I hang out in the Commuting and Long Distance forums, mostly. I'm thinking about getting my Mom a recumbent trike for her 76th birthday. Although she taught *me* how to ride a bike about 45 years ago, no one ever returned the favor for her.
Out there in fleabay land I found the Triton Pro, and then found their home on the web
Has anyone out there ever seen one of these? $400 is sure do-able, especially if I can get my siblings to kick in. I see it's a single speed, and that's probably my biggest concern. They are in Fort Collins, Co--pretty flat, especially where I think Mom and Dad will be riding (Dad's already got a used e-bike recumbent all lined up) but I'd don't want her to have to get off and push the thing, either.
If this is a real piece o' junk, I'll keep looking, but if anyone can point me in the direction of a good, relatively inexpensive trike I'd sure appreciate it.
Maybe not just a piece of junk... But not something you'd want to use for any real transportation either. It appears to be direct drive to the 20" wheel which would make it little faster than walking speed! Probably a lot of fun in the yard but not to keep up with the E-bike!
I bet your folks would have a lot of fun with two of these though! http://www.trailmate.com/productFunCycle.cfm
Still just single speed (though you could easy change that) but at least it has a chain and sprokets so would be good for some speed. Might be a little hard for older folk to get in and out of though!
Like the discussion on BROL sez: it's a rear-wheel-steer, 18 gear-inch, 40-pound Big Wheel. Take that thing on a MUP and 6 year olds would be racing past you on their mini-bmx bikes. IF you could keep it on the path.