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Old 12-27-2019, 11:05 AM   #1
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adult three wheel folding bike

I was wondering if anybody knows of an adult three wheel folding bike that is as small as a the regular folding bikes for our Escape? Thanks!!
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:37 PM   #2
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Rusty 78609 AKA Trikeman has got into trike riding and is posting reviews on trikes. He carries his in the back of his truck. I think this You Tube is on the narrowest trike he found and has the best features for him.
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Rusty 78609 AKA Trikeman has got into trike riding and is posting reviews on trikes. He carries his in the back of his truck. I think this You Tube is on the narrowest trike he found and has the best features for him.
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Thanks so much! We will check it out!
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:06 PM   #4
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doesn't seem like that folds up very small, the rear wheels are fixed width, and at 60 lbs, its not going to be very easy to load/unload from a truck unless you have a ramp.
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:19 PM   #5
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Liberty electric trike

It's strange to see an eight-minute video about a trike in which the trike doesn't move. Maybe that's understandable, since it must be terrible to ride - it certainly is narrow, and that's a bad thing in a trike. It must be necessary to slow to a crawl or lean like sidecar racer to go around a corner. We have an adult trike of the same format (upright, two wheels in the rear) and it's much wider.

I agree with John that it doesn't look like it folds very well. It appears to be a folding bike with the rear replaced by two wheels, with nothing done about the fact that this keeps the front from folding properly against the back, but this image from the manufacturer's site shows the front wheel tucking in reasonably well:

It's still a substantial package, the seatback is unfortunate, and the handlebar appears to be removed and just dumped on the rest (limited by the cables attached to it).
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note that picture is with the whole front end disassembled, and the handlebars removed.

here's the bike just folded.

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Old 12-27-2019, 07:56 PM   #7
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Here is another good video that compares the Liberty with a Bolton trike. At this point Rusty had not chosen the Liberty. He has a bunch of videos on You Tube about trikes, just search for them.
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Once you get it folded or unfolded, you've had your daily exercise.
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so he doesn't like the bigger bike because gear shifting is too complicated for him. sigh. Me, I'd much rather have the larger wheels AND gears so I can pedal up steeper hills and go faster on the flats. I regularly cruise at around 20 MPH on the flats with my non-E bike.
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note that picture is with the whole front end disassembled...
Good catch.
While pulling the hinge pin on the Liberty might not be a big deal, it seems awkward to deal with the disassembled pieces with cables still tying them into one big mess.

The Bolton trike folds the same way - just as ineffectively - and it is even bigger.
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We appreciate all your imput...Thanks!
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