19 Oct 2013
A small wheel Ken Rogers trike on eBay
This is (probably) how you should design and build a lightweight shopping trike. Most trikes aimed at the elderly or infirm are made of "gas pipe" and weigh a ton. The step-over height is a handicap compared with most trikes aimed at this market. Still much easier than mounting a gents' frame. The design would seem offers a great range of sizing if a handlebar stem extension is used with differently shaped bars. There is some loss of comfort with such small wheels compared with full sized 27" or 700C wheels. The frame has some resemblances to the Ist Moulton bikes but without the suspension. Not a very common machine even amongst triking aficionados.
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