My neighbor is moving and thought I'd like to have this trike. Don't know the model but it reminds me of a Kent-Westport except the basket looks homemade.
It's a 20 inch wheel folding trike (note lever on the frame). It's pretty sound except for the brake. Cable pretty shredded. Not sure what type it is. Is it a drum brake? I figure all it needs is a new brake cable for now. I'll probably get a new brake drum. Can you still get drum brakes?
The fork is pretty long and something tells me I'm not going to be able to put a rim brake because of the distance from the brake attachment to the rim of the tire. Not sure about this though.
Nevertheless, I was able to adjust the brake lever so I could put enough force to stop- relatively - until I can replace the cable.
Therefore, I was able to ride it to see how it felt. It's kind of slow, slower than my 3 speed trike, definitely slower than my 3 speed Raleigh. I felt as if I was riding in
However, since the trike was gratis and it's in good shape (wheels and frame are good, no need to buy a new saddle, etc.) I can actually spend some bucks to make some major upgrades to it.
I'm hoping I can upgrade it to a multi speed (5 speed hub at least) but I'm not sure if I can.
The back space where a hub would be is awfully short (see 2nd pic below).
But it's a cute little trike that measures roughly 28 inches wide in the back. This is 2 inches less than my regular trike and it's lighter. Would like to use it to zip around the neighborhood doing light errands rather than drag my regular trike. Sybil (my snobby Raleigh) doesn't do groceries.
The smaller width means I can use it on the bike lanes and have more elbow space between me and the cars.
Any advice on this one?