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My Motability Triad / Theraplay Tracer Folding Trike.

Discussion in 'Adaptive and Disabled Cycling' started by stearman65, 5 Aug 2016.

  1. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    As mentioned in other threads, I collected my trike yesterday, which I've bought from the proceeds of selling my motability scooter. Assembled it this afternoon & had a play around on the carpark & pavement outside. Persuaded the wife to have a go as well. Put some pictures & video into an AV show & posted it on YouTube, whether the link will work i don't know if I am approved yet
    Stearman65.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1OuHN4gQhc
     
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  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Love it.
     
  3. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: 5 Aug 2016
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  4. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Magic :smile:
    Hope you have lots of fun on it.
     
  5. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    It looks really nice. Hope you enjoy it.
     
  6. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. Hope to be able to convert it to 6 gears. Will post some queries in one of the other forums. The gearing at present is too low, looking at the present fixed gear set up, I think adding a rear cassette & derailleur. I have no workshop facilities, but an engineering knowledge & some tools. Can't really afford a professional to do the work, would like to try myself.

    Stearman65.
     
  7. It's hard to convert those to multi-geared. I'll help with technical advice if you like.
     
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  8. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Any help gratefully received.
    The main problems as I see them are 1 attaching the cassette to the wheel. 2 attaching the derailleur to the frame. 3. Positioning the actuator / shift lever on the rear portion of the trike, so the trike can be dismantled without interfering with the gearing. 4. Finally working out the sizes of the gears. An alternative would be to just have 2 or 3 gears on the front chain wheel, but I think this would be more expensive & less efficient.
    I've just uploaded the close ups from my video to my flickr account here.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric_shepherd/albums/72157671957784806
     
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    I can't see if there is any way to mount a mid transmission gear block like mine has, it then has a 'dolly' chain to the axle though which is fixed as the freewheel is in the geared 'axle' assembly.

    trike 004.JPG
     
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  10. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty complicated compared to mine. Some close up pics of the back end would help if that's possible. Is KENTEX the make of the trike? I'll google it & see what comes up. Cheers.:notworthy:
     
  11. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    I've just got a wealth of info from this post, including images from various Chinese manufacturers, will add them to my flickr account when I've edited them. Most are low res' so don't expect too much.:wahhey:
     
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  12. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Yep it's a Kentex but I have done a fair few modifications to it myself. The handlebars have been changed from 'chopper' style ones to those 'North Road' ones and the seat changed from a big 'tractor' style one to the Brooks (and a 250w electric front drive motor kit fitted)
    I'll try and get some pics of the 6 speed gearing system (standard on this) up tomorrow.
     
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  13. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks I'd appreciate that.
     
  14. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Following suggestions on here I did a search on Youtube & came up with an Australian video showing how the gears were fixed to their trike, although not the same as mine, I think the concept could be adapted? I did some screen shots from the video & they are available here.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric_shepherd/albums/72157671226656711
     
  15. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member