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Wednesday
May122010

This is Interesting

A friend of mine just sent me this picture of a Fuso Tricycle.

I never built a Trike, maybe it's a Fuso frame that someone converted. Strangely, I always had a desire to build a Tamdem Trike; some weird masochistic urge that I never acted upon.

I would be interested to know more, just out of curiosity, if anyone has seen this or knows the owner

Update:

Mystery solved; it was built by my ex-apprentice Russ Denny. Just goes to show what a fine framebuilder he is

 

                     

Reader Comments (4)

The stem does look like one of your mountain bike stem.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRonald Lau

I noticed on this bike?trike, like the ones from the English site, has two brakes on the front wheel. This set up looks like cantilevers closest to the fork and calipers outside. I would guess that you would gain some front stopping power from the extra mass in the rear of the trike with two brakes. You also don't have to deal with the complexity of balancing two rears or do these bike have a solid axle through both?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRalph

Ralph,
Two brakes on the front wheel is the usual set up. The rear drive is usually on the left wheel only, the right wheel runs free. This saves the need for a diferential.
I once saw a fixed wheel trike with a solid rear axel, and the inside wheel would hop and skid when cornering.
Dave

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Moulton

The other way of arranging the drive on a trike is how Longstaff do it - one freewheel for each rear drive shaft. Only one (the right hand) has gears on it.

Unlike a diff, drive goes to the slowest wheel, so slippery surfaces such as snow are not a problem - well, going is not a problem stopping can be interesting.

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGraham

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