Training wheels or outrigger

tomjasz

Well-Known Member
Yeah I know, but I hate the position of the recumbents. It terrifies me looking up to see a drivers face. My number one riding rule. Look them in the eyes. The delta trikes will flip at low speed on a hard turn. SO.
I thought xtracycle leap and have been waiting a year to get reviews and still waiting. BUT I don't need that cargo ability, the only advantage was the outrigger on the first version.

I've been thinking folding bike. Blowing off my geometry sensibilities and have a light and easy bike to handle. Still the balance issue will limit riding.

ANOTHER BUT, I have 3 Smoothies, and a Trek that if I found a good outrigger or the truing type wheels available an't to huge and heavy....

I'll throw in the towel and ride even dorkier and slow IF I have to...yet there must be a solution. I'm just not finding it.

What have you seen? More boomers buying bikes that must have the same problems. Being a gimp sucks but there is a way. I just need to find it. So far the step through is the best solution, but now I need to solve balance. (broken hips mean you need someone else to wipe, she luvs me but the thought, just the thought disturbs me)

Maybe the Hinkley trike conversion is the best after reading the bad reviews of training wheel style.

????THOUGHTS????
 

JDuck

New Member
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USA
Yeah I know, but I hate the position of the recumbents. It terrifies me looking up to see a drivers face. My number one riding rule. Look them in the eyes. The delta trikes will flip at low speed on a hard turn.
What you need is a TILTING trike. It is an upright (not recumbent) option but it doesn't fall over in turns or going over uneven road. Most of them are tadpole style with 2 front wheels and one rear, but Bintelli makes one with 2 rear wheels one front. When you get on and off, the tilt is locked so it is solid like any regular trike. But once you are off and pedaling, you have the option to flip a lever and now the front tilts (including the seat.) so you ride it like a regular 2 wheeler and tilt normally into turns. You can make turns at the same speed you would a 2 wheeler and the balance is the same. Then when you slow down to a stop, pull the lever to lock it back upright again. It is a game changer for folks who need trikes for stability stopping and starting or going very very slow, but can balance ok once pedaling.