My new trike.

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by fossala, 18 Jun 2015.

  1. fossala

    fossala Über Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
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    I've now just gotten used to riding it!
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    Nice..
    Would love to try one. Apparently they take a while to get used to. Not as easy to ride as they look, especially cornering.
     
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  3. MiK1138

    MiK1138 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I was told they can be quite unstable at mid range speeds, which confused the cr%p out of me, :wacko:
     
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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    They're certainly 'interesting' in corners. :eek:
    The technique is completely the opposite of a 2 wheeler in that you need to keep the inside pedal down and all your weight on it whilst hanging off like a loon getting your body weight inside. I was having a natter with a fellow trike rider (he'd got a Longstaff) and his comment was "It brings out the inner 3yr old in you)
    I'd love one but the price :eek: makes even a ICE recumbent trike look cheap.
     
  5. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    I saw something really odd last week. It was a tandem trike. It looked really difficult to ride as well. Going Into a corner the front cyclist was leaning Into the corner, and exiting the bend the stoker was leaning In the opposite direction. It looked quite scary. I've never seen anything like that before.
     
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  6. OP
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    fossala

    fossala Über Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    When I first got on it I couldn't go in a straight line never mind round corners. Now I can ride it almost as well as a 2 wheeler. It's way more fun to ride though, definitely does bring out the 3 year old.
     
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  7. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Once mastered, they are good fun
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  8. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists


    That's it. It looks bloody scary when your behind someone riding it. Especially on bends.
     
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  9. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    Some of my passengers would agree with you!
     
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  10. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    Bicycles are steered by balance and balanced by steering, just like aircraft. Trikes are steered by steering and balanced by balancing, just like cars.
    It is no coincidence that the inventors of flying were bicycle mechanics, not car builders.
     
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  11. Mark Lawless

    Mark Lawless Active Member

    I'd love to try one of those, but I don't think I'd have any ambitions to own one. If you could get some lean into the equation, it might be better - but you'd have to ask the question - WHY?

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  12. further

    further Über Member

    My wife has a Pashley TRi1,buggered if I can ride it.
     
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  13. JuanLobbe

    JuanLobbe Über Member

    Location:
    Sale, Manchester
    Where can I buy a trike from fossala? One of the ladies in my club has one and I think they're ace and would be great in icy conditions... am I right?
     
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  14. Fossils, that is a lovely bike. Real class. ^_^
     
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  15. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    Yeah, same with bikes, as well! :okay:
     
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