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Old 10-01-12, 04:29 PM   #1
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help Identify this Recumbent from Critical Mass SF

Can anybody Identify or know who owns this tadpole homebuilt trikeI saw
at the last Critical mass in San Francisco a few days ago.

2 wheels Fixed postion NON turning in front, each wheel driven separately ala front wheel drive by driver and passenger
Steer is via single rear wheel.

The even had a baby on board. A very innovative street worthy trike. Was not fast enough to take better pictures.



Reminds me of the Dymaxiom car long time ago
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Old 10-01-12, 10:39 PM   #2
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It almost looks like they're using two SWB's and a tub from an old Cannondale Bugger!

Pretty cool idea...especially considering I have two of those old Cannondale Trailers out back!

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Old 10-02-12, 08:30 AM   #3
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It looks to me like some sort of a home built that maybe started out as a Sidewinder recumbent.
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I'm not aware of any commercially-made trike with rear wheel steering.
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Yes the Sidewinder did. They just went out of business. My bike shop here in Lincoln sold them, but I never rode them. Just seemed kinda weird.
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