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  • www.rammount.com has a multitude of parts for mounting virtually anything.
  • It never ceases to amaze me how we humans tend to get all worked up over our own opinions. I have found that. when attempting to show another person an alternative possibility, I get much further by not letting my own emotional investment in the to…
  • Captainbob, At the risk of a topic diversion, last winter, my wife and I made two separate trips from Michigan to Georgia with the sole purpose of riding the Silver Comet Trail connecting to the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama. AWESOME TRAIL! The f…
  • No two people are the same. No two trikes are the same. One person's Cadillac might be another person's Yugo! So, it is good to find a bike shop that provides for in depth demo rides. The first order of business when my wife and I began to thi…
  • It really boils down to personal preference. There is no correct answer, just personal preference. I have no beef with, and do not criticize, those that choose to wear helmets 100% of the time. I respect their decision. It is just my personal ch…
  • We agree with TCEd. Flat trails, no helmets. Trails with hills, particularly with curves, we wear our helmets.
  • The same, at least at the lbs I deal with.
  • Having been a life long downhill skier as well as a member of the National Ski Patrol for many years, I have a "love affair" with the benefits of release bindings on skis. The clip in feature of the "clipless" pedals reminds me of the same benefits…
  • Reading the review that JamesR linked raises a question for me. The review references "a bit of chain drag and power loss from the dual idler system." With no experience with chain tubes versus the idlers on our Sportsters, is this reviewer sugges…
  • They, actually, do both, helping with keeping one centered as well as providing a modest lumbar support. We find ours to be very comfortable, and we complete our rides with no back soreness of any kind. In fact, while I can't prove this medically,…
  • Good to know. My wife and I head to Marquette on the 5th for four nights to ride the Iron Ore Heritage Trail for a few days. We then Return to Mackinaw City on the 9th for four nights to ride the Northern Michigan Trails and would like to take our…
  • Your Zoomer looks like a fantastic ride. While we are very pleased with our Sportsters, I have found myself wishing that the Zoomer had still been an available model when we made our purchases last summer.
  • It probably rides about the same as the elliptical rear wheel on your van. :-) In fact, if one looks very carefully, the front wheel of your van has a slight "ellipticalness" about it also.
  • Aah. Thanks for the info.
  • There is the added issue of everyone's anatomy is different. What works for one may be problematic to another. My wife is 5'0", I am 6"2", and while we both prefer to be reclined as much as possible, we have had to make allowances for our differen…
  • Cargo shorts work great. They're long enough to prevent the edge of the seat from rubbing on bare legs and the cargo pockets are great way to prevent items from slipping out undetected.
  • Good comments all. As an added emphasis to TCEd's comment, a key component in a first trike purchase is to find the opportunity to test ride as many different models as possible. My wife and I are blessed to live only one hour from a shop that i…
  • I assume TCEd jests about the kitchen table, but, on a similar note, I have found that our picnic table is perfect. Regardless of which side of the trike I need to access, I have a nice bench on which to sit. Of course, my wife requires that, firs…
  • They look nice. It appears they are a variation on cargo shorts which is what I wear. The cargo pockets are great for keeping valuables from slipping out. In cooler months, I switch to cargo pants. :-)
  • My apologies. The post to which I reference by Gern I can no longer find.
  • Check out www.rammount.com for hundreds of components for attaching anything to anything. The only limitation is ones imagination. Recall that Gern used rammount components for his front fender install. Reference his post entitled Easy Front Fend…
  • Looking at the photo on the dual brake listing in the Assessories section, it appears there is a locking button.
  • Sorry, but, ours stay put.
  • Copy and paste the image onto a blank word doc and then enlarge.
  • Never tried that. But have been a downhill skier all my life and was a member of the National Ski Patrol for many years. The extent of "winter triking" my wife and I do is between a couple trips south to ride trails in better weather and then the …
  • He was trying to find the opening in the fence so he could escape.
  • I'm only trying to be helpful that one can talk to TT. I would assume that by their statement, they have worked with individuals regarding the weight limit of the Rover. I am not seeing what you reference. I see the following - Combined Load Li…
  • Per the Rover Specifications, max weight capacity is 400#. The notation at the bottom states that for those over 400#, call TT directly to discuss.
  • There are some preconceived notions that play into this. For some, these trikes are perceived as something that are only useful for "old people." Now that we ride trikes, my wife and I wish we had had them when we were in our 30s. We rode DFs whe…
  • A) What are the dates of the two recumbent rallys to which you reference? My wife and I each ride TT Sportsters currently, but, we do keep talking about the possibility of a tandem as a variation. From your experience, what are the pros and cons …