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    Hand & foot tilting trike for my wife.


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    quite interesting! Looks like a fun cruiser.

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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound View Post
    That's what ponchos are for.
    And what about when it's hot and sunny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    And what about when it's hot and sunny?
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    That's what broad-brimmed straw hats are.

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