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Old 08-12-17, 06:01 PM   #1
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Where do I buy affordable accessories for my Trike

I have a Trident TW Bents (used) and need to buy some things for it. Where do I buy affordable accessories for my Trike?
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Old 08-12-17, 07:48 PM   #2
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What is it that you need?

Accessories that also fit diamond frame bikes can be bought through normal channels and are generally pretty reasonably priced. Components specific to recumbent trikes are another story. I've bought some things like cnc machined cable stops that were real nice and also real expensive.

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+1 to a list of accessories you might wish for.

One thing you will learn quickly is that accessories at recumbent shops are often $$$. I learned to do a few DIY projects for my Catrike 700 when the plastic OEM flag mount proved to not be up to the task. A metal replacement lists for $20 so I made an even better one for less than $5. Ditto for a mirror mount. At that time the CT700 came with a bar end mirror. While the mirror was first rate, the location was unacceptable. I used the Mirrycle mirror that Catrike supplied but made my own over-the-wheel holder. The shop sells the mirror mount/computer holder for $25. Again I have less than $5 in mine. Both of these have been on the trike for over 10K miles and I am still happy with them.
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I usually buy my accessories for my ICE Sprint from Utah Trikes. TerraCycle has a lot of good stuff. You can order from them directly or through a retailer like Utah Trikes. As VegasTriker pointed out - adapting other products or making your own is part of the joy of owning a trike.
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As mentioned a large percentage of accessories for DF bikes work well on bents, check with your LBS first.
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Good comments from the responders. However, what do you folks call ""expensive"? You should see the prices of auto/pick-up tires - and compare those prices of bicycle and trike part prices. Not exactly apples and oranges, BUT those comparisons put prices of bicycle parts in perspective.

My custom-built touring bike with Brooks saddle and 48 spoke PW hubs cost less than a used car - and the bicycle depreciates less... The replacement gearbox for my Toyota Troop Carrier cost more ($3000 USD) than my bicycle, never mind the labour costs and towing costs.
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