Amusing thread. Disabled ebiker currently investigating how to convert "adult-sized" drifter bike:
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =3&t=57408
Current thinking front wheel spun by motor w/friction drive (and Li battery of course), but also how to stabilize back two wheels to *avoid* "drifting". Already replaced back two tires worn out. Both back wheel fenders scratched w/one just about torn off. And flipping over sideways got tiresome fast, w/last time eye-witness estimated my speed at 30kmh (down hill).
With front wheel "direct drive" by pedals that "free wheel" (where wheel can spin fwd. by itself w/out pedaling) thought is to mount small bow behind seat/back axle. When stopped at light etc. to pedal backwards to pull bow string. Light goes green, bow string released to spin front wheel forward to "launch". (An "assist" to friction drive assist. Already familiar with two dog "assist" pulling standup scoot, but no longer trust myself to balance on only two wheels. Among advantages of riding recumbent eg re aero, trike can be "parked" anywhere w/out needing for it to be leaned against anything for support.)
Interesting to see some back two tires covered (above, re "wear and tear"?) but actually went "skinny" two back tires (Bontrager) to get through snow on urban sidewalks (plan to add "snow chains", hence more room between tires and fenders, etc).
Anyway... This tread now "bookmarked". (Smile)
EDIT: Also, rear pole-mounted flag re visibility? Lost plastic flag just about right away, and current thinking by old sailor is to mount taller "spanker" sail (again, to assist the assist). With sail hung with battens, and sail can be let out/pulled in depending on wind speeds and directions.
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