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Happy as....

Postby gretaboy » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm

I just got told today that I am going to be the lucky recipient of a HP Velotechnik Scorpion FS 26.

Sad part will be having to wait 4/5 weeks for it to turn up. This trike is going to get some serious road time.

Sorry couldnt help myself, just had to share my news
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by BNA » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:38 pm

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Re: Happy as....

Postby lobstermash » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:38 pm

Sweet. The wait is the hardest part.
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Re: Happy as....

Postby find_bruce » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:18 pm

What brand of sandals will you be getting ? :D
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Re: Happy as....

Postby Riggsbie » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:10 pm

Nice one !

It's not real until you post pictures !


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Re: Happy as....

Postby geebee » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:11 am

And a ride report:) Congrats.
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Postby toofat » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:34 pm

congrats, start growing a beard
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Re: Happy as....

Postby trailgumby » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:22 pm

Haha, looks like I'm going to have to find some hills then when I come up to visit for a social ride ;)

Congrats, that's great news :D
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Re: Happy as....

Postby petie » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:03 pm

Awesome news, need pics!
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Re: Happy as....

Postby gretaboy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:19 pm

petie wrote:Awesome news, need pics!


Pics will come as soon as the trike is in my possession :)

I did a ride on the new Hunter expressway on a catrike villager last sunday and am excited about taking the scorpion out there, will be brilliant and so much faster than the catrike.
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Re: Happy as....

Postby find_bruce » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:49 pm

trailgumby wrote:Haha, looks like I'm going to have to find some hills then when I come up to visit for a social ride ;)

Yep - I have included the only hill in SOP for gretaboy's coming out party :D
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Re: Happy as....

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:41 am

My new baby...nickname "Elvis". Pics taken on its first 70k outing. Little bit heavier than a Catrike Expedition but the ride quality craps all over the Expedition. Due to right hand issues it has a single left hand brake which controls both front disc brakes

Am one happy camper

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Re: Happy as....

Postby silentbutdeadly » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:06 am

Sweet! Looks like a recliner with wheels. Hope you ride the heck out of it.
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Re: Happy as....

Postby petie » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:26 pm

Cool, looks like you could get that going along at a fair clip! Drink bottles a bit far away though?
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Re: Happy as....

Postby trailgumby » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:30 pm

That thing's looooowww. You'll need wings and grounds effects next! :D

At least I see you've got the antenna for communications back to the pits sorted. ;)
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Re: Happy as....

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:52 pm

petie wrote:Cool, looks like you could get that going along at a fair clip! Drink bottles a bit far away though?


It is but it won't be my final solution, have waited unil I got the trike before I decide which way to go
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Re: Happy as....

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:36 am

Lookin' good GB :-D

In my velomobile I use a hydration pack bladder which is hung from behind the seat. This may be a better option for you than a standard bottle anyway.
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Re: Happy as....

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:15 am

gretaboy wrote:
petie wrote:Cool, looks like you could get that going along at a fair clip! Drink bottles a bit far away though?


It is but it won't be my final solution, have waited unil I got the trike before I decide which way to go

Thanks for clarifying, from the location I was fearing that it was for fluid out rather than fluid in :D
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Re: Happy as....

Postby Bartek » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:53 pm

Hi gretaboy

sweet ride, if your seat is a tubular steel/aluminium construction you could use the same drink bottle solution I have on my KMX Viper. I use a Topeak Java cage (holds various size bottles) attached to cage mount that fastens to the seat frame which keeps my bottle in easy reach.

http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottle-C ... lajavacage

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