It's a happy deal when both parties go home thinking they got the
best of the trade. 1 old Schwinn typhoon and a spare Bendix 2 red
band speed kick back hub for this Worksman industrial factory trike.
I already owned the Schwinn Town & Country Tri-Wheeler. Originally
bought to be the base vehicle for decorated parade use. But that
got commandeered by the wife for grocery runs. So when the Worksman
was available I traded for it.
had previously been modified for night use. Large headlights & batteries
once adorned it. Okay they drilled large holes in the handle bars
for the headlights and welded a bracket on the front of the deck
just where your feet would want to go if you ever tried riding it.
You had to pedal with your heals! The batteries & lights were gone.
I swapped out the handle bars for some that wouldn't snap off and
gore you. I also borrowed the neighbors angle grinder and remove
the battery bracket. Aired up the tires, touched up the flat black
paint with rustoleum and it's ready to go.
ride: ugh, First, it is heavy. I'd guess 2x the Schwinn. And second,
it's an upright trike so you should keep the speed under control
(easy to do on this) so you don't loose it and do a face plant.
A large drum brake front hub works when needed.
load: Lots of rear deck space, much more open framed than the Schwinn.
A full size folding chair will fit. A 10 gallon cooler fits. All
held in place with normal bunge cords. Or passengers sitting facing
history. These trikes have been manufactured for decades and still
are. Used in thousands of factories world wide. I've since heard
many stories from factory workers about trying to abuse them but
they still keep on going.