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Newbie ready to take to the road on a specially adapted recumbent trike

Discussion in 'Adaptive and Disabled Cycling' started by Iain G, 28 Oct 2012.

  1. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    Recumbents restrict your movements, in that you cannot turn your shoulders in the same way as you do on an upright. Wing mirrors make sense

    All my trikes have them
     
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  2. Thank you so much for all the kinds words all posters here have made me feel very welcome :thanks: I will keep everyone updated with this project & I will post pictures when I have some thanks for the advice everyone :thumbsup:
     
  3. smaller trike.jpg This is me on a standard built ' Draisin' recumbent trike I assume this will be the back bone of the one I will have built but instead of hand bar steering mine will be shoulder steering
     
  4. Just a quick update about my trip on Monday to Germany for my trike build. The company who are making my recumbent trike 'Draisin' have notified me that I am going to be on German TV about my story I'll try & get the link for it when it's published ^_^
     
  5. I had a wonderful time in Germany & met such kind people. Here is a photo of my near complete 'Draisin' body steer recument trike ^_^ My debut ride with German TV company filming.jpg
     
  6. ianjmcd

    ianjmcd Senior Member

    Location:
    PAISLEY
    The ones he has ordered for his valves also work on presta valves the bottom ring that connects to schrader valves unscrews leaving the the smaller sized inside that fits on presta valves i know cos i have the same ones

    if you do order any that look as if they only fit schrader valves take the time to unscrew the bottom collar and you will find that most fit presta valves too


    And sorry meant to add welcome to the forum Iain
     
  7. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Welcome aboard!

    I love the white and red of that last trike, and it's scientifically proven that red bikes go faster ;)
     
  8. Mr Haematocrit

    Mr Haematocrit msg me on kik for android

    Location:
    Out of the saddle
    Frickin Epic.... great news and bike
     
  9. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    Location:
    ...New Tealandia
    Welcome to the forums. That is a great looking bike. Good luck once you get it home. Red bikes definitely go faster, its totally true.
    I look forward to watching the video once made, if it makes it to youtube.
     
  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    That bike looks really nice - have you brought the bike back to the UK yet?
     
  11. Thanks guys hopefully the trike will be here within the next 2 weeks they told me it's the only body steer recumbent bike/trike in Britain. I can't wait to get out & about on it when it arrives as then I can take my 3 year old boy on his first bike ride with a trailer on the back which they're delivering too.
     
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  12. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Staff Member

    Location:
    Ovver 'thill
    Awesome thread. Can't wait to see the trike Iain.. oh, and welcome!:welcome:
     
  13. Minotier

    Minotier Head Down, No Nonsense Now!

    Nice to hear you enjoyed your trip to Germany Iain. Looking forward to following you progress with the project.
    All the Best.:thumbsup:
     
  14. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Über Member

    Welcome to the dark side ......... ^_^

    I'm not quite so bad as you as I've still got my right arm, my left arm was eaten by a Tiger almost 15 years ago now.
    I ride an adapted ICE trike and its one of the best bits of kit I've ever bought.
    So I hope you get on well with yours.

    A recumbent is very visible on the road as they are so different.
    I've ridden mine on everything from from the quiet country roads to busy dual carriageways, ~20k miles in 3 years.
    And I still think the most dangerous place I ride mine is the local supermarket car-park and that is only because I'm below the height most car windows.

    You will find that every recumbent you see is unique as each rider tends to modify their machines differently.
    The standard additions/mods are Flags, Lights, Mirrors, Reflective stickers/tape.
    I've never seen two identical ones, so have fun adding bits to yours ......... :tongue:
     
  15. bloody hell not many people can beat that one mate have you got a picture of your dream machine?