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Indiana Dave and his 26 pound Catrike 700


2 responses

  1. Cool trike! I didn’t understand the reference to the tape in the dropouts, what is that?

    October 6, 2014 at 12:08 am

  2. Hello klzig,

    The reference was regarding an idea my friend Matt Jensen revealed to me earlier this year, something he had done on his former Catrike 700, and something I also chose to do on my new 700. The tape is special reflectorized tape, and when a small piece is cut and placed into the rear of each drop-out, makes for a reflectorized surface that motorists approaching from the rear can see if they have their headlights on in low level lighting conditions. You can read about it on the “Steve’s Catrike 700” page of this website (about a quarter of the way down the page from the top):

    Also, here is a photo to show the idea:

    Drop-out Reflectors


    October 6, 2014 at 9:14 am