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Location: Yuma, AZ
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'Bent for stroke victim -advice needed
Question from a roadie:
A very close friend of mine suffered a severe stroke nearly two years ago. He led an extremely active lifestyle and has fought hard to regain every bit of it that he can. Shortly after the stroke, his wife bought them a side-by-side recumbent tandem to ride together (not sure of the brand). They're looking now to get him a solo recumbent trike and asked for my advice. I ride lots of miles on my roadie, but don't know enough about 'bents to give them good advice. I do know enough to know where to get some though, so here I am.
She has had the Hase Lepus (http://www.hase-bikes.com/ens/lepus/index.php
) recommended to her by another fellow out in San Diego county. She's been told it can be fitted with a single hand control, OEM. This is currently her number one choice.
Her second choice right now is the Trice-T from ICE (http://www.ice.hpv.co.uk/standard_trikes/t.htm)
Ease of transport is an issue for her. Both of these bikes fold, though by looking I can't tell how easily. Componentry and durability should be top of the line to ensure plenty of maintenance free, long riding hours. Any info you can offer up on either of those bikes (componentry information is scarce for both of them) or suggestions on other bikes are welcome.
Thanks for the help in advance,
Envision, Energize, Enable