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TCEd

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  • I have a 26" rear and have yet to experience any rear lift but my seat is only 8.5" off the round so the C.G. is very low when compared to all other T.T. models.
    in Rear Tire size Comment by TCEd July 1
  • For a cable or chain to lock the bike possibly
  • Spray story number 2. Our mailman had a dog approach his delivery truck oddly and he decided to be on the safe side and spray it. The wind blew the spray back into his truck and got his eyes, nose and throat also. Just remember if the spray hits y…
    in Aggressive Dogs Comment by TCEd June 28
  • We have a black bear that keeps coming by our house and our neighbors to feed on their bird feeders. Last week our neighbor went to open the door and spray the bear with bear spray, it was on their deck. She accidently pulled the trigger prior to op…
    in Aggressive Dogs Comment by TCEd June 28
  • Florida_bound wrote: » Can you share a link? I found many different recumbent trike FB pages. https://www.facebook.com/groups/436300886382371/?ref=bookmarks somewhere in this group.
  • Today someone posted on the recumbent trike F.B.page showing a cover they had on a trike that was transported. The cover was shredded. I would seriously reconsider covering yours. Any part of the cover that's loose will flap and eventually wear thro…
  • yup
    in Mascots Comment by TCEd June 27
  • I eat "see food". I see it, I eat it.
  • We put a terra trike Zoomer and a trek bike in our Forester easily.
    in Transport a bike Comment by TCEd June 26
  • Finn and James have unique dialog.
  • Jrobiso2 wrote: » DF's are often more likely to go with Road style clip-in's, (larger 3 pointed plastic things that are outside the tread) rather than MTB's (Mountain Bike) style, which are inset into the shoe (2 screws, smaller) to allow walking …
    in Clipless Pedals Comment by TCEd June 25
  • Florida_bound wrote: » Over inflation will wear the inside of the tire. Under inflation will damage the outside and walls of the tire. I think you got a very bad set of tires. agree, overinflation or tire issue
  • If you move the boom you need to move the seat equally to maintain your seat to pedal distance.
  • I have one problem with flags on trikes. I'm 6'1" tall and the ends of most flag are right at eye level. A couple times I've been standing around some trikes and turned around suddenly and almost got poked in the eye.
    in Flag question Comment by TCEd June 24
  • I'm not overly familiar with the greater Grand Rapids area but it looks like you'll be close to where the event happens. Someone on here should be familiar with where you're staying.
  • Some method of securing your foot to the pedal is important to help prevent leg or foot injury that can happen if your foot slips off the pedal and hits the ground while moving. In that scenario the cross bar will hit and damage your calf, lower leg…
    in Clipless Pedals Comment by TCEd June 18
  • Call TerraTrike
  • I just read the spec's for the EVO and it weighs 64 lbs as built, that's a load to handle. The best I can suggest is some form of ramps for loading it into your SUV. Wall mounting can be done but typically they are stored with the rear wheel up but …
  • IdahoTrailLizard wrote: » Has anyone taken their trike down the Hiawatha Trail? Would like to try it one of these years. We know a bunch of people that did that trail and we have talked about doing it but possibly on rental MTB's.
  • I was in error when I said pea gravel, I should have said crushed limestone which compacts well. Sadly most trail systems don't budget for maintenance work and trails degrade. Here in Traverse City a trail around Boardman lake is being completed. In…
  • Many of the previously asphalt paved trails in Michigan are damaged from tree roots and there is little funding to repair them. Some areas are better off being pea gravel which can be regraded.
  • Tree roots destroy rural paved trails.
  • Leg suck = Liability.
  • I'd drill a quarter inch hole horizontally through the frame and clamp and fasten a bolt in it. That would stop any form of movement forever and wouldn't damage the paint.
    in Slipping Seat... Comment by TCEd June 9
  • Tire size will impact your gearing and has pro and con results. A larger rear tire may increase top speed but also reduce hill climbing.
    in Rear Tire size Comment by TCEd June 9
  • During the various insect hatches the low riding position on a trike can be problematic . My concern is eye protection so i wear sunglasses that fit tighter and wrap around some. Most insects are a form of protein.
    in Bug shield ?? Comment by TCEd June 9
  • Florida_bound wrote: » I considered renting a motor home to drive up there so I could take them. But, the loss of gas mileage and the rental cost would be higher than hotel rooms. The dogs will get over it once I feed them again! TCEd, I've …
  • I would suggest spending some time seeing some of the Lake Michigan coastal cities by car. Grand Haven, Frankfort, Traverse City ( where we live appx 2.25 hrs drive) , Charlevoix, Harbor Springs etc.
  • Florida_bound wrote: » When you push forward, there will be a corresponding push backwards. Does it have anything to do with the weight on the seat? Possibly! Good news is now we know how to solve the problem. There have been a number of suc…
    in Slipping Seat... Comment by TCEd June 5
  • I wonder if part of the problem is due to pedal mashing, riding in a overly high gear and the rider mass pushing back against the seat ? or Someone assembling the seat bracket wedges incorrectly ?
    in Slipping Seat... Comment by TCEd June 5