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Ironman1518

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  • By running the larger rear cogs with the front lager chain ring you can end up with that problem; it raises the height the chain is running therefore rubbing on the tube, plus the problems with "cross chaining". {http://www.terratrike.com/faq.php#1…
  • Eagle, was wondering if the chain rubs in all gears when you are in the large chain ring or only in certain gears? I too own a RAT, But less miles I shall inspect tomorrow. Thanx for the info.
  • Idaho did you ever get the problem fixed? Re-adjusted the brake cable fixed it?
  • All non-single piece cranks; their pedal thread size is 9/16 x 20. All single one piece cranks, i.e. "ashtabula" are 1/2 x 20 thread size. In BOTH sizes the rt hand pedals has right hand threads; the left hand pedal is left hand threaded. "Right and…
  • I used the Terra Trike Computer Bracket mounted on the lower left side end of the tie rod, where the bolt connects the tie rod to the left knuckle. As in the picture above. The sending unit to my wireless Cat Eye computer is bolted there. I also bol…
  • These are Power Grips, a different way to "stay connected" to your pedals. http://www.powergrips.com/ I tried them years ago didn't care for them; went to clip-less shoes and pedals. Had been using toe-clips and toe straps on my road bikes from '82…
  • Ah YES!! How well I remember Suntour products!! Good products. Never cared for bar-end shifters, but to each their own. I used Shimano "dual-control" levers on my mtn bikes for 12 years, prefer them. Looking at replacing the "rapid-fire" trigger shi…
  • So you changed out the crank also since you added a frt der? I guessed you must have to need the rear der for chain tension. Which crank did you go with? Thanks for the reply!
  • NO ONE here has ever changed out their OEM derailleurs and/or shifters? REALLY?
  • I think that is a great idea! Thank you!
  • I'm sure someone will use the info about the bike rider being unable to unclip as a reason NOT to go with spd's. We do NOT know the particulars of the accident. We really do not KNOW if them un-clipping might have saved their life. SPD's, or the TT…
  • Whatever works for you. I think it is dangerous not to use "something" to help hold your feet on the pedals.
  • TCEd wrote: » Ironman1518 wrote: » Have had 5 hip replacements, last in Dec '16, and my rt knee done last October. Just started triking (after 34 years cycling), I have no trouble with anything other than my Left knee; (it needs replaced). But t…
  • Tried Power Grips on my first mtn bike in '95 didn't like them couldn't get out of them fast enough when i was about to fall down. Been using clipless pedals on my road bikes since like 83 or so, got mtn spd's for my mtn bikes, Never looked back. Us…
  • I wasn't sure if this is what you meant, perhaps? https://www.bicyclebuys.com/sunlite-strapless-toe-clips/0427207?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=comparison-shopping&utm_campaign=Froogle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_sTx-pa81gIVC4B-Ch0juQyAEAQYBCABEg…
  • Capt bent pole, you ever solve your "rattling" problems?
  • Have had 5 hip replacements, last in Dec '16, and my rt knee done last October. Just started triking (after 34 years cycling), I have no trouble with anything other than my Left knee; (it needs replaced). But that's just me. I am able to walk well w…
  • Which shifters do you have? I have the Microshift XLE's on my RAT never any noise out of them.
  • LOVE mine though made some changes to it: Went Split-Tube "Gehetto" tubless with Kenda Small Block 8 tires, tore rear derailleur apart and greased the pulley bushings (they were DRY); and since my 6 year old Grand Daughter named my Trike "Tarantula…
  • Sounds more like these to me anyway.: http://www.microshift.com.tw/en/product/ds85-8/ Yes you can change the grips out. You have a rear derailleur set-up, or a Nuvinci rear hub wheel? If derailleur yes you can go with the "trigger"/ paddle/lever…
  • Ah, ok, thank you! You are talking about tje short grips that come on the shifters, or the "2nd part of the handlebar grip", that goes on the handlebar? Either of those can be removed and replaced. Sram makes the "half grips" that can go on your shi…
  • Which shifters do you have? Nuvinci twist shifters, or the "Gripshift" type; or the Microshift Triger shifters? You can replace the grips on the twist shifters, the trigger shifters you can replace the grips. Please post a pic of your system.
  • Are you talking about the grips on the end of the handlebars? If so yes easily replaced. Or do you have "Gripshifters, and are talking about the black rubber grips o the end of the shifters; then the answer is also yes. Here are some examples: ht…
  • Ok if you guys say so. NO chain ever breaks because it was cross shifted/cross chained and doing an extreme effort on the crank arms that "could" break the chain?
  • So no one here has ever had a broken chain on their trike? ONLY bikers break chains because of....................?? What then causes the broken chain JamesR ? Just wondering.
  • Basically it's using the following gears: A. Large chainring in front with large bear in the back, or B. Small chainring in the front with small gear in the back. These situations can pull the chain "sideways" and can cause it to break especially if…
  • I wonder if anyone else has broken their 10 speed KMC X10 chain? In 35 years I've broken two chains, first time an 8 speed because I screwed up and cross shifted. TOTALLY MY fault!! Never cross shifted again never broke a another chain. Till the oth…
  • Thought this thread was about tire/wheel swaps NOT E-bike chargers...? Just a question....
  • I dunno about your RAT; recumbentrx; but mine came with all Jaguar Cables. The only reason I'd replace mine for for a different color.
  • I looked on the website for dealers in Oklahoma and got this: http://www.terratrike.com/dealersearch.php?SearchState=OK&action=search&Submit=Search