Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Bikes, trikes, personal mobility and mutant vehicles - this is the place to discuss general transportation issues.
User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40294
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:43 am

Canoe wrote:Preregister it, as in:
  • before arriving on the playa, or
  • before you use it once you arrive on the playa, or
  • both?

Both. You alert the dmv that you're bringing it and send a pdf of the paperwork that comes with the placard, and then you bring it over to Jarjar's Joint for the actual bumper sticker/driving permit to be put on.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
Canoe
Posts: 2432
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Canoe » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:16 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Canoe wrote:Preregister it, as in:
  • before arriving on the playa, or
  • before you use it once you arrive on the playa, or
  • both?

Both. You alert the dmv that you're bringing it and send a pdf of the paperwork that comes with the placard, and then you bring it over to Jarjar's Joint for the actual bumper sticker/driving permit to be put on.

And without that, I believe it must meet the Nevada rules for power assisted bicycles...
Jar Jar Sith Lord
.
Odd. No bears in the dump. Oh well, lets go across the road & pick blueberries.
.
[i]... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.

ranger magnum
Posts: 716
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:05 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: Outpost Tokyo
Location: santa barbara

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby ranger magnum » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:34 am

I have a three wheeler i built, and i wouldnt go back. It seats two, and has two sets of pedals, so both passenger and driver can pedal. There is ample storage, and i can haul 6 bags of ice easily
Praise the Lowered

User avatar
Marscrumbs
Posts: 543
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:45 pm
Location: Bishop Ca

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Marscrumbs » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:45 pm

They are bulky to transport but having a trike on the playa was the best thing I have ever done!! They also make great small art platforms. Carry loads of stuff. Again you can sit on them at zero mph. If you are ambitious add an emotor and you got wrap drive capability besides impulse power.

User avatar
BarShirley
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby BarShirley » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:49 pm

Does anyone know of a place in San Fran that does tricycle rentals?
Not getting much luck through google only bikes.
To Give, To Love, To Share, To Grow.

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40294
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:00 pm

the son of one of my friends worked in a bike shop in the city and the shop would not take people's bikes post-burn to make them run again because the playa is so hard on them, that the labor cost would be comparable to buying a new one. So, if I had a trike I wouldn't rent it to go to the playa, even though, with the cost of trikes, it would be more competitive. But I'd have to charge a heck of a lot to make the labor break even, much less make me a profit.

And "san fran" is an abomination of a nickname.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
Canoe
Posts: 2432
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Canoe » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Jar Jar Sith Lord
.
Odd. No bears in the dump. Oh well, lets go across the road & pick blueberries.
.
[i]... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.

User avatar
C187
Posts: 709
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:39 am
Burning Since: 2018
Location: North Bay, CA

Re:

Postby C187 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:05 am

theflyingpickle wrote:Thanks! Tell me, does a trike fit on a standard bike rack?

Minxy wrote:I think it would totally depend on the specific trike and specific bike rack! However, with enough bungee cords you can secure "almost" anything. :P

Image
Notice the upside down trike on the standard issue over spare tire bike rack. The spiders web of rope, bungees, and chains not so visible.

Yes a trike is worth it.
My main issues with a trike comes down to a lack of speed. I'm just not used to riding a bike that slow. Especially considering it was a fixie. . . just makes my mind explode thinking about it. Both years I rode a trike I had a moment with bad playa acting like the black knight before I figured out how to get past it on the trike. Because I can't do what I would do on a bike. Also my first ride on it each year I had that whole counter-inventive thing on how to turn. (You can't lean into a turn, after all. lol) Plus the whole hitting ones knees on the handle bars thing isn't fun.

If you do get a trike, I'd suggest it have a few gears, wide tires above 20" and that the frame be long enough for you.
I have a little bit of Savannah with me. Shhh...

User avatar
Oldguy
Posts: 1492
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 12:22 am
Burning Since: 2005
Location: LiveOak Cal

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Oldguy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:39 pm

I use a 3 bike bumper carrier that straps to 6 metal edges. A trike is lighter than 3 2-wheelers, so yeah, it can be done.
Image current moon
A starving man will eat with the wolf.

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10151
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:52 pm

Just scored a ReTrike for cheap.. Now I will have to sell the ReBike.. Most people don't know what they are..

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 15194
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby trilobyte » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:35 pm

I asked uncle Google and he showed me a pic of a retrike. Man that looks like a great ride - congrats!

User avatar
TinkerMom
Posts: 398
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity @ 404 Not Found
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:34 am

Well, better late then never. I promised pictures way back when. But these freak storms had me
busy with other things. Next up, are the lights and brakes.
Before
Image
After
Image
Image
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10151
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:42 am

TinkerMom wrote:Well, better late then never. I promised pictures way back when. But these freak storms had me
busy with other things. Next up, are the lights and brakes.
Before
Image
After
Image
Image


NOw, That's where the peddles should on all trikes..

