looking for a recumbent trike

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looking for a recumbent trike

Postby godsy » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:12 pm

Anyone know of places in KC area that sell these? Or any builders out there who make them?

I'm looking for something I can ride - but need a wide seat - are there any built for us big boned girls?
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Postby t-vicky » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:53 pm

Have a recumbant trike that I built for my wife because mine hurt her hips. Its for sale.
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Postby godsy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:13 pm

So how do you steer those things? Is there anyplace that rents them so I could take a test drive.

I rode a low to the ground trike on the beaches by Santa Monica - guess it wasn't a true recumbent - seat simlar - but steered like a tricycle- any body selling those kind?
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Postby t-vicky » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:13 pm

Tryed to post some pics but they were too big. Just e-mail me & I will send you pics. www.r26ford@sbcglobal.net
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Postby TPMcGinty » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:58 am

godsy wrote:So how do you steer those things? Is there anyplace that rents them so I could take a test drive.

I rode a low to the ground trike on the beaches by Santa Monica - guess it wasn't a true recumbent - seat simlar - but steered like a tricycle- any body selling those kind?


Most bike shops will let you try out their bikes and trikes. They might or might not rent them out, but you can at least pedal them and get a feel for one.
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Postby Greg M » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:23 am

Looks like you might be looking more for something like a Sun EZ-3. Take a look here

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Postby godsy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:17 pm

I'm looking at the new Rover model of the Terra Trikes. It look like it would be easier to get in and out of. They aren't out till May. Anyone from Michigan seen these yet?
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Postby kirkman » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:59 am

Godsy..... I own a Terra trike (not the model your looking at) and love mine you can not go wrong with one. Very easy to ride. I don't think you will find one from any other company that will handle you as nicely as this one looks like it will. Easy on and off because of it's height and up to 400 lbs. To my knowledge no one else makes a bike that is this user friendly for seniors, people with bad knees, and our larger friends. :thumbsup: Plus that's a great price!
Hope this helps you, good luck and keep the rubber side down!
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Postby drafter » Mon May 17, 2010 10:57 pm

I was seriously looking at the Terra Trike Tour but my local bike shop had a new Sun T-3 AX trike for a great price so this is what I purchased. I really like how this rides.
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Re: looking for a recumbent trike

Postby b1kebox » Sat May 22, 2010 12:34 pm

godsy wrote:I'm looking for something I can ride - but need a wide seat - are there any built for us big boned girls?


I have a Lightfoot Greenway (fits through motel doors when touring) but the wider Roadrunner may be exactly what you'd want. http://www.lightfootcycles.com/roadrunner.php
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Got my trike!

Postby godsy » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:25 am

Picked up my Rover recumbent trike from Terra Trike. Got it at Pace Bicycle Haven in Independence. Mark did a great job assembling and adding a few extra's for me. He put on locking brakes, changed the shank, added fender, flag, reflectors and a nifty bell.

Had a great time riding in the neighbor hood. Probably did a little too much for first day - but loving it! Easy to ride and gonna be a great way to exercise and fun while camping.

Now I need an extra cargo carrier to haul it! :duh:
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Re: Got my trike!

Postby Fenlason » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:16 am

godsy wrote:Picked up my Rover recumbent trike from Terra Trike. Got it at Pace Bicycle Haven in Independence. Mark did a great job assembling and adding a few extra's for me. He put on locking brakes, changed the shank, added fender, flag, reflectors and a nifty bell.

Had a great time riding in the neighbor hood. Probably did a little too much for first day - but loving it! Easy to ride and gonna be a great way to exercise and fun while camping.

Now I need an extra cargo carrier to haul it! :duh:


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Postby kirkman » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:22 pm

Way to go have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby drafter » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:07 am

Congrats on your new trike. The Rover looks like a nice trike and from what I've heard, Terratrike takes good care of their customers.

Only words of wisdom I can give you is to make sure you use the gears instead of pushing too hard on the pedals and hurt your knees. It took me a few rides to learn not to do it. Now 20 mile rides are easy. :thumbsup:
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