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Old 12-07-16, 01:10 PM
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Bob Jackson Trike

Outrageously cool

Collectors bike bob Jackson 1975 raising trike 61 inches fream
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A beautiful trike being sold by a very poor speller.
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Apparently it takes a lot of skill of take a corner quickly -
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Man I kinda really want it. Just texted the seller. Said he'd do $1200. Still way too rich for my blood though!
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Unsafe at any speed.
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That is crazy cool and would fit me. About $1300 more than the current level of my current bike fund, but neat to think about.
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Unsafe at any speed.

It might be a way to break my "pedaling through the turn" habit, if I survive.
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Never seen one of these. What's the rationale?
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A neighbor of mine passed away a little over a year ago. He had lots of nice bikes and parts including two racing trikes. His son came to clear out the house and asked a mechanic at my LBS to give him a value on the bikes. The mechanic gave him his honest opinion, but the son was fixated on Ebay asking prices. Long story short - the whole batch was carted away in a U-Haul truck to who-knows-where.
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Never seen one of these. What's the rationale?
It's British, they're not supposed to make sense.

From what I've gathered, upright tricycles were invented as a safer alternative to early bicycles, which were themselves invented as a safer alternative to high wheel penny farthings. They're ridden today to celebrate their heritage, and possibly thin the cycling herd of eccentric but less skillful riders.
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My friend was at the SD swap a month or so ago and sent me a pic of a Bob Jackson trike that was a nicer color. Said the seller was Bran Bayless brother and he once owned the bike. Asking price was 2kish.

He considered it but had just broke his collar bone so probably thought twice. :-)

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It's British, they're not supposed to make sense.
I forget where I heard this, but: "Give a Brit a piece of metal and he's bound to do something stupid with it."

Yet, I always wanted a racing trike.
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Originally Posted by Kevindale View Post
Never seen one of these. What's the rationale?
It seemed like a good idea at the time.

You rarely see these things in anything other than pristine condition, because most are kept in a garage and only ridden once.
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For that person who was always too scared to take off the training wheels.
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If you have never ridden a full size trike, you might not know how ridiculous they actually are. I have a 1972 24" Schwinn Town and Country lightweight (adult trike). Any camber to the road surface and it wants to turn that downhill direction. To ride it even on the mildly cambered streets of our small town is a constant battle with leaning to one side or the other and pulling on the bars to keep it on a straight path. It is also very odd to turn. turns must be done at lower speeds to avoid tipping over. And you must be constantly aware of the track of the rear wheels so as not to clip a curb or pothole etc.. Let one of those rear wheels drop off the edge of the road surface and you are battling to keep from crashing. I'm betting Schwinn stopped selling them as they were getting reports of little old ladies getting hurt from crashes...
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'72 MERCIAN VINCITORE ~ MY PARAMOUNTS - '72 P15-9, '72 Chrome P13-9, & '73 P10-9 ~ '87 all 'Campy' Cannondale Team Comp ~ '95 Bob Jackson ~ '04 Cannondale R600

^Man, that is an impressive wish list of awesome bikes. Do you have a link to some photos for us?
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'72 MERCIAN VINCITORE ~ MY PARAMOUNTS - '72 P15-9, '72 Chrome P13-9, & '73 P10-9 ~ '87 all 'Campy' Cannondale Team Comp ~ '95 Bob Jackson ~ '04 Cannondale R600

^Man, that is an impressive wish list of awesome bikes. Do you have a link to some photos for us?
edited to stay on OP theme

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Originally Posted by Hoss Cartright View Post
If you have never ridden a full size trike, you might not know how ridiculous they actually are. I have a 1972 24" Schwinn Town and Country lightweight (adult trike). Any camber to the road surface and it wants to turn that downhill direction. To ride it even on the mildly cambered streets of our small town is a constant battle with leaning to one side or the other and pulling on the bars to keep it on a straight path. It is also very odd to turn. turns must be done at lower speeds to avoid tipping over. And you must be constantly aware of the track of the rear wheels so as not to clip a curb or pothole etc.. Let one of those rear wheels drop off the edge of the road surface and you are battling to keep from crashing. I'm betting Schwinn stopped selling them as they were getting reports of little old ladies getting hurt from crashes...
Man that is harsh!(but somewhat accurate) I can sort of see the appeal of a racing version, although I have only had more cargo oriented trikes. I had a couple of Sun trikes and a Worksman. I really liked them, but they do take some extra care and have a learning curve for riding at anything more than a walking speed. They are pretty thrilling to get up on two wheels in a corner though!
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As a side note- I have very fond memories of using my Worksman trike to take my wife back and forth to work when she became too pregnant to ride her own bike
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They all look great, but I like this one the best. The exposed chrome on the seat tube is a very cool touch that I have not seen on a Paramount before. Thanks for sharing.
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They all look great, but I like this one the best. The exposed chrome on the seat tube is a very cool touch that I have not seen on a Paramount before. Thanks for sharing.
Actually... I am the second owner. The original owner hauled it one time across country on a trunk-mount bike rack. A constantly flapping tie-down strap removed a thumbnail size area of paint from the seat tube just above the Olympic decal. That is actually Mylar chrome automotive decorative tape that I applied to cover that bare metal spot above the decal. To balance the look, I applied another wrap of the tape below the decal as well. As the rest of the paint was pristine, and it was so close to the decal, even with my extensive auto-body repair background, I thought the imitation chrome look best covered that large blemish rather than trying to "paint brush touch-up" the paint,or do some type of sprayed paint blend. It has been on there now for 21 years and still looks great.

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didn't the brits also make this:



all that is great about a car... except all the great part.. and a bit of the car part.
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didn't the brits also make this:



all that is great about a car... except all the great part.. and a bit of the car part.
The Germans also did some three wheeled cars (Messerschmit, Isetta, and maybe others), but they had two wheels in the front.
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Three wheeled cars were taxed taxed as motorcycles in England.
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Perhaps this one should go into the "show us your orange bikes" thread...





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Just imagine the learning curve if a body decided to fixify one of these contraptions!

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