My first encounter of pedals was a tricycle, what a wonderful machine. Well 60 years later, a few bucks, a few days and the cheap eBay trike shows up at the door. A couple of hours of assembly and the test ride. That unstable, tipsy, rough riding, torque steering, flimsy framed machine was far from any recollection of my last trike ride. It really wasn't that it was just a cheap eBay trike, it was more of a design problem. First the seat was too high and the rear axle was not rigid enough for this fat boy. Chop the seat post 4", add a couple of braces to the rear axle. Not so tipsy now. Still rough riding, still torque steering and twitchy. Well, whack off the front up tube, graft on a nearly complete 24" suspension Next bike to stretch the wheelbase 11". What a difference it made, just like 60 years ago, "what a wonderful machine". It really is a trike to like. Tell me what you think. Any and all ideas are appreciated. Where can we go next with this?
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