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    Compulsive Upgrader cyclingshane73's Avatar
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    I can almost taste it...

    I contacted a "local" dealer who is selling Catrikes close to where I live. Basically as soon as the latest Speed arrives, I'm going on a road trip to test ride it and 99.99% buy it. I'll hopefully get a chance to test ride a Road as well too, but we shall see. Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for it to arrive within a couple of weeks.
    "No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs. We should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power." -P.J. O'Rourke

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    Looking forward to a report. Catrike certainly seems a value price leader. The
    neck support might be worth investigating. If you peruse the usenet group available on google under "alt.rec.bicycle.recumbent(s)" there was a feisty poster who rides
    trikes year around from your "general" area that posted under a variety of pseudonyms, last of which was "Just Zis guy you know". Noise level has been a lot higher on arbr for the past few yrs so info content is down. Steve

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    'Bent Brian
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    One of the guys in the cycling club i belong to has a Catrike Road. He has made the front chain rings a quad unit. Yes, that's four rings! The biggest is 60T and I have no idea what the smallest one is. I know it is little though. He has some sort of mount on it for his GPS which he uses for his navigation and cycling stats. He really flies on that trike! I'll bet you are going to enjoy yours!

    'bent Brian

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    Compulsive Upgrader cyclingshane73's Avatar
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    The headrest looks pretty easy to fabricate all on your own. A cheap short MTB stem and some 1 1/8 aluminum t-bar with some cushioned foam around it. I know someone who can mitre and weld the tubes together for me too. We shall see. I am pretty excited about just seeing one in the flesh and getting my hands on one after checking them only on line for the past few weeks. I can hardly wait until I hear from the dealer.
    "No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs. We should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power." -P.J. O'Rourke

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