Author Topic: tandem tricycle  (Read 7765 times)

chillmoister

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tandem tricycle
« on: March 31, 2008, 03:59:32 pm »
Hi ....a few weeks ago ...cycling home from work I saw the unusual sight of a tandem tricycle heading north out of Portsmouth with two riders of a 'certain age'.   i really had to pinch myself that i had seen it!  are tandem trikes really that unusual ?
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Charlotte

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 05:04:36 pm »
They come up on eBay every so often.  I can't say that I haven't been tempted.

You'll see one or two on the Mersey Roads and at other TTs.

But they're very, very specialist things.  Quite terrifying to ride, I'd have thought.

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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 05:06:22 pm »
Quite terrifying to ride, I'd have thought.

But aren't you tempted:evil:

You tend to see a few at York.
Getting there...

Tim

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 05:10:27 pm »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

border-rider

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 05:59:03 pm »
Mr Brooking and Ms Ramsdale (of Brindisi 7 fame) are known to have done some terrifying things with one of those contraptions...

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 06:59:48 pm »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
What about 3rds?  ;D :P 8)
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Pedaldog

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 09:20:09 pm »
I remember about 3 years ago seeing a couple ( Mid 60's age) on a Tandem Trice recumbent. They were the parents of one of the guys at I.C.E. and were just testing it out for a few weeks. It looked abolustely stunning!

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 10:01:03 pm »
Mr Brooking and Ms Ramsdale (of Brindisi 7 fame) are known to have done some terrifying things with one of those contraptions...

Mr B has in fact done it with several partners of both sexes.

Julian

  • samoture
Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 10:11:01 pm »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

*perks ears*

Charlotte

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 10:31:44 pm »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

Only if we can have bladed chariot hubs on the back an' frikkin' lasers at the front  :D
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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 10:38:16 pm »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.

Only if we can have bladed chariot hubs on the back an' frikkin' lasers at the front  :D

You've got to learn to ride it first, otherwise you just end up in an undignified heap under an awful crows nest of metal tubes and wheels (I've seen champion tandemists do exactly that).

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 10:41:35 pm »
I have a nice pink Bob Jackson long-barrow in the garage.

It has been well-used touring much of Europe with my eldest daughter stoking with kiddie cranks and youngest daughter in child seat  ...and a tent on the back.

Great fun hairing down off the Central Massif   ;D

They are a bit grown up now so it may be changed to a standard configuration.

Charlotte

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 10:44:45 pm »
If you ever decide to sell it, please don't tell me about it.

I may be forced to sell a kidney...
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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 10:48:51 pm »
If you ever decide to sell it, please don't tell me about it.

I may be forced to sell a kidney...

Whose?

Charlotte

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2008, 10:49:37 pm »
Not mine, obviously...

:D
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cornelius

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2008, 11:33:42 pm »
Saw one out on the Jack and Grace Cotton (Bristol) BP100 earlier in the year. Geoff Booker (Trykit) had one through his hands recently. Trykit conversions of a tandem bike are not uncommon for stokers with some particular disability.
Like Jehu, Son of Nimshi, who drove like a maniac...

Tim

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2008, 08:58:46 am »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
What about 3rds?  ;D :P 8)
I think you guys would need stilts for the captain if we can fid one to fit. If it's a bit small we'll point it your way.

Now the minor technicality of finding such a beast at a price that is acceptable for soemthing that would merely be a toy.

Tim Hall

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2008, 09:26:28 am »
I paid 350 quid for mine about 5 years ago. Bob Jackson, fairly old, small adult/large child back back.

I think it was somewhat of a bargain.


I sold it for the same amount last year.
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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2008, 03:57:42 pm »
I really must get fettling soon.

Current Contents of Garage:
Tandem.
Trike conversion kit for Tandem.
Tools.


FatBloke

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2008, 04:02:21 pm »
I really must get fettling soon.

Current Contents of Garage:
Tandem.
Trike conversion kit for Tandem.
Tools.


Cue "The A Team" theme tune!!!
This isn't just a thousand to one shot. This is a professional blood sport. It can happen to you. And it can happen again.

Charlotte

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2008, 04:09:07 pm »
If there's an injury that your local casualty team haven't yet seen, maybe you can call...
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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2008, 07:24:12 pm »
Tell you what Charlotte - fancy going halves on one?

The tandem crews we captain can switch bikes with remarkably little hassle.
What about 3rds?  ;D :P 8)
I think you guys would need stilts for the captain if we can fid one to fit. If it's a bit small we'll point it your way.

Now the minor technicality of finding such a beast at a price that is acceptable for soemthing that would merely be a toy.
He'll be fine - he rides the same size as Charlotte, and I'm sure he'd look lovely in platform heels anyway. ;D
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Treewheeler

Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2008, 07:28:28 pm »
They were Mrs and Mr Mike Edwards of the local C.T.C.
 I cut their hedge from time to time.
Mike has always been of a certain age!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2008, 07:31:20 pm »
He'll be fine - he rides the same size as Charlotte, and I'm sure he'd look lovely in platform heels anyway. ;D

Yup - Charlotte & I have compared our inside legs...  ;)
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Charlotte

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Re: tandem tricycle
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2008, 01:05:39 pm »
Oh dear.

Step AWAY from the eBay!

;D
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