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Old 10-15-12, 07:35 AM   #1
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front wheel drive trike for my special needs 13 year old

I'm looking to create a new trike for my son. He is invited to do a rails to trails ride with the boy scout next spring and I want to get a jump on setting him up for it. He has used a Worksman adult sized trike for street and park riding but I dont think it will handle the rails to trail deal. Has anyone else created anything like this?

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1) To make a front wheel drive trike that uses a mountain bike or an OCC Stingray rear end for the driving/steering.
2) Keep it under 50 pounds net weight
3) Be off road compatible
4) Be able to fold the rear end to make it more compact for storage/transport
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Cruzbike does something like this. They sell a kit to mod regular bikes to front drive, maybe this would work with a trike of some kind?

http://cruzbike.com/conversion-kit
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That might work Thanks. I'll post on my blog when I get something together.
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