The drive shaft on the ReTrike only go's half way on each side.. This allows the wheels to be chamfered.. Like a racing wheel chairs wheels.. For me, the inside axel stub allows for a power-belt pulley.. Which I have from an off road electric scooter with a 350w motor..

User avatar
Canoe
Posts: 2432
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Canoe » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:46 pm

TinkerMom wrote:Well, better late then never. I promised pictures way back when. But these freak storms had me busy with other things. Next up, are the lights and brakes.
Before
Image
After
Image

Didn't like the suspension fork?
Jar Jar Sith Lord
.
Odd. No bears in the dump. Oh well, lets go across the road & pick blueberries.
.
[i]... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.

User avatar
gyre
Posts: 15465
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby gyre » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:43 am

Unjon, you're thinking about cambering wheels.

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10151
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:02 am

gyre wrote:Unjon, you're thinking about cambering wheels.


Sorry bout that.. That's how my hearing works..

User avatar
gyre
Posts: 15465
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:01 pm
Location: ΦάÏ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby gyre » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:29 am

Close enough.
I knew what you meant.

Amazing what camber can do, even working on rear drive with toe in, for hard throttle.
I had a car with pretty radical front camber.
Felt nervous, but gripped like crazy in any turn, especially in the rain.

Will camber make any difference on the playa though?

User avatar
theCryptofishist
Posts: 40294
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:28 am
Burning Since: 2017
Location: In Exile

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:36 am

The answer is no, but definition a three-wheeler is not a bicycle.
The Lady with a Lamprey

"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10151
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:49 am

theCryptofishist wrote:The answer is no, but definition a three-wheeler is not a bicycle.


Correct, You say tricycle. I say bicycle/three wheeler..

Lets call the whole thing off..

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7061
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot’s Bicycle Service
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Elliot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:55 am

Canoe wrote:Didn't like the suspension fork?

Those "suspension" forks are not that at all. They are merely visual imitations of springer forks. A real springer fork is a parallelogram, which allows the wheel to move upward on impact with a bump or pothole. On these bicycle imitations the wheel can only move fore-and-aft, which makes no sense at all. All they accomplish is to give the fork a bit of that classic old springer look, with fewer parts. And they bend out of shape much easier than a normal bicycle fork. Good call, replacing it. :D
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - Noon-6 daily.

------Bike come unglued? Take it to the nude dude!------

Website: http://www.elliotsbikes.org

Awesome? Yes, Ma'am, we do Awesome. Please step right in.

Image

User avatar
TinkerMom
Posts: 398
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity @ 404 Not Found
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:27 pm

Elliot wrote:
Canoe wrote:Didn't like the suspension fork?

Those "suspension" forks are not that at all. They are merely visual imitations of springer forks. A real springer fork is a parallelogram, which allows the wheel to move upward on impact with a bump or pothole. On these bicycle imitations the wheel can only move fore-and-aft, which makes no sense at all. All they accomplish is to give the fork a bit of that classic old springer look, with fewer parts. And they bend out of shape much easier than a normal bicycle fork. Good call, replacing it. :D


Thank you Elliot!
I didn't like the way they rode. So I traded them for a cruiser frame. I tore that apart and rebuilt it, too.
A real pretty blue. Both bikes have metal flaking on them so they shine real nice.
I have matching EL wire to light them up, too.
I am bringing the cruiser for Big Dane to ride.
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5266
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:37 pm

love the trike tinker ! did you solve the transmission problem?
edit: looked at the photos.... looks like you took a lot out and got it simplified. looks very neat.
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.
In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo. - T.S. Elliot

User avatar
TinkerMom
Posts: 398
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity @ 404 Not Found
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:35 pm

Ya, after I tore up the differential and the gears. I just went with a free wheel sprocket.
I will have a front brake just in case. I doubt I will go fast enough to use it. The
front sprocket is changeable to what ever gear I am comfortable with.
When the snow melts, I will take it out and about to test it.
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 9479
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:38 pm

Let's go, let's go, LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!! (Bump)



Image
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
Oldguy
Posts: 1492
Joined: Sun May 07, 2006 12:22 am
Burning Since: 2005
Location: LiveOak Cal

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby Oldguy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:13 pm

Brilliant!

Just add ice to water for additional cooling.

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10151
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.
Contact:

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:16 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Let's go, let's go, LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!! (Bump)



Image


The only way to fly.. COOL RIDE!!!

User avatar
TinkerMom
Posts: 398
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity @ 404 Not Found
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:20 pm

Hey Figjam!! Lets make that a tandem trike, and I will ride with you!
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 9479
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:35 pm

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

We can pick that up for pocket change! 8)


http://palmerind.com/manual/joyrider.php
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
TinkerMom
Posts: 398
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:35 pm
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity @ 404 Not Found
Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby TinkerMom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:38 pm

THAT, would be a hoot and a holler!!
....the password is pineapple.........

Just throw it on the fire! It will kill it or cure it!!

User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 9479
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:45 pm

I got lucky and found mine on craigs list for $325! 8)
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me


Return to “Transportation”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests