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Old 10-26-07, 09:41 PM   #1
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Tricycle in winter?

I found an old Worksman Delta Trike on ebay. It is old and rusty.


I plan to use it this winter in CHicago. I found a site that stocks Innova's 20 studded tires, so I will put studs atleast on the brake wheel/drive wheel.

I plan to have it painted in the spring.

What do you think?
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Old 10-26-07, 09:44 PM   #2
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Rock on dude.

Put chains AND studded tires on and you will roll through anything.
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Skip the paint job! This trike has 'character!'
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It's perfect the way it is.
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Old 10-26-07, 10:16 PM   #5
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and the best thing is i don't have to worry about falling
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....and it's got a bumper on the front!Cool.I just hope you don't have issues with the width.Might limit where you can go.
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Old 10-27-07, 02:34 AM   #7
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well here in chicago i think i will be okay. I think it will cost me more to ship it than I will be paying for it because of its size

Also this thing is rated to carry like 500 pounds which is 5 times what my bike trailer carries
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My girlfriend has a Worksman folding trike and as long as she can fit the handlebars through a space the rear wheels will clear, the only thing she can't use is any kind of single track path.
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Please be aware that all Worksman trikes drive the right rear wheel
NOT both rear wheels. Other than that a trike will do Ok in winter
as long as you can get traction. Skip the chains,mate. They are
more trouble on this trike than they're worth...I know.
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Old 10-27-07, 06:30 PM   #10
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RIght, thats what the owner told be. it has coaster brakes too but only on the right side. On Ice? In Chicago? Stoplights every quarter mile. I just don't want to end up stuck on an ice patch with cars honking at me. ANd a 1wd trike i would think would need more traction than a 1wd bicycle on ice because more rolling resitance, more snow to plow through, and more overall weight. But I wasn't using chains anyway.
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