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eilismaura
05-18-2010, 10:12 AM
What kind of rack would be used?

I am longing to build a trike (I have MS and I am afraid of trying a recumbent bike but might ....) and would love to be able to take it to different places to ride as I hope to get my son interested in cycling.

Should I look at ways to be able to break down the trike in some way ?

Thanks for help/advice!

mark barker
05-18-2010, 10:48 AM
I guess it depends on the type of car you've got... My friend puts his on the roof of his car, each wheel sits in a receiver on the roof rack, and its clamped into place. Having said that his trike is aluminium and his car is quite low.

Socialtalker posted this link a few days ago and they could be your answer...

http://www.cyclesimplex.com/

eilismaura
05-18-2010, 12:18 PM
I guess it depends on the type of car you've got... My friend puts his on the roof of his car, each wheel sits in a receiver on the roof rack, and its clamped into place. Having said that his trike is aluminium and his car is quite low.

Socialtalker posted this link a few days ago and they could be your answer...

http://www.cyclesimplex.com/

Sorry -- should have said I have a Ford Windstar van so I don't have a low roof.

I am also looking at carting a regular bike as well for my son ( :taz: ) at times.

savarin
05-18-2010, 07:10 PM
something like this?
http://www.hitchrider.com/trikes.htm

Richie Rich
05-19-2010, 12:05 AM
Hi, Ellis....

I have a 7-passenger Dodge Caravan and I took out the 'third' rear seat leaving the front and middle rows of seats to hold 5 people.

By folding down the middle bench seat, I have plenty of room for 2 trikes back there. One faces forward and the other rearward.

I built them so that the steering is easily folded down to clear the door opening and the roof once inside.

The next time I'm loaded up, I'll take some pix and post them here.

...Richie Rich...
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MarcusPHagen
05-19-2010, 01:23 AM
I do something similar with my 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan. Removing the rear seat leaves a space which can accommodate my trike -- I can actually move the chainring next to the right side of the middle seat, which leaves seating for four (two front, two middle) with the trike sitting at a 45-degree angle behind the middle seat. There is enough room for other things in the back, and I have a roof rack if I need to transport my quad.

Good luck. With a mini-van, you should do fine.

Marcus

PeterT
05-19-2010, 04:54 AM
I use 'C' channels bolted to the roof racks, set at just the right spacings for the wheels to run down the channels, and then tie off the wheels to the roof racks

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/3802781046_1144f8c009_m.jpg

To help get the cart loaded, I use a shorter piece of channel, bolted to the permanent fixtures to extend past the rear of my car. Then I just lift the front onto the rack, and then walk to the rear and lift and slide the cart onto the roof.

PeterT

Radical Brad
05-19-2010, 12:49 PM
A rope has worked for me as well... but only when I pull the truck with my StreetFighter!

Brad

jimFPU
05-19-2010, 02:01 PM
...hey, what ever happened to THAT video...?