Wheel is shot. I have now become aware that this is a major problem with this model trike. The solution of course is to replace the wheel, maybe re-spoke it with stronger spokes. From what others are saying, the wheel cannot handle speeds better than about 10mph and what happened today proves this. Cheap junk I guess. So here is my next question. Does anyone make a trike replacement wheel besides schwinn's junk that can handle the speeds and fit my trike or am I hosed at this point? A shame if it cannot be made to work out.
i too had both back wheels w/meridian trike fail also more on drive side - i have a schwinn ELegacy that i rode for years & its back wheel is still true ! i thought about replacing w/mag style wheels ! but i was trying to just use wheels i have here & im running into size problems