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Adult Trike Tandem with Trailer!
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Ok everyone this is one that you will Definitely HAVE to check out!!! The story goes I picked up one of those bars that make a kids bike into a tandem with a regular 26". Also just yesterday I found a Baby carrier set out to the curb! So I first used the 26" with a 16", 18", and 20" bike with no problems. Then I was thinking how it would work with my Adult Trike. Well I tried all the above sizes and got experimental with an actual 26" bike. Great results. So I figured lets REALLY go the distance and hook up the baby trailer to the rear of the 26" MTB that hooked up to the trike. I can say with a Full Grown Cat in the trailer, 90 pound 10yr old on the 26" MTB, and myself on the adult trike i really could not feel the difference. The bad points well turning distance must be anticipated lol. It is harder on the brake pads and stress on the trike I would assume is not a good idea to do very long hauls. Other then that enjoy the view.
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#2
A road train! I thought you only got those in the outback.... good job! However, I can imagine that the position on the 26" bike is a bit awkward as it is tilted to the front quite a bit.
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#3
Great Job Bill
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#4
Lol Joe!! All I would need to do is bring a boom up from the bottom and give it a little raise lol. It was pretty fun as I took it around the block.

Thanks Joe and tino.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#5
That's quite a sight Bill, nice work Smile
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#6
Thank you, was thinking something like a minute ago... ,"Need a tow to the nearest gas station lolololol!".
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#7
Hey thats great you got yourself a convoy all you need as CB. Great fun for the whole family, and isn't that what biking is good for. Looks like you can use the Roadmaster as a emergency vehicle with the extra wheel.

Recycling curb finds is great fun. I am guilty of same.
Never Give Up!!!
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#8
Very cool, but I'd watch out going downhill!
Seriously though, the fork of the bike looks very close to the ground. I'd worry that could catch on a bump in the road and send the rider over the bars. Any way to raise it up a little?
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#9
Check out the book, "Mud, Sweat, and Gears," by Joe Kurmaskie. He rode a bike a bit like this from Portland, Oregon, to Nova Scotia, hauling his three sons and a bunch of gear, while his wife rode her own road bike. Your pictures remind me of the bike he rode, which I saw recently at a bike show here in Portland.
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#10
@George Well I do have one just not installed (just kidding Big Grin ) .
@Dave Hehehe all I was doing was just testing it out. I did have a 20" BMX with a rider on that and it worked perfectly. The height issue you are correct about, If I put a pivoting support bar from the basket area that would more then like raise it a little.
@BCA I will check out that book as reading is one of my umm slow time hobbies Smile . Very long haul for that poor guy !
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(05-20-2010, 10:00 PM)Bill Wrote:  @BCA I will check out that book as reading is one of my umm slow time hobbies Smile . Very long haul for that poor guy !

Hi Bill,

That "poor guy" had the time of his life with his family all the way across Canada. He lives here in Portland and I've spoken with him a time or two at bike shows. He's taken some amazing trips across the US with his kids and even across Australia solo. The book I mentioned is his most recent, but the others are fun reads, too.
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