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  • I just added a Garmin cadence sensor. NOTE: this sensor is ANT+ ONLY - whereas the Wahoo cadence sensor is both ANT+ AND Bluetooth compatible. I use it in conjunction with MapMyRide app on my Samsung Note 8. I have a Garmin wrist watch that accurate…
  • Hi Derrick, sorry to learn of your stroke. If you ever served in the military, TerraTrike will give you 10% off any new TerraTrike. The Grand Tourismo is relatively new (new last year) and is getting rave reviews. It is unlikely you will find a used…
  • @Jrobiso2, they never commented on any other trikes, just said they believe the GT was the finest trike TerraTrike ever built. But, Chad & Phil both use to own Catrikes and Phil recently sold his 700 and purchased a used ICE Sprint X, and loves …
  • Ahh yes, the size and weight of rider (& trike for that matter) account for the majority of effort, but if the 15% figure is at all accurate, then that still leaves 85% of our effort to propel the trike. But I'll see if I can get some reference …
  • I believe the tie rod of pre 2016 Traveler's have been recalled by TerraTrike. They replaced mine (wife's actually) for no charge - through my local bike shop. Best of luck!
  • And slower is always safer!
  • Agree with squirrelpie0. And for the record, I purchased a Catrike 559 this past winter, it has 28 internal gears, sits much lower to the ground (11"), weighs a bit less, and I only average a mile or two an hour faster than I do on my Rover w/o u…
  • "Trikebirder-were your feet clipped in?" Sort of, I use Power Grips - "Did the driver get out to help?" No, I didn't see him once I got my wits about me, picked myself and trike up off the ground. If I would have seen him again, one or both of us w…
  • For what it's worth, I saw a guy at the Recumbent Cycle Convention last year that had put a hook dead-center on the cab end of his pickup box. He had two metal ramps and used a come-a-long to ratchet the trike into the pickup. It worked really nicel…
    in No more... Comment by TrikeBirder July 1
  • I live in Michigan. We have black bears. I have spent most of my adult life as an outdoor's person. I birdwatch, hike, canoe, tent camp (formally at least) mushroom hunt, etc. I've seen bear, elk, moose (in Canada & Alaska) coyotes, dogs, even a…
  • I would suggest you consider adding an electric assist to help with those hills. I find that when riding my electric assist trike (Rover) I don't get any less fitness. Rather, I just ride further, longer, more frequently, and faster... and always wi…
  • You might get a quote from a boat storage facility or the like to see if they can shrink wrap it for you like they do for boats. I think this would be your best option if it isn't price prohibitive. At night, I would look for a way to back you car (…
  • If there were a way to test it, I would bet you have significant drag from that setup! But, to each their own... whatever floats your boat!
    in Mascots Comment by TrikeBirder July 1
  • I do not have a video. This happened not quite two years ago now. I was clipping along at a good speed when a delivery van driver made eye contact with me just before cutting me off and pulling into the driveway 10' in front of me. I locked up the b…
  • If I ordered a new car that came in with a chip in the paint, I'd make the dealer either fix the paint or replace the car... I think I would do the same for a trike. But that's just me. Maybe phrase it to the dealer as you choose - fix the issue and…
  • Really @Jrobisco2, are you sure? I knew they supplied new trikes with "heel slings", but I hadn't heard that they switched to Power Grips - that's what I use and like. Power Grips allow me to pull up on the pedals if so desired, are easy to get on a…
  • If you go the Rover tandem route, I would strongly encourage you to seriously consider an electric assist motor. Any of them will help, but I am partial to the Bafang BBSHD. Several of us here on the Forum have such a motor mounted on our Rover's an…
  • The other concern when moving to just a larger wheel/tire (i.e. 24" or 26") is a safety concern - the possibility of the rear wheel flipping the rider over the boom on fast stops is proportionally increased as wheel size increases. And, I am sorry t…
  • I've purchased 3 used trikes, each less than 2 years old, and I paid no more than 50% of original retail for each of them. If 1/3 off retail doesn't sell the trike (not a bad starting point IMHO) try 1/2 off Retail. Best of luck!
    in Help Comment by TrikeBirder July 1
  • Flags are GREAT, but they do slow us down a bit. Had a cycle guru tell me they can cost you 15% of your effort. I use to use two large flags, now I use one (road side) very tapered flag with two reflective streamers at the top, and multiple lights o…
  • I see lots of riders using helmet mounted rear view mirrors. I've never tried them myself, but many swear by them. I even saw one guy with two Miricycle Mirrors AND a helmet mounted mirror!
  • I realize I'm late to the party, so to speak, but my buds at Spin Bicycle Shop in Lansing have been selling TerraTrikes for several years now, and to a man, they believe that the Grand Tourismo is the finest trike TerraTrike has ever made... they pi…
  • In theory, you can often re-use spokes. In practice, it is probably best to simply replace them with new, despite the expense.
  • I'm not sure of its name, but I am told the trail that runs from Sutton's Bay to Traverse City is really beautiful, relatively flat, paved, and a pleasure to ride. Plus, it goes right by a TerraTrike dealer who even rents Rover's by the day.
  • What is the price, or price range, of the EVO kit?
  • Sounds great! Sign me up. Nancy (my wife) will probably participate too, but she wants more details (especially about any cabins) before she commits. Great Idea... If all goes well, maybe next year we can have a monthly (June through August or Septe…
  • Well, we made back hope safely. Our last ride with Trikester Hal in Tucson, was our last group ride on our 2 month-long trip. We had a blast meeting new fellow trike riders and riding new trails. Tucson, Arizona was our hands-down favorite place …
  • I'm probably interested. Do you envision gear (sleeping bag, foam pad, pillows, etc.) being hauled and dropped off separately at the overnight spot? How about meals? The more information you can provide is likely to influence the number of us who mi…
  • @Finn59, I made a PVC trike stand about a year ago. I found all the photos and plans I could find on a Google search. Then made a couple of modifications. I'm a measure trice cut once kind of guy, so I initially used no glue or screws to put it all …
  • @JamesR, sorry to hear of your flooding issues. We will likely be back next year or the year after. Be sure to let us all know the details concerning the unpowerd geared wheel, I know you have piqued my interest!