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500lb+ new rider - Adult trike?

Old 09-24-15, 10:07 AM
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500lb+ new rider - Adult trike?

I've been wanting to ride a bike again but I broke my leg as a child right when I was going to start learning without training wheels. Every so often I've tried to re-learn and it's never stuck and I recognize it's the frustration factor. I really want to use it as part of an exercise regimen I can work into my schedule since I'm finishing my PhD and hitting the gym has been difficult but I know I would take time out to just hop on my bike and ride to the coffee shop or over to the library on it. So I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the adult conversion kits or a suggestion for an adult trike model? I've seen the worksman trikes and they seem like a nice model but I'm trying to avoid laying out $1000+ from the getgo.

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6'3"
500lb, hopefully a little under that...but I figure go with the worst.

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Old 09-24-15, 11:15 AM
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Welcome!!!

Do it, riding a bike is such a good feeling.
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Your health is paramount. Nothing would improve your health more then a trike.

You've spent what $100,000 on your brains (money well spent!), so a health investment seems like good sense...
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I occasionally see adult trikes on Craigslist. I suspect that either a Worksman, or the more common vintage Schwinn etc would be reasonable for your use.
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Thanks, I think I'm going to have to invest in that worksman since I'm really unsure of a modern aluminum Schwinn. I would rather not bend the frame and basically waste a 1/3rd of the cost of a Worksman. Also super-thank you for the encouragement!
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I don't know where your located but this is on our local craigslist: 3 wheel worksman, bike
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New Orleans, currently. Otherwise I would grab that immediately. We're swimming in bikes down here, a Brooklyn hipster vibe took over a big chunk of the city after Katrina but very few trikes seem to come up on the market. I've talked with different shops and all offer the same basic answer. I just figured I would ask people without a monetary interest since the shops are all too happy to order in a $1500 bike...
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