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Request for info: Counterpoint Tandems or viable tri-cycle(3 posts)

Request for info: Counterpoint Tandems or viable tri-cyclebrider
May 15, 2002 5:45 AM
A co-worker who knows I bike a lot asked me if I know of any decent tri-cycles (decent performance-wise). It seems that a friend of his has epilepsy, and the medication effects his equilibrium in a big way. I suggested a tandem, but this guy's wife isn't strong or large enough to control the bike. So I thought a Counterpoint tandem might be the way to go, but I have no experience (and I don't know any one with experience) with these. Is the Counterpoint tandem decent as far as stability? Better in the situation I described? Also, I remember long ago that there were some tri-cycles advertised in the back of the cycling magazines that weren't hand cycles or "rowing" cycles. I have no idea where to look for those now, and I haven't seen the ads in quite a while. Any one have any information, and/or a link to a website? I appreciate your help. Thank you!
Greenspeed is one brand name. (nm)Spoke Wrench
May 15, 2002 4:43 PM
Here's what you need!Spoke Wrench
May 15, 2002 5:03 PM
www.hostelshoppe.com

The owner's name is Rolf and he is a good guy. The Hostelshoppe has several tricycles listed in their catalogue so one of them might meet your needs.

I'd advise you to stay away from Trailmate and Worksman. I've had a little experience with both of those brands and they are junk. The weak point is the bearing that holds the rear axle to the frame. Those bearingd die young and are a bear to replace because they are pressed on.