Thanks for replying. I have talked to Brett, he’s not sure if he wants to sell his mango sport, and yes, the exchange rate is terrible. There are a few secondhand Rotovelos about at the moment, and the next batch out of the mould (in month or so) should be 4kg lighter, (about 29kg)
We moved down to Tassie 25 years ago now, from Toowoomba, and live in Devonport, still have a sister in Brisbane.
We have, in the order of getting them, an Optima Lynx, Performer JC70 trike, Greenspeed Magnum, an unknown European swb recumbent, 2 HP-V Scorpion fx-20s, Greenspeed Anura. Have to sell some of those when I find a velomobile.
Thanks again for your reply. I’ll let you know if I get something.
I left more details about me and my bike with as a comment under the pic I added, but I would love to try some trikes before buying one, as I am not sure what I will or won't be able to do. Do the petals have straps to keep your feet in place? Does my height matter given that I am only 5'3?
<quote: I have been looking at the Scorpion FX and FS, I have a couple of Greenspeed trikes, one of which my daughter rides occasionally. She is finding the mesh seat a bit uncomfortable-I was wondering if a hardshell seat would be more comfortable for her-do your Scorpions have hardshell seats and if so how do you find them for comfort? HP Velotechnik make a fantastic product-have you been happy with them?>
Hello Terry and thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing other 'bents in Brisbane. Regards the Greenspeed mesh seat...we do have mesh seats on our Scorpions but I don't know if they are anything like the Greenspeed seats. Our seats do act something like bucket seats because of the stretch of the material. I have built a "hard shell" seat for my trike so can offer some thoughts on it. A hard seat doesn't "grip" your bottom and back like a bucket type seat. Therefore you don't feel as secure on it but you can shift your weight around more easily and quickly for cornering. A hardshell is also "hard" so is less comfortable than a mesh unless well contoured. Your daughter might be experiencing the dreaded "recum-butt" which lessens with experience. Ask her where the seat is uncomfortable and see if that offers any clues. On the other hand all chair/seats are very individualistic. You might try making pads for the seat that can be adjusted or shifted around till they are comfortable.