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Old 11-26-07, 08:54 AM   #1
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Huffy Green Machine

found a Green Machine in the trash this morning, and was wondering if anyone has ever tried to make it into an adult trike. I posted also on Bentrider, I think this would make a decent attempt at a very low end recumbent. Any ideas would be great, at least it will keep me busy during the winter wet season.
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Old 11-26-07, 09:24 AM   #2
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That's a fixie, right?
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I think not
Better to start from scrach
If you start with crap you end up with crap
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Fixie, direct drive, RWS. I'm not sure what you'd want to do with it. Come up with a plan and let us shoot it down!
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plan on giving it to my niece, she really wants it, she's riding it right now,
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My shop sells them They have a freewheel hub....that often falls to bits

Ive tried them bit small

the man thats over 6 foot oh he has to bend in 2 to get on it

Geuss you could extend the frame under the seat.

Also the rear wheels are plastic so would need changing they wear out

Would look good with alloys from a go cart
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Old 12-08-07, 09:23 AM   #7
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I'd put skis on it and take it to the sledding hill.
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this project idea has been scrapped, it made it's way to the dumpster last week,
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