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Gissa go mister!

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by Piemaster, 6 Jun 2008.

  1. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    As the title suggests..Would anyone in my area be generous enough to let me have a look at their recumbent? Or even a short ride?
    I find myself increasingly fascinated and looking at web sites. I REALLY like the look of the Flevobike
    Can't say I've ever seen one on the mean streets of Hull or any dealers (unless ayone knows different?)
     
  2. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    Get yourself over to the York show;

    http://www.ctc.org.uk/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=4377
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I'd have posted that question if I'd thought about it.

    Anyone got one in Brum, apart from that black courier who I haven't seen for ages?
     
  4. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    There are a couple of Catrikes over there.
     
  5. byegad

    byegad Guru

    Location:
    NE England
    If ou're going to find yourself in County Durham I can let you try an Azub-4 (if it hasn't sold by then) also a Kettwiesel and a Trice QNT.
     
  6. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    York show it is!
    Thanks for the tip Catrike.

    Just have to figure out if Mrs P will be distracted for long enough by arena events for me to get to the saddlebag sale without her noticing I've gone.
     
  7. velocidad

    velocidad Senior Member

    hi piemaster,

    nice to see someone else from hull on the forum :rolleyes:. i used to be seen swanning about on a bike-E recumbent, but sold that a bit back. i could be buying a rather old and battered speed ross this weekend if all goes to plan.
    if that comes off, you would be welcome to pop over and have a go.

    cheers, velocidad.
     
  8. ccj

    ccj New Member

    I'm not in Birmingham, but we visit friends in Northfield 3 or 4 times a year, so I could probably load it into the car next time we go up. Are you anywhere near there?

    I suppose best to PM me in case you don't want details published.
     
  9. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    Thanks for the offer, Velocidad. Hope it works out for you.

    Apparently some sort of 'Bike week' event in Queen Vic square today. Actually find it odd there isn't more people from the fair city on here as it has such an (alleged) high bike usage. Terrain is flat and city centre can't be much more than a couple of miles from anywhere. Ideal for 'utility' cycling
     
  10. velocidad

    velocidad Senior Member

    piemaster...I didn't get the bike, so can't offer you a go, sorry about that.
    saw a brief mention of bike week (something in east and west park)in the paper, but no real details.
    if weather's ok will probs ride to york next week, otherwise it will be the train. maybe see you there?

    cheers, velocidad.
     
  11. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    Aww, shame. Never mind.
    I'm planning on being at the York show with the family so will be by car.
    maybe catch you there.

    I will be the tall, fat bloke trying to blag a recumbent ride.
    Then falling over ;)

    Cheers, Piemaster
    (there's a reason for the piemaster moniker;) )
     
  12. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    You are welcome to try the Catrike Expedition, then you cannot fall over.
     
  13. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    Wouldn't count on it, still got to take the stabilisers off the DF bike yet :smile:

    Thanks for the offer. Quite looking forward to the show now.
     
  14. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    So what happened? Did you lose your recumbent virginity, Piemaster? And if you did, did you enjoy the experience?
     
  15. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    Afraid not ;)

    Had a look but the stand was very busy at the time. No problem - I'll get a bite to eat then come back. Ate, then nipped back to the car to take the shopping bargains back to it.
    Car had a tree branch laying on it.:ohmy: Sort of put a downer on things at that point so didn't get back to the show and went home frustrated and cross. Really wasn't in the mood at that point to go back to the show.

    Heading to Holland for holiday in a month and staying quite close to this shop http://www.ligfietsshop.nl/ which seem to do rental as well.
    Would seem rude not to take up the chance to spend some time on one wouldn't it?