Folding Trike Recommendations please

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  1. dna

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    Hello,

    We are looking for a folding Trike for my partially sighted teenager to take in the motorhome. She cant balance a "2 wheeler" but enjoys a trike and has outgrown her current one.

    Whilst we are looking for a replacement it would be great to get one which folds for taking away in the van. The only one which shrinks to a reasonable size that I have found surfing the net so far is the diblasi one

    http://www.diblasi.it/VisImg.asp?Prd=Tricycles&Cod=Z.R32&Lng=en

    This looks to fold to a reasonable size and packs into a bag to keep inside the van when we are travelling (the bike rack on the back of the van is already fully loaded with mountain bikes). However, it must be made of gold give the price tag!

    Has anyone any experience of these? How about any alternatives?

    Thanks everyone
     
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    Mission Cycles in Mereworth, Kent are trike specialists. They stock the "Space Genie" range which come in 16, 20 and 24" wheel sizes - they're all under £600 delivered.

    http://www.missioncycles.co.uk/FoldingTrikes.asp

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Hi, di blasi is the best folding trike, for a motorhome but pricey. We bought one second hand for our daughter but the older model, the seat is pretty high, so be aware of the hieght your daughter needs.If she is used to a trike in the past she will find di blasi managable, best see if you can go and test one somewhere. Please note we have been searching for another second hand one, for myself for quite some time, no luck yet:Sad:

    Kate
     
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    Thank You

    Thanks everyone.

    It looks like we will have to save for the expensive trike then. Unfortunately the others don't fold down enough to be practical to put in our van.

    :thumb::Sad:
     
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    I don't know what size you are looking for but there is one for sale on ebay folding trike

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    delayed update

    Sorry it took so long but we did plump for buying the expensive trike. Having contacted the importers we found that there is a bike shop in Wythenshawe (Manchester) not too far from us so Jess had a test ride there before buying.

    So far it has been excellent. She finds it much easier to ride than the previous trike, in fact for someone registered blind she goes at an alarming rate. We took it to Cardiff over Easter and it went on a ride all round the Bay including across the Barrage.

    Many thanks for your advice,

    DNA
     
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