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  • I almost exclusively use the lower 14 gears exclusively. Maybe on one out of 4 rides i'll shift the Schlumpf into the higher gearing. Most of the trails I ride have only a few straightaways, and lots of curves and small hills. When I ride rail-trail…
  • My lbs, when servicing Rover's, tells me nearly half of those brought in for seat slippage have their seat clamps assembled incorrectly! My Rover was one such Rover. They replaced my clamps (if they have bowed out on the sides they MUST be replaced …
  • I think you mean Finn59's cousin...
  • I use Power Grips rather than clipless pedals and shoe cleats, but this arrangement allows me to shift the Schlumpf with either heel. It doesn't shift fast, nor what I would call easy, but it works fine as long as you are not trying to shift back an…
  • Does everyone know how use Google Shopping? Try this:
  • I bought a Kinetic Fluid Trainer after much research. I would have liked to have purchased a unit that allowed for specific video training courses, but couldn't justify the steep price difference. Much to my surprise, upon me setting the unit up in …
  • Everyone has seen these I assume- Ugly, yes perhaps, but it could save your life! Here is their website-
  • No experience for me either Steve, but I've been considering one for a different reason- more speed and endurance. When on BROL (Bent Rider OnLine), I surveyed riders with fairings and those with rear wheel-wraps and asked how much of a speed differ…
  • I've said it before, and I'll say it again, if you don't have anything valuable to protect, than you don't need to wear a helmet. Whenever I see someone riding a bike/trike and NOT wearing a helmet, I automatically assume they must believe they h…
  • Or, you could take out the floor and let them run/walk along totally contained!?
  • Looks like a nice event. Sorry I won't be able to attend... at least not this year. If all goes well, it will possibly become an annual event. Perhaps I can make it another year.
  • Great to see you wearing your helmet. I always tell fellow riders that one only needs to wear a helmet when riding if they have something of value they wish to protect! When I see people without a helmet I figure they have nothing worth protecting, …
  • Absolutely agree with you Ed, here are some easy links: https://trails50.org https://usacycling.org/resources/advocacy And please, please, support cycling organizations in your specific state as well. Here are a few Michigan specific cycli…
  • Y'all might be interested in this:
  • TCEd wrote- There is nothing wrong with external gearing ( derailleur and cassette ). Once adjusted correctly they work trouble free and are far more user friendly for maintenance or repair. ed I agree with your first premise Ed- There is nothi…
  • Also, the more upright one sits requires more pedaling effort to propel you the same distance compared to sitting more reclined. The more reclined one sits, the less air/wind resistance one has to overcome. I keep reading that 80% of our pedaling ef…
  • @IdahoTrailLizard, thanks for posting the photos illustrating color blindness vision. It really shows real world differences- Great!
  • @IdahoTrailLizard, I liked your video, nice to let others try out our trikes. It can certainly generate interest. Thanks for uploading it here. @JamesR, I'm not bashing Facebook, just want users safe as can be.
  • Sorry, we're not in the Aurora, area (East Lansing, MI for us- TT Traveler & Rover) but, I wanted to welcome you to the the wonderful world of TerraTrike owners, and this wonderful Forum. You're in for a magnificent experience.
  • Here's a thought out of the box... What if you eliminated the slipperiness of the truck cap? If that's all it would take, why not invest in some cap reinforcement (if needed) and cover the top of the top with pour on pickup truck liner?!
  • Your chain may have stretched more than your husbands, and/or you may have been close to the lbs having to remove a chain link (or two) after they adjusted things for your Xseam. I'd talk to Steve about these possibilities too.
  • Personally, given that everyone now knows Facebook is really little more than a data mining site, I would never click on any link that directed me to Facebook. I heard an MSU security expert say that unless you are willing to photocopy every piece o…
  • Just a word of caution considering SOME bright colors. High visibility yellow is great, but the bright green and bright orange (hi viz?) appear as medium gray to some folks with color blindness. I was informed by a color-blind friend, that my bright…
  • I'm a bit confused Florida_bound. The heel slings are not designed to be used against ones ankles, rather the heel of the shoe. That's why I suggest using a small Velcro "latch" portion on the heel of ones shoes, so the heel strap stays where it is …
  • I've tested it out and it stays put when you mount it to the underside of the seat. Still, I think an extra large safety pin on each side of the seat couldn't hurt anything. Likewise, fishing line, floss, etc. would probably work fine, but using ext…
  • @jnikora Please check out the date of the post you are inquiring about. If you click on a persons bolded user name below the title to their post, you will be transported to a page of statistics for that person. Clicking on "numar87" above will show …
  • SteveR asks: "I am wondering how you count rpm's. In your head or do you have a computer? I am wanting to keep track of stuff like time, distances,heart rate, rpm's etc, etc, but my computer doesn't have that feature. Basically it's a fancy speed…
  • I bet they still fit on the front of the seat.