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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:48 pm

Well given that for $1450 I can get a brand new frameset with the same offerings that they want for $1200. I don't think they would go down to what I'd offer. The giro I'm looking at from flyingfurniture with selected options is $2250 + postage. Don't think I'm saving too much from that ozhpv sale...
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby just4tehhalibut » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:47 pm

Similarly you probably wouldn't be suited to a Bacchetta clone being advertised on Gumnut for just down the road to you: http://perth.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-sports-bicycles-Recumbent-Bacchetta-Cr-Mo-Clone-W0QQAdIdZ316197620
Has lots of Bacchetta parts, carbon seat (and spare), well made and for $900. Would look a bargain for you however you are in the same boat as me regards height and weight, the frame was made with locally sourced round CrMo tubing where as Bacchetta uses a teardrop-shaped main tube so that they can build a 'stick bike' around a single main tube that doesn't flex everywhere. The clone is a medium frame (whatever that means) and likely to be too small for you, as well as too flexible and not suited to your weight. The genuine Bacchetta models and the large frame sizes are probably what you need. Their website talks of X-seam in their specs and you need to look on http://www.bacchettabikes.com/support/fitting/ to work out what this is, really helpful in working out frame sizing for other recumbents. The rider setup pages are also useful.

Kalgrm has offered you a trial on his, I'm also up the road and have a Giro20 that you can try out. You saw this on the Great Escapade in 2009 but since then I've added disc brakes, changed the lighting and luggage arrangement for commuting and long trips down south. I'm about your height and weight but plus the optional aerogut. PM me if you want to try this, I'm not working so anytime.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:35 pm

Well after the sketchy weather today I managed to try Kalgrm's Bacchetta Giro 26 and just4hehhalibut's greenspeed trike and Bacchetta Giro 20.
Man love the trike, just soo fun. I will so have me one of those!!!! :mrgreen: Didn't see the issue I saw with the trikes I tested earlier in the year. They did have 26" rear wheels which I think was the issue. Only saw it once and that was cos I was doing like 50-60 cadence hah
Out of the 2 Bacchetta's, I prefer the Giro 26 and it will take me time to learn it. I was pedalling in both of them and it was just easier in Kalgrm's. Believe the 700c wheel was the main reason behind that and I do prefer having wheels the same size :)
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:23 pm

Well order has finally been placed with flyingfurniture. Look forward to photos coming when it's been finished paid for and shipped. Ordered a Bacchetta Giro 26 without wheels as I have wheels for it :)
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Joeblake » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:34 pm

Yayhaaaayy. Might see ya up in the Hills one time.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby John Lewis » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:34 pm

Great. You've joined the dark side. Welcome aboard. :D
Reckon once you get your bent legs there will be no holding you back.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:21 am

John Lewis wrote:Great. You've joined the dark side. Welcome aboard. :D
Reckon once you get your bent legs there will be no holding you back.

John

Hey John

If I have it before I'm coming down to Albany, I'll bring it down.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:51 am

Congrats BZ on your new baby hope you enjoy the new steed when it arrives now your going to be penniless due to upgradeites so I look forward to the pickies.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby John Lewis » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:03 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Hey John

If I have it before I'm coming down to Albany, I'll bring it down.


Fingers crossed.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:48 pm

Update from clubagreenie today. Albany is now 4 weeks out :( But I'll have my giro by then so :mrgreen:
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:12 pm

Well pictures will be coming in a few weeks with my new steed when it arrives.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:56 pm

Just found out that the rear dropouts are 135mm hmm my wheels that I have for it are 130mm. I shall see if I can get away with a washer on either side, otherwise new wheel build YAY
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Joeblake » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Better too wide than too narrow I suppose. The rear forks of my GRT20"/26" were very narrow for the hub motor and trying to drop the rear wheel out to repair a flat tyre took about 2 hours, even with all the resources of my local bike shop. :shock:

However, much better now. :mrgreen:

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:24 pm

Just got off the phone with Ian. He has taken my bent for a test ride and should be boxed and sent off tomorrow YIPPEE
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Joeblake » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:34 pm

Whoohooo ...

:mrgreen:
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:13 pm

It's finally been sent. 15 days after I had paid for it... Well I'll be buying accessories from hostelshoppe or somewhere else now.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:28 pm

Baalzamon wrote:It's finally been sent. 15 days after I had paid for it... Well I'll be buying accessories from hostelshoppe or somewhere else now.


15 days after you paid for it come on Australia this is why we are buying OS retailers in this country is stuffed.......... :roll: I would have ordered a frame set in from OS because the monkeys in this country need shaking up truly.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:13 pm

I think when it comes time to get a trike, I'll end up having a trip to US and going to Hostel Shoppe and having a good gander and possibly bringing one back in my luggage.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:50 pm

Baalzamon wrote:I think when it comes time to get a trike, I'll end up having a trip to US and going to Hostel Shoppe and having a good gander and possibly bringing one back in my luggage.


BZ I'm so happy for you getting soon your new Bachetta soon anyway just makes me mad to here stories like yours but it appears to be the given norm in Oz these days.

If your after another haunt to make purchases from Utah Trikes in the US is highly recommended for super fast email response and willing to go overboard to ensure that they can build what it is you want or mix and match parts etc I have had great dealings with them as well as Hostel Shoppe so go for it.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Finally got the picture promised last week
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Ian has apologised and sent the following to me
Hi

Apologies we got bogged a bit recently with assembly and emails so just following up…. You should have got an email from couriers saying your bike frameset etc is on its way…

(I knew 2 staff were to be away last week and this week – One mechanic is in China for 2 weeks and Aaron on email/admin away for 1 week but I thought we’d still progress through our planned orders … But I didn’t know I was going to be unwell as well.)

Apologies again for the delay / not getting the bike sent quite on time but you should see your bike frameset very soon …


But mmm those wheels! Shame they aren't coming with the bike, I'm waiting on spokes to lace up a new wheel.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby John Lewis » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:32 pm

Nice. Glad to hear its on the way.

The wheels look OK but I think I'd trust your spoked wheels more out there.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:43 pm

Exactly, it's windy here and they would be more blowing me around.
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:35 pm

Way to go BZ looking very sweet indeed you must be getting itchy to get your first ride in and thanks for sharing such a great looking bent.

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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:46 pm

First lot of riding will be on trainer getting the fit sorted
then off to local carpark on a Sunday for heaps of practice, once I'm used to it then the fun can really start :)
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Re: Thinking about a bent/trike

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:32 pm

It's arrived :D :D :D :D :D
Now just gotta wait for the spokes so I can lace the darn rear wheel up...
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