Tadpole motortrikes.

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Postboxer
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Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

Postby Postboxer » 28 Aug 2019, 11:30am

Maybe spectators get out of the way of them more, the way cyclists are only one wheel wide to some motorists.

pete75
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Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

Postby pete75 » 28 Aug 2019, 2:44pm

Oh for the days when the bikes were like this,BMW R50 or R60, so much classier than those three wheeled things.

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Brucey
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Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

Postby Brucey » 28 Aug 2019, 3:34pm

leather jacket on top, sandals on your feet; ideal garb for a motorcyclist

cheers
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rjb
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Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

Postby rjb » 28 Aug 2019, 5:27pm

And no sign of a helmet. :lol:

Iirc, those 3 wheelers have the option of automatically locking the tilt out below 5mph.
Chris Evans reportedly owns one. His take on them here in the daily snail. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/ ... affic.html
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

Postby tatanab » 28 Aug 2019, 5:54pm

rjb wrote:Iirc, those 3 wheelers have the option of automatically locking the tilt out below 5mph.
Chris Evans reportedly owns one.
Not the same thing at all. That is a 3 wheeled scooter, the machines at the TdeF are Yamaha Niken. It is a bit like comparing a shopper bike with a decent club riders machine. The scooter has the vertical lock, the Yam does not.

pete75
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Re: Tadpole motortrikes.

Postby pete75 » 28 Aug 2019, 7:15pm

Brucey wrote:leather jacket on top, sandals on your feet; ideal garb for a motorcyclist

cheers


The cylinders keep his feet warm.