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My Motability Triad / Theraplay Tracer Folding Trike.

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

  1. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Mine is different in that the gearing is on a separate hub,

    which has a 6 speed freewheel controlled by a Shimano derailleur

    DSCN0047.JPG DSCN0049.JPG

    And a sprocket welded to the hub flange that transmits drive to the rear axle

    Click on the photos to give full size images.
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  2. These machines don't lend themselves to being re-engineered to take gears. If the manufacturer offers an upgrade kit that would be the easiest option.
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  3. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pictures, everything helps to get a design done.:wahhey:
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  4. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

  5. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    To finish this off, I sold the Tracer yesterday & bought a Pashley TR1 folding trike with 7 gears & a special seat. See pics.
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  6. Alls well that ends well.
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  7. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Nice one!
  8. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    Took the Tr1 to the local Botanic Gardens this afternoon, the weather was fine, the park was full of families, there was even a brass band playing. So with the TR1 & a Rum & Raisin cornet half way around, what more could you want.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaBIrYmXoY
  9. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Please take this as help - not criticism of technique

    At 1:20 there is a "dismount" whilst the cycle is moving

    On a trike this can cause problems as the pedals and rear frame are still travelling

    This in turn can cause injury

    It is better practice to remain on the pedals until the trike is stopped.
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  10. stearman65

    stearman65 Well-Known Member

    That was my wife's first 30 seconds on a trike, I'm thinking of buying her a conventional folder which she has ridden before. I'll tell her what you've said.
  11. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    As I said, I am not being critical.

    My MiL had a bad leg wound when she did this and the pedal scraped down her calf. As you know when you get older these do not heal quickly