Lock wrote:Such nice curating... poetic really
That large "third" wheel(-er, middle) reminds me of the EV ppl here with the hots for RC motors... Sooooo much easier to drive a third (tinyish) third wheel?
Trikes? Yikes! The tadpole reminds me of the wheel-chair trike some local freaks built. Okay, they're my friends so I'll go gentle because the thing was a blast to ride a few blocks on the level if you were careful on the turns. Climbing with passenger wasn't as much fun. Basically it was a wheel-chair rudely attached to the fork. The treadle powered chain-drive, maybe belt drive, on the out rigger is probably lots of fun to ride with what looks like articulated tiller steering.
It's the Pedersen after which I lust. That bike design is still in production today.
Undoubtedly the most comfortable bicycle I've ever ridden, and it wasn't even my size. It makes you wonder why all bicycles aren't made like this.
To improve my storage situation I'd trade my two classic all euro-equipped, hand crafted, race and touring bikes for a slightly used Pedersen in the right size. Decent ones can be had new for under $4000 CND. Mine would probably be closer to six with a Rohloff rear and SON dynamo front hubs.
Both with disc brakes. Nice mix of old and new.