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Old 07-29-20, 08:15 AM
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Options for a 3+ wheel bike for my wife?

My wife would like to start riding with me be she will not ride 2 wheels. She sent me a picture of a trike she is interested in but its ia fixie/single speed and I don't want her to get discouraged.

Anyone have recomendations for a trike or recumbent that won't break the bank but will allow her to successfully get started riding?
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Old 07-29-20, 08:41 PM
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What's your budget?

I started riding recumbent trikes with a used Sun T3 CX. I ended up upgrading to a Catrike Expedition, which is significantly more comfortable and overall a much nicer trike.

TerraTrike also makes some more affordable recumbent trikes.

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Old 07-30-20, 10:34 AM
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Budget is my concern honestly, I wouldnt mind spending $1k on a setup for her if it will make it work, I checked my local recumbent store here in town and their "budget/Entry Level" recumbent is ~$3000 with some going up to $8000!
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Budget is my concern honestly, I wouldnt mind spending $1k on a setup for her if it will make it work, I checked my local recumbent store here in town and their "budget/Entry Level" recumbent is ~$3000 with some going up to $8000!
WOW! I was looking at recumbants about 10 years ago and they weren't nearly that much. But they were too low for me to roooollll my but into. I think I had a photo on facebook of the bike I wanted, I'm sure it wasn't anywhere near $3,000. You sure she wouldn't like something like the ladies Townie? It has flat foot technology and I;m very unstable on my feet, but I just glide around the neighborhood on my Townie!
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Ok, I went through my facebook posts and the recumbent trike I was looking at was a Sun. I know nothing about them, but here is a page that shows about 30 different models.
https://www.industrialbicycles.com/Sun-Seeker
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I bought my Mother In Law a new Sun 3 speed trike and she absolutely loves it. Rides 3 days a week and she is approaching 80. I think the version that I bought her now comes in a 7 speed versus the 3 speed. I picked it up for about $400 US.
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FYI Industrials Bicycles is in Dearborn, MI is a legitimate business and ship worldwide. I have purchased several bikes from them (Jack's Bikes is the mainstream bike store). I have actually seen the guys building shipping crates around fully assembled trikes prepping for shipment. Interesting place.
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Adult trikes can use a Hub for internal gears , but as a counter shaft with a sprocket on the hub shell
that sprocket turns a short chain which joins it with the cog turning one of the 2 rear wheels
pedal's chain turns the cog on the right end of such a hub..

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more exotic with more gears the hubshell cog would be bolted on in place of the brake disc ..

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Recumbent Tadpoles are a bit of a challenge to get up out of , because the seat is lower

.. they can have derailleur drive trains ... Note: there are not many US Manufacturers able to work cheaply..
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