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Cargo Trikes - 2nd Thoughts on Useful Tricycles.

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I've been keen to build a sleek recumbent trike for years now, but have not made any progress. Too much else on, and some doubts as to how much I would really use one if I was successful. When browsing around for fresh ideas I came across an interesting cargo trike at http://www.organicengines.com - a recumbent delta with a long wheelbase and the steering pivot behind the rider. This is much like the Jouta/Forelle designs, which by all accounts have stability problems at higher speeds. The Organic Engines SUV ("Sensible Utility Vehicle") claims great stability, and this seems to be confirmed by the electric assist variant you can find by googling for "solar gondola". You'll find some video of it in action. MORE...

Experimental Delta Recumbent Trike

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Recumbent = lying down (or at least sitting and leaning back). This results in increased comfort and reduced air drag and pedalling effort. Delta = a tricycle with 1 wheel at the front and two at the back. MORE...

My Box-Trike building page

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Well, yes. Retirement and all sorts of family demands (including delightful twin grandkids) have taken their toll. However, the workshop revamp is almost finished and things are moving again. The next step is to join the front and back halves of the frame, ie, marrying up the square-tube boom with the cut-off rear part of an junk mountain bike that was given to me. As I don't weld, and haven't the gear, and the bike frame is aluminium, it will be held together with steel plates and bolts. MORE...

Restoring an old 3 speed bicycle

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Years ago when I was much younger I had a bicycle with a 3 speed Sturmey-Archer internal gear hub. It was what was loosely called an "English Racer", having dropped handlebars and caliper brakes, and steel wheels, as just about every bike did then. 10 speed derailleur gears were an exotic item. I remember riding several hundred kilometres on it during a tour to the mid-west part of NSW (Australia) with a friend who had one of the exotic 10 speeders. Not too many hills fortunately, but I was in better shape then, and could lift the front wheel on the flat even in top gear (yes, surprised me too!) While browsing in an Op Shop I saw an old 3-speed step-through bike, pink with rust but straight and with round wheels (not all do 8^D). Thought about it and decided it would make an interesting project, so back the next day.... MORE...

The Autocanoe - an amphibious recumbent trike

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This is one of the most wonderful machines I have seen! If I lived near to the water I think I would have to build one, for the pleasure of just going for a ride and taking to the water whenever the mood took me. I asked the designer, John Montgomery, for the picture above, and here is his website http://www.autocanoe.com/ - You can buy the plans for a very reasonable price there. MORE...


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