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  1. Bicycle Advocacy (CarFree.com)
      Provides sources of information and organizations that advocate for the use of bikes instead of cars. 2-01

  2. Electric Tricycle Car (Electric-Bikes.com)
      The trike has a full protective body and can go up to 150 miles at 70 mph. 6-02

  3. Golf Carts (Awesome Library)
      Describes golf carts that may be usable as neighborhood electric vehicles on streets under federal standards. Local laws will need to be checked. 6-01

  4. Recumbent Tricycles (CoventryCycle.com)
      Describes and compares popular brands of recumbent trikes.

  5. Recumbent Tricycles (National Bicycle Greenway)
      Provides dozens of models of recumbent or reclining bicycles. Also called "bent" cycles. Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but only provides them as examples. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  6. Recumbent Tricycles - New and Used (Recumbent-Trikes-Bicycles.com)
      Provides new and used trikes and also reviews and compares them. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  7. Recumbent Tricycles - Sources (IHPVA)
      Provides manufacturers. 6-01

  8. Recumbent Tricycles - Tilting (Hall)
      Provides sources of information on three-wheel recumbent tricycles that tilt or lean in turns to maintain very good traction and balance. 6-01

  9. Recumbent Tricycles - Used (Recumbents.com)
      Provides classified ads for used recumbent trikes and bikes. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  10. Recumbent Tricycles and Bicycles (NortheastRecumbents.com)
      Provides sources of bikes and trikes. 6-01

Materials
  1. Currency Converter (Xe.net)
      Converts between Dollars, Schillings (Shillings), Pounds, Yuan, Guilder, Euros, Marks, Ounces, Drakma, Rupees, Shekels, Lira, Roubles (Rubles), Dinars, Francs, Pesos, Yen, and other national currency. For example, in June 2001, one Euro was worth .86 cents (USA) or one US dollar was worth 1.17 Euros. 6-01

Papers
  1. -Recumbent Tricycles - Comparison of Specifications (Hostel Shoppe) star
      Provides specifications for dozens of recumbent trikes and bikes, such as BikeE, Burley, EasyRacers, Greenspeed, Haluzak, Hase, HP Velotechnik, Lightning, Organic, Rans, and Vision. (Does not include prices in the chart, but prices are available elsewhere on the site.) 6-01

  2. -Tricycles (Awesome Library) star
      Summarizes strengths and weaknesses of tricycles and makes some recommendations. 6-01

  3. Conventional Tricycle for Speed (TircycleAssociation.org.uk)
      "Don Saunders’ record-breaking ‘Flying Gate’ machine was made with Reynolds oval tubing. This added rigidity to the frame and slightly improved the aerodynamics, but also increased the weight." 11-06

  4. Flywheel Power for Trikes
  5. Frames of Trikes - Drawings
      Provides drawings of just the frames of popular trikes. 6-01

Projects
  1. -Analysis of a Bicycle (Lutus)
      Provides how fast a bicycle will go with different gearing, wheel diameter, and pedal speeds.

  2. Analysis of Speed for a Cycle (WISIL)
      Provides the maximum miles per hour a cycle can go on a level surface with no wind, given the wheel size, the pedaling speed, and the size of the largest front and smallest rear gears. 9-01

  3. Building a Tricycle (BikeRod Kustom)
      Provides details of the construction of a tricycle from readily available materials, but includes welding and other specialized steps. 1-04

  4. Covered Tricycle Kit (Blue Sky Design)
      Starts at 1,250 dollars. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  5. Electric Trike - Convert a Trike (Gerosa)
      Provides plans or a kit to convert a tricycle to electric power instead of pedal power. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but provides it as an example. 1-02

  6. Forces on a Bicycle Rider (AnalyticCycling.com)
      Provides the variables and suggested values to determine how much energy (in watts) a bike rider will need to exert with different conditions. You feed in the conditions, such as the weight of the rider, and then it calculates the results online. 7-01

  7. Forces on a Bicycle Rider (Exploratorium.edu)
      Provides the variables and allows you to calculate speed and effort needed for different conditions. 4-03

  8. Ideal Recumbent Tricycle Design - Tilting Delta Trike with Cover (Wood)
      Descibes the development of a practical commuter vehicle made from two standard (inexpensive) mountain bikes. It weighs 34 pounds, has both front and rear suspension, tilting front body, solid seat, a cover for riding in the rain, a delta design, and is 18 inches wide. 8-01

