Hi all! I wasn't sure which forum to post this in; I didn't see anything for trikes or adult three wheel bikes. Anyway, I have quite an assortment of bikes that I have built and/or re-purposed. For some time now, my wife had been bugging me about getting a 3 wheeler. After looking around for some time (I can't fathom the idea of spending a few hundred on something that will hardly be ridden), I finally found an old one for a very good price. Resorting back to having quite an assortment of bikes, I have set way to rebuild this bike, to a newer standard of sort. I would like to replace the wheels w/ something of the aluminum flavor and was curious to know if that would be possible? I have not found very much on this manufacturer; other than the fact they were located in the very city that I currently reside in, a few decades ago.
So far, I have disassembled the bike, with the intentions of respraying the frame/fork... removed rust from the stem... swapped the brake out for something that grabs better. The rust is pretty gnarly on the handlebar and seat support, so those will get replaced. But, back to the wheels. The bike is already heavy enough and my wife is very petite, if I could lighten it up some, that would be great. The currently steel wheels look to have been painted and are pretty rusty. The spokes... forget it. LOL! I checked the spacing on the front hub and it measured 88.8mm and so did the fork spacing. That is a very strange size to try and come up with.
Thanks for any input.
Oh yeah, last time I was on here, I had rebuilt an old Columbia TwoSome from a 3 speed to a single speed. And, successfully rode a century for the Tour de Cure, with my father