The German Mirrors did not work for me

Background (from my 01/07/08 post):

The last few days I’ve worked to adapt the German Mirrors to allow them to be used on the left and right of the trike. I think they will work but not look as streamline [“aero”] as they were. I need to buy a different adhesive and rubberized spray for the back.

Observations (from my 02/12/08 ride):

Riding in traffic, it was difficult to tell exactly which lane the approaching vehicle was it. That is, to know when to bail-out if you think you are about to be run over. I also had more inboard view and less outboard view than needed for safety. The mirrors may work very well where positioning is more favorable for their use. For now I’ll go with a pair of Mountain Mirrycle Mirrors. This mirror came with the trike. I have ordered one additional mirror for the right side. I’m to receive it Monday the 18th.

Replacement Mountain Mirrycle Mirrors Received

Solar Power

…at least for the strobe light. It works, albeit, not as long a run-time as I want. I’m tweaking the wiring.


Beneath the seat is my FastBack System Fastback 4.0 Hydration System. I have a black covered drinking tube and a specially designed bracket to hold the tube end. I’ve ridden with it and it works very well. I take the tube under the arm as opposed to over-the-shoulder.

Workstand Tweaks

My pre-trike-arrival workstand [I built it without know the actual trike dimensions] has been a jewel in setting up the trike and doing chain related work. It is the handiest of tools. I’ve made a few minor adjustments for improved CT700 fit.
First, the stand as built is a perfect fit in length and width. I notched the 2 front cups to allow seat frame to not keep the cruciform from sitting at the cup bottom. I lowered the cup front to preclude decal marring.

I also notched the rear cup, shortened it 7/8″ for stay clearence [after I chanced the rear boom connection–now screw-in] and shaved the right side of the tube cap for chain clearance. For safety, I placed a board [black rubber covering to be added] to sit my tool box on as a stand counter-weight. The stand holds the trike as it was built without the counter-weight. Thus, to preclude tippiness, I’m using a counter- weight. I am VERY pleased with this stand. I spoke with my LBS mechanic. He welcomes my stand when I take the trike in for service. All is GOOD!