Electric trike

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by DEFENDER01, 12 Feb 2018.

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  1. DEFENDER01

    DEFENDER01 Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I am waiting for a total knee replacement and have been thinking of getting an electric trike.
    I have osteoporosis in both knees but the one I had a motorcycle accident with in 1971 has gone completely bone on bone.
    I am unable to walk without a stick.
    Would a electric trike be good as when I have had the operation I will need exercise
    Just wondering on thoughts or experiences.
    Don't want to spend too much as I hope to be able to continue enjoying cycling on my other bikes one of which is electric but can't get the confidence to ride it at the moment.:headshake:
     
  2. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    @raleighnut has an electric trike after an operation, his was bought as a trike and electric assist kit added to it, maybe he could advise
     
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  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Avoid Jorvik Trikes. At all costs.
     
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  4. Salar

    Salar Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    As @roadrash rightly says I built mine up from a Kentex that originally looked like this,

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    into mine which now looks like this,

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    The entire project worked out just short of a grand (except the Brooks B17 special that I nicked off one of my other bikes)

    The front wheel is a 250watt 'Hall effect' motor which 'freewheels' when not in use and after it's top speed is reached.
     
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    DEFENDER01

    DEFENDER01 Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I have seen them and they are quite expensive as i hope to only have one until i get mobile again.
    Is there a reason why you say avoid them.:sad:
    Been looking for a second hand one to get me by until get my operation then for a while for exercise while i recover.
     
  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    That's exactly what I thought, nearly 4yrs later and I'm still riding mine :cycle: I do have the odd spin out on the 2 wheelers every now and then but the trike is still my main vehicle. :becool:
     
  9. annedonnelly

    annedonnelly Girl from the North Country

    One of our local cycling charities has one for sale - I hope this facebook link works
     
  10. OP
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    DEFENDER01

    DEFENDER01 Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Doesn't give price or location
     
  11. Tailendman

    Tailendman Regular

    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Have you tried Pedelec forum. Pretty sure there will be some people there with ideas.
     
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