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by LowdownRider
5 Apr 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Insuring a 'bent
Replies: 13
Views: 2543

Re: Insuring a 'bent

Never bothered with any bikes, last time I looked they wanted £160 to insure a£1000 bike. you can add to some household policies as an any risk item quite cheaply though. I just insured 2 ordinary bikes, adding them to my household insurance, and my premium shot up. Ridiculous that 2 ordinary, noth...
by LowdownRider
4 Apr 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 23
Views: 7344

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

cyclop wrote:My question is this.Does recumbent riding put less pressure on the lumbar discs compared to upright?


In my case, I'd say considerably less pressure.
I've never felt as comfortable since injuring my back until I sat in the seat of the trike I've just ordered (an ICE Sprint X Tour).
by LowdownRider
4 Apr 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Cycling for Disabled People.
Replies: 14
Views: 5331

Re: Cycling for Disabled People.

I too have suffered a bad back injury in the past but I have recently test ridden, and now ordered, a new ICE Sprint X Tour. I also test rode an ICE Adventure, and that I suspect would suit you down to the ground. You can add assisters if you need hand holds to get in and out of the seat, but I mana...
by LowdownRider
4 Apr 2019, 7:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: An Urban Recumbent
Replies: 10
Views: 5080

Re: An Urban Recumbent

I'm (hopefully) taking delivery of my new recumbent ICE trike sometime later this month. Living in West London, I too was a bit concerned about the risks of being so low down in an urban traffic setting, but having followed a few You Tubers with their recumbent trikes, they actually appear safer tha...
by LowdownRider
4 Apr 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 2774

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

LowdownRider : thanks for your post. It's great to get a view from someone who has tried both. I have ridden an ICE trike (and have visited the factory in Falmouth) and I think they are terrific. But I cannot give a valid opinion on e-bikes, just my own surmising which I have outlined above. I thin...
by LowdownRider
4 Apr 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 2774

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

I have just ordered my first (ever) recumbent trike, and I had the chance to test ride an "ordinary" ICE trike and also an electric ICE trike - before placing my order. Despite being the wrong side of 60, not in great health and coming back to biking after 40+ years, I have opted for the N...
by LowdownRider
4 Apr 2019, 5:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 176
Views: 137258

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

Outer W. London. ICE Sprint X Tour.