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Old 04-05-18, 05:05 PM
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New commuter trike

It will be a few weeks before it's warm enough to ride much (snow predicted tonight), but I did ride it home from the shop... and am so glad I did! It's fun and I had my briefcase in back...

I have lights front and rear, and a water bottle holder, I need a bell but can't decide what I want, so am waiting on that for now.. I figure it will be a month or so before I do more than sidewalks and trails with it anyway.. need to build up some miles before I face the 6 miles each way...

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Old 04-06-18, 06:54 AM
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Cool! Congrats!

Out of curiosity, why a trike?

Also... if there are not pictures, it didn't happen, so let's see some!
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Originally Posted by khyricat View Post
It will be a few weeks before it's warm enough to ride much (snow predicted tonight), but I did ride it home from the shop... and am so glad I did! It's fun and I had my briefcase in back...

I have lights front and rear, and a water bottle holder, I need a bell but can't decide what I want, so am waiting on that for now.. I figure it will be a month or so before I do more than sidewalks and trails with it anyway.. need to build up some miles before I face the 6 miles each way...

https://www.ravelry.com/forum-images...t/31cag-9ulidt
I took the IMG tags off your link so we can share a look, but it didn’t help much
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Old 04-06-18, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by khyricat View Post
It will be a few weeks before it's warm enough to ride much (snow predicted tonight), but I did ride it home from the shop... and am so glad I did! It's fun and I had my briefcase in back...

I have lights front and rear, and a water bottle holder, I need a bell but can't decide what I want, so am waiting on that for now.. I figure it will be a month or so before I do more than sidewalks and trails with it anyway.. need to build up some miles before I face the 6 miles each way...
khyricat, fancy meeting you here!

I like my Oi! from Knog, and Incredibells are pretty loud and obnoxious. Mostly I have to yell, "Passing on your left!" because I seldom ride anyplace quiet enough for a bell.
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I took the IMG tags off your link so we can share a look, but it didn’t help much
need to figure out how to post here then- that showed on my PC... lets try this one:


not sure if it will work either.. my website is down, and I don't have a public hosting thing set up these days..
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Originally Posted by chephy View Post
Cool! Congrats!

Out of curiosity, why a trike?

Also... if there are not pictures, it didn't happen, so let's see some!
not sure why the pic didn't post.. tried again.. we'll see if that worked.. (post before this), as to why a trike: I have a disease that can cause vertigo spells.. these days its mostly controlled, but 5 years ago I fell off my bike riding when I had an attack and that fear sticks.. I rented a trike on vacation and loved it... and am in more love as time goes on... riding home yesterday despite the cold headwind was great and I can't wait to go out again (but not in the snow right now!)
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
khyricat, fancy meeting you here!

I like my Oi! from Knog, and Incredibells are pretty loud and obnoxious. Mostly I have to yell, "Passing on your left!" because I seldom ride anyplace quiet enough for a bell.
Hrm.. will have to look at those, I'll eventually be riding in traffic a bit, thats why I want it later, for now calling out will work on sidewalk/trails..... the commuter plans mean a bell in case would be a good thing (also a mirror, but debating how I want to do that still too)
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Congrats!

I use these 2 different bells across different bikes:

https://www.mirrycle.com/item/incredibell-brass-duet/
https://www.amazon.com/Crane-Suzue-B.../dp/B001MS2KHA

(I notice a lot of imitation incredibell duets on amazon, cannot vouch for any of those)
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congrats, nice ride!
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