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Old 08-23-16, 10:26 AM
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Transporting Trikes

One of the questions that I had when considering a trike was how easy would it be to transport without a trailer. I made this video to hopefully put others at ease when considering a recumbent trike.
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Old 08-24-16, 07:54 AM
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Hope you don't mind, I posted your video in the Recumbent Trikes Group on Facebook. Thought it was a good video and people will find it helpful.
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Old 08-24-16, 04:27 PM
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Hope you don't mind, I posted your video in the Recumbent Trikes Group on Facebook. Thought it was a good video and people will find it helpful.
I appreciate it
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Old 08-24-16, 09:38 PM
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Zinger - your video has gotten a bunch of compliments and shares on Facebook. People definitely appreciated your taking the time to make it. Thanks.
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Old 08-24-16, 11:40 PM
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thank you. Some of the content I am trying to make is stuff I wish I had seen when I was looking into recumbents.
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I think what your doing Zinger is extremely good for the recumbent market and more so for those wanting to dip there toe in the waters. I like your presentation it comes across as natural giving good advice keeping it simple without over complicating things but best of all it shows your having fun enjoying it. Keep it up.
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Old 08-25-16, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by BohicaX View Post
I think what your doing Zinger is extremely good for the recumbent market and more so for those wanting to dip there toe in the waters. I like your presentation it comes across as natural giving good advice keeping it simple without over complicating things but best of all it shows your having fun enjoying it. Keep it up.
Thank you. I just need more subscribers and thumbs up to make it more popular...

I found a really awesome hill by the Erie Canal Trail. I'm going to use it for a "Are trikes good at climbing hills?" video.

Can anyone think of other recumbent FAQ that would make good video content?
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Old 08-25-16, 09:59 AM
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Great thread, but the sound was out of synch?
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Old 08-25-16, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by stearman65 View Post
Great thread, but the sound was out of synch?
I have not experienced that. Maybe watch on YouTube directly?
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Old 08-27-16, 06:55 AM
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Thanks for the video. Having a pickup truck makes it easy for me. I did take my trike to Florida last year in the trunk of my Camry. It is a foldable ICE Sprint and fit nicely even with luggage (and without back seats folded down)
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Old 08-27-16, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
Thanks for the video. Having a pickup truck makes it easy for me. I did take my trike to Florida last year in the trunk of my Camry. It is a foldable ICE Sprint and fit nicely even with luggage (and without back seats folded down)
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The bottom line here is to have a crew cab pickup. You have room for at least 5 people, and a box that can hold any kind of a bike or trike. If you have only one vehicle, a crew cab pickup is the way to go, since they can do pretty much everything.
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Or put a trailer hitch in that 2" receiver , and put them in that trailer .
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The bottom line here is to have a crew cab pickup. You have room for at least 5 people, and a box that can hold any kind of a bike or trike. If you have only one vehicle, a crew cab pickup is the way to go, since they can do pretty much everything.
I kind of doubt a long-wheelbase bike will fit in a crewcab's bed unless it's one of those Dodge "Supercab" pickups... and those things are huuuugge...

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The bottom line here is to have a crew cab pickup. You have room for at least 5 people, and a box that can hold any kind of a bike or trike. If you have only one vehicle, a crew cab pickup is the way to go, since they can do pretty much everything.
With space for 5 people I would think you need space for 5 bikes too.. Buying a car like that to transport a bike is not what I would call "green transport"..

What about buying the car you need for regular use and atatch a trailer when you transport stuff?

I can take my unfolded trike (frame is 1,5 mtr plus half a rear wheel) innside a Scoda Roomster and still carry two pasengers (four if no trike) plus a number of folding bikes. All innside and protected from theft and rain.
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My husband and I have a roof top rack (Yakima I believe). We used to strap my trike to that.
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With space for 5 people I would think you need space for 5 bikes too.. Buying a car like that to transport a bike is not what I would call "green transport"..

What about buying the car you need for regular use and atatch a trailer when you transport stuff?

I can take my unfolded trike (frame is 1,5 mtr plus half a rear wheel) innside a Scoda Roomster and still carry two pasengers (four if no trike) plus a number of folding bikes. All innside and protected from theft and rain.
The U.S. equivalent is a Ford Transit Connect. One of these is good for carrying a trike or two, but my long-wheelbase bikes still won't fit. I have a Dodge Caravan (minivan) and it holds two Easy Racer bikes with a bit of disassembly.


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