KYOTOCRUISER DIY SOCIABLE TANDEM TRIKE
This design is almost like having two recumbent bikes, each one having its own fully independent set of 25 to 36 speeds, just like a regular bicycle. Both riders can use any gear they like, and either one can stop pedaling at any time.
The plans show you every single step of the build, and it can be done by anyone using only basic tools and bicycle components. There is only one simple machined part that can be made by someone or a shop on a basic lathe.
The dual rear disc brakes offer plenty of stopping power, so you can safely navigate city traffic and enjoy hitting top speeds down that long hill. All of the brake components can be purchased at any bike shop, and they are not expensive.
To easily adapt to riders of any size and leg length, the cranks can be positioned any place on the frame by simply adjusting the two bolts that allow the sliding bottom bracket to be moved. This adjustability will support any size or age of rider on either side.
The steering system can be built using basic hardware store components and steel tubing, and it allows for a full range of turning, while at the same time keeping all moving parts out of the way of leg traffic. The steering system can also be built on either side of the trike.
The square steel frame tubing is easy to cut and weld, and out DIY Trike Plans show you every single cut in great detail, so that anyone can build their own tandem trike. Used bicycle components can also be used to save money, and we promote recycling.
Even the rear wheels are built using nothing but washers and some steel rod. That's right, there are no hubs or machined parts on the rear wheels, and they can be easily made by anyone using just a hand drill and angle grinder. The plan is highly detailed.
If you have been looking for a way to leave the car parked more often, then this DIY Trike is the perfect solution. Build your own sociable tandem trike for the cost of a few tanks of gas. You will enjoy building this trike as much as riding it.