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now I want a pedal car

Old 09-17-19, 01:12 PM
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now I want a pedal car

saw this in Sudbury Sunday afternoon. looks like fun, but not sure if he's too big for it

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Old 09-17-19, 01:23 PM
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Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy, and comparatively slow.

https://www.vierbike.com/bikes/sprint
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Old 09-17-19, 01:28 PM
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Seen in larger KOAs across the country.
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Old 09-17-19, 02:53 PM
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Got one of those for my son and daughters when they were little. They put a lot of miles on it, he needs to move the seat back.
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Old 09-17-19, 06:38 PM
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I've always liked the styling on this:

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Old 09-17-19, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
saw this in Sudbury Sunday afternoon. looks like fun, but not sure if he's too big for it
An earth friendly go-kart. Probably pretty slow, but looks cool.
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Old 09-17-19, 07:15 PM
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yes! The enclosed trike is sleek and pretty fast. Have watched some you tube videos and they look like would be an adventure to drive/ride.
They are expensive to buy.
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Old 09-17-19, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Seen in larger KOAs across the country.
There were quite a nuisance at the KOA we stayed at in Halifax, N.S. The road was narrow and kids in these things just zipped by all hours of the day.
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Old 09-18-19, 02:41 AM
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This is a thing in Europe. In fact, adults have been using pedal cars on the roads, in dedicated lanes, for decades.

They've seen the e-assist boom like bicycles have.

Berg are a well-known manufacturer, for both kid's and adult's karts.

I fancy building a full-suspension cargo version for use on the superb Redway system in my town (fully comprehensive MUP system).

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Old 09-18-19, 05:11 AM
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now I want a pedal car
Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy, and comparatively slow.
I posted previously:
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Does your spouse ride with you?

Not since about 1990.

Since our children came starting in 1988, I can recall one long ride pulling our two-year-old son in a trailer, and one short fun ride in on a quadricycle on Toronto’s Harbour Islands in 2014
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
… on a quadricycle, our first ride together ever on a “bicycle built for two (four).”


Originally Posted by Surrey with the Fringe on Top
When I take you out, tonight, with me,

“Honey, here's the way it's goin' to be…:

In the slickest gig you ever see!

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry

When I take you out in the surrey,

When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!



Watch that fringe and see how it flutters…

Nosey folks'll peek through their shutters and their eyes will pop!

The wheels are yeller, the upholstery's brown,

The dashboard's genuine leather,

With isinglass curtains y' can roll right down,

In case there's a change in the weather.”

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Old 09-18-19, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
There were quite a nuisance at the KOA we stayed at in Halifax, N.S. The road was narrow and kids in these things just zipped by all hours of the day.
The Missoula, MT, KOA can be like that at times.
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Old 09-18-19, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
This is a thing in Europe. In fact, adults have been using pedal cars on the roads, in dedicated lanes, for decades.

They've seen the e-assist boom like bicycles have.

Berg are a well-known manufacturer, for both kid's and adult's karts.

I fancy building a full-suspension cargo version for use on the superb Redway system in my town (fully comprehensive MUP system).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGyOELUyfII
First, worse thing in the world for kids. Never, every buy your kid a powered vehicle. You're doing them more harm than good. They're already fat and lazy enough. Second, as for adults, nobody's going to pedal if they have power with the push of a button.
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Old 09-18-19, 08:12 AM
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Surreys are all over Ocean City, NJ,

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Old 09-18-19, 08:19 AM
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And then there is this:

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Old 09-18-19, 09:03 AM
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Could even get involved in racing ... depending how big you are

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Old 09-18-19, 09:07 AM
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I'd rather have a velocar like in post #5 .
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Old 09-18-19, 09:42 AM
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Old 09-18-19, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
Adult quadracycles exist, but they're big, heavy, and comparatively slow.

https://www.vierbike.com/bikes/sprint
If you're willing to spend the money, the good ones, while significantly heavier than a top of the line bicycle, are easily within the practical commuter speed capability.

Velomobiles are mostly 3 wheeled, but the Quatrovelo is 4 wheeled, and it is quite nice, but also spendy (~$13k or so).

My velo cost a bit over $12k new, back in 2014 (I bought it used for much less a few months ago).
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