Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member Inthe10ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New Trike Ordered!

    Put my order in yesterday for a brand spanky new TerraTrike Cruiser. I don't expect it to perform like a Catrike road, but hope to make it at least be able to hold it's own with some new 100psi tires, and titanium idler pully etc... Thanks again for the support and the info that you have all shared. Perhaps there is some truth to the claim, that trikes will rule the world someday... Anybody have experience with ship times from Wizwheels? Can't wait!
    Ryan

  2. #2
    cyclopath vik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT, Surly Big Dummy, Surly 1x1, Surly Pugsley, Bike Friday Tikit x 3, Bike Friday NWT, Bow Cycle 24, Santa Cruz Nomad
    Posts
    5,204
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Inthe10ring
    Put my order in yesterday for a brand spanky new TerraTrike Cruiser. I don't expect it to perform like a Catrike road, but hope to make it at least be able to hold it's own with some new 100psi tires, and titanium idler pully etc... Thanks again for the support and the info that you have all shared. Perhaps there is some truth to the claim, that trikes will rule the world someday... Anybody have experience with ship times from Wizwheels? Can't wait!
    Ryan
    There is an $850 difference in MSRP between the two trikes. I wouldn't invest in Ti bits and a whole lot of upgrades or you'll end up spending nearly as much as the Road and not have as nice a trike....
    safe riding - Vik
    VikApproved

  3. #3
    spaghetti farmer fthrud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Giro 20, Trek 7200
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jeez vik, the man put over a grand (not an insubstantial sum to many of us) into what looks like a nice bike. Could he get more if he spent almost a grand more? Sure, but that's true of anything out there. Don't be a buzzkill, let him enjoy the toy!

    Ryan, congrats, ride the hell out of it, let us know how it goes.

  4. #4
    Recumbent Trike countersTrike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Santa Cruz, CA.
    My Bikes
    WizWheelz TerraTrike with Velo-Kit & 24V motor, completely enclosed (fiberglass/kevlar & Lexan) EZ SX Tad with 36V motor
    Posts
    566
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fthrud
    Jeez vik, the man put over a grand (not an insubstantial sum to many of us) into what looks like a nice bike.
    I did almost the same thing with a Terratrike. Short cranks, 3 panniers, 2 fairings, motor, etc., etc., etc. Ended up about 6 years later as a very worn out trike, but still raring to go. Enjoyed every penney I have "wasted" on it! Have a blast Ryan!

    countersTrike

  5. #5
    cyclopath vik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT, Surly Big Dummy, Surly 1x1, Surly Pugsley, Bike Friday Tikit x 3, Bike Friday NWT, Bow Cycle 24, Santa Cruz Nomad
    Posts
    5,204
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fthrud
    Jeez vik, the man put over a grand (not an insubstantial sum to many of us) into what looks like a nice bike. Could he get more if he spent almost a grand more? Sure, but that's true of anything out there. Don't be a buzzkill, let him enjoy the toy!

    Ryan, congrats, ride the hell out of it, let us know how it goes.
    You are right. If someone wants to put Ti components on a TerraTrike Cruiser more power to him. My apologies.... Enjoy the trike and whatever bling you choose to hang off it.

    Talking to our local triker dealer Wiz Wheels response time on an order is around 2 weeks.
    safe riding - Vik
    VikApproved

  6. #6
    Recumbent Evangelist
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Kitchener, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rebel Cycles Trike, Trek 7500FX
    Posts
    2,991
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fast tires, clipless pedals and maybe some Q-rings are all you need to get, to squeeze the most performance out of that trike. Congrats on the new ride!
    www.rebel-cycles.com

    The official Canadian dealer of TW-Bents recumbent bicycles!

  7. #7
    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Middle of da Mitten
    My Bikes
    Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
    Posts
    7,115
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Along the lines of Vik's advice, don't be afraid of personalizing it, but don't spend a boatload trying to make it something it isn't. Which I think was the gist of Vik's original post. BTW, that advice holds for just about any bike/trike. As one guy on another list once wrote of his quest for the most upgraded Bike-E in history, "You can train a pig to race, but it'll never be a racehorse, just a fast pig."

    Enjoy the trike!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •