Re: [CR] trike riding video

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From: "W PAUL PATZKOWSKY" <oldtrikerider@q.com>
To: <marc.stmartin@earthlink.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 03:08:37 +0000
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Subject: Re: [CR] trike riding video


Marc, that's a very cool trike. I think that you may have a good idea for the use of fixed gear trikes. Time trialing on one wouldn't be too bad.

Paul Patzkowsky

Longmont colorado
  
> Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:57:44 -0400
> From: marc.stmartin@earthlink.net
> To: dima@rogers.com; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR] trike riding video
>
> Hi Dmitry,
>
> I have two fixed gear trikes; a Buckley and a Selbach. Both use the Abingdon differential. The Selbach is disassembled and at the shop of a well-known builder, the other I ride from time to time. People in Livermore, California do not know what to make of a racing tricycle. I've had folks ask if I was handicapped ;^) Yes, a fixed gear trike in a corner is a handfull. I suspect that the focus for these spindly old girls was out-and-back time trials; e.g., one corner taken slow.
>
> Marc St. Martin
> Livermore, California
> USA
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/stmartin/VintageRides/Livermore+Rides/Livermore+Vintage+Ride+001.jpg.html
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Dmitry Yaitskov <dima@rogers.com>
> >Sent: Oct 22, 2009 6:30 PM
> >To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> >Subject: Re: [CR] trike riding video
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:15:43 PM, W PAUL PATZKOWSKY wrote:
> >
> >>>From time to time someone asks a question about how English trikes
> >>>are ridden. Here is a Youtube link showing me on my trike.
> >>>http://www.youtube.com/oldtrikerider We haven't used a video camera
> >>>before so this is a first effort with flaws but you'll get the idea
> >>>about cornering at least.
> >
> >Thanks for sharing. This begs the question - are/were there any
> >fixed-geared trikes? (I'm trying to imagine going through turns like
> >shown in your video while pedalling... OTOH, riding backwards would be
> >much easier)
> >
> >Also I wonder, in your experience, are you going faster, slower or the
> >same when riding a trike as opposed to when riding a bike?
> >
> >--
> >Cheers,
> >Dmitry Yaitskov,
> >Toronto, Canada.