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Old 08-30-2010, 08:29 AM   #11
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Just remember Matt, it ain't the speed that gets ya, it's the inability to turn or stop!

You need to figure out how to get the rig to lean into corners!
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:02 AM   #12
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I think the chair doesn't lean, you do, like a monkey in a side hack.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #13
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I think the chair doesn't lean, you do, like a monkey in a side hack.
Yeah, but you can't, can you?

Another thing my para buddy had on his trike was a weightlifter's belt, which was attached to the backrest. Must've been 6" wide, with a velcro 'latch'.

He'd load himself on, then strap in. That way he had a stable 'core' so he could fight with the steering and shifting when 'gittin' it.

I wish I could get a picture of that bike. It was, to use the overused word, 'awesome.'

Last I talked to him, he said it was in pieces, as the frame (FXE) had broken. Again. It was not designed for 'trike' duty, especially the way he rode it.

Apparently, now he's into building his Toyota FJ into some sort of EPA nemesis.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:22 AM   #14
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Yeah, I'm a T-12, meaning the last thorasic vertebre burst fractured and cut the spinal cord about an inch under by belly button. I still have most of my abdominal muscles. So I can lean over to the other side when making a corner. Like a monkey.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:40 PM   #15
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Ah, so!

His was higher. He has only the top two of a six-pack.



What t6he $^*!#&! is going on with my Avatar!?
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:35 PM   #16
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Mine too.

So I added this to comply with the wishes of the word-nanny.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:57 PM   #17
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Mscuddy, you ever seen those downhill chairs used for off roading? I saw a show on them a long time ago and they were using disc brakes on em.
Maybe you could use the same set up, I'm trying to remember correctly but I think they were mounted to the front wheels. I believe they were about the same size rotors used today on sportbikes, rear disc of course.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:16 PM   #18
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Could the scissor folding action of the chair be modded to allow a lean angle without colapsing the chair? Just an idea
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My avatar is busted too, looks like a pic someone posted
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:17 PM   #20
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Cantered rear wheels (tow in) keep the chair stuck to the ground. My father used to push marathons and that's the type of chairs most widely used. A chair that leaned would be a much better design.
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