Name That Frame? (no engine)

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gone_fishin

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my landlord, leif, just finished re-building his favorite trike...all new bearings and such, & a very nice "rustoleum" paintjob.

he's really glad i've been putting ocean park on the bicycling map, and wants to motorize this and other rides he owns, but...

:x that's gonna require that the current tenants actually pay rent & quit stealing light-bulbs :x

so, here ya go...we know the make and have a serial number so we can find the year, but...can YOU name that frame?



 
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nogoodnic42

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My guess is maybe a Worksman? Is that a differential on that thing? I have a trike that I got with the intention of motorizing (remember Cookie, bout the same time you guys got your rikshaw). My main problem is that only one wheel drives and it pulls left...Kelly
 

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nogoodnic42 said:
My main problem is that only one wheel drives and it pulls left...Kelly
does it always pull to the left or just when you pedal?
I used to ride my trike (the bbq bike) and it pulled right all the time, until I adjusted where the rear section bolts on to the front. it is adjustable for chain tightening. it was just crooked.
Dave
 

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augidog said:
but...can YOU name that frame?
that is a sweet looking trike. much better built than my bbq trike. the differential looks really sturdy. I can name the frame...but I won't. wouldn't be fair. I saw one just like it on a workstand. for now, I'll be calling it "Betty"


haha
Dave
 

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gone_fishin

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not a worksman...

yes, a limited-slip differential, very cool setup...original equipment as far as i know...

srdavo...i forgot about that...i'm so busted :eek:
 


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uncle_punk13

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All tri-wheelers pull to the side in my experience. Maybe i've only ridden crummy ones, but I believe it to be the forces involved (I'm no physicist, so...) with pedaling a triangle.
I have no idea what make that thing is, but it's cool. My Schwinn Tri-Wheel has a three speed with coaster brake. I'm tinkering in the back of my mind as to what I wanna do with it, when I get to it.
 

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gone_fishin

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even with that differential it pulls but only if ya let it, i'm sure it's a physics thing...but cornering left or right is a cool breeze 8)

the "primary" is a 3-spd w/coaster...
 

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psuggmog

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That differential looks like one from a riding lawn mower or garden tractor. I broght home an electric ride around three-wheeled scooter from the dump, kind of like the ones they have in some store these days. It had a similar differential too. The biggest difference I notice about riding a trike is fight the impulse to lean into turns, a sure way to dump it.
 

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gone_fishin

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i'm told (& looking at the frame, i believe) that it's original equipment, but i agree it seems to be the same type of setup.

i'll post the serial number soon, betcha some of you guys will know how to find out, then.
 

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nogoodnic42

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I've already figured it out. There was another one posted the same day you posted yours on another forum I read and the drivetrane is set up the same as yours...Kelly
 




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gone_fishin

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well, he painted over the serial number, i just can't read it...
i'll settle for someone getting the brand right.

yes, the drivetrain is original.

my buddy & his buddy...
 
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Heath

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he has a cool name....seriously...
is it a Hawatha?
JC Higgins?
Murray?
Schwinn?
Raleigh?
Huffy?
Sun?
Worksman?
Sears?
Free Spirit?
Triumph?
BSA?
Elgin?
did i get it yet?
 






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