Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:43 am

Canoe wrote:Preregister it, as in:
  • before arriving on the playa, or
  • before you use it once you arrive on the playa, or
  • both?

Both. You alert the dmv that you're bringing it and send a pdf of the paperwork that comes with the placard, and then you bring it over to Jarjar's Joint for the actual bumper sticker/driving permit to be put on.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Canoe » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:16 pm

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Canoe wrote:Preregister it, as in:
  • before arriving on the playa, or
  • before you use it once you arrive on the playa, or
  • both?

Both. You alert the dmv that you're bringing it and send a pdf of the paperwork that comes with the placard, and then you bring it over to Jarjar's Joint for the actual bumper sticker/driving permit to be put on.

And without that, I believe it must meet the Nevada rules for power assisted bicycles...
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby ranger magnum » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:34 am

I have a three wheeler i built, and i wouldnt go back. It seats two, and has two sets of pedals, so both passenger and driver can pedal. There is ample storage, and i can haul 6 bags of ice easily
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Marscrumbs » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:45 am

They are bulky to transport but having a trike on the playa was the best thing I have ever done!! They also make great small art platforms. Carry loads of stuff. Again you can sit on them at zero mph. If you are ambitious add an emotor and you got wrap drive capability besides impulse power.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby BarShirley » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:49 pm

Does anyone know of a place in San Fran that does tricycle rentals?
Not getting much luck through google only bikes.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:00 pm

the son of one of my friends worked in a bike shop in the city and the shop would not take people's bikes post-burn to make them run again because the playa is so hard on them, that the labor cost would be comparable to buying a new one. So, if I had a trike I wouldn't rent it to go to the playa, even though, with the cost of trikes, it would be more competitive. But I'd have to charge a heck of a lot to make the labor break even, much less make me a profit.

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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Canoe » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:40 pm

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Postby C187 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:05 am

theflyingpickle wrote:Thanks! Tell me, does a trike fit on a standard bike rack?

Minxy wrote:I think it would totally depend on the specific trike and specific bike rack! However, with enough bungee cords you can secure "almost" anything. :P

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If you do get a trike, I'd suggest it have a few gears, wide tires above 20" and that the frame be long enough for you.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Oldguy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:39 pm

I use a 3 bike bumper carrier that straps to 6 metal edges. A trike is lighter than 3 2-wheelers, so yeah, it can be done.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:52 pm

Just scored a ReTrike for cheap.. Now I will have to sell the ReBike.. Most people don't know what they are..
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby trilobyte » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:35 pm

I asked uncle Google and he showed me a pic of a retrike. Man that looks like a great ride - congrats!
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:34 am

Well, better late then never. I promised pictures way back when. But these freak storms had me
busy with other things. Next up, are the lights and brakes.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:42 am

TinkerMom wrote:Well, better late then never. I promised pictures way back when. But these freak storms had me
busy with other things. Next up, are the lights and brakes.
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NOw, That's where the peddles should on all trikes..

The drive shaft on the ReTrike only go's half way on each side.. This allows the wheels to be chamfered.. Like a racing wheel chairs wheels.. For me, the inside axel stub allows for a power-belt pulley.. Which I have from an off road electric scooter with a 350w motor..
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Canoe » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:46 pm

TinkerMom wrote:Well, better late then never. I promised pictures way back when. But these freak storms had me busy with other things. Next up, are the lights and brakes.
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Didn't like the suspension fork?
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby gyre » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:43 am

Unjon, you're thinking about cambering wheels.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:02 am

gyre wrote:Unjon, you're thinking about cambering wheels.


Sorry bout that.. That's how my hearing works..
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby gyre » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:29 am

Close enough.
I knew what you meant.

Amazing what camber can do, even working on rear drive with toe in, for hard throttle.
I had a car with pretty radical front camber.
Felt nervous, but gripped like crazy in any turn, especially in the rain.

Will camber make any difference on the playa though?
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:36 am

The answer is no, but definition a three-wheeler is not a bicycle.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:49 am

theCryptofishist wrote:The answer is no, but definition a three-wheeler is not a bicycle.


Correct, You say tricycle. I say bicycle/three wheeler..

Lets call the whole thing off..
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Elliot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:55 am

Canoe wrote:Didn't like the suspension fork?

Those "suspension" forks are not that at all. They are merely visual imitations of springer forks. A real springer fork is a parallelogram, which allows the wheel to move upward on impact with a bump or pothole. On these bicycle imitations the wheel can only move fore-and-aft, which makes no sense at all. All they accomplish is to give the fork a bit of that classic old springer look, with fewer parts. And they bend out of shape much easier than a normal bicycle fork. Good call, replacing it. :D
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:27 pm

Elliot wrote:
Canoe wrote:Didn't like the suspension fork?

Those "suspension" forks are not that at all. They are merely visual imitations of springer forks. A real springer fork is a parallelogram, which allows the wheel to move upward on impact with a bump or pothole. On these bicycle imitations the wheel can only move fore-and-aft, which makes no sense at all. All they accomplish is to give the fork a bit of that classic old springer look, with fewer parts. And they bend out of shape much easier than a normal bicycle fork. Good call, replacing it. :D


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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:37 pm

love the trike tinker ! did you solve the transmission problem?
edit: looked at the photos.... looks like you took a lot out and got it simplified. looks very neat.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:35 pm

Ya, after I tore up the differential and the gears. I just went with a free wheel sprocket.
I will have a front brake just in case. I doubt I will go fast enough to use it. The
front sprocket is changeable to what ever gear I am comfortable with.
When the snow melts, I will take it out and about to test it.
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:38 pm

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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Oldguy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:13 pm

Brilliant!

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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:16 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Let's go, let's go, LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!! (Bump)



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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:20 pm

Hey Figjam!! Lets make that a tandem trike, and I will ride with you!
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:35 pm

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

We can pick that up for pocket change! 8)


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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:38 pm

THAT, would be a hoot and a holler!!
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Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:45 pm

I got lucky and found mine on craigs list for $325! 8)
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