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Old 11-27-18, 04:02 AM
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Tsunoda Tristar 4 Wheel Bicycle

Hi all,

Im new to this forum in my quest of finding parts, reference images etc for bike that my dad bought me when i was a kid.
It was in parts stored in the storage. After spending about 2-3days online around with no find i thought i try my luck here.

The bike was purchased about 1992.
The only information i could find is its a Tsunoda Tristar.
I tried emailing them and they sent me a brochure in japanese but it was a different bike.
They told me that they had a limited production line of special order for an amusement park back in the 80s.

So in short im trying to find information of Tsunoda Tricycle bike (2 wheel front and 2 wheel back)
because my bike seems to be a combination of those two.

Please look at the images and if you by any chance know or have any information regarding this bike pls pass it on to me.

Thanks heaps in advance.










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Old 11-27-18, 04:05 AM
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for some reason i cant upload any images, it kept saying that i need at least 10 posts to do so
is that right?
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junking to get 10 posts to be able to post some pics
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Originally Posted by willowillowillo View Post
for some reason i cant upload any images, it kept saying that i need at least 10 posts to do so
is that right?
Yes, that's correct.
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Eagerly awaiting photos!
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Old 11-28-18, 03:46 AM
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been scouring this forum for about a day now and trying to find informations on tsunoda unfortunately even though its a massly produced back in the days informations on them is very limited.
hope there's someone that knows tsunodas quite well and can shed some light on where i can get parts on this bike.
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Old 11-28-18, 04:19 AM
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Interesting that it was called a "bicycle".....if it had four wheels......as "bi" means two....
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What info are you looking for?
Tech, maintenance, repair?
Value?
History, production specs?
Pedal cars, quadricycles tends to rely heavliy on either custom parts from limited production runs. And/or generic stuff for linkages, ball joints etc.
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The only thing that I can identify is the barrel of the shift lever, which is that of a Shimano Finger Tip model. If OEM, that would place it early 1970s.

S/N format has an extra alpha character to what they used on the 1980s Lotus models, so the interpretation is unknown.

Rough condition. Given that and the fact that it's a quadricycle, I don't see much value. This would have to be a labour of love.
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By definition, it would be a quadcycle, n'est-ce pas?
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The only thing that I can identify is the barrel of the shift lever, which is that of a Shimano Finger Tip model. If OEM, that would place it early 1970s.

S/N format has an extra alpha character to what they used on the 1980s Lotus models, so the interpretation is unknown.

Rough condition. Given that and the fact that it's a quadricycle, I don't see much value. This would have to be a labour of love.
how did you manage to see the images i posted since other member clearly cant see it..
It will be.. something to remember my childhood and my dad by..
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
What info are you looking for?
Tech, maintenance, repair?
Value?
History, production specs?
Pedal cars, quadricycles tends to rely heavliy on either custom parts from limited production runs. And/or generic stuff for linkages, ball joints etc.
for now im looking for repair and maintenance manual try to rebuild it from scratch

history and production specs would be great..
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There aren't a whole lot of images of the Tsunoda Tristar out there, but I couldn't find any with four wheels-- they are have, you know... three. The Tri in Tristar is kind of a giveaway. It is bonkers, though.



The only things I know of with four wheels are like the Surrey pedicars you see at beach boardwalks. I'm curious to see images of a four-wheeled Tsunoda.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Interesting that it was called a "bicycle".....if it had four wheels......as "bi" means two....
ok sir.. will change and edit the thread title
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
There aren't a whole lot of images of the Tsunoda Tristar out there, but I couldn't find any with four wheels-- they are have, you know... three. The Tri in Tristar is kind of a giveaway. It is bonkers, though.

The only things I know of with four wheels are like the Surrey pedicars you see at beach boardwalks. I'm curious to see images of a four-wheeled Tsunoda.
as you prolly know, tsunoda tristar came with 2 models.
2 front wheel tricycle
and
2 back wheel tricycle

mine is kind of a weird mix between the two.. making it a quadcycle.

Even for those tricycle pic you attached, im having difficulties finding pics of those tsunoda tristar tricycle.
Do you have a good reference for images of those tristars by any chance? pls share!
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Originally Posted by IranianOyibo View Post
Eagerly awaiting photos!
one lat post to be able to start posting pics!
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Originally Posted by willowillowillo View Post
how did you manage to see the images i posted since other member clearly cant see it..
It will be.. something to remember my childhood and my dad by..
So, this isn't one of the 14 photos that you posted?

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So, this isn't one of the 14 photos that you posted?

well i did try to post image however, it wont let me keep telling me 10 posts required to post urls.. anyway.. im going to edit the original post to make sure the images shows.

thanks!
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A good start would be finding out which amusement park that was. There might be collectors of that particular park.

P.s. I can see your pictures now that you have 11 posts.
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A good start would be finding out which amusement park that was. There might be collectors of that particular park.

P.s. I can see your pictures now that you have 11 posts.
ive tried but the engineer in charge of the project have retired and no real information retained from that project. in short.. no i cant get any more information about this bike from tsunoda.

anybody care to post more images of the tricycle with 2 wheels in the back config? so i can rebuild it with that reference
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