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My TRICE Q

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by CopperBrompton, 28 Mar 2008.

  1. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    It's like something out of Star Trek ! :blush:
     
  3. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    Makes sense - whenever I call for more power, the reply from the engine-room is "The engine cannae take it, captain!"
     
  4. col

    col Veteran

    I like the look of that,very nice.The only thing i would like to see,is more height,just a personnal preference,but id love to try one,it looks great fun to ride,and quick too?
     
  5. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    They're great fun: go-karts for grown-ups. And yes, pretty quick.

    Part of the appeal is the closeness to the road - you get a real sense of speed. Everyone thinks you can't be seen by cars until they try one. :-) Cars have no idea what to make of you, can't even tell from behind whether or not you are motorised, so tend to slow right down and actually change lanes to overtake.
     
  6. MichaelM

    MichaelM Veteran

    Location:
    Tayside
    I love the nice clean lines of that......
     
  7. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    Yes, they are sculptures that happen to also be rideable. :-)
     
  8. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I can second that sentiment, I encounter less crap driving around me when I'm on my trike compared to the MTB.
    Also, apart from the proximity to exhausts, the low position offers everything
    you need, as in lines of sight albeit without a view along the top of a queue of traffic but as you tend to ride in primary as part of the traffic, you just follow the lead of the vehicles in front.

    Beautiful trike BTW!
     
  9. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    I've got to say Ben, that's a seriously good bike and picture. I have to admit I'm intrigued by a recumbent trike even more than a recumbent bike but I think ultimately it wouldn't suit me. Love to try one though.
     
  10. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    Thanks, Crackle. Be very careful about trying one - they are seductive machines!
     
  11. That's a nice picture illustrating a good looking piece of kit. Looks complicated...where are the 'detail' shots? :biggrin: (slacker xx( )
     
  12. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Thirded. I get given far more room and courtesy from drivers when I'm sur 'bent than sur upright. Plus they are smilemobiles; kids smile, wave (as does many an adult). I also think that there's a thought pricking at the back of many a driver that they may well be for a disabled cyclist and they really don't want to be the one making the headlines about running over that disabled person valiantly keeping independence of mobility... I've had folk asking me how I managed to get myself in and out and how did I power the machine...
     
  13. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
  14. That's a cool description Ben - well explained. (I like the neat shoe stack under the radiator and the cork 'n rubber chock.)
    I must be rolling around at 250watts - according to the power chart...watch out Hoy - you're only 1750 watts up on me :tongue:;)
     
  15. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    Thanks - I was originally looking at prongs on the wall, then realised there was a much simpler solution. :-)