done my back in

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by roadrash, 5 Mar 2018.

  1. OP
    OP
    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Thanks and I appreciate it but ive resigned myself to the idea now I will look into folders in the near future
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Don't give up at the first, or second hurdle.

    It was a way back into cycling after what happened. Besides we've still to see pictures of you actually using it.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    oh I'm not giving up I intend to look at folding trikes in the near future see if they are any easier to manhandle in and out , I have to be realistic about it , my backs fecked as it is and its only going to go one way and its not for the better ,I don't want to help it along, I have a degenerative condition of the spine , but the bastard wont beat me without a fight.
     
  4. Time Waster

    Time Waster Well-Known Member

    I saw a trike designed to be easy to move on it's rear wheels. Designed to be stored vertically. A Hase IIRC. Not sure if it does. The website I saw had a guy holding it vertically but he was a young guy but I'd expect a delta trike might work for you.

    Otherwise HPV gekko trike IIRC is a folding tadpole trike that's compact. I have an old HPV streetmachine GT that's well made and I like a lot. A very good brand IMHO.

    I'm glad you're still looking for a way to make trikes work for you. Don't give up on the dark side!
     
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  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

  6. Time Waster

    Time Waster Well-Known Member

    I'd worry about hurting my bike on a two wheeled recumbent if I had a bad back. On mine I have to sit up to set off then slip back into the seat. It's not a perfect fit for me the seat. I also think I work the core muscles too on it. I assume a trike doesn't have the same twisting of the core to keep balance.

    That's just my limited experience, I could be wrong.
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    don't fancy two wheeled after the trike , aren't they usually about a grand
     
  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    That one is/was going for £250. Altringham if remembered correctly.
     
  9. fatjel

    fatjel Über Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    I understand how you feel. I bought my trike after breaking a collar bone.
    Had to pick it up one handed and get it through the back gate on its side .
    Possibly why my collarbone still feels a bit disjointed two years on
    Have 40 x 20 ft shed now tho still won’t roll through the door.
    Ice do / did a narrow trice which might fit thru ?
     
  10. TissoT

    TissoT Über Member

    Does the fence next to your lock up run with another property ?
     
  11. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    from previous research l think there is only l that folds 2 dimensionally that is in a small production run , it uses smaller wheels and is inversely expensive . even my project x folds in one plane but as an e-trike , catching it awkwardly would put my back out. during the summer months it lives in the boot of the estate car.
     
  12. DCBassman

    DCBassman Über Member

    Location:
    Tavistock
    Spinal surgery...4 times so far...Deep Joy. Not.
    Much sympathy from me.
     
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  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Any mileage in riding a full suspension MTB - more upright and stops the bone jarring ride - mine has made a huge difference - I can ride it for a few hours, can't do that with the rigid MTB, or indeed the road bike on a turbo - I can hardly get off the road bike on the turbo, even after half an hour.

    I'd also recommend a dropper post as I can't flex my back as well as I could so swinging a leg over a modern MTB is difficult after a while (I just drop the post before getting off - modern MTB's are MASSIVE). My back's not as knackered as your's but speaking from experience coming back from it being broken badly, and having half a vertebrae missing ?
     
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  14. OP
    OP
    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    To be honest I’ve never tried a full bouncer
     
  15. Skyblot

    Skyblot Regular

    How about a Greenspeed Anura? Delta trike and the wheel track is narrow enough to fit through the average doorway. Move it around by picking up the front wheel and towing it - easy. And store standing up on it's tail.
    Probably expensive and rare as hens teeth in the UK.
     
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