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Old 06-29-09, 09:04 PM   #1
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looking for a used recumbent trike for sale.

I'm in my 60's and am looking for a recumbent trike for sale. It has to be the kind the folds easily for transporting. I'm looking for a used trike because the new ones are so expensive. Thanks!
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Old 07-01-09, 01:47 PM   #2
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You are severly limiting the selection of trikes by deciding in advance that you want a folder. Probably better than 90% of the used trikes on the market do not fold. Folders are a fairly recent advance in triking. Try the regular ones and you might just like what you ride. I have carried my non-folding GS GTO and an older WW 3.4 inside of vehicles, on the roof, and even on a regular rack that hangs off the back of my vehicle. While you can save some $, decent used trikes are still pretty expensive. Check out www.bentrideronline.com for a fairly large number of trike reviews. It might help you make a decision.
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Where are you based Newbie2000?
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I'm in my 60's and am looking for a recumbent trike for sale. It has to be the kind the folds easily for transporting. I'm looking for a used trike because the new ones are so expensive. Thanks!
BentRiderOnLine has a low cost trike- doesn't fold; but $300. Good newer folding trikes ain't cheap but sometimes on BROL classified, Craigslist, ebay.
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Seller neglects to mention that this is a trike. This one just showed up in VA for a quarter of its original price. Can't tell if it folds. Also, I was looking for a specific "are you looking for one of these?" threads as you'll find in the C&V and Tandem threads, so if anyone knows of such a thread for recumbents please move this post to that thread. Thanks!

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/5993965202.html

Bicycle, Recumbent - $300 (Henrico County)



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Recumbent bicycle. Needs new shift cables. Paid 1,200.00. Very good condition. Please email if you want a better picture or more information. Had difficulty moving things around. Selling because I am moving from a house to an apartment. Best offers considered. Thank you.
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That trike, as I responded in the other thread, is very heavy and does not fold. Folding recumbent trikes are rare birds and will be difficult to find in the used market. The least expensive new ones I'm aware of are the Trident Stowaways, which start at $1579 plus shipping for a reasonably-equipped one. That's cheap compared to an Ice Adventure, which starts at $2995 and can go over $5000.

...but since this thread was a zombie, it's likely the OP's quest has been resolved for years, one way or another.
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It's a moot point since the seller has deleted the listing.
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