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Old 09-13-2009, 08:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christopher Jordan View Post
Just my opinion- those old design diamond frame trikes are unsafe disasters at all speeds. I had an old Huffy in the mid 1970s and at 2 mph it threw me off hitting a driveway and I fell a long way then rolled into a busy street.

Undaunted; the next day it wouldn't stay on the ground around a corner- tipped, went over- bloodied up badly. That was at 5 mph. Granted- about 10 to 20 pounds of battery would have helped, it would not help my grip or balance problem. Bye bye diamond frame trike.

My solution was to be low, but that is not for everybody. I have a hub motorised trike and an EV microcar 3-wheeler- both are a little bit faster than 10 mph (legally in CA.: 20/50 mph) I would never EVER try that on a diamond frame trike!
Adding rake to the front forks helps with stability on delta trikes. If you check out the street legal "Tri-Sport" trikes, they have a decent rake and a low stance. I've never seen one 2-wheel before, unless forced to do so. Under "normal" driving conditions, they're fairly stable.

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