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Old 02-04-09, 06:46 AM   #1
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I had a look on Wikipedia the other day and found a page on recumbent bikes but nothing on recumbent trikes. In fact the bike writeup was a bit scant, in the 'History' section did nothing really happen in the 1990s at all and in the 2000s just a few manufacturers close down?
Quote: "A number of recumbent manufacturers went out of business after the 1990s, including BikeE (August 2002) and Vision." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recumbent_bicycle)

Where is mention of Greenspeed and the most enduring and cloned design of trike? What about the forays of the major or mainly bike manufacturers into recumbents; Cannondale, Trek, Giant, Bike Friday, Burley coming to mind? Think of all the other recent innovations in recumbents, Cruzbike, the superbly made Challenge bikes, the recumbent riding groups and forums. Hell, even Craigslist and Ebay have contributed to recumbent bike popularity and availability.

So.... anyone up to rewriting history?
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Old 02-04-09, 11:01 AM   #2
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Trikes? A figment of your imagination! (yea , right) I wrote a long article describing at least 10 trikes I had in 2002 or 2003 for business hopes. I tried several times to add it to Wikipedia but each time going through all the special *clicks* and *hoops* and not having it work disgusted me, the "trike museum" dissolved in 2003 and I just lost interest in adding to Wikipedia.

Now have 1 bare/open trike, 1 fully (hard shell) faired trike, 1 canvas faired trike, 1 electric 3-wheel microcar; why describe trike availability- they were right under my nose!
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Old 02-05-09, 03:13 AM   #3
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Many thousands of trikes, streamliners, velomobiles, microcars, 3-wheel vehicles, concept vehicles, Pedal Prix, and many European trikes/taxis, and many EV or 'green' vehicles have turned up for me since about 1998, and more stay right in country of origin - that "Recumbent Trikes" and "unique vehicles" were the first. They were here last month, but many just vanished.

Now it is kind of an overload! Amazing how many are intertwined between groups that no one who is not in that group even know of either group.
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oops- Unusual Human Powered Vehicles, Unique is a sister site:.
http://webpages.charter.net/rcgilmore/Illustrations.htm
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I admit there could be a few additions, but it's unreasonable to expect the author to mention every manufacurer, even if it might be your favorite. The WIKI author also didn't mention recumbent quads, of which there are a few. Overall, I think it's a pretty good job at covering a widely varied subject. I'm not going to pick at it because it's better than I could do!
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