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  • We are jealous jealous. - Ken
  • Do a Google search for "flybikes cobra tube" and you'll get a number of results for merchants who sell these. Here is the URL for one of them -
  • Since the rack is attached to the seat stays, moving the seat or adjusting the angle of recline requires some repositioning of the rack. This is not a big deal if you change these things infrequently. If multiple riders use the trike, and you need…
  • I have a Rambler with a Nexus 8. I have a bottle cage mounted at the bolt holes on the boom close to the crank, using the little spacer that Terratrike sells which raises the bottle cage high enough so that the chain does not hit the bottle. I w…
  • The biggest difference you can make is in the engine; i.e., you! For most of us, taking 5 pounds off our body is simpler - and much cheaper - than taking 5 pounds off the trike. But my question is "why do you want to go faster"? If it is to take …
  • Terrific flag! I recommend you browse this thread -
  • I ride regularly with five other Terratrike riders, all of whom are customers of Spike's Trikes in Amsterdam, NY. Of the five, two are stroke survivors. I don't think either of them participates in this forum, but I will encourage them to particip…
  • Here is my advice from upstate NY - (1) Layer. (2) Take an extra layer with you in your rack trunk or seat bag - an extra top plus a pair of socks. (3) If part of your body gets cold, figure out what you can change next ride to be warmer. I wa…
  • Oh, you lucky people! - Ken
  • This is a great idea! I'll be making myself one, and maybe using the idea to make Christmas presents for my triking friends. I'd consider using a washer which has an outside diameter just so slightly larger than the outside diameter of the tubin…
  • Jeff - There are a lot of people excited by this. A trike checkable as luggage on airlines and trains opens up so many possibilities for touring and for day rides. Probably has a chance of being carried on subways and commuter trains, too. I c…
  • Participants in this forum - DO THIS! I know a lot of us view our purchase of a trike as a life-changing experience. And I would guess that many of us would have loved to find out about trikes long before we did. This is a great opportunity for…
  • Jeff - You need to edit the URL - it is not a legal URL. The correct URL is
  • I got rid of seat slip by adjusting the seat angle to a slightly more reclined position. You might want to try that first - it's free! Ken
  • Don - I live in Schenectady. There is a Terratrike dealer in Amsterdam (20 miles west) and a few of us in this area get together to ride pretty often. In fact, today 7 of us rode the Ashuwillticook trail in western Massachusetts - what a beauti…
  • In 1,000 miles of riding, I've lost 25 pounds, from 291 to 266. Like most people, my weight gain after college was a matter of 1-2 pounds each year over 40 years. I peaked at about 305, and had improved my diet significantly recently - better food…
  • Have you adjusted your SA8 hub? While it is certainly possible that something is seriously wrong with the hub, the symptoms you describe could indicate the hub needs adjusting. Review the video on adjusting the SA8 hub found on the Terratrike site…
  • My wife and I had a good ride today on the Mohawk-Hudson bike path. We weren't speed demons by any means, and our distance was just over 5 miles. But it was fun for her, and fun for me, too, so there will probably be another ride next weekend (poo…
  • Amsterdam is about 30 miles west of Albany in the Mohawk Valley - unfortunately, nowhere close to Buffalo. Ken
  • The Rover X7 is a Rover modified by Utah Trikes to be 27-speed with a 26-inch rear wheel. Ken
    in Newbie Comment by BigBlueHouse July 2013
  • The sad thing about this is that Terratrike purchasers now have fewer options. It's a shame that Terratrike can not figure out how to keep Utah Trikes as the "custom shop" for Terratrike and not make their other dealers unhappy. How about someth…
  • I did not go to the Albany Bike Expo, but instead learned about Spike's Trikes from the rider map on this site. I had been researching trikes for about 2-3 months as a way to improve my physical and mental health upon my retirement from 40 years si…