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Old 05-03-14, 02:26 PM   #1
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Holy Crap! Dangerous Ride!


Everything seemed fine in a slow, straight line...I come to a slow down hill turn and the thing gets up on two wheels! I got it settled down and walked it back to my neighbor's house!
It's a single speed, coaster brake bike...I don't what extra weight would accomplish...maybe force a slow ride! I will never know!
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Old 05-15-14, 12:35 AM   #2
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Three wheeled vehicles can't countersteer or lean in turns. Once sidecar drivers get the difference they have fun with it. I assume three-wheeled bicyclists can also "fly the car".

Sidecar Drivers Know How To Have Fun
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Are you actually wondering why a top heavy trike got up on 2 wheels in a downhill turn?
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It got up on two wheels going up hill, too! 2 MPH!
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The effective track of that design of cargo trike reduces the more the steering is turned, Experienced users of these trikes cross over their hands on the steering and lean into the corner to counteract the effects of that smaller track, 1000s of dutch seem to handle it OK so I think you should practice more before claiming the trike is at fault!
as for sidecar lifting, Its on of the most fun things to do whilst using any moving motor vehicle!
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Never blamed the design...the "ride" was dangerous. I have actually ridden a side car equipped motorcycle. The cargo bike ride was just a chance thing. Had I taken the time to set the bike up for me, I'm sure the ride have been different.
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They are made for flat ground with a fairly heavy load in the basket part. Intended for vending, not for running around empty.
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I tried to find some "cargo" to ride up front, but no volunteers! Definetly not a pleasure ride with that single speed! Mechanical advantage dissipates quickly as the load increases. The steering does not adjust so no standing up either! Oh well. The guy some pretty good money for it the next day!
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