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Old 08-21-07, 12:31 PM   #1
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Trek introduces crank forward "adult" tricycle

Aimed toward the aging baby boomers?

Trek took their Pure crank forward, easy riding bike and added a 2nd rear wheel to turn it into a comfort cruiser tricycle. They are offering it in two configurations.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...retrikedeluxe/

Note the large, comfy seat!

And it has the old classic Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub.

GIANT PICTURE FOLLOWS!!

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Old 08-21-07, 12:56 PM   #2
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I've always told my kids when I get old and wobbly I'm going to buy a trike for riding the local trails.....looks like Trek has something waiting for me
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Now THAT'S a comfort bike!
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Ice cream anyone?
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I have always preferred a two front / one rear wheel configuration for a trike.
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I have a friend who suffered a spinal cord injury from a blood clot a few years back. His right leg has permanent nerve damage that forces him to walk with two canes, which is a huge improvement over the wheelchair that he started in. There is no way he will be able to ride a regular bike again. We were just talking Saturday about whether a trike might be an attractive option for him. I promised that if he ever wanted, I would ride the Katy Trail with him. I just e-mailed him the link. Thanks Tom
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Old 08-21-07, 03:43 PM   #7
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There are probably a few million people for whom this, and similar products, would be a great bike.

There are even ways of adding 3rd party electric assist motors to these things.

If I were significantly disabled but still able to get around a bit and enjoyed getting out into nature, I think riding one of these w/electric assist would be a wonderful thing.
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And it has the old classic Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub.
Well, actually, a new classic Sturmey-Archer AW-NIG 3 speed hub - updated and improved over the old AW.

Sturmey makes a hub with reverse - an interesting idea with a trike.

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Now THAT'S a comfort bike!
It depends on your perspective. I don't think that looks comfy at all. To me, This looks more comfy:



Plus, it's yellow!
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It depends on your perspective. I don't think that looks comfy at all. To me, This looks more comfy:



Plus, it's yellow!
It's easier to convince them if you put the headrest on.
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Hey Tom,

That big trike just busted through my computer screen.
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As nice as a recumbent trike might be it's a lot easier to get on the saddle of a traditional tricycle if you've got any kind of mobility/balance problems.
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My trike...

http://www.sunbicycles.com/sun/recumbents/ez3/ez3.htm

27-speed, with nearly the gearing range of a mountain bike: Gear Inch Value: 17.8 to 90.2"

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Old 08-22-07, 05:36 AM   #15
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WOW! I missed this one. OH the possibilities!
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Something to look forward to when I can no longer balance on two wheels with many choices to consider. Ohhh what a feeling to be young again.
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