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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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  • GM Florida_bound, Riding the Loop System around Tucson I'm seeing more and more pooches along for the ride. All that I've seen, except for a Chihuahua in backpack looking over the cyclist's shoulder , have been in two-wheeled Burley trailers. …
  • Because of my Anglo-German ancestry I have to be careful of sun exposure. I wear white tops and compression pants. My white helmet has a good visor, I use a white beanie, and a neck gaiter which I can pull up over my face and nose when I'm riding …
    in weather Comment by TrikesterHal April 5
  • Southbound wrote: » I'm feeling badly about the 80 degree ride I'll be on about 5:00 PM :-( I need to ride early and get home by noon when it's predicted to hit 80 here in Tucson. We've had some unseasonably warm temps this Spring. Summer may…
    in weather Comment by TrikesterHal April 3
  • Finn59 wrote: » Ride about 10 miles today and the rubbing returned on the left side. Touch the brake lever and it stops. I believe it is the non moving pad. Anything I can do to return to the quiet or do I have to just live with it. I adjusted th…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » Good idea about the gloves. I bought garden gloves that are rubber in one side and cloth on the other. They would work for working with the chain. Where would I buy a chain breaker tool and a master link? I think mos…
  • Yes, carrying a chain breaker tool and some master links is an excellent idea. You just can't push a trike home like you can a bicycle in a pinch. Along with that a pair or two of vinyl gloves is a good idea because working with chain is a dirty j…
  • Florida_bound, I've always worn compression pants because I'm prone to sunburn. With them I have stretchy high top socks pulled up over the pants cuffs. Because of my wide feet I had trouble finding shoes, but finally found a pair of Shimano sh…
  • Jrobiso2 wrote: » @TrikesterHal I have that cleaner too, but it never gets it really clean. Still ends up with goop between link plates. Ultrasonic sink gets everything. I hear you. I use undiluted Simple Green in the Park Tool Cleaner and cra…
  • Jrobiso2 wrote: » Better lights. Better Panniers. Chain cleaned in an ultrasonic sink. Things like that is what I do. Too lazy to break and remove the chain for cleaning... I use a Park Tool chain cleaner loaded with concentrated Simple Green …
  • I've been bitten twice by the "Comment Swallower". I carefully wrote a comment, previewed it, edited it (maybe more than once) before posting it. After posting I found a boo-boo and went to edit it... Whamo! , it disappeared causing me to use so…
  • Florida_bound, your remark reminded me of a DPU (Dog Propulsion Unit) I saw at least two or three years before I even considered a trike. A man came up my street riding a trike and attached on either side of the rear were two large Weimaraner dog…
  • I too have looked into getting a trailer, but it became sensory overload. I read review after review and watched every YouTube video I could find. I've yet to make a decision. For the money and the quality it looks like Burley is one of the b…
  • TrikeBirder, thanks for the information.
  • TrikeBirder, Howzabout posting some links to the various lights you use? I'd really like to know about the solar powered light and that high powered flashlight with the lithium battery. Thanks... Redundancy is good.
  • 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!