The new TerraTrike CURVE kit adapter mount brackets look great. The tube is thicker wall, the fit is tighter and the weld is much longer. Today I mailed out the new brackets to all the wonderful testers who received the TerraTrike kits with the older mounts. And the new kits are now available for sale...finally.
The other day I was asked whether the CURVE neck rest with brackets that fit the stock Catrike mounts can also fit the kit mount...the "L" tube and mtb stem. In the past I've said no, that even though the CURVE neck rests were the same the mounts were different and not interchangeable. Well that's not entirely true. Here's a picture I received from a customer who no longer wanted to use the stock mounts and wanted to fit his CURVE to the kit. It's ingenious really, and quite simple. The horizontal arm of the "L" tower is 1" OD, just like the seat brace tube on the Catrike. He mounted the two stock black clamps on the "L" tube and then mounted the CURVE to the stock brackets. Adjusting the neck rest face up and down by rotating the clamps means the tube can be used to stop the neck rest from rotating downward. And I think by moving the clamps closer to the neck rest brackets you can eliminate the spacers as well. Good idea. So in case you were wondering, turns out the answer is yes the stock brackets can be retro-mounted to fit the kit tower. Not an intentional design...but it works.
TOT's coming. I know it's only February 2, but if the next 4 months go as quickly as the last 4, it'll just be a flash before we're loading up the trikes and heading for Kellogg. I hired a well-known industrial designer in Germany (right...my son Noah) to create some new art designs for the TOT souvenirs. I saw on his blog that he'd hired a junior designer to bring a fresh and youthful perspective. Here's what Noah posted on Maya's blog. I'm excited to see their work!