I saw your request for photos at your website, I attached a few
pics of a '78 Schwinn Town and Country Trike that I customized slightly
and added a custom hitch to pull a trailer that I built.
pic shows the trailer carrying a 68 Trike, I built these for use
at swap meets after most placed banned the use of golf carts and
ATV's. The blue trike was a total basket case when I found it, the
paint was faded and surface rusted, the fenders were rusted, as
was all of the chrome. The wheels were trashed, and the seat and
basket were missing. I used mostly spare parts to put this one back
together, and added a larger excercise saddle for comfort.
these are not 100% original, (wheels have been changed to 24x1 3/4"
and built with 10 ga. spokes. I no longer own the yellow '68 trike,
but still use the blue '78 along with a newer 2001 Worksman mover
I bought at one of the swap meets. The trailer has hauled everthing
from bicycles, trikes, V8 engines, transmissions, and car wheels.
I did upgrade the wheels on the trailer after the photo was taken
to a set of 24x2.125" tires and heavier rims.
also included a pic of the Worksman mover. While these are not 2
wheeled bikes, they are most definitely work oriented. The Mover
is all original with the exception of the saddle, pedals, and the
front basket. The Worksman trike is a real workhorse, I don't think
you could overload it, and it's equipped with a Shimano PPS 3 speed
system, along with 1/2" x 3/16" chain. I would venture to say that
it would carry in the area of 750 pounds including the rider. I
had a 450 lb engine block on the rear tray, and the basket full
of small parts, and I weigh in at 250 lbs, and it showed no signs
of stress, not to mention it was towing a trailer with a set of
Chevy truck rims, two cylinder heads, and a radiator.
Schwinn will tow more than it can carry, but the Mover is more truck
than bicycle. Both pedal surprisingly well with weight and the trailer.
I've spent whole days on both at several large swap meets, and at
the end of the day, your still able to keep moving, where as if
you had walked the 20 or so miles, carrying what ever you bought,
your about worn out for the day.