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Sears Roebuck Adult Tricycle Any value in it?

Old 11-26-18, 01:27 PM
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Sears Roebuck Adult Tricycle Any value in it?

Came across this old beat up tricycle and trying to figure out if theres any worth in it, other than a long term home project. Cant find the serial numbers online anywhere to determine its age, etc. Anybody have any opinions or information? Thank you in advance!
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Old 11-26-18, 03:58 PM
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No value. Only way to get value out of it is to use it. Exact age has no bearing on value.
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Old 11-27-18, 09:54 AM
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I have been donating tricycles to Bicycles for Humanity for years, now. B4H refurbishes them and then gives to to handicapped people...

1978 Beekay...


197? E-Z Roll...


Without seeing pictures of the tricycle and without knowing the area it is in, it would be difficult to determine value. Tricycles are for a different breed of cyclist, in my opinion. I tried riding the two above, and found them dramatically wanting in the performance department.

And this converted Falcon road bicycle(tricycle) proved to be even less rewarding, for me, to ride. I did not donate this one to charity. It was, with its single wheel drive, too difficult for most people to ride, including me...
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That Falcon is right up my alley, performance and handling wise. A nice trike for the right rider. Adaptive cyclist heaven.
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Old 11-30-18, 10:40 AM
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That Falcon is right up my alley, performance and handling wise.
How wrong you are and no offense meant by that comment. I darn near crashed the bike, in the first five feet of travel, and a couple of times after that. Once on the road, the handling proved to be a nightmare! Why?

The Falcon was put together with a kit and the kit was a single wheel drive. Put another way, the non-drive side wheel propelled the bike and completely screwed up handling. And, though I warned others of the danger, I tended to laugh my butt off whenever I hear first "holy crop" when the person testing the rig darn near crashed. And almost everyone had a problem with handling. Bet, if you ask, one of our forum members might have the trike kit for sale.


But the bike does look cool and I do like the look of a Falcon bicycle. By the time I decided to sell the trike, I was using it as a portable work stand...
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hahaha have been eyeing a trike in recent times, for exactly that - a rolling work stand!

Whether a kit job or even most of the newer ones I've found locally, yeah they're all pigs (as in pig-trailer, not bacon) at handling. IMHO they're lethal with one wheel drive, vectoring off under power & pulling the other way under single rear wheel brake. Front brake is dicey unless wheel is pointing dead straight; if cornering then braking was real easy to topple the whole rig. The new ones are 26/24/20"... must be even worse with 10spd's larger wheel & much higher CoG!!

Plus the steep rake of racer fork would make it real twitchy & drop bars aren't easy to hang on to whilst trying to lean your weight over to the inside of corner?

Have fond memories of trikeing because I grew up with a vintage British trike... that managed to get up to breakneck speeds as it was proper RWD to both wheels (no differential). Didn't get enough grip from hard rubber tyres to get tipped off too often; front wheel single rod brake, ahh braking was more wishful than practical. Every corner above walking pace could be drifted...

​​​​​​​Haven't yet found any modern equivalent to relive that nostalgia.
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