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    BrooklynRocks globalrider's Avatar
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    Converting adjustable boom recumbent to a trike?

    I love my BikeE and my vintage Workmans trike and I have been thinking about a way to create a ride with the advantages of both. I already own a vintage counterpoint Presto, photo attached, and was trying to figure a way to install a beam running across it with two forks without having ready access to a welder. I would like to know dimensions of tadpole trikes out there already. How far the front wheels are from the rear.
    If anyone have any ideas or can share a link from inspiration it would be greatly appreciated. I will post progress reports.
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    Insane Bicycle Mechanic Jeff Wills's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by globalrider View Post
    I love my BikeE and my vintage Workmans trike and I have been thinking about a way to create a ride with the advantages of both. I already own a vintage counterpoint Presto, photo attached, and was trying to figure a way to install a beam running across it with two forks without having ready access to a welder. I would like to know dimensions of tadpole trikes out there already. How far the front wheels are from the rear.
    If anyone have any ideas or can share a link from inspiration it would be greatly appreciated. I will post progress reports.
    Counterpoint made a trike version of the Presto, with a cross beam holding a pair of forks. It was a fairly elaborate piece of fabrication, though, not something I would attempt without very good machining and welding skills.

    Also, a trike like this is very high off the ground (a friend had one). This is a pretty unstable configuration since the center of gravity is so high. Most factory-built recumbent trikes are quite low for stability.
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    Jeff has a good point on the 'center of gravity' . Sitting that high on a trike would be a danger in any corner. Maybe a good idea in the mind but not in reality. And it would not be possible in my estimation without the welding and some engineering skills.
    keep on biking / triking.

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