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    Helping a friend find a trike (not recumbent)

    Hello all,
    I have a friend in the Chicago area who is interested in trying out a tricycle (not recumbent). He's a big guy and will need something that can take a lot of weight. Can anyone recommend a brand that would be good? I would also love to hear if you know about bike shops in the Chicago area that he might work with. I'd like to find a place where they won't be mean to him. Many thanks.

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    Momentum Bikes LLC ? Special Needs

    Besides being a Worksman dealer, they have a web page dedicated to 'special needs,' which suggest to me they will not be mean.

    The English-folk are into trikes in a more serious way, including for racing, with builders like Longstaff and Ken Rogers. Perhaps a visit to Tricycle Association would be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    Momentum Bikes LLC ? Special Needs

    Besides being a Worksman dealer, they have a web page dedicated to 'special needs,' which suggest to me they will not be mean.

    The English-folk are into trikes in a more serious way, including for racing, with builders like Longstaff and Ken Rogers. Perhaps a visit to Tricycle Association would be helpful.
    Thanks! Those racing trikes are cool.

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    Why not a recumbent? There are two styles of recumbent. Two wheels in back or two wheels in front. My wife has a Sun EZ-3 that she loves. Well, until
    she developed POTS anyway... Anyway, not all recumbents are the super low to the ground race bents you're probably familiar with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassjones View Post
    Why not a recumbent? There are two styles of recumbent. Two wheels in back or two wheels in front. My wife has a Sun EZ-3 that she loves. Well, until
    she developed POTS anyway... Anyway, not all recumbents are the super low to the ground race bents you're probably familiar with.
    That's a cool trike. I think he's looking for an upright city bike for short trips around town hauling stuff.

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    If he wants to haul stuff these look good.
    Heavy Duty Mover Industrial Tricycle from Worksman Cycles

    I ride a Terratrike Rover at time and like it but its a recumbent.

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    The EZ-3 is pretty useful for that sort of thing. You can also hook a trailer to it pretty easily.

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    Thanks all. I sent him recommendations for the Worksman and the EZ-3. Maybe he'll find the recumbent one will do what he wants. I'm grateful for your help.

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