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Thread: Here's Sparky!

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    Here's Sparky!

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    Just have to share my newest addition. There's not so much interest in recumbents here, so I'm hoping to instill some bike envy here...
    Sparky makes my butt so happy!

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    Very nice. Enjoy!!

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    Very cool! Does look like a happy ride!
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    For a second, I thought you were talking about Sparky, the ASU mascot!
    But, congrats on your new bike.
    And, it wouldn't hurt if we brought back the old Sparky!
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    Had to google that, but I like the comparison. Sparky is zippy and naughty and a little bit devilish...

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    Gotta love a "Happy Butt".
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    Honestly, it makes me wonder why there aren't more recumbents out there, since I can't possibly be the only one who suffers riding even the most comfortable roadbike seat. (especially since becoming menopausal) Such a simple solution to the problem!

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    Congrats on the shiny new ride!

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    Looks like the merriest of Christmas presents. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosc View Post
    Looks like the merriest of Christmas presents. Enjoy!
    Indeed! I will!

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    Have fun with Sparky, love the name!

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    Yes, all those trikes are fun to ride. The best part is you can go up a hill as slow as you want to go without ever worrying about tipping over.

    I've been so busy that I've been putting off on getting a cat trike pocket. I'm bit jealous at your new, brand spanking new ride. Enjoy your ride. Personally, I think everyone should have one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingcat View Post
    Yes, all those trikes are fun to ride. The best part is you can go up a hill as slow as you want to go without ever worrying about tipping over.

    I've been so busy that I've been putting off on getting a cat trike pocket. I'm bit jealous at your new, brand spanking new ride. Enjoy your ride. Personally, I think everyone should have one of these.
    I know, I am totally undeserving of another new bike! The realization that people selling used trikes typically wanted as much for used as it cost to get new was perfect justification. Yes, the stability on hills was my main motivation for wanting to get a trike. I love the Bellandare, but the hills really freaked me out and it didn't seem to be getting better. Trikes for Everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingcat View Post
    Yes, all those trikes are fun to ride. The best part is you can go up a hill as slow as you want to go without ever worrying about tipping over...
    I LIKE this part of it Perhaps someday I will be in a position to have a trike and get to ride again. Right now even IF I had the $$$, I wouldn't have any way to transport it or even get it up/down the narrow stairs to my apt. Not with my shoulder & neck...but I REALLY LIKE the idea of a bike that won't tip over on the uphill if you get too slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrin View Post
    I LIKE this part of it Perhaps someday I will be in a position to have a trike and get to ride again. Right now even IF I had the $$$, I wouldn't have any way to transport it or even get it up/down the narrow stairs to my apt. Not with my shoulder & neck...but I REALLY LIKE the idea of a bike that won't tip over on the uphill if you get too slow.
    In theory, Sparky folds up as small as 32"x24"and could be transported in just about any trunk. He's 36 pounds--so not too much heavier than your average hybrid. That just leaves the price barrier, which is formidable. Trident Trikes (for instance) makes some well respected folding trikes (Spike, Stowaway, Titan)for about what you'd pay for a modestly priced roadie...
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    Last edited by lauraelmore1033; 12-28-2014 at 12:18 AM.

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