Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

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Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby NoIdea » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:06 am

I posted on the other board in regard to finding a tandem bicycle for my son who has a muscle disease. Someone very kindly pointed me into the direction of EBay where there is a modified tandem from Disabilities Victoria. The stoker has no crankset, just footplates. The tandem is made by Tri Sled who seem to be away until May (and of course the auction finishes tommorrow :lol: ).

So is it possible to convert the footplate to a crankset (my son can do the action of pedalling just not provide alot of power.) ? Also I am assuming it would be possible to move/ adapt the captains chair for short legs (mine!!) ? There appears to be another eager bidder and knowing that I will have to pay for transit costs (Melb to Perth) and adaptation costs, I want to be a little realistic in what I should bid for.....ok who am I kidding....I have no idea :oops: :lol:

Thanks for your help and hopefully one day I will be a tandem trike owner. :D

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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby Freddyflatfoot » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:44 pm

I'm sure someone at LoGo trikes in Perth would be able to assist in the conversion. It does look like a nice trike!
The conversion should fairly straight forward, but I have no idea on cost!
FWIW, if you have the funds, and I'd say go for it!
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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby Kalgrm » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:24 pm

Do you have a link to the eBay auction? I'd like to see the trike.

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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby Freddyflatfoot » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:34 pm

just checked Graeme, I think its already finished, or no longer on Ebay.
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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby NoIdea » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:13 pm

Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately I was "snipped" at the very last second and I mean the last second.....didn't even know that anyone else was interested. Must admit I am feeling a bit shattered (and a bit niave about the ebay bidding process :oops: ) The tandem to me was representing freedom, freedom to just be a Mum and cycle with my son like any other normal parent.

Thanks again for your advice.

Back to the drawing board.....at least I learnt how important this is to me and determined that one day I'll will be out there on the cycle paths with my son, holding up all the traffic :lol:

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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby Nobody » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:56 pm

NoIdea wrote:Back to the drawing board.....at least I learnt how important this is to me and determined that one day I'll will be out there on the cycle paths with my son, holding up all the traffic :lol:

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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby Recycler » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:25 am

Howdy "No Idea" Seems to me you need some help. If you would like to give some details of your son, age, weight and abilitys , we have built a trike similar to what I think what you made need. Will post some photos later. I hope we can help you both to get riding soon. Bob Recycler
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Re: Can you modify a tandem recumbent?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:22 am

Fi, you're in huge luck if Bob and the Builder Bros have taken up your case. Some of their earlier works posted here are amazing for the ingenuity shown in crafting something different for someone special. I dips me lid in their direction.

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