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Old 02-13-18, 06:09 PM   #1
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Utility Trike "Other"

Been posting some pics on different sub-forums, here are a couple that might fit in "Utility"

The yard-cart trike has been in use for around 7 years now. Flatland only.
Cart with yard tools over 400 lbs, rider over 200 lbs.
One close up shows gearing, and what might happen to your favorite old BMX bike, if it sits around the yard too long.
Another closeup shows how the head tube was welded in at 90 degrees to allow for steering, and how the
modified frame is attached to the cart.
The cart can be moved around from the front, with the cart handle, or ridden to a close by job with the bike.
We named this cart "Other"

The second trike was built in 2016 from all recycled bike parts, and some extra tools for a driveshaft.
Also posted in the "I never thought I'd ride a trike" thread.
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The trike I never thought I'd ride. It does work better than expected.
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had to look at it a few times to get the idea (the cart handle on the opposite end of the bike). looks big and sturdy. i tried a masden style idea with a "basket" type deal behind the rider, but it wouldn't hold near that much (plus i never finished it).
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Yes the handle on one end, and the bike on he other.

The cart was built first, and moved around with the handle.
The bike was added after when I needed to take the cart down the road about 3/4 of a mile.

That cart moves fine if kept to around 5 mph.
Much faster and it's a bit squirrely like driving a forklift.

it has been very handy.
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