Time has come

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by Gorweddol, 23 Jan 2019.

  1. Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    The time has come for me to move on, I think. My home built trike has never had great reliability and after riding it 6000km in the last two years it showing more signs of unreliability. My delema is that to get a trike I would like and I expect most of you would advise will cost £!!!!!!!!!. So I am embarking on a hunt for a trike with 26” rear wheel, rear/ suspension and has a sound true aligned frame, all this for between £500/£800. Yes I understand it’s almost a forlorn task, but as they say if you don’t ask you don’t get.
     
  2. Mr Magoo

    Mr Magoo Veteran

    Often overlooked but might meet all your needs and expectations ?
    The Optima Rider Trike ….orginally made in Holland …...classic tadpole layout .
    20" front wheels with cable controlled disc or drums or hydro drums
    26" rear wheel all with rear suspension
    Fibreglass seat shell with adjustable rake angle adjustment
    Telescopic front boom
    Gearing can be 3 spd hub combined with 7/8/9 cogs on the rear wheel .
    or DR triple ring front and 9 cogs rear .
    Indirect (relaxed) steering system
    With a no nonsense frame construction of powder coated steel and anodised ali.
    Would be close to your upper limit for a trike that was not a basket case !
    No doubt forum members will have pictures to illustrate .
     
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  3. OP
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    Thank you for your feedback.
    I have heard about the Optima trike but I have not seen any for sale. Maybe I need to look harder. From your description it certainly would be worth a look. Cheers.
     
  4. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
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    classic33 Legendary Member

  7. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

  8. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

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  9. neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
    Performer jc70 as new in Swansea on fb £750
     
  10. OP
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
  11. OP
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    Yes I have been viewing your trike. Not sure about the electric assist just yet. If I want to tour,then the extra weight and limited distance maybe a factor. I suppose there’s always the option of a bigger capacity battery. It does look tempting though.
     
  12. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    could do a deal less rear wheel and electrics ,
     
  13. Bad Machine

    Bad Machine In the garage .....

    Location:
    East Anglia
    I realise it's over your budget, and hasn't the rear suspension you want, but this one should be avoided without a proper close inspection - have a look at the way the chain has been routed ............................... :cry:

    ICE VTX TRIKE , RECUMBENT TRIKE , TRIKE, 3 WHEELS, https://ebay.us/FDSxjx
     
    Last edited: 27 Jan 2019
  14. neil earley

    neil earley Über Member

    Location:
    Neath
    bloody hell !! cant believe the chain line
     
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  15. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Eeek thats as sketchy as a sketch of a sketchy thing
     
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