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Adult Tricycle
This is just one of my many Bikes that I have. The others not pictured yet. Reason I like this is I can take my Black lab with me, sometimes she pulls the weight of it and myself. She is pictured as well on the right.


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Nov 17, 2009 06:08 AM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
(Nov 17, 2009 06:08 AM)Bill Wrote:  This is just one of my many Bikes that I have. The others not pictured yet. Reason I like this is I can take my Black lab with me, sometimes she pulls the weight of it and myself. She is pictured as well on the right.

You know on that trike you could put a little gas engine on it and have a ball that way you would not have to have more gears on it.The gas engines don't cost that much and they can be a lot of fun and takes very little gas to run.

My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
Jan 9, 2010 11:45 PM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
Thanks for the idea, but I try to stay away from engine conception as it takes away from the fun of cycling. The gear thing is only to help on steep inclines. Don't want to disappoint my dog lololol.

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Jan 10, 2010 06:35 AM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
If anyone has any questions on the rear frame part or any other part please asked!! Recently I had to press the inner and outer bearing back in place to hold a sleeve in place in the axle housings. When the sleeves come loose it is a clanking sound almost like the bearings are shot. After I did the above procedure everything was quite.

BTW (by the way) this was suggested from Schwinn themselves.

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Jun 12, 2010 04:48 AM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
I don't think I've ridden a trike since I was a kid. I used to see a fair few racing trikes at larger time trial events 20 odd years ago when I did a bit of road riding. They were quite popular in the UK, but I haven't seen one on the road now for years.

Looks like they're still about though:
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http://www.tricycleassociation.org.uk/
Jun 12, 2010 09:59 AM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
WOW!!!! Now that is something I have NEVER seen before. Very interesting. He probably has a multi-speed hub something 8speed or more. See the dual chain rings. Looks like fun if not anything. Thanks for sharing.

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Jun 12, 2010 01:44 PM
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(Jun 12, 2010 01:44 PM)Bill Wrote:  He probably has a multi-speed hub something 8speed or more. See the dual chain rings. Looks like fun if not anything. Thanks for sharing.

Racing trikes run the same drivetrain as a two wheel road bike, so a 5 to 10 sprocket cassette or freewheel at the back and 1,2 or 3 chainrings up font.

Check out the tricycle association link in my post above.
Jun 12, 2010 02:13 PM
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Very very cool!! I was thinking of somehow converting mine, but there would have to be too much conversion.

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Jun 12, 2010 04:07 PM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
You can get kits to convert a standard frame to a tricycle:

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As you can see the 2 wheel axle assembly attaches to the standard bicycles rear dropouts and there are some additional struts/stays to the seat tube.

Here are some more links:
http://www.trykit.com/
http://www.bikecare.co.uk/tribike.html
Jun 13, 2010 03:46 AM
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I was just thinking xerxes, I wonder if there is a conversion for an extra wheel in the front making is a quad Big Grin , kind of corny but I think of the weirdest things.

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Aug 15, 2010 12:15 PM
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Sweet bike! Very sweet. That's a healthy happy dog probably loves bicycle time, probably her favorite. Just like food time, and play time, and come home time, and food time, etc. etc.
Aug 15, 2010 04:32 PM
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(Aug 15, 2010 04:32 PM)kokopelli Wrote:  Sweet bike! Very sweet. That's a healthy happy dog probably loves bicycle time, probably her favorite. Just like food time, and play time, and come home time, and food time, etc. etc.

Why thank you from both of us. Yes she's a lab now about 2yrs old. When I go out I asked her if she wants to go for a bike ride and she goes nuts. We get out to the bikes and whatever one she sniffs. Really don't think it is a preference thing but she don't really care as long as she gets to trot beside me. On the road she walks about 8mph according to the bike computer, off road averages about 12mph. Fastest she has ran is about 18.6mph off road. Those averages were tested with a two wheeler.
As far as this one probably no more then 9mph max. She does love this one because it is the bike I trained her on. For example to run beside, when i go close to the road she gets in front or behind the bike. Never once can I remember running over her foot or her at all. Yup you got the daily thing down lol.

Again thank you for your compliments,
Bill
P.S. Zadey (the dog) too.

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Aug 15, 2010 07:45 PM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
(Aug 15, 2010 07:45 PM)Bill Wrote:  
(Aug 15, 2010 04:32 PM)kokopelli Wrote:  Sweet bike! Very sweet. That's a healthy happy dog probably loves bicycle time, probably her favorite. Just like food time, and play time, and come home time, and food time, etc. etc.

