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.

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.

the 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.

the 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 rearward.

The 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.

Rick Paulos

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Worksman Tricycle - With its buddy the Schwinn "lightweight"


Worksman Tricycle - side view

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