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General Category => Freewheeling => The Dark Side => Topic started by: Paulapops on July 18, 2008, 08:50:42 pm

Title: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Paulapops on July 18, 2008, 08:50:42 pm
A friend wants to sell his Trice XL -  I'm tempted... really tempted
But I haven't got any storage room  :'(
What do you reckon, should I just go for it and squeeze it in somewhere?
Bearing in mind I've never ridden a bent before (well..I've had a go for a few yards!)
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Charlotte on July 18, 2008, 10:29:19 pm
n+1 (http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4296.msg71515#msg71515)  :demon:

Besides - if you're having problems finding somewhere to put it, I can look after it for you  :D
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Valiant on July 18, 2008, 10:47:35 pm
When I brought my trike, I'd never ridden a bent or a trike before. I didn't have any space either, so now it lives outside the office under a waterproof motorcycle cover and secured pretty darn well.

Don't regret a single moment of it. Well actually I do, whenever I have to deal with Challenge but you should be ok there.
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Cunobelin on July 18, 2008, 11:04:16 pm
Trices take up little room!

The seat quickly detaches, and stored upright it takes up little room

You can easily find space!

Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: alan on July 19, 2008, 11:18:18 am
DO IT. & deal with the issues arising afterwards.The enjoyment you will have will make the effort worthwhile.
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Paulapops on July 19, 2008, 02:58:57 pm
www err... the deed is done
watch out for some goodies for sale soon...
heading out for a spin up  :-\ (and down  ;D) the Llanberis pass
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Valiant on July 19, 2008, 03:52:28 pm
Yay!
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: alan on July 19, 2008, 05:00:09 pm
Show us your pics Paulapops,show us your pics.
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Gus on July 19, 2008, 05:12:05 pm
It's the right forum to ask if you want to buy a bike.
You'll never get a "no don't buy it".  ;D ;D 
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Paulapops on July 20, 2008, 09:47:00 pm
Show us your pics Paulapops,show us your pics.

Try these
What a buzz that was, I've been grinning like a silly grinning thing all day  ;D ;D ;D
that thing goes like stink, absolutely brilliant.
thanks for the advice but lets face it  I didn't need much persuading
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/paulajos/PaulaSBikes (http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/paulajos/PaulaSBikes)
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: clarion on July 20, 2008, 09:49:51 pm
Looks great - hope you have many happy miles on it :thumbsup:

*very very very jealous*
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Valiant on July 20, 2008, 11:15:54 pm
Looks great!
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 21, 2008, 11:21:39 am
Trices take up little room!

The seat quickly detaches, and stored upright it takes up little room

The current ones do, but the older, non-foldable ones are a bit less divisible.  Getting the seat off my XXL is a fairly major operation involving considerable swearing and standing on one's head.
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: harrumph on July 21, 2008, 12:15:50 pm
...I've been grinning like a silly grinning thing all day  ;D ;D ;D
My Significant Other got hers a week ago and is also afflicted with Trike Lurve  ;D

And it's still living in the kitchen (she likes sitting on it even when it's not going anywhere).
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Paulapops on July 21, 2008, 02:01:53 pm
Trices take up little room!

The seat quickly detaches, and stored upright it takes up little room

The current ones do, but the older, non-foldable ones are a bit less divisible.  Getting the seat off my XXL is a fairly major operation involving considerable swearing and standing on one's head.

Agreed Mr L, this one has already had me swearing upside-down.  It's now intact and sideways in the shed whenever I'm not on it, doubles up as a deckchair when I get the urge to fettle :thumbsup:
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Cunobelin on July 21, 2008, 06:23:40 pm
Trices take up little room!

The seat quickly detaches, and stored upright it takes up little room

The current ones do, but the older, non-foldable ones are a bit less divisible.  Getting the seat off my XXL is a fairly major operation involving considerable swearing and standing on one's head.

Agreed Mr L, this one has already had me swearing upside-down.  It's now intact and sideways in the shed whenever I'm not on it, doubles up as a deckchair when I get the urge to fettle :thumbsup:

My apologies....

My original Trice had 4 jubilee clips and these easily undid allowing the seat removal, so did my two later versions.

I had assumed that the XL was the same.

Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Paulapops on July 21, 2008, 09:03:12 pm
No worried Cunobelin, :thumbsup:
the fun of riding it more than makes up for storage issues  ;D
Title: Re: should I or shouldn't I?
Post by: Cunobelin on July 21, 2008, 11:00:31 pm
No worried Cunobelin, :thumbsup:
the fun of riding it more than makes up for storage issues  ;D


Excellent - I hope you have as much fun as I did on mine!


My first Trice is almost unrecognizble when compared with the newer ones..

(http://www.ice.hpv.co.uk/images/reference/history/Image5.jpg)


After 14 years and several modifications, I had virtually a Trice Classic

(http://www.ice.hpv.co.uk/images/trikes/classic/images/Classic.jpg)

However bout eighteen months ago, I looked at other brands as the Trice range did not have  26" rear wheel  - I fell in love with my present trike,  Catrike Expedition:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/Cunobelin/Catrike008a-1.jpg)