The TriCruiser Winter Ready Tadpole Trike
The TriCruiser winter ready tadpole trike is an easy-to-build recumbent trike that includes rear suspension and under seat steering. The moderate seat height and mountain bike wheels make this long wheelbase tadpole trike a great all-winter vehicle.
This DIY recumbent tadpole trike uses only standard bicycle components, so the front steering system is easy to build using inexpensive parts. The TriCruiser is basically a two-headed mountain bike, so it cannot fall over on slipper ground, making it good winter riding trike to help you keep in shape all year.
The front steering system uses standard bicycle head tubes and forks and is linked in such a way as to steer like a regular bicycle with minimal resistance and predictable control. The handlebars are placed under the seat for a relaxed grip and easy access to the levers and shifters.
Atomic Zombie’s DIY all-weather trike plan shows you how to convert a standard upright mountain bike into a rugged three wheeler that can ride over ice and snow. The rear suspension system will smooth out the ride, so you can drive on or off the road in comfort.
If you have been looking for a way to keep your legs fit during the winter season, then this trike will allow you to exercise outdoors and tackle the seasons that are normally off limits to a two wheeled bicycle. Atomic Zombie’s easy-to-follow trike plan will show you every step with many high resolution photos and clear text so you can build your own winter ready trike for minimal cost.
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This plan uses 4 Head Tubes
Our Head Tube Shells are weld ready for your DIY bike or trike project. Fits any 1-1/8" standard press-fit headset bearing hardware.
This plan uses 1 Bottom Bracket
A weld ready bottom bracket shell for your DIY bike or trike project. Fits any standard threaded 3-peice bottom bracket hardware and square tapered crank set.
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The TriCruiser Winter Ready Tadpole Trike