trilobyte wrote:I've been wanting a trike for years, and finally got a Worksman Port-o-trike. Wheels are small (20 inch diameter) and the tires aren't knobby, but it should still get the job done. I'm not sure if yours is the same, but with mine I just reach an arm over to the left or right handlebar to walk alongside it. It has three speeds (ideal for negotiating playa dunes and getting a bit of speed out of the smaller wheels), and can fold into smaller than a 3' cube (a must, since we just don't have the space at home or in the vehicle we're taking to the playa). Then I'm also hoping to have the added bonus of using it to get around further in the city than I normally would on foot.
The only time I pushed/ towed it was when, occasionally, I got stuck in a nasty dune. Then its usually only a few feet. Just in case, I'm looking to modify it this year so I can lock the steering.
dinks wrote:I rebuilt an identical trike for a buddy of mine for 2010. We extended the forks by 10" and made a cooler holder behind the seat. It worked great for him, even with the trike not having a "coast" feature or any brakes he loved riding that thing around (we were missing some parts). It was easy to spot and also made for a nice spot for the rest of us to chain our bikes to. It also made doing Ice runs really easy.
Turning radius is actually not all that bad, you can turn the wheel really far on a trike before you lift a rear tire.
TwoHott wrote:Good thinking ahead.
IMHO, rope is so default. So I generally have several silk scarves on board. They can be used for many different purposes -- purposes that are more fun than towing a bike.
trilobyte wrote:Schwinn makes a fairly reasonably priced single speed adult trike you may want to look at. When I was shopping around, I saw it listed at several places online for around $250
FIGJAM wrote:Adult trikes are on craigs list all the time.
Seniors get them then find they don't use them, so they show up a lot.
TwoHott wrote:Keep in mind that if your bike has a motor on it (and you can sit on it) then it is a full blown mutant vehicle/art car. All mutant vehicle DMV licensing rules then apply.
This is not as bad as you might think. If your goal is to zip right by everyone as fast as possible and make them eat dust -- then you are missing out on wonderful opportunities/interactions. We often cruise at barely above walking speed. Its nice to be able to slow and stop to interact with people. With more than two wheels you can go as slow as you want.
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