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    Oh, that's the problem....

    With about 10 miles to go on my normal morning ride I began to sense that the trike was not rolling as well as usual. I have had this delusion before, and never found any real cause, just an "off day".

    I completed the ride, but noticed my knees hurt a little bit more than usual. My average speed was off by a half MPH.

    So I get home, and get off the trike. Oops, I have a flat rear tire. It appears I rode about 10 miles with a flat.

    NNY
    NNY

    I feel like a Weeble. My trike may wobble but I don't fall down.

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    I had the same thing happen but only rode about a quarter mile before all the air ran out and I felt the roughness of the rear tire on the road. However, last week after cleaning my bike I felt the "slowness" and realized my Fastback frame bag's strap was over the chain! It didnt tear it up but I couldnt believe I didnt notice it sooner.
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    Can you mount a maintenance mirror to keep an eye on your back tire, or is this just plain dumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    Can you mount a maintenance mirror to keep an eye on your back tire, or is this just plain dumb?

    Steven
    On a trike it's possible to lean over and look at the rear end directly - without falling over. So yeah, a mirror would probably be a waste.
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    I think looking at my rear tire would be darned near impossible, but I have started reaching back and squeezing the tire once in a while when stopped.

    I had already developed a similar habit for my flag after finding the pole loose from the mount and sticking out dangerously near the rear spokes.
    NNY

    I feel like a Weeble. My trike may wobble but I don't fall down.

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    Ok, glad I asked in the manner I did.

    This trike thing is my new hunt.
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    My back tire is can be visible in my rear view mirror on my Windcheetah. Just a matter of leaning the right way.

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    Saw a trike the other day, on a bike path. Do trikes actually ride in traffic ? Can the really be used instead of a regular bike in all circumstances or are all trike owners more or less living nearby an extensive net of bike paths ?

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carcassonne View Post
    Saw a trike the other day, on a bike path. Do trikes actually ride in traffic ? Can the really be used instead of a regular bike in all circumstances or are all trike owners more or less living nearby an extensive net of bike paths ?

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    Last edited by NoNaYet; 09-26-07 at 07:19 PM.
    NNY

    I feel like a Weeble. My trike may wobble but I don't fall down.

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