  9. Ideal Recumbent Tricycle Design - Why a Tilting Delta Trike Design Is Better Than a Tadpole Design (Wood)
      Explains why a tilting delta design, with two wheels in back, is better than a tadpole design, with two wheels in front. 8-01

  10. Recumbent Tricycles - Building a Trike (Horwitz)
      Provides instructions and diagrams for constructing your own recumbent trike. 8-01

  11. Recumbent Tricycles - Building a Trike (IHPVA.org)
      Provides more of a critique of a front wheel drive bike with a Delta design (one wheel in front, two in back). 2-02

  12. Tricycle - Upright With Double Back Wheels (Transcycle)
      Provides pictures and comments on a tricycle made from a standard upright bicycle. 8-01

  13. Tricycle - Upright With Double Front Wheels (Transcycle)
      Provides pictures and comments on a tricycle made from a standard upright bicycle. 8-01

Purchase Resources
  1. -Folding Electric Tricycles - Portotrik (NYCEWheels.com)
      Starts at around 1,100 dollars for the single speed version. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 8-04

  2. -Recumbent Quadcycles - 1bb. Rhoades Car 4W1P for Comfort and Price (RhoadesCar.com)
      Starts at around $1,450. A Best Buy. The one-person, four-wheel cycle weighs 75 pounds and is 37 inches wide. Optional equipment include canopy, lights, seat belt, heavy duty bearings, speedomter, padded seat with armrests, electric motor, and more. Has four wheel suspension for off-road driving. Designed for comfort and stability, not speed. Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but only provides them as examples. Sometimes called four wheel or four-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  3. -Recumbent Tricycles - 1a. Belize Tri-Rider Comfort Trike for Price and Comfort (Belizebike.com)
      Starts at around 500 dollars, weight unknown and gear range unknown. This semi-recumbent trike rides higher than most other recumbent trikes for easier visibility from cars. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 11-03

  4. -Recumbent Tricycles - 1a3. Electric American Cruiser (AmericCruiser.com)
      Describes the American Cruiser tricycle that can include an electric-assist motor. Price is $800 without motor and $1,300 with the motor. Two wheels in front and one in back. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 5-01

  5. -Recumbent Tricycles - 1b. Cool Cruza for Price (Trisled.com)
      Starts at around 900 dollars and has a gear range from 20 to 98 gear inches. (Standardized speed rating is 17.5 mph.) (A review of the trike is available at sunsite.anu.edu.au/community/ozhpv/7trikes.htm). Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  6. -Recumbent Tricycles - 2e. Triumf for Price, Delta Design, and High Seat (Atlantic Bicycle)
      Starts at 1,750 dollars with Speed-Drive, weighs 46 pounds (including a rear basket), and has a gear inch range of 11 to 83 with Speed-Drive. (Standardized speed score is 26.9 mph with Speed-Drive.) Made in the USA and sold throughout the USA. Lacks adjustment for persons of different heights. The seat is unusually high (22 inches) from the ground for good visibility to cars. With the high seat and lack of tilting in the design, care must be taken with faster turns to avoid tipping. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  7. -Recumbent Tricycles - 3b. SolarTrike for Solar Power (SolarTrike.com)
      Starts at 2,000 dollars and weighs 106 pounds with a 200 watt motor and a 50 watt solar panel. Does not use batteries. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  8. -Recumbent Tricycles - 3c. Zenit LG (A.S. Engineering)
      Starts at around 2,150 dollars, weighs 33 pounds, and has a SpeedDrive. Width is 33 inches. The trike has front wheel drive. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  9. -Recumbent Tricycles - 3d. Anthrotech (FutureCycles)
      Starts at around 2,250 dollars, weighs 42 pounds, has a gear range of 21 to 104. (Standard speed score is 18 mph.) The seat can be adjusted about 15 degrees and also folds down for transporting. The seat is higher from the ground (12.5 inches) compared with most trikes with a tadpole design, providing better visibility to cars. It is wider than most at 36.6 inches. (Also discussed at www.psi-design.co.uk/ideas/trike/Heinzmann.htm and www.psi-design.co.uk/ideas/trike/Concept.htm). Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but only provides them as examples. 6-01

