Time has come

Gorweddol

Regular
Location
Swindon
The time has come for me to move on, I think. My home built trike has never had great reliability and after riding it 6000km in the last two years it showing more signs of unreliability. My delema is that to get a trike I would like and I expect most of you would advise will cost £!!!!!!!!!. So I am embarking on a hunt for a trike with 26” rear wheel, rear/ suspension and has a sound true aligned frame, all this for between £500/£800. Yes I understand it’s almost a forlorn task, but as they say if you don’t ask you don’t get.
 

Mr Magoo

Veteran
Often overlooked but might meet all your needs and expectations ?
The Optima Rider Trike ….orginally made in Holland …...classic tadpole layout .
20" front wheels with cable controlled disc or drums or hydro drums
26" rear wheel all with rear suspension
Fibreglass seat shell with adjustable rake angle adjustment
Telescopic front boom
Gearing can be 3 spd hub combined with 7/8/9 cogs on the rear wheel .
or DR triple ring front and 9 cogs rear .
Indirect (relaxed) steering system
With a no nonsense frame construction of powder coated steel and anodised ali.
Would be close to your upper limit for a trike that was not a basket case !
No doubt forum members will have pictures to illustrate .
 
OP
Gorweddol

Gorweddol

Regular
Location
Swindon
Often overlooked but might meet all your needs and expectations ?
The Optima Rider Trike ….orginally made in Holland …...classic tadpole layout .
20" front wheels with cable controlled disc or drums or hydro drums
26" rear wheel all with rear suspension
Fibreglass seat shell with adjustable rake angle adjustment
Telescopic front boom
Gearing can be 3 spd hub combined with 7/8/9 cogs on the rear wheel .
or DR triple ring front and 9 cogs rear .
Indirect (relaxed) steering system
With a no nonsense frame construction of powder coated steel and anodised ali.
Would be close to your upper limit for a trike that was not a basket case !
No doubt forum members will have pictures to illustrate .
Thank you for your feedback.
I have heard about the Optima trike but I have not seen any for sale. Maybe I need to look harder. From your description it certainly would be worth a look. Cheers.
 

neil earley

Veteran
Location
Neath
Performer jc70 as new in Swansea on fb £750
 
OP
Gorweddol

Gorweddol

Regular
Location
Swindon

Bad Machine

In the garage .....
Location
East Anglia
I realise it's over your budget, and hasn't the rear suspension you want, but this one should be avoided without a proper close inspection - have a look at the way the chain has been routed ............................... :cry:

ICE VTX TRIKE , RECUMBENT TRIKE , TRIKE, 3 WHEELS, https://ebay.us/FDSxjx
 
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