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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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  • Come on Florida_bound, get a grip! Sorry, I just couldn't resist that one.
  • Florida_bound wrote: » TrikesterHal, I am very certain your legs get fatigued because of the extreme distances you ride...... Yes indeed, they do get fatigued because of the distances I ride. Like Jens Voigt, the retired pro cyclist, I do have…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » If you have brand new replacement knees, longer cranks are no problem and you do get better leverage. If your knees are old are arthritic, shorter cranks help because you don't have to bend them as far to get through a revo…
  • I have a strong feeling that a rider expends a lot of energy, both physical and mental, keeping feet on the pedals. Physical energy as in constantly holding one's legs up and at the same time pushing to keep feet on the pedals. Mental as in consta…
  • TCEd wrote: » Longer cranks do give better leverage but short cranks compensate for bad knee mechanics. I'm confused. Please explain "bad knee mechanics". I discovered that the longer cranks made me work harder and made my knees hurt. I'm cu…
  • Interesting topic JamesR. When I first got my TT Rambler GT I found it extremely hard to take some of the hills on the Razorback Greenway (AKA stop midway up, lock brakes, catch breath). Then, on the TT Forum, I heard about the Lasco crankset whic…
  • Florida_bound, you go for it! Lawn service good. One thing I enjoy about my 55+ park is that my small space is all gravel. No grass to mow. I left my mower in Arkansas.
  • Florida_bound wrote: » We are expected to have about 3 days of rain in a row. Can't wait to see this summer end! We're in the monsoon season here in Southern AZ. We never know exactly when or where it's gonna rain. It can shower on you …
  • You dredged up some memories On a Saturday in early August of 2016, in Gravette, Arkansas (far NW corner of the state) I rode my Catrike in the annual Gravette Day parade in this town of less than 2K people where I went to high school. HS grad…
    in Parades Comment by TrikesterHal May 15
  • The best thing I did was to switch to SPD pedals. No more worrying about feet slipping off the pedals. I realized how much energy and concentration I used to prevent that from happening. That meant a lot of effort and wasted energy was being used…
  • 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.