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freebeard 12-12-2017 03:20 PM

Yikes! Trikes!
Just A Car Guy: anyone recognize this dirt race track packing 3 wheeler?
Just A Car Guy: Crawfish boats... crawfish, are like tiny lobsters, that live in swamps, marshes, and ponds and are trapped like minnows.
Just A Car Guy: L`AML Gendron 1934
Just A Car Guy: 1935 Sky King trike at Beatnik Blowout
Just A Car Guy: school busses of India
Just A Car Guy: Piaggio Ape... great little all around useful trike

I druther have an FUV.

Frank Lee 12-12-2017 10:18 PM

That Micro-Triketer-Trailer! :thumbup:

freebeard 12-12-2017 11:17 PM

A post with no picture? Come on.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-13-2017 02:19 AM

Needless to say I'm quite favorable to tricycles

My dad spotted this rusty Lambrecar in 2010

This one I spotted in 2013, and it's with the same owner since '79. A son of its owner told me it recently underwent some refurbishment, but I haven't seen it for a while.

This one was fitted for a paraplegic rider

samwichse 12-14-2017 02:15 PM
Reliant Robin
Corbin Sparrow/Myers Motors NmG
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Ecky 12-14-2017 04:28 PM

My trike:

jakobnev 12-14-2017 05:14 PM

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samwichse 12-15-2017 09:40 AM

It would be handy if you all would label what you're posting!

freebeard 12-15-2017 01:52 PM

Especially those in the dark room.
1901 Duryea, Natl Auto Museum.
I forget, but at the Natl Auto Museum

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-28-2017 01:55 AM

Yesterday while I was going to the house of a friend I saw a handful of trikes similar to the one in this video:

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-29-2017 07:15 PM

Even though I would rather enhance the protection in the passenger area, this Russian Muravey converted for passenger transport might be quite an inspiration for when I eventually get a small motorcycle to convert into a trike.

jakobnev 12-30-2017 06:31 AM

The Flakmoppe:

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cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 12-30-2017 04:29 PM

Those reverse-trikes look good, but the lack of a rear suspension makes them unsuitable for rough terrain conditions.

But anyway, a cargo trike with the load compartment behind the cockpit still seems more reasonable, since the forward visibility won't be so affected by some bulkier items.
BTW this one was electric.

freebeard 01-03-2018 03:20 PM

“Yo Dawg, I herd you like trikes, so I put an trike in your trike so you can trike while you triking"
Just A Car Guy: well done modification. The only biker I've seen with a seat belt.

order99 01-05-2018 06:20 PM

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The Bond Bug-early 1970's, related to the Reliant Regal:

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 01-27-2018 05:52 AM

freebeard 01-27-2018 12:04 PM

^^^What is that? And how does the cost compare to the US$12K for an Arcimoto?

Stubby79 01-27-2018 12:13 PM

Can-Am Spyder, ~$20k Canadian.

freebeard 01-27-2018 02:54 PM

Thanks. How much for one with a windscreen and roll cage? :)

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 01-27-2018 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 559881)
Thanks. How much for one with a windscreen and roll cage? :)

It's not available.

Fingie 01-28-2018 10:15 AM

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I want a Peel P50.

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i've thought of making my own mini-EV trike.

It would look simpler though than a Peel.

maybe just a aluminium-reinforced coroplast upper body on a aluminium frame or something :D

freebeard 01-28-2018 01:24 PM

Do it!

This is based on an octahedron. It has been subdivided 5 times as triangles and then once as edges. The simplest version would be four triangles on top and four trapezoids on the bottom. One or two subdivisions would give you 90% of the interior volume and edge length 1/4th or 1/6th the overall length.

You could cut the overall shape from a sheet, cut slits (for darts) and rivet the overlap. Brake the edges or not.

The length/width/height proportion is freely adjustable, being generally egg-like.

Angel And The Wolf 01-28-2018 07:55 PM

Actually the bottom drawing is not a trike. Four wheels.

Angel And The Wolf 01-28-2018 07:57 PM

The Robin. One of the best arguments for reverse trikes!

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 01-28-2018 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by Angel And The Wolf (Post 559964)
The Robin. One of the best arguments for reverse trikes!

I actually like the Robin, even though the driving position roughly beside the front wheel might have its side-effects on the weight bias. Anyway, if you're thinking about those Top Gear videos, they were overly exhagerated, with tricks like odd-sized rear wheels, a welded differential and some extra weight added to the driver's side to increase its tendency to roll over

freebeard 01-28-2018 11:12 PM


Actually the bottom drawing is not a trike. Four wheels.
Okay, ya got me. I picked that picture because it shows the triangulation, at least the second time (didn't realize I'd posted it prior). The tandem bogie is to fit in a 4-wheel racing class. Here's the same idea, as a motor home.

The slant-six design is deprecated. Nowadays it would have a front-wheel drive Tesla drive train. Here are two pictures that show the derivation:

The motor home has a flat bottom. It's stretched twice lengthwise and asymmetrically vertically. I should do a low poly version.

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