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Old 09-18-07, 04:51 PM   #1
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Trike lust :)

I happened to see a little poster up on one of the boards at my college advertising a Worksman trike for sale. 3 speed internal hub, cargo capacity galore, and only $395 (Cdn). Sooooooo tempted! But if I bring another bike-like object home I might be in trouble Besides, I don't have anywhere to park it... but I hope it finds a really good home!
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Old 09-18-07, 06:06 PM   #2
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Go for it. What's the worst that can happen? And you would still have the trike.
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Old 09-19-07, 09:23 AM   #3
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I own a Worksman PAV trike w/3sp and use it everyday for urban
duty. I also own 3 2 wheelers that I built up and are VERY special
to me. I like the trike so much that if forced to sell any cycles the
2 wheelers are.......toast!!
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I'm just going to encourage someone I know to buy it, and then I can play with it

(On further consideration, too, I realized that the bridge I have to take across Glenmore Reservoir has 2 sets of bollards that are probably too narrow to let the trike through - and there's no other way across that body of water! Adding a 15-20km loop doesn't sound too practical...)

Besides, I just ordered an Xtracycle kit!
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Go for it. What's the worst that can happen? And you would still have the trike.

Might be a tad challenging to live in it
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I'm just going to encourage someone I know to buy it, and then I can play with it

(On further consideration, too, I realized that the bridge I have to take across Glenmore Reservoir has 2 sets of bollards that are probably too narrow to let the trike through - and there's no other way across that body of water! Adding a 15-20km loop doesn't sound too practical...)

Besides, I just ordered an Xtracycle kit!
Measure it just to make sure

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I know how that goes, there's one on craigslist near me that is posted about once a month. The guy's dropped it from $450 down to $295 and it's incredibly hard not to call him.
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Trikes are enormous fun, - I love my trike

Go ahead and buy, you'll never regret it.

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I shouldn't have sold mine..
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Old 09-30-07, 05:48 PM   #10
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I think the joy of riding that bike for twenty minutes on a hockey rink would justify its purchase twice.
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