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  • Florida, I bought one of these for use with my new trike. They work quite well with one exception.... they eat batteries. A fresh 9 Volt battery will only last about a week before it needs to be replaced. To get a longer lifespan would require putt…
  • The VersaBars will allow you to mount your mirrors further out giving you a wider field of view and visibiliity without having to turn your head to look at them.
  • I suspect they will be moving out the old stock with the n360 until they are all gone.
  • The NuVinci n330 has an overall 330% equivalent gear range while the n380 has an overall 380% gear range equivalence.
  • @gern Ayep!
  • Had to leave a little slop for the slackers.
  • Remember folks... there is a 10-10 rule. Not more than 10 miles at a stretch at 10mph or less. If you break the rules more than 10 times you will have to take part in a 10 step program until you mend your ways.
  • Post that to the "slow trike group" on FB.
  • I maintain that the good doctor is simply wrong. The brief article fails to mention "clawing back" after reaching the bottom of a stroke and also "pushing forward" as one approaches the top of a stroke.... both relative to the technique used on road…
  • If you think that increased pedalling efficiency created by "pulling up" on upright bikes or "pulling back" on trikes is an urban myth then I respectfully submit that.... a) You have never tried it      or... b) You tried it but did it wrong.
  • Toe clips with straps, cleats, SPD or other clipless means of securing feet to the pedals are not a placebo. They do contribute to power and efficiency in varying degrees with different individuals nevertheless they do have a net positive contributi…
    in Shoes Comment by MichaelHebert June 2016
  • "There" is supposed to be "They're".
  • That loop will be an effective marketing feature and that is all. TerraTrikes already have a large, easily accessible loop on the back of the seat that is quite handy for locking the trike to a bike rack, stanchion, tree or other suitable object. Th…
  • W'al now.... a coffee bike, eh? You might start off by telling us just what you envision a coffee bike to be and how you will use it. As it stands you have provided nothing to go on.
  • Well now... this is not the only forum for TerraTrike discussions. There is also the TerraTrike Owner's Group on Facebook where discussion of the steering issue has already taken place and which TT's Marketing Director must certainly have seen. In a…
  • I would not be in the least bit surprised if there are employees at some dealerships who treat the TerraTrikes as "bait'n'switch" leaders.... especially if they work on commission. Yes, indeed, TerraTrike does need to look into this dry kingpins si…
  • The Patterson Drive has been sold.
  • The Traveler should fold just as easily with a NuVince... or any IGH... as it does with a derailleur.
  • A block on the pedal would only help on the pedal that is farthest from the body. It would increase the angle your knee must pass through on the return stroke. Crank shorteners do exist but I don't know if they are compatible with the Patterson.
  • Any untreated (paint, etc) ferrous metal surface when exposed to oxygen and humidity will rust. Coat the surfaces then make the joints as air tight as possible and you will dramatically slow the process.
  • Florida, The length of the crank arms on a Patterson Drive cannot be changed. They are fixed at the time of manufacture. James, I thought about keeping the Patterson but decided against it. When the Cat arrives I'll see how I do with the stock ge…
  • Florida, The Power Grip straps can cut off circulation to your feet. They need to fit fairly tight to keep your feet on the pedals. A combination of slightly looser Power Grips (or a DIY equivalent) plus heel straps might work well for you.
  • From what I understand, TerraTrike is making heel slings standard equipment for all models. Given the wide variation in individual needs and expectations these make the most sense to include as a much welcomed safety feature.
  • Speed is dependent upon effective gear inches (or development) at a given cadence. Florida, with your Nexus hub, a 38 tooth chainring and a 20 tooth cog your speed in top gear at a 60 rpm cadence works out to 11.5mph. To go faster than that you will…
  • Tight or sticky steering is not normal nor desirable. Fortunately, it is easily corrected. Remove the capbolt and cap at the top of the kingpin. Loosen up the steering arm and slide it off... let it hang. Tip your trike on its side then pull the wh…
  • Agreed, Elrique. My daughter can help me find the appropriate organisation here in town. She works with various social agencies helping the homeless and veterans. Assuming, of course, that Honu is found in rideable condition or can be returned to r…
  • Hostel Shoppe called and woke me up at 6:00 a.m. with the shipping quote.... OUCH!!! $1121.00. I told them I would have to think about it, went back to bed for another 15 minutes, got up and got some coffee, dithered about frettin'n'fumin' for about…
  • Problem is... Utah Trikes doesn't have any 5.5.9.'s in stock. I'm going to hold off ordering the Lasco until I've had the opportunity to try the 5.5.9. on some hills. The conversion is simple enough to do if I need it and I have the tools on hand.…
  • Update on my situation.... No word on Honu yet but I really wasn't expecting anything this soon. I tried calling Utah Trikes and Hostel Shoppe this morning. Utah has a Trail in stock which would cost roughly $600 to ship to Hawaii. Hostel Shoppe j…
  • I've been looking at the Lasco crankset also. It would put a 5.5.9's gears within the range I'm looking for and, I presume, the same for a Dumont. I've been using 170mm cranks without any objections from my knees although I suspect they may be parti…