Anyone here into kid's tricycles?

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  1. ChrisMac

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    Why not. Talk's cheap.
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    Yeah, I've been real busy lately and it probably wont let up until October. Once I'm done with what I'm on, I'll shoot yo a PM and get you up to speed. 8)
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    Anyone catch the episode of American Restoration last night? (May have been a re-run, not sure) They restored a Mercury chain driven tricycle for the Clark County museum.
    That's the same tricycle I have. The one I started the resto on a while back but stopped because I couldn't find one of the wheels thats missing... Maybe B607 has what I need.
    The one on the show had a regular chain/sprocket and they said it was a 1947. The one I have is a skip tooth model. Mine must be older?? Other than that it's the exact same.
    Seems every time a vintage bicycle gets some coverage on a show like that, the value shoots up.... we'll see.

    Pic stolen from the net. Same model though.
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    Here is mine.
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    Here is all I have for wheels... My thoughts are, if I can't replace the original wheels - I'll adapt some wheels off some newer kids bikes.
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    Not trying to jack the thread.. Just keeping the "tricycle" topic going. :)
  4. ChrisMac

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    Here's the actual Taylor trike that my employee has. Finally got a price outta him. He refused the $20, but I can have it for $30. Go figure.
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    That's very cool!
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    I'd tell him 20 and you will remember it on evaluation day! lol
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    Hmmm. Indeed, not a bad plan.
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    I pulled out my late 60s Trike a couple of days ago. In 1971, when I was 5, my dad turned it into Cobra Trike! Longer bicycle forks, recovered Banana Seat, and an adapted Sissy Bar from a motorcycle. My plans are to tear it down, repaint it, and maybe have the chrome work redone.[​IMG][​IMG]
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    Forgot to mention - I'm 5'8" and can still ride it. I occasionally take it to the mailbox. Amuses the neighbors :)
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    So I found a tricycle similar to the Wheelcraft Corporation one. Its the same model that Tater posted.
    Im not sure of the year, but this company started making them in 1949 where I now live, San Marcos Ca.
    I will be contacting them soon to see what info they can give me. I cant find anything stamped on it, but it has wood grips which i dont know if they are original.

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    I'm diggin that bro :wink:
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    I used to ride a big wheel when I was a kid. They didn't go very fast because of the plastic tire but I loved how the seat was low to the ground.

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    I want to build something similar with two 20" occ rear tires on the back and a 26x2.125 in the front but with the crank on the frame not on the front wheel and make it a free wheel with independent rear hand brakes for each rear tire. No front brake. I've had this idea for a long time now but I don't know if something like that has been made.
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    Had this one for many years, and just got it back together enough where it's rideable.
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    Here is my trike. It is a Percy Crosby "Skippy" tricycle. It is from the 1930's It has skip tooth sprockets & chain. Here are the pics.

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