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    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
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    It's hard to beat single bikes for efficiency; and if uprights are uncomfortable, make them recumbents. But saying the 'world-changing' HPV should be a recumbent tandem trike is an unjustified leap of logic. IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
    The problem as i see it is in wanting to revolutionize without effort. There is a Chinese or Taiwanese company that makes a Greenspeed like tandem recumbent that breaks (more or less quickly) down to a single. Why wouldn't you want the passenger to pedal? It was said that four and five people can ride a motorcycle. Is there any competing with that? Maybe: a pedal rickshaw type vehicle could seat four. It won't be small when unladen that is an unreasonable design constraint IMO.

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    Do you know the name of this company that makes tandem that can also be a single, leisesturm? Do you have any web links to more info about it? It's a long time since I started this thread, but I don't think I said that I didn't want the passenger to pedal. I do want him to earn his ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beelz View Post
    Do you know the name of this company that makes tandem that can also be a single, leisesturm? Do you have any web links to more info about it? It's a long time since I started this thread, but I don't think I said that I didn't want the passenger to pedal. I do want him to earn his ride!
    I think the company is called "Trident" but I notice that "Terra Tryke" also makes this feature available for one of their models. Sorry it was my mis-understanding about the passive passenger thing. It might have been your comparison to motorcycles.

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