Why thank you from both of us. Yes she's a lab now about 2yrs old. When I go out I asked her if she wants to go for a bike ride and she goes nuts. We get out to the bikes and whatever one she sniffs. Really don't think it is a preference thing but she don't really care as long as she gets to trot beside me. On the road she walks about 8mph according to the bike computer, off road averages about 12mph. Fastest she has ran is about 18.6mph off road. Those averages were tested with a two wheeler.
As far as this one probably no more then 9mph max. She does love this one because it is the bike I trained her on. For example to run beside, when i go close to the road she gets in front or behind the bike. Never once can I remember running over her foot or her at all. Yup you got the daily thing down lol.

Again thank you for your compliments,
Bill
P.S. Zadey (the dog) too.

Sweet smart too, labs are generally smart dogs aren't they? That's way sweet you got her clocked. Those are good speeds too, yeah Zadey is mos def a healthy and happy dog.
Aug 15, 2010 10:24 PM
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RE: Adult Tricycle
Sorry I did not get back to you as around that time I started a new job and had been pretty tired after work. Anyways I wanted to make an update, that she broke her speed record to 20.3mph. Flat dirt trail. Top speed on this trike is 20.5mph road of course and that was with me pedaling. Won't ever try and break that one as it was very hairy steering ALOT of power pedaling! Hey a young kid on a BMX called me grandpa and said I needed a wheel chair!?!?!? Soooo lol got my respect for an older guy. Anyways kid shook my hand and apologized and I just laughed with him.

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Feb 3, 2011 12:02 AM
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Nice looking trike grandpa! Smile

It's a good thing there aren't any kids in my neighborhood. I'm older than you.

Steve

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Feb 5, 2011 11:57 AM
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Yeah Steve, I think next time I will breakout my Schwinn Traveler and really do some damage Big Grin.

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Mar 15, 2011 07:47 PM
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My wife and I have found a seat post attachment called a "Walky Dog" for when we go out with our lab. It has a short length of tubing and stretch cord that attaches to our dog's harness to keep him close as we go down the trail. He usually pulls my wife along when she has him on her bike. We also bring along a trailer for when he gets tired so we can let him rest and still ride along.
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Please do tell me more about the walky dog? I talked to several people and they said they did not like it because of the control issues?!? Please don't get me wrong I just haven't talked to anyone that has had any luck. Do you pull the trailer while your wife uses the walky dog? Did you have any problems at first? If so what were they and how did you correct them? Did your lab like it at first?

Sorry I know I sound like a professor asking for an essay or something, but I am only curious for my own information. Here is a different post I started telling somewhat of my story... http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-7.html

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Mar 17, 2011 10:05 AM
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I have only ever had one problem with our dog on the thing. He saw another dog once and reversed course suddenly to investigate. This brought him behind my rear wheel and yanked the cord between the wheel and fender. This tore up the plastic fender and sent me sprawling on the ground. Obi is rather intelligent for a dog usually, after the accident he lay still cringing because he knew he had caused the whole mess. Since then he stays where he is supposed to when on the device. An untrained, hyperactive dog could be a disaster on this thing. Obi loves to run alongside the bike though he didn't like being tethered at first.

Running alongside satisfies an instinctive urge in dogs as they are migrating pack animals by nature. As the dog's owner I am his pack leader, if I can get out with my wife and her friend Joan (along with Joan's lab Rudy), Obi has an absolute blast. If we can get to an off leash park with a trail though he enjoys that even more.
Mar 17, 2011 10:22 AM
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Yes I agree 100%! The trick I used to keep her from doing this was constant command NO! Over and over until past the other dog(s), then I praised her as in good girl. Hitting them or smacking them is not the answer to anything (by the way I am just throwing this out there for other readers). Dogs are highly intelligent and can actually sense your emotions as you said about Obi after the accident. In cases like this the best thing is to just say "bad"! Like humans they will remember most of the times not to do it again. BUT it is best to remind them by using a stern, strict voice, of whatever you use to tell them NO before and during the presence of another dog. If the stray dog is unleashed and running towards you, STOP where you are. Dogs love chasing moving things and when a dog is present it is all the more bonus. When the moving thing stops there is only one thing left for the other dog and that's your dog to be checked out. This is where I will stop giving advice on strays because there are many scenarios and many different opinions on how to deal with strays. Personally I yelled at a stray with strong deep voice. Zadey wanted to "protect" as she knew I was scaring the other dog off. Again I recommend anyone wanting to know how to deal with a stray dog by googling or better yet consulting a veterinarian or dog training specialist.
Yes been to an older gentlemans farm once that a hiking trail goes through his property and he said I was fine to let Zadey off the leash. We did have a blast Smile .

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May 3, 2011 11:27 PM
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