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    Triton Pro?

    Hi all,

    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

    http://www.asaproducts.com/ProductDe...R&Show=ExtInfo

    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.

    Jeff

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    Hi,
    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!
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    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!
    Ed Service

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRoss View Post
    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.

    Jeff
    If Costco has Triton; it CAN'T be junk; can it?

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...20&topnav=&s=1

    Hope that link works- sure looks long. Discussing this marvel on BROL. Link also there.

    countersTrike

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    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.

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    Thanks for all the input. I read some more on the Triton after I posted and realized that, yes, it really is a piece of junk.

    My LBS can get a Sun for me for a pretty good price--and that looks like a bike even I'd ride!

    I will search the forums tonight after work for Sun related posts, and post any questions I might have that aren't answered.

    Thanks again!

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRoss View Post
    Thanks for all the input. I read some more on the Triton after I posted and realized that, yes, it really is a piece of junk.

    My LBS can get a Sun for me for a pretty good price--and that looks like a bike even I'd ride!
    I see the Triton as a 'tricycle', and a Sun as a real 'trike'; but I am opinionated having an old Sun Tad!

    It would be so funny to trick out a Triton with a jet engine, serious gearing/brakes/fairing/wheels but I do not think your parents would like that. Good luck!

    countersTrike

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    I got my aunt a HPV Tritan (note the different spelling.) http://www.catoregon.org/hpv



    Not very 'sporty', but adiquate for a little old lady to tootle around town for, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRoss View Post
    Thanks for all the input. I read some more on the Triton after I posted and realized that, yes, it really is a piece of junk.

    My LBS can get a Sun for me for a pretty good price--and that looks like a bike even I'd ride!

    I will search the forums tonight after work for Sun related posts, and post any questions I might have that aren't answered.

    Thanks again!

    Jeff
    While the Sun bikes will be a bit heavier than others, their quality will be good.
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