Here you will feast your head on photos and narrative from Trike Asylum readers. As always, there is no order to anything. It is chaotic, much like some of us view life. It may be updated sporadically. For whatever it’s worth to you, here is something to spend your time reviewing.
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Seat Comfort for the bum:
October 1, 2013
Glad the PCTA went OK’ish but a shame that David had to drop out so soon.
Anyway for your readers curiosity I’ve attached a couple of pic’s of my route to more seat comfort.
From the outset of riding my ICE ‘T’ I found that being a bit broad in the beam the seat frame tube tended to dig into my bones after a long ride. Well you know me by now, I had to find a solution. It came in the form of foam pipe insulation use by folks over here to prevent frozen water pipes.
Experience has shown that it needs replacing on the trike seat after about twelve months by which time it has worn through. Depends how much you wriggle about and how far you ride. It’s inexpensive to buy and is affixed using gaffer tape, dead simple and the job can be done in less than 30 minutes.
One picture shows the old pipe lagging and the second one the replacement foam.
Happiness is a freshly lagged seat and a long ride on a warm, windless day.
Trike on folks,
P.S. Maybe if you plan to buy an ICE you should come over with the Q, do a trade in and take the new one back to avoid import duty. One trike out, one trike back. Or just get one now whilst the government departments are closed. And I thought WE had a bunch of crackpots in charge.
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His first overland attempt – July 2013
From British TA reader Alonzo Savage comes this tale of his recent trek on his trike, fully loaded to test his gear and personal mettle. Here is his story and photos (notice he is running the Arkel pannier system):
A solution to carrying two trikes on one small car
Fabricated utility pole
SIDI shoe modification – putting standard soles on MTB shoes
(this was done because the standard soles are somewhat unstable for walking)
Read Alonzo’s explanation in the Comment section below.
New Catrike frame (first one cracked)