Tomcat Trikes

Discussion in 'Adaptive and Disabled Cycling' started by DaveReading, 20 Feb 2017.

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  1. DaveReading

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    Anyone had any experience of these, for kids with mobility issues ?

    Grandson has just got one, and I'm struggling to work out how that add-on thing that sticks out the back is used to help with the rider's steering.
     
  2. What seems to be the prouble?
     
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    DaveReading

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    Excellent!

    I hadn't spotted that one - it appears to operate the brake as well as allowing the carer to steer. Thank you.
     
  8. TheDoctor

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    That really does look like a platform for the carer to stand on would be doable.
    I can't imagine that being AT ALL dangerous! :biggrin:
     
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    DaveReading

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    Update: first chance at the weekend to see grandson in action on the trike.

    Given that he doesn't talk and can't walk unaided, he's taken to pedalling like a duck to water. He's sussed the bell out too, though not the concept of steering yet.

    The thing that sticks out the back takes a little getting used to as it works in the opposite sense to, say, a boat's tiller. So if you want to steer left, you push the end sideways in an anti-clockwise direction, which seems to me a little counter-intuitive.

    Next step is to find a nice big empty car park, remove the steering accessory and just let him experiment with the effect of moving the handlebars.
     
  10. Milkfloat

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    Give it a week or so and hopefully he will have you jogging behind.
     
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