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  • Hey Finn, if you want to modify your rack to a folding one, find a retailer that sells folding hitch mounted platforms. I would try Harbor Freight or Tractor Supply. You can get an idea of how to modify yours from a working design. You could even…
  • @IdahoTrailLizard; Take a look at the new portable car battery boosters. My coworker has one that's about the size of a paperback book (not those monster 20-30lb size of a bread box things from just a few years ago). His had a Stanley logo on it a…
  • I just checked - Amazon has straw lids for standard and wide mouth Hydro-Flasks. I have seen them at retailers where Hydro-Flasks are sold, but few and far between. Wal-Mart sells an aftermarket Camelback bladder that claims to keep water cold for…
  • Florida bound, You just gave me a wonderful idea. I too have a few Hydro-Flasks that I use for work and camping. Hydro-Flask sells a straw lid separately. Camelback sells drink hoses seperately. Let's find a way to combine these two! Find a ch…
  • @Florida_bound, If you win and need tires, let me know. I have a set of 3 factory tires off my Rambler. The original owner replaced them with Continentals right after they bought it. Good Luck!
  • Bottles. . . ? I have a Camelback backpack. I undid the shoulder straps, ran them between the seat back mesh and buckles, reattached the shoulder straps and taped up the loose webbing. The hose, straw thingy now has a clip attached to it so when …
  • The eBay ad says it's in Phenix City, Alabama. If I lived in Florida and owned an Alpaca. . .
  • I installed an office chair mesh lumbar support on my son's K-Kart and he loved it. You can find them at Staples or online. I got lucky when a local dollar store had a case of them. The one I used had an elastic strap across the back which is des…
  • I have an Outback, but I transport on the roof. The interior of the Outback is longer, but the Forrester is a little taller. It should fit - just passing on what I know.
  • Nexus 8 in the back with a Patterson Transmission up front. . . I can climb a wall with that setup! Don't get me wrong - sometimes it would be quicker to get off and push the trike up the hill but if I'm on my trike, I'm not in a hurry. Just keep…
  • Accessories. . . I built my own roof rack. I have 2 Thule rails with frame clamps; one for my wife's DF and the other for my Rambler - but I had to bend it so it would grab the trike frame (horizontal bar vs. DF). I also have 2 Yakima rails for m…
  • I've driven from Western NY to Eastern NJ with a trike/quad conversion - just ratchet straps. I also drove from Cleveland OH to Northern NY when I bought my Rambler - just ratchet straps. Those trips were in my Subaru and I do have a luggage rail.…
  • My wife uses this stuff called Body Glide. It looks like a deodorant stick - but you apply it to areas you know will chafe. She swears by it. She also swears by Anti Monkey Butt powder afterwards if she forgets to use Body Glide. Funny name - bu…
  • I saw one on Bentrider Online. Go to classifieds and then parts & accessories. I built my own car top carrier and I know others have modified standard hitch platforms for their trikes. There were a few threads on that subject last year.
  • For longer rides I will wear the embarrassingly tight cycling type shorts. I then wear good ol' cargo shorts over them. . . Nobody wants to see me in spandex!
  • TCEd might have the cheapest solution. Compared to the price of shipping your own trikes - you should be better off renting trikes when you get there. Honestly. . . compared to the shipping prices listed, you could buy trikes when you get there a…
  • I thought it would be great to upgrade my Rambler to fat tires until I did the research. The extra weight and increased rolling resistance just wasn't worth the "cool" factor. For now, I have hybrid tires for smooth road riding and confident trail…
  • I have a similar setup on my Rambler; Nexus 8 in the back and I replaced the front crank with a Patterson. You should not need to change your rear ring - when I'm in 1st gear with the Patterson in low. . . I feel like I could climb a wall!
  • Jugglah, I agree with most people here that your DF friends are whining your flags but should be kicking themselves for their own lack of attention. Find yourself some bright, lightweight balls; pop a hole or make a slit and mount them to the top…
  • Hey Duke, use one for the cadence monitoring and install the second one for all the other functions. 
  • You could also consider a front derailleur (I'm not sure what is compatible or rated for a Nuvinci 380 - James might know more). You'll need to add a mount if you go with a double or triple ring or - depending on your budget - go with an internall…
  • I looked into fat tires. They're cool looking, curbs don't exist, they're great in sand and snow. . . but the rolling resistance is horrible. I comprised with Kenda Contact BMX Freestyle tires up front and a Continental Contact Tour 2 in back. T…
  • I have a youth trike my special needs son has outgrown. Can your daughter ride on her own? This trike would fit a kid up to about 5'-2". My son wants to see it go to another special needs kid.
  • I have the same bladder back-pack set up. I ran the shoulder straps tight around the seat straps and rolled up the excess webbing. Drink tube comes over my shoulder and I have a small clip attached so it's either in my mouth or clipped to my shirt…
    in Drink Holder Comment by webbbc May 2016
  • In regards to securing the rack to your vehicle; any place that sells trailer hitches will have locking pins. Once the Alpaca is mounted in your receiver, replace the regular pin (the one that secures with a cotter pin) with the key lock pin. Wal-…
  • I work in the cellular world - but when I see that much VSWR, it is usually a bad coax connector, water in the coax or a short in the antenna / coax system. I've never worked on lower HAM freqs, but I know that the lower the freq, the higher the re…
  • I do remember using longer screws to connect to the seat and I believe they came with the rack. I took the shorter screws from the seat and used them. . . somewhere else - I can't remember where. I don't remember the exact model number - but it w…
    in Rear Rack Comment by webbbc April 2016
  • No suggestions for a bottle holder. . . I have a camelback style canteen on the back of my seat. I cinched the shoulder straps as tight as they go, unbuckled the seat back mesh and rebuckled the seat mesh through the shoulder straps. Hindsight be…
  • If you go to Wal-Mart, be patient. I would give you details, but I put my rack together last year and I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning. I do remember trying different length screws, playing with different height adjust…
    in Rear Rack Comment by webbbc April 2016
  • I have the Schwinn heavy duty rack from Wally-World. I had to reverse the side brackets and swap some hardware to get the forward brackets on to the seat adjustment tubes. My typical driveway engineering and making it up as I go along. To make a …
    in Rear Rack Comment by webbbc April 2016