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Old June 17th 09, 05:48 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent
Jon Bendtsen
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Default Is there such a thing as an ideal trike?

Hi

So far everyone has assumed that the trike would have the rear wheel
driven by the pedals. But what if it was the front wheel that was
driven by the pedals, like a Cruzbike?

Does that change anything regarding the tadpole/delta discussion?



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Old June 17th 09, 08:14 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech,alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent
Andre Jute[_2_]
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Default Is there such a thing as an ideal trike?

On Jun 17, 5:48*pm, Jon Bendtsen wrote:
Hi

So far everyone has assumed that the trike would have the rear wheel
*driven by the pedals.


Not so. see "AUTOTRIKE by Andre Jute" at
http://groups.google.ie/group/rec.bi...9f13c2d?hl=en#
for a comprehensive outline of drive possibilities. That is where
this whole affair starts...

But what if it was the front wheel that was
driven by the pedals, like a Cruzbike?


A bit more complicated and more/less expensive depending on need/
desire for a differential, but it does not change the other
considerations.

Does that change anything regarding the tadpole/delta discussion?


See above.

All in all, I now think of a trike as either a geriatric/invalid
cycling aid or as a fashion item for trendy cyclists. Thanks to all
who helped me think the matter through. For me, and I guess for
Bernhard, a most productive exercise.

Andre Jute
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