advice sought choosing recumbent trike

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marisamann
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advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby marisamann » 20 Aug 2018, 11:29am

Hi
I've a damaged coccyx that can't be sorted so walk dog from a tilt in space reclinable electric wheelchair along Bournemouth promenade. I freeze in the winter!
Would like to get a trike, managed to get in and out of an ICE adventurer I met, but if there is one more affordable that reclines even more, would be great. There are several on ebay not too far, but am seeking advice?
It's not so much getting in and out, more getting one that reclines the most so less pressure on base of spine as I pedal and keep warm?
Yours, Marisa Mann

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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 20 Aug 2018, 12:59pm

The sprint is more reclined than the adventure - but you might be as well off with some custom cushioning to provide a ‘hole’ for your coccyx...

Test, test, and test some more...
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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Aug 2018, 1:03pm

What sort of seat do you have on the wheelchair?

A “mesh” seat is wider and longer, which allows a gel seat pad or similar, the solid seats are more difficult

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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby OldBloke » 20 Aug 2018, 1:32pm

You probably won't get more reclined than on an Aero: http://www.greenspeed-trikes.com/aero.html

Westcountry Recumbents are their UK dealer - http://www.wrhpv.com/trikes/aero/spec/index.html.

OB

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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby marisamann » 20 Aug 2018, 3:54pm

Thanks for replies, great to get more information, don't think i can get a new one, but if i know what I'm looking for can check on second hand sites

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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 20 Aug 2018, 4:14pm

Have a chat to Kevin at DTek as well...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby Tigerbiten » 20 Aug 2018, 4:15pm

The person to speak to is .......

Kevin Dunseath
Tel. 01353 648 177
Email dtekhpvs@btconnect.com

He deals in all types of second hand recumbents.
He's based out of Little Tetford near Ely.
If it's possible for you to get there, then you can try any of the range of recumbent trikes he has to find the one that suits you best.

Luck ......... :D

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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Aug 2018, 4:28pm

We have a pair of HP Velotechnik Gekko

The Geek (And ICE Trikes) are easily adaptable.

We have one fitted with the "Standing aids" which aids mounting and dismounting.

We have also used the wheelchair gel seat on the trike

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Re: advice sought choosing recumbent trike

Postby Marc » 2 Sep 2018, 7:58am

[XAP]Bob wrote:The sprint is more reclined than the adventure -

The seat of the ICE Adventure can be easily set-up as reclined as the seat of the ICE Sprint.

You just have to remove the extra bracket (https://shop.icletta.com/en/tt-adapter-ice.html), at the upper seat mount of the Adventure, to recline the seat further.

Come to think about it, the seat of the Adventure actually should be a few degrees more reclined than the seat of the Sprint, if you mount the seat at the lowest position without this bracket.