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Old 04-29-17, 02:19 PM   #1
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Bridgestone Trike from Japan

I'm getting an older Bridgestone Trike that was purchased in Japan and then brought over here to the US. It will be here on Tuesday and it may need a new tube but otherwise should be fine. Does anyone have any info or experience about this type of Trike? It will be my first trike and I can't ride a bike so I'm looking forward to it immensely.
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You will not find people who ride this kind of trike posting in the recumbent section. It's a traditional trike with the cranks directly below the seat instead of in front of you as you would find on a recumbent trike. You might find more in the General Cycling Discussion, Recreational & Family, or Utility Cycling. The baskets front and rear make me think that the last suggestion may be the best.
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Yea It aint a Recumbent , and quite foreign.. you are on your own

Doubt Old folks [50+] and utility section wont have a trike from japan owners experience either..

try writing to japan.? maybe internet websites can translate to their language?

here those adult upright trikes tend to have all the wheels same size,
the smaller back ones seems a nice center of gravity lowering..

expect only 1 rear wheel to be driven, that's typical. once it's in your house

see if a Bike Shop can freshen it up with cleaning greasing and making the brakes work adequately

new tires etc etc..






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This same trike was posted on another forum a few weeks ago. No help there?
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Those wheels look incredibly small. Hopefully you don't have to pump too hard.
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Cool, I have a trike Schwinn Meridian and am loving it. Have not rode for over 40 years. Hope you enjoy you new ride. Basket look like they could hold a lot.
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