Winter snowman bored – builds cool stuff!
Canada gets cold, or so I hear. One of our TA readers lives up there (well, maybe more, but this one has the same genetic disease that I suffer from: Overshareitus). Okay, so anyway, here is the latest wizardry to come out of the head of Trike Pilot Glen Aldridge:
Following text comes from a man with a frozen mind:
Since the weather here is not very conducive to riding, I find myself tinkering in the shop or dreaming up new ideas. Since I cannot ride, and spending $250.00 for an indoor trainer is out of the question, I decided to see what I could put together with some spare parts laying around. The Trike Trainer you see is simply a small hollow steel roller from an exercise machine cut in two to approx. 7 Inches in length. I then applied sealed bearings to the open end locking them in place with silicone. The frame you see was a 2″ x 3″ length of mahogany (I hate throwing out nice wood) cut to give me a frame to hold the rollers.
I estimated the arc on my 20 inch wheels to make sure my tire would not be touching the floor & then spaced the rollers about 10 inches apart. I think they should have been a little closer together. Anyway, it works but I may see ways to improve the idea in the new year.
The rear tail light mount is simple an accessory bar that you can buy at almost any cycle shop or online. It is intended for handlebars where there may not be much room for adding your computer, shifter, horn, etc. It just happens to make a great tail light mount too. This will be mounted on the back side of my headrest with the 2 small right angle brackets shown in the photo to raise the taillight from the low rear rack position usually used on Trikes.