[Yak] folding trike (& SatRDay?)
StanBike at msn.com
Tue Apr 1 17:26:56 CDT 2008
Well, with the airline luggage limitations, weight would be an issue for a tricycle, of course.
And getting one to fit into ONE standard airline size suitcase would present an exceptional
(if not impossible) problem. Design for quick folding a tricycle for taking onto a train or bus
would take some very innovative engineering. However, BF has applied some pretty unique
engineering to other problems already (looking at the full BF line). It seems like BF might be
able to take on the problems of a trike if there were sufficient demand (and consumer
willingness to accept the unique requirements).
Some BF models have to be packed into TWO suitcases instead of one (Tandem Traveler
and Tandem Two's Day), so a packable trike might need to fit into two suitcases. But it
might well be worth the extra time and packing space for those whom a trike has become
a necessity in order to continue riding.
BTW--What's happened with the Sat-R-Day?
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