  10. -Recumbent Tricycles - 3e. Sidewinder Pro-Cruiser (SidewinderCycle.com)
      Starts at around 2,300 dollars, weighs 49 pounds, and has a gear range of 14 to 52 inches. (Standard speed score is 13.3 mph.) Uses a front wheel drive and folds for easy carrying. The angle for sitting can be easily adjusted with a removable pin. The seat is higher from the gound than most lowriders, but a "roll bar" with lights could improve visibility between cars even more. Track width is 29 inches. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  11. -Recumbent Tricycles - 3g. Greenspeed Anura for Speed and Comfort (Greenspeed.com)
      Starts at around 2,500 U.S. dollars, weighs around 40 pounds, has a seat base of 17 inches, and is only 28.3 inches wide. The trike includes quality Shimano parts, a Schlumpf Speed Drive, and a differential for the rear tires.

      "Many of our customers asked for a delta trike that would enable easy entry and exit, a higher viewing position, a more comfortable seat, seat angle adjustment, mechanical disc brakes all around, a differential, aluminum frame, bar-end shifters, Speed-Drive and plenty of adjustment, we think we ticked most of the boxes!"

      Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  12. -Recumbent Tricycles - 4c. Wizwheelz TerraTrike (Wizwheelz.com)
      Starts at around 2,550 dollars, weighs 34 pounds, and has a gear range from 21 to 128 gear inches with Speed-Drive. (Standardized speed rating is 21.8 mph.) The seat allows the rider to sit at an angle up to 55 degrees, providing a more upright ride than most. (The seat ground clearance is 10 inches, also higher than most low riders.) Uses drum brakes and was voted "Best New Trike" by Recumbent Cyclist News. The wheelbase is 40 inches, the gross width is 34 inches. A "roll bar" with lights could make the trike more visible between cars. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  13. -Recumbent Tricycles - 5b. JustTwoBikes Raven for Safety and Transportability (JustTwoBikes.com)
      Starts at around 3,000 dollars, weighs 45 pounds, and has a gear range of 21 to 92 inches. (Standard speed score is 15.6. With a Speed-Drive, the standard speed score would be 21.8 mph.) It has a front wheel drive with with two wheels in back. This trike is only 24" wide and disassembles for easy transport in a suitcase. Has a unique design that allows tilting into turns. Many of the criticisms of this version, such as wheels too close to shoulders and delicate steering, have been fixed in the current version. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles.

  14. -Recumbent Tricycles - 5c. Catrike (Catrike.com)
      Starts at around 2,700 dollars, weighs 33 pounds, and has a gear range of 19 to 95 inches. (Standardized speed rating is 17.8 mph.) The trike has a width of 29 inches. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  15. -Recumbent Tricycles - 5d. Culty for Tilting Delta Design and Comfort (Culty)
      Starts at around 2,700 dollars with Speed-Drive, weighs 45 pounds, and has a gear range of 32 to 128. (Standard speed score is 14.3 mph with Speed-Drive.) It has a front wheel drive and two wheels in back. The bike includes a rear suspension. The seat is one of the highest among recumbents and folds down for transporting. The trike has a short wheelbase design and tilts into turns. It has shocks and accommodates two storage areas in the back and one storage space under the driver. Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but only provides them as examples. 6-01

  16. -Recumbent Tricycles - 5e. Rider Speed Trike (Yellowbike.com)
      Starts at around 3,300 dollars, weighs 47 pounds, and has a gear range of 11 to 52. (Standard speed score is 21 mph with a 26 inch wheel.) . The seat is 8 inches from the ground and the front wheels are 28.5 inches wide. Includes a rear suspension. This is one of the heavier, slower, more expensive, and bulkier trikes available. Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but only provides them as examples. 6-01

  17. -Recumbent Tricycles - 7c. Go-One - Electric and Covered (Go-One)
      Starts at around 6,125 dollars (6,500 Euro). Describes a fully enclosed trike, with optional electric motor. The bike is 33.5 inches wide and weighs 66 pounds without batteries. (The lithium-ion batteries are expected to weigh aroung 20 pounds.) Includes independent suspension on all three wheels, drum brakes, air vent, and a hand-driven wiper for windshield. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-06

  18. -Recumbent Tricycles - 7c. Velomobiel with a Cover (Velomobiel)
      Starts at around 5,200 dollars and weighs 71.4 pounds, including the lighting system. Uses racing components and is designed to be fast. The Velomobiel recumbent trike is completely covered, except for where the rider's head sticks out. It is approximately 30 inches wide. Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but only provides them as examples. 6-01

  19. -Recumbent Tricycles - Mobo for Price, Not Speed (ASAProducts.com)
      Starts at around $500 U.S. dollars for the Mobo Triton Pro for flat and smooth surfaces; single speed.

      Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 08-12

  20. -Tricycles - Emcycle (Gizmag.com)
      "The Emcycle: a 3-wheel, tilting, fully-enclosed 500 W pedelec weighing just 80 lb (36 kg)." 11-14

  21. -Tricycles - Rangu (RiderRangu.com)
      Starts at around $2,500 U.S. dollars for the Kilimanjaro, a "bullfrog" design. Weighs 53.4 pounds.

      Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 08-12

  22. -Tricycles - Yamaha Tricity (Gizmag.com)
      "Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of the tilting 3-wheeler platform here at Gizmag. Narrow track vehicles are evolving and sprouting up all over the place, but Yamaha’s brand new Tricity represents the first production effort by a major motorcycle company – and it seems to be focused in all the right areas to make it a huge success."

      Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 09-14

  23. -Trike Converter (Bike Care)
      Starts at around 465 dollarsfor a set of wheels and brakes that fit in place of the back wheel. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 8-04

  24. -Two-wheel Stabilizer (Target.com)
      Costs 200 dollars and weighs 17 pounds. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 05-14

  25. Conversion Kits to Create Tricycles (SpookyToothCycles.com)
      Starts at around $250 U.S. dollars. "We offer a Freewheel Trike Conversion Kit, a Coaster Brake Trike Conversion Kit, and a Coaster Brake Trike Conversion Kit for Gas Powered Motorized Bicycles. We also offer the Nexus 3 Speed Coaster Brake Hub that can replace the coaster brake hub that is normally included in the Trike Conversion Kit. The Trike Conversion Kit fits 24" and 26" bicycles without quick release hubs." 01-13

  26. Electric Tricycles (StepnGo.com)
      Starts at around 1,300 dollars Designed for transport for persons with disabilities. Not designed for speed. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-02

  27. Recumbent Haulers - LightfootCycles With Cargo Carrier (Lightfootcycles.com)
      Starts at around 1,800 dollars. Primarily a cargo carrier and not designed for speed or comfort. Describes the product. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-05

  28. Recumbent Tricycle Design Plans - Using Carbon Fiber (RQRiley.com)
      "Major technology differences include the XR2 's carbon fiber composite seat and frame, a rear suspension system, and the latest in cycling components and design. In terms of esthetic design, the XR2 breaks new ground and makes a uniquely independent statement of its own. We call it our Ferrari on two wheels." 11-04

  29. Recumbent Tricycles (Recumbent-Trikes-bicycles.com)
      Provides new and used trikes. 3-03

  30. Recumbent Tricycles - Aileron (SooHoo)
      Describes a motorized trike that can tilt in turns for greater stability. The name is the Aileron. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 6-01

  31. Recumbent Tricycles - CosyCycle (Ultimate-Quadracycle - CosyCycle)
      Weighs 90 pounds and is 32 inches wide. Not designed for speed but appears to be easy for entry and exit. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 1-02

  32. Recumbent Tricycles - Greenspeed (Recumbent Trike Rider)
      Describes the product. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  33. Recumbent Tricycles - Hand Powered (FreedomRyder.com)
      Describes the product. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

  34. Recumbent Tricycles - Tripendo (Tripendo.com)
      Shows pictures and diagrams of a 36 inch wide tilting trike with an enclosed drive train. Price unknown. 8-01

  35. Rickshaws - Electric Rickshaw (Pedicab)
      Starts at around 6,000 dollars. Describes the product, a motorized tricycle. This version has a weather cover and passenger seats. Goes up to 15 mph with a range of 20 miles. Recharges in 3 hours. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. 5-01

  36. Rickshaws - Main Street Pedicab (Main Street Pedicab)
      Starts at $3,300 for a 21-speed with lights. Weighs 160 pounds and is 50 inches wide. Provides a picture and specifications. Awesome Library does not endorse this product, but only provides it as an example. Sometimes called three-wheel bicycles. 6-01

   
   


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