A candidate for a motor?

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by Alaskavan, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I ran across this today, some of them aren't too expensive.


    They look solid (high carbon steel), and Utah Trikes is a vendor I trust and recommend. For a build like my trike, it looks like the frame could be easier to stretch than the round tubing on my trike. The rear wheels on these are 24", so if there's clearance, they would probly do well with a Gebe.

  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    They do look like a blast to ride.
    It looks like the less expensive models you would have to swap out the back wheel?
    The higher price ones have spokes? Van do you think they are spokes? I can tell on my
  3. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    Really like the Green Speed Volomobile. Fumes might be a problem.
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Graucho, yeah the rear wheel on the less expensive ones would probly have to be swapped out.
  5. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Wonder why that is? With bicycles it seems MORE expensive to have a plastic wheel. Spokes are lighter and more efficient, but for a tough wheel, the plastic is the best.

    Maybe you could buy the plastic wheel trike, swap the rear wheel to a spoke and sell the plastic wheel here.....And I'd rather have hard plastic front wheels instead of spokes anyway, so you would have the best of both, plastic wheels on front, and spoked GEBE on the back.
  6. Magno

    Magno New Member

  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Cool. Looks like you didn't have to stretch the frame.
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Looks cool....Love the Tadpoles!!
  9. You would have to be nuts to ride one of those low trikes on the road. I think it's irresponsible for people to be selling them for that purpose. Even on 'bentonline, this years favorite recumbents are mostly low trikes and lowracers, all impractical and dangerous.
  10. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Stretching the frame looks very doable!
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Q: What did the tadpole rider say to the naysayer ?

    A: See Ya !!!

    Seriously..... I appreciate your concerns.
  12. mickal1025

    mickal1025 Guest

    check out the weight caps. 88lbs and 145lbs on the 1st 2 trikes. they must be for kids.