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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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I'm looking for recommendations for mudguards. We have ordered a Trets Trailer for my son and want to minimize the chance of any "muck" being thrown up at him while we ride. His regular Trek bicycle trailer has a netting cover that seems to do a great job keeping "muck" off him while we ride.
Initial test ride in front of the store:
My son Ryan has CP and we have been cycling with Ryan in a Trek Trailer with the Tandem. For about 1 year now we have been considering alternatives for the Trek trailer. There are bigger trailers for special needs kids but Ryan has the capability to pedal but cannot balance.
Hase has made a childs trailer for a few years now and after considerable research we decided to purchase the Hase Trets trailer. As a bonus, starting model year 2008, Hase modified their Trets trailer to be adaptable to a three wheel Delta Trike - This is a perfect solution to Ryan's cycling needs and much more practical and usable than all of the regular and special needs Trikes.
Two local dealers for Hase and following a brief phone conversation with the first dealer which did not go well, I contacted "Hoppy" at T-Ryx cycles in San Diego and we spent an afternoon testing the Trets and playing with the rest of the Recumbents. I fell in love with the Hase Kettwiesel Delta Trike and the Kettwiesel will replace a Tadpole trike which I sold last week. We expect the Hase Trets and Kettwiesel to be here in the next 1-3 weeks.
From an adaption perspective -
1. My current focus is to install fenders on the Tandem to minimize debris - I believe I can install a shield to the Trets but have not finalized a solution yet.
2. Install a pedal solution which will secure Ryan's feet to the pedals. Hase has a solution and I am researching local options.
Please feel free to email me at: redondobeach at mac dot com if you have any questions.
Trets as a Trike:
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Reason: Corrupted post on the BB and I had to edit two posts together.