Practicalities of living with a trike

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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby Manc33 » 19 Aug 2020, 11:38am

I wouldn't mind a trike if it was quite narrow, like with wheels about 1 foot apart at the back. Then you could stop without putting your feet down and you could use really low gearing on hills, yet it would be able to easily fit through doorways.
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Aug 2020, 11:39am

12” wheels would be quite a harsh ride, that’s smaller than a Brompton.
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby Manc33 » 19 Aug 2020, 11:48am

[XAP]Bob wrote:12” wheels would be quite a harsh ride, that’s smaller than a Brompton.


Bob were you replying to me? I meant the distance between the rear wheels, sorry if it came across badly.
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Aug 2020, 11:49am

12” track width would be inherently unstable unless it was a tilting trike...
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby UpWrong » 19 Aug 2020, 1:40pm

This will fit through doorways, http://greenspeed-trikes.com/anura.html

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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Aug 2020, 1:43pm

So will an ICE - lift the rear wheel, apply full steering lock one way, push the rear the other, and “crab” through with the wheels moving forward but at full lock.
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby UpWrong » 19 Aug 2020, 3:01pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:So will an ICE - lift the rear wheel, apply full steering lock one way, push the rear the other, and “crab” through with the wheels moving forward but at full lock.

Depends on the width of the door I guess. There's 3 to 4" difference in width between the Anura and an ICE.

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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby [XAP]Bob » 20 Aug 2020, 6:07pm

UpWrong wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:So will an ICE - lift the rear wheel, apply full steering lock one way, push the rear the other, and “crab” through with the wheels moving forward but at full lock.

Depends on the width of the door I guess. There's 3 to 4" difference in width between the Anura and an ICE.


Doesn't it always... The reason I can't do that through my front door is that the stairs are in the way...
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby belgiangoth » 25 Oct 2020, 2:05pm

Have just got a Catrike via BHPC sales. I was surprised at how easy it was to carry through the house - I did need to hold it vertical and twist through doorways (it's wider at the front wheels than a doorway and rear wheel is 700C so also wider) but it's easier than the SPM because it is lighter and can be lifted significantly above the horizontal.
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Re: Practicalities of living with a trike

Postby ambodach » 25 Oct 2020, 3:27pm

My Ice Adventure HD will not go through my doorway or into my polytunnel. I take the seat off and move steering arms back which means I can turn it in it's side and carry in sideways standing in the space where the seat would be.