Trike Work Stand
Retired aerospace engineer Gary Bunting of southern California has invented a nifty portable trike stand for roadside repairs on picnic tables. Leave it to an engineer’s mind to figure this stuff out. Well, it works, and here is the proof. He was just itching for a chance to use it on our cross country trip, and got that chance when he swore he could hear his left front disc brake rubbing (I couldn’t hear a thing). So, he whips out his trusty plastic marvel, with some sort of a rubber liner to keep his gorgeous yellow Catrike paint unscathed, and shows me how it quickly assembles and raises the trike so the front tire could be rotated. We never successfully tracked down the offending noise or cause, but hey, we got to finally use the stand. Mission accomplished … at least the important part.