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TrikesterHal

Jeff, you can email me at cqcqhal@gmail.com with your phone number and I'll give you a call. Also let me know when it would be a good time to call.  I live in Springdale and am retired so my schedule is pretty flexible.   I've only had a brief peak at Ben's new store in SS and I'd like to go over there again.  When I chose the Rambler GT I had only ridden a few models and had no experience with trikes.  I'm a lot more knowledgeable now than back in August.  I'd like to test ride some of his other models and I think I could point out some things that maybe Ben might not think of.  Would that work for you? I just discovered your note. I wasn't aware that you could send private messages and I was hesitant to put too much info out on the forums in general....learn something new every day!

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  • Florida_bound wrote: » What kind of batteries does it use? The one on Amazon uses three AAA batteries. You have to be good with a small Phillips screwdriver as well. I haven't delved into USB rechargeable lights yet. I prefer being able to…
  • I bought one of these out of curiosity and I'm impressed. I will use it on the back of my trunk bag. It's got ten different flashing modes that will get your attention in a heartbeat as well as small built in flashlight. The device is practically…
  • If you want to visit the ER try putting booties on a cat.
  • Finn59 wrote: » TrikesterHal-I saw a neck support on your Trike in Picts on your page. Home built?? I didn't care for the couple of designs I found and I finally happened upon:http://www.thefinerrecliner.com/. I liked the design and they make…
  • Trikebirder, I switched the new side bag to the right side of the trike. There was enough play in the mounting bracket such that I could align it so that the bag's outer edge was even with the edge of the side mirror. I don't have to worry about c…
  • GCN (Global Cycling Network) has extensive videos on YouTube and they're a great bunch of guys out of the UK. They've featured a number of videos on Zwift. You might find some additional info there.
  • TrikeBirder, the order page at Terra Cycle came up with two possibilities: 1)bottom of seat or 2) back of the seat, folding models. I queried TC and they told me back of the seat because I have a folding model. Since my Dumont and the 559 are fold…
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » You forgot to have UT paint the mounting hardware Deep Purple Gee, I didn't think of that. It looks really nice... and it looks like it could hold a six-pack... if so desired. Yes, however, there is an increased chance…
  • F_b, you're correct. The Smoky Mtn "Mini" is just too tiny and doesn't appear to have weather protection while the "Max" is not convenient to reach. I wanted the capacity, weather protection, plus being able to have things within reach. I had s…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » You can push those temps east on I-10. I really wouldn't mind. I never thought those bags would be so wide. That's good to know. I too had problems getting through those barriers when I was in South Florida. But, they…
  • It's a wretched 50 F with a bone chilling 7 mph wind out of the SE. I'm going to make a shakedown cruise this morning and get back before it reaches a scorching 81 F. But then again, I could be in the upper midwest. Even NW Arkansas is getting th…
  • Thanks Willie!
  • As soon as it warms up a bit (Tucson supposed to be 80 today) I'm going to install the mounting brackets (TerraCycle) for a new Arkel side bag (marketed as a handlebar bag). I saw it being used by Matt Galat on his trike (JaYoe.com). I've also re…
  • Willie wrote: » Nice article on winter riding on EBR you may want to read I'm drawing a blank, what is EBR?
  • Florida_bound wrote: » As a military spouse, we were always far from family. I tried moving near family after retirement and it didn't work out. Now I'm back to the area I love. If family wants to see me, they will have to travel here! It's …
  • Finn59 wrote: » Mele Kalikimaka Shades of Bing Crosby!
  • Merry Cactus to all... Have a "Cholla" holiday season and a "Barrel" of fun! (Three cactus puns are enough...)
  • How about bungee cords? Perhaps you can re-engineer this device to work on a trike. I think the major problem would be keeping the dog on task. One distracted, big, powerful, energetic dog is capable of pulling you six ways to Sunday! Imagi…
  • Oh, reminds me of an experience from a couple of years before I got my first trike or even thought about riding one. One day I noticed a man come up the street in front of my house riding a recumbent trike. Harnessed on either side of his rear r…
  • Florida_bound, as a regular reader of the Cycling UK website I noticed an article dealing with winter gloves. Enjoy. http://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tests/the-best-winter-cycling-gloves-6216
  • My TT Rambler GT had BB7s as well as the 559 and the Dumont so I've never experienced any other kind of brakes. I've never had any kind of braking problem with the BB7s. They will stop you right now! More on that... I did have a strange scrapi…
  • Mrbill5, you are most welcome. I've been wearing my RoadID bracelet now for a good three years. It's the only ID I carry when I'm riding and if they scrape me off the pavement and I'm unconscious the RoadID is there to talk for me. I like that.
  • GM Mr Bill, it's 33 F this morning here in sunny Tucson. I won't be riding today, but rather reading this forum instead. Just had a thought about your comment on meds. For years I've been wearing a RoadID bracelet and not carrying my wallet. …
  • That's a very creative device for sure and only $159. Then throw in another $20 for the hand crank. I can see where a fugitive, back country hiker, special OPs or a survivalist could use one of these. Very, very interesting...
  • That white bucket looks familiar. I used one with my TT Rambler GT. It works. In the bag I would carry a spare tube, a patch kit (tiny), a pair of tire levers and a CO2 inflation device with a couple of cartridges (with sleeves to prevent frost…
  • You're totally hooked! Welcome to the fold.
  • Jeffh129 wrote: » Hal, you said that your first trike was the Rambler GT. What came after that ? Thanks to everybody for their comments. Yes, after the Rambler GT came the Catrike 559. The transition seemed to come naturally after the 2.2K+ mi…
  • Jeffh129 wrote: » What are the advantages of the GT over the Rambler, if there are any ?I’m “turtle slow “ on the Rambler, about 6.5 mph. I am 69 years old , with diabetic legs. Most of my rides are 10-12 Miles, with my longest being 20 Miles this…
  • If nothing else I'd recommend listing your trike at BikeIndex.org. Affix their sticker on the frame. Anything that makes your trike look distinctive also lessens the chances of your it being stolen.
  • Florida_bound wrote: » Do you mean it won't shake while you're riding? I don't think one is made that won't have some vibration but the Mirrcycle is much better than a mirror that attaches to a regular handle bar. I have tried both and much pref…