Recumbent - Hitch Rack For A Tadpole?
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08-18-08, 08:24 AM
My buddy is looking to buy a tad (Terratrike Cruiser), but he doesn't know the best way to haul it. The LBS is trying to sell him a tad specific rack for around $300, but can you make a standard Thule or Yakima work? Any cheaper recommendations? His car is a Toyota Yaris with an 1 1/4" hitch. Thanks!
I bought a Hitchrider rack to transport my trikes, but before it arrived I used a standard two-arm bike rack. Trike went on sideways with the center tube resting on the arms. Only issue I recall was interference with the seat that can be solved by moving the trike further out on the rack.
The Hitchrider is a much more elegant solution, though.
Hitchriders ar the nicest, but olso the most expensive. Terratrike's is about 40% less. I met a guy the other day who went to welding shop and the guy made one for him for $200. It mounted to his 'square' empty hitch. It had on tube going to the left with a 'basket-like cage' for front wheel and a tube to the right with another cage for his back wheel. a third tube angled stright back, upward, and had a clamp for his center post. It was quite nice. GB
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