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    Senior Member bigboybiker's Avatar
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    My wife finally found her bike!

    I've been trying to help her find a bike for forever. She's not real comfortable on a upright bike that's set up correctly. She feels out of control. I was taking my bike into the shop today to have them try and find a annoying click coming from somewhere near the bottom of my drivetrain, and she went in with me. The shop happened to have a recumbent in stock today and after some coaxing she took it for a short ride, and loved it. It's a trike so she feels very stable, it has a full backrest semi reclining seat so it will be easier on her bad back. And she liked everything else about it also. It's a Sun X3 SX trike (http://www.sunbicycles.com/product_d...&cl1=RECUMBENT) and the asking price was around $800.00 I'm not sure how good of a deal that is but if it gets her riding with me then I don't care. Heck after test riding it I think that I may be interested in a recumbent myself. I'd rather have a trike with the double wheels in front though.

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    Yeah. Ok. But what color is it?

    Seriously, I'm happy for her. You are a sweetie for not even quibbling about the price.
    Don't eat anything that "Tastes just like chicken".

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    Companionship is priceless!!
    kate
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    Go for the red! Go for the red!

    Very nice bike. I hope she gets it and enjoys her rides.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankaddict View Post
    You are a sweetie for not even quibbling about the price.
    Depends on how much he paid for his bike!

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    Senior Member bigboybiker's Avatar
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    It IS red, and it was $799.00+ tax. I thought that it was a good deal.

    Jerry

    P.S. I did find out that You can't turn too quickly on this thing. I became a stunt rider trying to balance on 2 (out of 3 )
    wheels in the parking lot. And I really like the idea of 4 bottle cage attachment points. She should be quite happy.
    Last edited by bigboybiker; 08-01-09 at 06:25 PM.

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    I want to know what the annoying clicking from the bottom of the bike is???

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    Senior Member bigboybiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncman View Post
    I want to know what the annoying clicking from the bottom of the bike is???
    So do I. It's why I took it in; and happened to catch sight of the bike I'm buying for my wife, in the first place. I don't know if it's bottom bracket, pedals, chain-rings, or chain. I can feel it and hear it happening, but it only seems to happen when I putting some extra pressure on the pedals. Not when I'm cruising.

    Jerry

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    Bad pedal.
    Don't eat anything that "Tastes just like chicken".

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    thanks ...i was trying to track down a clicking/creaking sound from the lower part of the drivetrain myself

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