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Old 05-03-08, 10:06 PM   #351
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Love your design - do you have any literature on your design. Please keep in touch. ghubbard@rockriver.net
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Old 05-04-08, 12:12 AM   #352
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Looking over my last post here concerning my Micro, I have made some major changes - I rebuilt the trike, had the frame repowder coated, basically it is a new trike. I keep a blog at http://www.crazytrike.com:

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Old 05-04-08, 11:50 AM   #353
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Here's the newest acquisition to the stable, a Vision R65. My first foray into recumbents

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Old 05-05-08, 07:42 AM   #354
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Here's the newest acquisition to the stable, a Vision R65. My first foray into recumbents

I love that bike. The seat, however, scares me.
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I love that bike. The seat, however, scares me.
In what respect? I need to reupholster the cushion but it seems fine otherwise. Is it the quick release setup on the back support that's of concern?
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Here's a shot of my Windcheetah SuperSport. Bought it in 2002 and finally took a picture of it.
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In what respect? I need to reupholster the cushion but it seems fine otherwise. Is it the quick release setup on the back support that's of concern?
I have an R40 and the seat pad sits much lower than yours. Yours seems to be up at an angle and to me it looks like it would be hard to sit on. Maybe I don't know what I am talking about though.

If you do want to reupholster the seat, you can save time and aggrivation by buying a new Volae seat mesh from Hostel Shoppe.
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Old 05-05-08, 11:23 AM   #358
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It's more or less set where the guy I bought it from had it. I'll end up dropping it back once I get more comfortable on it, likely. The cushion compresses quite a bit so it doesn't feel like I'm sliding out.
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Here's a shot of my Windcheetah SuperSport. Bought it in 2002 and finally took a picture of it.
I really like this trike. It looks practical with that tail box, and who doesn't love carbon?
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Old 05-14-08, 04:58 PM   #360
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Here's a picture of my first attempt to build my own recumbent trike:

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Old 05-14-08, 05:02 PM   #361
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my second trike project

Here's a picture of my second recumbent trike:

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Old 05-25-08, 09:30 AM   #362
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my rough but resilient off road trike:






I do have a new front wheel drive machine in the works though

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Old 05-25-08, 05:20 PM   #363
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all wheel drive

You can see my all wheel drive trike here: edscreations.blogspot.com
(front wheels by human power, rear wheel by electric!
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Old 05-25-08, 05:27 PM   #364
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My Vision Metro VR-30 CLWB, bought several months ago but never posted pics.

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Old 05-25-08, 07:41 PM   #365
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Wow! - that is waaaaaay cool That's a beautiful front wheel drive setup.
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Old 05-26-08, 09:21 AM   #366
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Fast and practical ...

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Old 05-29-08, 08:13 PM   #367
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My current commuter.

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Old 06-01-08, 07:25 AM   #368
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Pics of my newly acquired KMX Tornado recumbent trike I use for everyday commuting & weekend cruising in and around Toronto:

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...99633505knZZEQ
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http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...99633505AVOenG

For those 'purists' that might pull their nose up at my choice, let me say this, I am 50 years old, weigh 200 lbs and have been using my Tornado for everyday commuting in and around the city as well as weekend day tours and the Tornado has more than met my expectations. As a newbie to recumbent triking, with limited funds, I'm totally HOOKED and best of all, I didn't break the bank to make the purchase, nor did I have to compromise on quality or features either.

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Old 06-14-08, 08:11 PM   #369
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OK, here ya go - this TerraTrike Tour has been with me for three weeks, here in Colorado Springs.






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My Haluzak Hybrid Race, sorry about the pic quality, hope to have better ones by tomorrow.
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Old 06-23-08, 07:16 AM   #371
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This is my Vision R40 which came to me third-hand with the tiny little 16" front wheel. A limited selection of quality upgrade wheels started me on the path to reconfigure the Vision to take a 20" or larger front wheel.

After a good deal of research and trial and error, I decided to use a Volae 26" fork with disc brake mounts, Rans HR3Way handlebars and an adjustable stem from a donor bike to get the fit just about right. As with any of my bikes, there is a good deal of fine-tuning and a few more upgrades in the near future, but so far she suits me fine--at least until I can buy a Volae Sport or a Rans F5.

The next upgrade is a set of Velocity Thracians (I have them on hold right now and $250 will liberate them!)

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This is my brand new Challenge Hurricane SL!
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Old 06-29-08, 11:32 AM   #373
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This is my brand new Challenge Hurricane SL!
Excellent! Looking great!
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This is my brand new Challenge Hurricane SL!
Very nice. I could see myself on that.
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This is my brand new Challenge Hurricane SL!
My God that's nice! I love my standard heavy-Hurricane ...
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