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I want a quadricycle

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I've wanted a fat quadricycle for a while. But I think they're rare, and therefore prohibitively expensive. This just looks like absolute fun to me. I've been a bicycle fanatic my entire life. But I've never seen one of these in person, let alone ridden one. Anyone here ever ridden one?

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  2. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
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  3. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

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    You and the neighbor's kids AND the neighbor's kid's dogs.
     
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  4. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 12, 2011
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    Get you one of these.
     
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  5. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Holic

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    Years ago I was a regular mountain biker at Whistler. The wheelchair guys had something similar, although it was "pedalled" with the hands, and not the feet. Also the seat was very low, lowering the centre of gravity. These guys would catch big air on the groomed runs with them.

    Never rode one myself though...
     
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  6. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Those are for drunken bridal parties in downtown Nashville.

    Bless their hearts.. they never seem to realize that there is a motor in that thing, and they don't actually have to pedal.
     
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  7. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  9. ozcal

    ozcal Tele-Holic

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    how are you supposed to sit one handed with a coors light and spin donuts true quad bike style ??
     
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  10. Nightclub Dwight

    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Meister

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    I'm a lifelong bicycle enthusiast. I collect old racing bikes from the 40's and 50's. I'm a two wheel guy, never liked recumbants. But if I was going to go with more than two wheels I'd get a Catrike. You can powerslide them through corners, which intrigues me greatly.

    https://www.catrike.com/
     

  11. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Those don’t look like they’re built for the level of “abuse” that I would put it through. I’m pretty sure I’d break one of those pretty quick.

    The quad I posted looks like it’s ready to catch a bit of air. And it positions to rider to be able to use his legs to launch, like a regular bike. The bikes where you sit back with your legs forward pretty much glue you to the ground.
     

  12. Nightclub Dwight

    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Meister

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    Aug 12, 2016
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    Yes, if that's your game, you're correct. Those Catrikes are fast as heck. But strictly an onroad thing.

    That being said, I do love my mountain biking too. So I fully support your quest here.

    As I mentioned, I really wouldn't be caught dead on a recumbent. They just don't look right to me.
     

  13. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
    What's the appeal of four wheels?
     
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  14. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    I'm all over that- with narrower rims/tires. Way too much rolling resistance to add 2 more wheels and then have them be that big.

    If I can't make it go fast, I'm not interested.
     
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  15. John Owen

    John Owen Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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  16. DugT

    DugT Tele-Meister

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    It would be very heavy and inefficient. I too would like to know how you would use it. It looks to me like it would only be good for posing on it and the message would be, "I can't ride a real bike."
     
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  17. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    By The Levee
    Love the wheelie bar on the TF trike.
     

  18. Nightclub Dwight

    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Meister

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