My Trice QNT with my house in the background

Monday, February 28, 2011

It is SOOOO time to start blogging again.

Well time has flown by without a peep from me. Last year we bought another QNT for my wife, Janet, pictured below.


Here's a short video of her on a recent ride. Take some sea sick meds first as this is my first time shooting video whilst peddling.

video

Anyhow, the payoff is that great smile at the end. This should tell you how thrilled she is with the Q.

Once again the people at Ice were great to deal with. Their customer service is enough reason to buy a trike from them. Couple that with the quality of the product and you can't go wrong.

Janet's Q actually has a couple upgrades from mine. First off, the rims and some of the components are black now, quite snazzy. Secondly, where the cross piece of the cruciform is welded to the main shaft they added a bracket that not only looks great but is probably a good deal stronger. Not that there was anything wrong with the previous weld joint but this one is even nicer. I'll post a picture of the difference in a day or two.

Janet, being a smaller person (5'3.5"), opted for the recommended shorter crank set and is very happy with the choice. In addition to the cranks being a bit shorter, the gearing is different as well. This is to allow the right amount of effort for the shorter cranks and the legs driving them. With this gearing she has no trouble keeping up with me. I don't really understand all the math but suffice to say that the engineers at Ice do and have made a great match.

Anyhow, I'll be updating this a lot more often. Spring is coming in and we're back to riding... and posting!

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