Cool Trike: The latest in Antarctic 'bent riding .....

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Cool Trike: The latest in Antarctic 'bent riding .....

Postby Kalgrm » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:45 am

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Greenspeed, the Aussie trike makers, are tinkering again. Apparently this one is being taken down to Antarctica over the summer. Skies are fitted to the front as and when required.

Looks like fun to me! :)

Cheers,
Graeme

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(Thanks fairies ....)
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by BNA » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:19 pm

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Postby europa » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:19 pm

Bizarre.

The Greenspeeds are very well made. I'd love to own one just for the pleasure of looking at their workmanship.

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:40 pm

All it needs is a 75mm gun and a lick of armour. :lol:

Great piece of work for the job at hand.

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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:16 pm

Shaun,

Your comments made me think this would be a great toy on the beach (armour => Iraq => sand => FUN) Chuck a pair of light-weight tracks on the front and you've got a human powered dune buggy.

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Postby Hotdog » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:30 pm

Cool :D Interesting the way they've fitted brakes, a disc brake on the mid-drive.
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Postby europa » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:31 pm

Hotdog wrote:Cool :D Interesting the way they've fitted brakes, a disc brake on the mid-drive.


That's so you can chip the ice out without stopping :shock:

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:36 pm

I think it's so you can reach down and warm your hands up on the heat generated by the rotor. :wink: Just don't have an "accident" - a hot rotor up the clacker would not be much fun - even in Antarctica!
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Steering ?

Postby Recycler » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:01 am

G'Day Skinny front wheels, I do not think this will steer very well. Good Luck. Recycler. :?
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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:08 am

G'day Bob,

It's not a home-made jobby from one of us here - this is a prototype/one-off trike from Greenspeed. They fit skis to the front wheels for the snow. The skinny wheels don't matter.

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