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    Trike Love

    Seeing that there is no Trike section and this trike is used for groceries and other shopping; consequently, it qualifies as a Utility cycle. Presenting the only LH drive Schwinn Town & Country Trike on the planet featuring a FULL set of planet bike fenders and a Brooks B66..











    Post your trike pics here and talk about your trike
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    think of how much fun this thing could be with a 500W hub motor on each back wheel :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xargaun View Post
    think of how much fun this thing could be with a 500W hub motor on each back wheel :-)

    Oh you mean something like this: http://www.currietech.com/currie-tec...ctric-bike.php Currie Technologies uses the Schwinn Meridian as their starting point. The Meridian is the single speed Walmart/Target distribution of the same frame.
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    no. 2 motors. 1 for each back tire

    Quote Originally Posted by xargaun View Post
    think of how much fun this thing could be with a 500W hub motor on each back wheel :-)
    this would be fun but dangerous. me and my dad are thinking about mounting a 12v generator/motor on his trike so he can be lazy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzywolfie View Post
    no. 2 motors. 1 for each back tire


    this would be fun but dangerous. me and my dad are thinking about mounting a 12v generator/motor on his trike so he can be lazy .
    It's a fun theoretical exercise; however, if you saw how these modern T&Cs rear axles are put together you'd be leery about putting that much horsepower and torque to the ground.
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    That's neat. Although, the basket could have been much larger and wider wheelbase.

    A.

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    I got a torker 3 wheeler (sounds more dignfied than trike) for my dad (80) and he is using it for errands and to got to coffee 2-3 times a week. All his coffee buds have tried it also....I will add a pic later
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    i've been watching CL for a good deal on a trike for a while. spurred on by memories of the silly things my cousin and i did with his grandmother's trike. i think it was a sears brand one with a 3 speed. we jumped it, rode it thru mud, hauled like 6 kids in it once, had contests to see who could ride it on 2 wheels the longest...

    oh to be 11 and invincible again.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_xa9BNV9S4
    moms new trike vid i found

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    Ditch the backrest and flip the bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    Ditch the backrest and flip the bars

    Actually the back rest makes a good handle and anchor point for plastic bags.
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    Electrifying 'granny' trikes for speeds much higher than 10-12 MPH is a bad idea. The higher CoG (center of mass) + speed = skin loss. This is one of the main reasons why I convert those beasts into something m-u-c-h safer and capable....


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    and to add a little spice... a simple 350w addition (to the blue trike pictured above), makes for a rather exhilarating 2-3% climb...

    http://www.vimeo.com/13615020

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    as promised here is my dad on his 3 wheeler. My siblings and i bought it for him. it is a torker tristar

    Not to imply that 3 wheelers are for older people (I got one when was 14 for a delivery service), but my dad at 80 was not going to be riding a standard bike. But he is riding the 3 wheeler 3 to 5 times a week and reading in between the lines, he is a little surprised at that. He also note that his knee and back feel better with the exercise.





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    I wish I could get my mom back on a bike but she lives in urban setting that is not very bike friendly. She wouldn't be safe: narrow streets with significant traffic and lots of impatient, self-centered drivers. This bike would be perfect for her and she could use the exercise. Oh, and she lives on top of a hill

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    I've just checked out the Torker's site and the new model comes with small, shallow basket And it now has 20" rear wheels.

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    Hmm. My mother is 84 and wants a tricycle, but I don't think she can handle it. She's become pretty weak. And she lives in Manhattan. I don't think she can handle the streets, and sidewalks aren't that appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Hmm. My mother is 84 and wants a tricycle, but I don't think she can handle it. She's become pretty weak. And she lives in Manhattan. I don't think she can handle the streets, and sidewalks aren't that appropriate.
    See if you can talk her into a nice stationary bike instead. I agree that Manhattan streets is no place for your mom!!!
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Hmm. My mother is 84 and wants a tricycle, but I don't think she can handle it. She's become pretty weak. And she lives in Manhattan. I don't think she can handle the streets, and sidewalks aren't that appropriate.
    I agree with you, it's too dangerous.

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    Yeah, and maybe she can get an electric scooter for getting around. She needs to exercise to stay fit, but maybe combining errands with exercise, as I do, isn't the best for her. Her balance isn't so good any more.

    Now for some great news about tricycles. I just read this article, and I loved it. I love the outlook the company has, and I love the fact that they're in Queens for over a hundred years, still going strong.

    http://www.bicycletimesmag.com/content/worksman-cycles
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    Their website is horrible though Missing images, no high resolution product images, etc.

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    The fact that a workers' bike company was started by a guy WHOSE NAME was Worksman is hilarious. I guess he had a calling.

    Did you know that the commissioner of the Outerbridge Crossing was named Outerbridge! Obviously, it couldn't be called the Outerbridge Bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    The fact that a workers' bike company was started by a guy WHOSE NAME was Worksman is hilarious. I guess he had a calling.

    Did you know that the commissioner of the Outerbridge Crossing was named Outerbridge! Obviously, it couldn't be called the Outerbridge Bridge.
    Seriously?!? Ha ha ha!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaPa View Post
    Electrifying 'granny' trikes for speeds much higher than 10-12 MPH is a bad idea. The higher CoG (center of mass) + speed = skin loss. This is one of the main reasons why I convert those beasts into something m-u-c-h safer and capable....

    That thing Rocks! Have you thought of mass producing them? Are there plans for that sort of conversion??? I could imagine getting one of those trike kits that are based on the old Schwinn T&C Design and using it on something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirrus Rider View Post
    That thing Rocks! Have you thought of mass producing them? Are there plans for that sort of conversion???
    You are too kind... thank you.

    In the beginning, I was aiming for a 20" seat height and improved stability - I got both and then some. No immediate plans to build'n sell, just too many legal hurdles and I'm not set up to do volume. I prefer to spend my time perfecting the design, while staying receptive to future directions - ya never know.

    I have a similar trike in the jig right now, but with several upgrades

    * Belt drive
    * 2 wheel drive + optional electric assist via the front wheel (3-wheel drive)
    * And eventually, a minimal, but lightweight outer shell for all weather riding.

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