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Nice one, thanks for this
Some mean faces, random clothing choices and great bikes, bit i want to know more about this one https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jpFURTWAivI/T0LRAWQiTZI/AAAAAAAAN10/G...
Looks like a beast, anyone know the rider or anything about the bike?
posted by Gkam84 [8859 posts] 23rd February 2012 - 0:39
That is Alan Shuttleworth. He was first rider off.
posted by dodgy [122 posts] 23rd February 2012 - 5:54
Now that's impressive -don't know much about trikes. Does it take more effort or skill?
posted by giff77 [1054 posts] 23rd February 2012 - 9:21
They can be tricky to corner!
posted by dodgy [122 posts] 23rd February 2012 - 11:15
They are very 'tricky' to corner.
However, and I don't know the manufacturer, I had a blast on a trike that actually banked on the rear end and that was hell of a ride - felt like a normal bike generally, but one thing that stood out was it was a tad uncomfortable. Instead of the road hits coming from underneath and straight up they would hit you from the side, and you notice the drains more (try avoiding them with three corners) quite un-nerving but overall a cracking ride.
I have seen a few 'standard' type trikes used by 'the gentry' locally but those 'race' leaning trikes are something else. I dont think they will take off with the general cyclists, but for people with some 'issues' it's a great way to get out. The owner of the one I had a go on was fairly elderly and had ear/balance issues - he could really go on it mind.
I got a tad un-nerved to really ride hard and I will admit it was a tad heavier than normal, more frame and wheels for a start, also a strange cantilever affair on the rear.
Trikeman. (hence the handle)
Grunt, puff, pant and groan goes the old man - but he gets there in the end. ;o)
posted by trikeman [366 posts] 23rd February 2012 - 12:27
Ok, after looking up that guy, seems he might have alot of trikes, just from a quick google images scan i can see a pink one, the blue one, a white one and then various others with what looks like a carbon one with 3 spoke carbon rims
posted by Gkam84 [8859 posts] 23rd February 2012 - 14:21
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