Reminder why I have a trike

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Re: Reminder why I have a trike

Postby squeaker » 10 Jan 2021, 11:05am

nobrakes wrote:Another cracking day on the trike. Pushing the envelope a bit - a full fat would be better. Lots of wheel spin on steeper climbs and riding through several inches of snow in places is slow going. Great fun though!

Nice pogies - took me a while to work out what they were :oops:

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Re: Reminder why I have a trike

Postby nobrakes » 10 Jan 2021, 9:28pm

They’re Rockbros. Not too expensive. Got them on Amazon.

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Re: Reminder why I have a trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 12 Jan 2021, 1:22pm

Cunobelin wrote:Made a classic error on mine....

Fitted a snow tyre to the rear wheel to add traction and it worked well

Then on the downhill from work applied brakes and realised that the additional grip should have been beneficial as I skidded along

Now have snow tyres all round

I did that one year - but, possibly because you had already mentioned that, I was very aware that I only had rear end grip.

Also important not to only do the front wheels - else the rear can easily overtake you.
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