Author Topic: Trike  (Read 7903 times)

jogler

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Trike
« on: December 18, 2009, 02:25:27 pm »
I have an itch that needs scratching
Anyone have a cheap(subjective,I know) trike to sell or know of same?
I want something with a resale value in case I don't take to it &  wish to sell it or do get the bug & then wish to upgrade.
ATM I have to go to Longsataff's without my wallet IYSWIM:they have a lovely frame hanging over the till :demon:

border-rider

Re: Trike
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 03:52:33 pm »
This thread usually flags up the bargains

Trikes on e-bay

I got one last year for £150

jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 04:09:27 pm »
Thanks for that link. £150-ish is non too shabby :thumbsup:

I need to take a more in-depth look into the forum.I was not aware that existed    :-[

Treewheeler

Re: Trike
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 06:37:39 pm »
Just get on and buy one  :thumbsup:
There are too few of us barrow riders here or any where for that matter  :'(

fboab

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Re: Trike
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2009, 06:54:57 pm »
There was a beautiful white Longstaff waiting to be collected at Madgett's this afternoon.
Mick was extolling their virtues for this kind of weather.
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jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 07:00:52 pm »
Just get on and buy one  :thumbsup:
There are too few of us barrow riders here or any where for that matter  :'(


That's what I normally do but that which I want is the thick end of £3K,maybe a little more :o, & before I splash that much cash I want to be sure that I can be comfortable with a machine that is cycling's equivalent of golf:plus I would in due course have to sell 2 or 3 of the current stable to make room in the garage & dull the financial pain

Re: Trike
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 09:01:25 am »
Don't do it just yet.  Unless you have some tricycle experience it will not be a good idea to try to learn on snow and ice - you need to know what you are doing.

Other than that, Tuggo is right - just do it.  I'll be going out in a little while.  It should be interesting because we had rain about 10pm and then it froze.  Yes I'll be on a trike, but then I usually am.

gordon taylor

Re: Trike
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 10:14:04 am »
YHPM, jogler.

Re: Trike
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009, 12:27:40 pm »
Altho' they don't come up very often on ebay, when they do usually don't fetch a great deal. This is partly because sellers hardly ever offer postage! So, if you don't mind driving a fair distance to collect, well worth watching/registering for alerts when one appears.
Let right or wrong alone decide
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jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2009, 02:22:07 pm »
YHPM, jogler.

So do you Gordon with more to follow later.
That's ideal & terrific :thumbsup:
If I weren't a bloke I'd have your babies ;D

Treewheeler

Re: Trike
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2009, 03:35:49 pm »
What are you 2 bum bandits up to behind the scenes...? ;D

Treewheeler

Re: Trike
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2009, 03:46:06 pm »

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  a machine that is cycling's equivalent of golf
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Steady on chap...  ???
 Thats' a bit harsh.  :(
You wanna ride a 200km with me before you post such ill chosen comments  :demon:

jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2009, 03:50:38 pm »
The golf analogy comes from my first experience on the driving range...I could not get that bl%%dy ball to go where I wanted it to. ::-)

I believe that steering a trike is like trying to control something with a mind of it's own.

Re: Trike
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2009, 03:52:03 pm »
rather than spoiling a good walk ?

Treewheeler

Re: Trike
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2009, 03:55:41 pm »
W.T.F are you nosing around on a thread about trikes...? ;D

Re: Trike
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2009, 04:11:38 pm »
A bloke in the local CTC has a Ken Rogers trike.  He won't let me ride it in case I turn it over  >:(
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Treewheeler

Re: Trike
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2009, 04:16:51 pm »
Turn it over..?
 To the H.S.E perhaps cause its a high risk form of transport..? ;D

robgul

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Re: Trike
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2009, 08:22:01 pm »
All this trike talk ... I MUST learn to ride mine ... had it 3 years or so and the furthest I've been is the end of the road.

Rob
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Treewheeler

Re: Trike
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2009, 09:04:12 pm »
All this trike talk ... I MUST learn to ride mine ... had it 3 years or so and the furthest I've been is the end of the road.

Rob
HARK! A virtual trikie!

robgul

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Re: Trike
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2009, 10:55:07 am »
All this trike talk ... I MUST learn to ride mine ... had it 3 years or so and the furthest I've been is the end of the road.

Rob
HARK! A virtual trikie!


Shhhh - my wife doesn't know I have it, she still think I only have 9 bikes when it's really about 14  8)

Rob
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jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2009, 11:19:30 am »



Shhhh - my wife doesn't know I have it, she still think I only have 9 bikes when it's really about 14  8)

Rob

 ;D ;D :demon:

gordon taylor

Re: Trike
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2009, 11:27:44 am »
OK, jogler...

This baby is ready for you to collect and borrow for a while - bring a saddle and a quill stem if possible. The bars are high and untaped so that you can decide a comfy position first. I'd hate you to crash into that first hedge without feeling comfortable.  ;D  This thing scared me half to death when I first got it - be careful!

One of the front brakes is squealing, I hope it's because the rim is new.  :-\

I haven't riden it since I got my Longstaff - this Rogers is heavy to pedal and has twitchy steering in comparison.


jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2009, 11:56:11 am »
What a super new toy :thumbsup:

Very many thanks Gordon
YHPM

jogler

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Re: Trike
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2009, 12:49:26 pm »
rather than spoiling a good walk ?

as you know,i usually go for a walk when I take the bike out ::-)

onb

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Re: Trike
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2009, 02:01:41 pm »
rather than spoiling a good walk ?

as you know,i usually go for a walk when I take the bike out ::-)

Are you bringing it mext monday?
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