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Old 05-05-08, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hand & foot tilting trike for my wife.

It was made last month.
http://blog.naver.com/cjm6394/70030031784
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Old 05-05-08, 06:43 PM   #2
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quite interesting! Looks like a fun cruiser.
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Old 05-07-08, 08:25 AM   #3
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With respect, the umbrella seems a bit of an unnecessary complcation. It blocks the rider's vision and makes the machine less aerodynamic.

If your wife feels that she needs protection from the sun, a wide-brimmed hat would probably be better.
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Looks like a couple of shocks to hold it upright; most lean-steer systems will not stand upright when a rider is not on the bike/trike.

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With respect, the umbrella seems a bit of an unnecessary complcation. It blocks the rider's vision and makes the machine less aerodynamic.
It looks like a tadpole version of a Giant Revive; aerodynamics is probably not much of a concern really.

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If your wife feels that she needs protection from the sun, a wide-brimmed hat would probably be better.
Until it rained.
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Old 05-07-08, 12:00 PM   #5
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Looks like a couple of shocks to hold it upright; most lean-steer systems will not stand upright when a rider is not on the bike/trike.


It looks like a tadpole version of a Giant Revive; aerodynamics is probably not much of a concern really.


Until it rained.
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That's what ponchos are for.
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Old 05-07-08, 01:40 PM   #6
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Leaning trikes would be more popular if they weren't more complicated and consequently more expensive to make than standard rigid ones.

I rode one once - a homebuilt - that used a disc brake in the frame to 'lock out' the leaning so the rider could start like a standard trike. With the frame unlocked, it felt amazingly like a 2-wheeler
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And what about when it's hot and sunny?
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