Author Topic: should I or shouldn't I?  (Read 2400 times)

Paulapops

should I or shouldn't I?
« 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!)

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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 10:29:19 pm »
n+1  :demon:

Besides - if you're having problems finding somewhere to put it, I can look after it for you  :D
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Valiant

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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #3 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!


alan

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #4 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.

Paulapops

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #5 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

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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 03:52:28 pm »
Yay!
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alan

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 05:00:09 pm »
Show us your pics Paulapops,show us your pics.

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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #8 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 

Paulapops

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #9 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
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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2008, 09:49:51 pm »
Looks great - hope you have many happy miles on it :thumbsup:

*very very very jealous*
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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2008, 11:15:54 pm »
Looks great!
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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #13 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).
Profit or planet?

Paulapops

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #14 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:

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #15 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.


Paulapops

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #16 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

Re: should I or shouldn't I?
« Reply #17 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..




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



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: