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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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    A Ha!

    Thanks!
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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?

    Gary

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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.
    Sunshine State Recumbent Rally

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