns:Each basic unit takes sensor inputs from 2 places, the rear wheel and the crank.  Since this one molded unit contains both sensors, there's only one place on a DF where this will work: the lower part of the ve…
  • Update:Had some preliminary talks with local Radio Shack.  He doesn't sell these, but he was handy to talk to.Also read some Bluetooth stuff on-line.  Will talk to Mfr of device tomorrow.  There's an off-chance two of them may work without stumbling…
  • Thought of that, but since these things are wireless, and the various sensors talk to each other by BlueTooth, they wouldn't know which BlueTooth frequency to link up with.  I'll have to ask somebody, but I'll bet it won't work.  
  • Don't want to abandon you.  Where should we go for the Further Adventures of the Trikester?  Here. or another site? TheDuke
  • I must be asleep.  TrikesterHal, when did you get a Cattrike?  What did you do with the Rover?
  • Further into the trip, more problems.  At the current resort, the patio has a wall around it, so I can't use that.  The alternate is a traveled public walkway, not a good place to leave the trike, since it's not in sight of the door.  Perhaps it was…
  • Of course, now that I can lock it to something,  I can just assemble it on the patio to begin with, and never take it inside.  At least, that's what I'm thinking.  I'll try it in a couple of days. TheDuke
  • I didn't leave it in the car because it might be an "attraction" to car prowlers.  Damage the car to get the trike, or just drive off with it all.   But now that I've been through it once,  I think I'll do alright, especially if the unit has a place…
  • Got the trike to Bend just fine.  I had called ahead and asked for measurements of the "handicapped unit" doors, but they were a little off, so fitting through the door and into the unit was a two person struggle.  Re-assembled and set up in the liv…
  • Sorry for the double submittal.  Just read one of them.  You pick.
  • What's the reason for all the parts replacement in the S-A hub?  I have a 4 yr old Rover with a S-A-8 hub.  Absolutely no problems so far.  Should I be expecting disaster? TheDuke
  • Come to think of it, I had the mirror installed for quite a while in the smaller Terratrike handlebars.  I simply slid it out of the Terratrike bars and directly into the Versabars, which are slightly larger.  All I did was just turn the screw furth…
  • No, just one.  They must read this column The Duke
  • I have the Versabars with a Mirrycle mirror on each one.  The Versabar tubing is indeed larger than, ideal for the mirrors, but if you slide the mirrors in anyway, and just keep cranking on the Allen driver, they will eventually tighten up.  At leas…
  • I agree that swinging by the rear wheel is easier (than swinging by the front).  But for me, it involves taking my feet out of the straps, standing up, swinging the trike, sitting down, then working my shoes back into the straps, all while little bl…
  • I've just learned to recognize "traps" and don't drive into them.  I've also done the "grab a wheel" thing, but then I have to stop and clean the grime off my hands or gloves.  I think I'll get some big apples so I can drive off of curbs.TheDuke
  • I ride my Rover mostly in town, on city streets & residential areas.  I've navigated turn-arounds in almost all circumstances and had zero problems with turn radii.  which is good, because backing up is a different matter.  There's no reverse on…
  • I suppose you're right, Jeff.    We're better than spammers, anyway.  And who knows, we may talk them onto a Terratrike before it's all done.  I'm just thankful you're willing to swat them when they pop up.   TheDuke  
  • Thank you, Marketing Dude, and Merry Christmas to all you TT'ers back there.  TheDuke
  • Assuming you're talking about the older "square tube" Rover,  I'd be careful about drilling a horizontal hole through that tube right under the seat position.  Not only is that a high bending moment location, but I believe the tube is doubled there …
  • So what does the "new style" heel sling look like, since it's not in the catalog?  Will they keep my feet on the pedals as well as the "Power Grips" I use now?  The Power Grips take a little "fiddling with" to get my shoes settled into them properly…