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  1. #1
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    New Trike

    Pretty slow in this forum so let me help it out.

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  2. #2
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    Nice! Love the color. I hope you enjoy many happy miles with it!

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

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    Please tell us more.

    I got to ride a trike, last year, for the first time and, have to say, it was fun. It was an old trike I found at a pawn shop and they let me take it for a test ride. Since I don't buy wheels without doing some research, went home to get more info, but by the time I got back to the shop, the trike was gone.

    Plus one on the color, too. I love brought happy colors.

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    That's a nice trike, and the trunk addresses my concerns about sitting so low in traffic, you could light that up like the 4th of July.

    Electra Townie 7D

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    Beautiful, have fun with it!

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    That's a nice trike, and the trunk addresses my concerns about sitting so low in traffic, you could light that up like the 4th of July.
    That's what lot of people say about recumbent trikes and velomobile. Yet all seem to be able to see the stripes on the ground and many will yell at a rider saying you are too friggin low to the ground. If they couldn't see you, then how can they yell at the rider?

    Not trying to start an argument, just pointing out things noticed by velomobile riders and trike riders. BTW, I have this very gaudy flashy flag with whirly thing on my heavy tank trike.

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    Nice!

    As far as being low to the ground - what I would worry about is *seeing,* not being seen. When I was riding there were a couple of 'bent riders who'd come on our group rides, and they'd constantly be running over potholes that they couldn't see until they were right on top of them. Even though the one guy whose bike had a 700c rear wheel, and his head was actually higher than mine on my diamond frame bike when we were side by side, I guess the angle of his eyes plus the fact that his legs are out in front of him, made it difficult to see the road ahead.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

 

 

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