Load carrying trikes

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by Ranger, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. Ranger

    Ranger New Member

    Location:
    Fife borders
    I know someone out there must be able to point me in the direction of a supplier of trikes, along the lines of the Christiania, for work.

    I need something (I think) with 2 front wheels as our road have a horrendous camber on them, a decent gear range and reasonable brakes as we have some steepish hills

    Cheers
     
  2. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    LOts of options....

    There are qquite a few companies specialising in Dutch bikes such as Dutchbike.co.uk who do these, or try somewhere like Velorution if you can get to London.

    I regret that I know of only one Scottish company the The Tartan Rickshaw Companyl based in Kinross
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Womble here...

    We use the Maximus trike.

    http://www.cyclesmaximus.com/

    It's a delta, not a tadpole (2 wheels at back, not front), but it's very stable. Riding any upright trike is just a matter of practice - it is wierd at first, but there are various tatics to make you steer (as opposed to trying to lean) - including riding one handed, and riding with the arms locked straight. Or just start very slowly somehere flat, and build confidence.

    Here I am with a typical-ish load....

    http://www.cyclechat.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1196038&postcount=22
     
  4. Bigsharn

    Bigsharn Über Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    In addition, on a delta, you soon learn to lean out of corners rather than into them, and depending on the frame start off without pushing but rather just releasing the brake and pedalling, that's how I've learned anyway =]
     
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