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Old 09-18-08, 09:33 AM   #1
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I just had an idea..... Gulf Coast, MS

Does anyone here (with a tadpole) live in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area that would be willing to let me try out one. I'd really like to get a feel for one and see it up close (I'm 5'3" just so you know).

And what is the x-seam measurement (waist to floor?)?


For those of you who might ask..... one bike store in a 50-75 mile radius and NO Recumbents (and no I don't have a car....I ride)!
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X-seam ---> http://www.ransbikes.com/XSeam.htm
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A Ha!

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Here is the way Hostelshoppe recommends measuring X-seam, which is slightly different from RANS' method. It probably won't make a lot of difference in the end, but it wouldn't hurt to try it both ways.

http://www.hostelshoppe.com/tech_xseam.php
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I could see maybe a half inch difference between the two which shouldn't be a problem with an adjustable seat.
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You said you did not have a car but if you ever find yourself in Jackson Mississippi there is a great LBS that has mainly recumbents and usually 4, 5, or more trikes in stock. Their web page is ridesouth.com.

What town are you in?

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Biloxi/Gulfport
Wondering if they have used trikes..... or something in the price range of $1200-$1500. Would really prefer less then that but it looks like that's about the minimum even for a used tadpole.
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Don't remember seeing used trikes. However, I have bought two used recumbents from them. You can sometimes find used trikes in the "for sale" sections of:
http://catrike.yuku.com/
http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/index.php

Check my links page for more recumbent/bike related links:
http://webroost.com

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Knew about bentrider but not about the catrike; this one looks like a good one.
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There is a factory tour the weekend of 8 November sponsored by both Catrike and Bacchetta and Power On Cycling.

You can visit the Catrike factory and test ride some trikes. It might be time for a family vacation.
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