Trike conversion kit

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby deliquium » 11 Jun 2019, 1:24pm

Supercadet wrote:Just wondering what riding a Roman Road tandemtrike is like to ride. I ride a tandem now but other half has just had hip replacement and is not to keen to ride tandem again.


I think I'm correct in thinking https://www.anturwaunfawr.org/en/beics-antur/ in Caernarfon, North Wales, have one which they rent out?

But equally my memory could be playing tricks on me, so apologies if I'm mistaken :roll:
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby 9494arnold » 11 Jun 2019, 1:42pm

The Chris Paulson is e bay item Bay item number:183841254677. It's in Dudley (which I assume is the West Midlands Dudley) and it's got 4 days to go
21 1/2" Frame, good spec, tidy looking machine from photos.New tyres.
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I am not far away and would happily accompany anyone not familiar with trikes for a viewing (I am a TA Member and own/ride 4 different trikes and have been a trikie for years. I am half way through restoring a trike for a friend ) :shock:

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby tatanab » 11 Jun 2019, 2:01pm

Roman Road is no longer trading and the family have relocated. Used ones appear on eBay from time to time.

2 front wheel trikes tend to be more intuitive for bicyclists to ride. 2 rear wheel machines take much more adapting to. I have 50 years of riding trikes, and about 30 years ago I had a 2 front wheel machine. I found it unsteady at speed. 25mph was about the sane limit on a good surface, and on a poorly surfaced lane I had to ride much more slowly than I would on my 2 rear wheeled machines.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby 9494arnold » 11 Jun 2019, 2:19pm

Minus one for what Tantanab said about 2 front wheels. Scary sums it up for me . And I don't scare easily! :lol:

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby KM2 » 11 Jun 2019, 3:32pm

Ever considered something like a Hase Ketwiesel? Comfy seat and balance problems solved.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby 9494arnold » 13 Jun 2019, 2:09pm

A rogers "hiding" on e Bay
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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby Sid Aluminium » 14 Jun 2019, 5:25pm

No personal experience, but it seems to me that a purpose-built machine has the potential for more secure handling vis-a-vis a conversion. With no concern for pedal strike when cornering a trike, the bottom bracket could be placed lower, lowering the rider's CG.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby 9494arnold » 14 Jun 2019, 8:55pm

Spot on. Some machines that have been Trikes"from birth" so to speak do indeed have lower brackets and would never work as a bike .

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby tatanab » 15 Jun 2019, 3:52pm

Supercadet wrote:Just wondering what riding a Roman Road tandemtrike is like to ride. I ride a tandem now but other half has just had hip replacement and is not to keen to ride tandem again.

One has cropped up on eBay. I think it has been on there previously. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Claud-Butler ... 1438.l2649

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby pjclinch » 16 Jun 2019, 10:05am

KM2 wrote:Ever considered something like a Hase Ketwiesel? Comfy seat and balance problems solved.


I was going to suggest this too. It resizes easily for taller riders, and being German tends to make freer assumptions about values of "tall". They're a good mix of fun and practical.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby climo » 18 Jun 2019, 7:23am

What's wrong with a recumbent trike? I've got balance problems and a 'bent makes cycling possible plus in the event of a fall you don't have far to go.

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Re: Trike conversion kit

Postby [XAP]Bob » 21 Jun 2019, 8:14am

As has been mentioned - upright trikes have a habit of throwing experienced bike riders into the hedge.

Don’t rule out a ‘bent trike though. I’ve PMed you (as someone else with a serious balance condition)
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