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Old 01-06-10, 03:07 AM   #1
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so I was looking at some google images of tricycles making fun suggestions to a friend who can't ride a bike for lack of balance due to poor hearing. I came across some amazing ones:

1884 Plectocycle Front-Steering Tricycle



I am interested in these beasts of cycles, but don't know much about them other than there is a company that is remaking them for $2099
http://www.hiwheel.com/antique_repli...t_tricycle.htm
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Old 01-06-10, 06:21 AM   #2
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You might repost this to the C&V forum. Although those bikes are SS (or FG), they are vintage above all else.
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Old 01-06-10, 07:21 AM   #3
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Don't make fun of people with inner-ear issues.
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I think your friend would probably be happier with a modern bike if he really wants to ride; probably something in the recumbent category would be best I guess.

But the site that's linked in the OP is awesome. I don't really want of these bikes, but I love it that there are people making them.
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damn. Makes me want one.
If only I had the money and space for it..
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