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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-06-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,033
Posted By Atophy
Absolutely, All we can do is throw suggestions...

Absolutely, All we can do is throw suggestions and more things for him to consider so he doesn't jump in uninformed. Its his money, its his decision :D
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-05-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,033
Posted By Atophy
Lawn chairs are comfortable, ride one... get a...

Lawn chairs are comfortable, ride one... get a Tadpole trike :D
I got myself a Catrike Trail recently and I'm loving it. In the right gear it climbs walls with little effort and does great on...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-01-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,016
Posted By Atophy
This winter is brutal. We Had a frost a couple...

This winter is brutal.
We Had a frost a couple days ago that made everything look just like that. No kidding, FROST, not snow !
Forum: Recumbent 12-23-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atophy
Utah trikes said I wouldn't need one with the...

Utah trikes said I wouldn't need one with the 2013 trail... I took their word for it and skipped the extra 125 bucks...
Forum: Recumbent 12-22-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atophy
356224356225356226 Because of the rack, I...

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Because of the rack, I had to find an oddball place to mount my flags. The rack is mounted to the head rest instead of the built in stays, the rack came up short but everything...
Forum: Recumbent 12-17-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atophy
Got my wheel back from the shop today, half way...

Got my wheel back from the shop today, half way home on the train I noticed something amiss.... The valve stem would have been in a cross, under the reflector and the logo didn't line up to the valve...
Forum: Touring 12-16-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By Atophy
Expensive correct, but the alternative is...

Expensive correct, but the alternative is carrying a half ton of batteries if you're making plans to be out of contact with civilisation for a few days to a week.
DIY is a great option, I've...
Forum: Touring 12-15-13, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By Atophy
Personally, I was looking into a goal zero...

Personally, I was looking into a goal zero system.
They have the boulder 15 (http://www.goalzero.com/p/20/boulder-15-solar-panel), shirpa 50 (http://www.goalzero.com/p/151/Sherpa-50-Power-Pack)...
Forum: Recumbent 12-15-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atophy
I've got the wheel in for building today, once I...

I've got the wheel in for building today, once I choose a tire and get a chance to ride i'll be sure to let ya know. Everythings gonna be under snow for a while yet it looks. Ill be sure to catch a...
Forum: Touring 12-14-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,582
Posted By Atophy
Pictures of touring power rigs

I'm looking for ideas and specs on power systems for touring to keep batteries and devices charged.
I'm hoping for a minimum of 15 watts, hoping for up to 30. Nothing like a little overkill to be on...
Forum: Recumbent 12-14-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atophy
Discovered the right extender wasn't quite...

Discovered the right extender wasn't quite tightened down enough causing it to skew out a hair, barely noticeable.
All tightened in it clears the bolt, but just barely. Looks like I can keep my 26"...
Forum: Recumbent 12-12-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,958
Posted By Atophy
Catrike 2013 wheel extension kit

Anyone with a 2013 trail or villager install these things ?
I have a problem on my smallest cog where the chain contacts one of the installation bolts.
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Do I have to fit some...
Forum: Recumbent 12-09-13, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Atophy
Nope, not that I saw anyway. I came up with a...

Nope, not that I saw anyway.
I came up with a solution courtesy of a PM from Vegastriker.
I used the headrest as a seatstay mount to bolt it in, had all the hardware in the Filzer package to do it...
Forum: Recumbent 12-06-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Atophy
I'm looking to fit a 26" or 700c with the Utah...

I'm looking to fit a 26" or 700c with the Utah trikes wheel extenders, I need something tall.
I did buy a Filzer PR-4 (http://www.filzer.com/products.php?id=137) from MEC last week, it would...
Forum: Recumbent 12-06-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Atophy
Racks for a trike ?

I'm having trouble finding a good rack system for my trike, Its a 2013 Catrike Trail, 10 spd hub.
Anyone have any good suggestions ? It seems most racks won't fit, the seat back tends to interfere...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15,785
Views: 2,515,011
Posted By Atophy
Watch the sharp corners at speed. I managed to...

Watch the sharp corners at speed. I managed to put mine on 2 wheels the other day. The villager is a little higher and will be a little more likely to do it. Gotta lean into your turns if you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-01-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15,785
Views: 2,515,011
Posted By Atophy
Damn facebook brainwashing... I keep wanting to...

Damn facebook brainwashing... I keep wanting to hit like on so many of these posts !
Forum: Road Cycling 11-29-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15,785
Views: 2,515,011
Posted By Atophy
My trike arrived last friday, now I have entered...

My trike arrived last friday, now I have entered the world of clipless riding and started building my arsenal of cycle specific tools. Sadly, the rack I bought won't fit on the trike.

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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-24-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Atophy
Planning on a long distance tour. I'm looking...

Planning on a long distance tour. I'm looking into a 30w solar system, but it would be nice if I didn't have to charge up a ton of batteries in addition to my gadgets. I don't plan on a lot of night...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-24-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Atophy
Opinions on solar lights ?

I got wondering about solar charged lights for a bike, any opinions ?
There seems to be a plethora of options on the market...
Forum: Recumbent 11-23-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By Atophy
Took my lawn chair for its maiden voyage !

Just bought a Catrike Trail...
All I can say is I love this thing, the chain was a pain in the ass though to string up.
I assembled it last night and took it out for a 5 1/2 hour maiden voyage...
Forum: Touring 11-23-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atophy
Right now I have a coleman sunrise III 3 man...

Right now I have a coleman sunrise III 3 man tent.. its roomy and sets up in a reasonable amount of time but it packs up huge and heavy from a touring perspective.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-19-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,927
Posted By Atophy
I think a bicycle is probably seen as a vanity...

I think a bicycle is probably seen as a vanity item more than a practical one, by non-cyclists at least..
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-19-13, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,016
Posted By Atophy
351499 Canadian rockies in the distance,...

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Canadian rockies in the distance, somewhere between Bragg creek and Elbow falls methinks.
I didn't have the presence of mind to collect GPS info.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-19-13, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 196,016
Posted By Atophy
They've all got cyclists in em... POV... someones...

They've all got cyclists in em... POV... someones gotta snap the photo :D
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