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Old 09-18-14, 11:05 AM   #1
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Tadpole Trike/Frankenbike progress

Inviting comments on my latest creation; almost 2 years into it so far.

This started its life as a tadpole scooter. The previous hacker put a 20 inch rear wheel off a kids bike on the back. I removed the 10 inch diameter go cart wheels from the front and put 20 inch hollow hub wheels, changed the rear end to take 26" 3 speed wheel and a banana seat. The recumbent style stem/handlebar combo replaced the apehangers. It can be riden sitting or standing and my little can stand just behind the steerer tube. Check the many steps in it's evolution at homebrewhpv.blogspot.net
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Old 09-18-14, 12:58 PM   #2
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what kind of scooter was it originally? i don't think i've seen anything like that, or it's far enough away from it's original form that i don't recognise it.

the kid would lose his standing place (or maybe gain a seat), but it looks like it could be a cargo bike with some front storage.
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The trike was called a WRFF. If you go to my blog there are pictures of an unmolested one, as it looked when I bought it and others along the way. One of the next steps is to put a small cargo tray/basket upfront. First comes a rim brake and a shifter to be installed.
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How does it handle at speed? It's really high, but it looks like you could really lean into the corners.
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It currently only has a coaster brake so no tests at max warp yet! I bought/gathered the parts for a hand brake. I needed a roll of housing and a tandem brake cable. This should be the next big step.
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