Friday, May 20, 2011

trike saddle upgrade

I replaced the fat granny seat with a bontranger saddle with integrated flashing lights and suspension. It's less bulky, lighter and a good overall upgrade.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Trike upgrades 2.0

Latest upgrades:
1) Tweaked the way the breadbox is affixed to the trike! The sight of the kids on the playground pushing on the back of the seat made me nervous!

2) finally got the seatpost/saddle adjusted and solidly locked into place.

3) Replaced the stock apehangers with these bad boys! the best thing besides the cooler look is it's much easier to get things mounted better. After I was able to mount the mirror where it was useful, I added the padded dashboard. My son wants a ATV feel to it. The "Dash" has 4 neoprene pockets including a bottle holder

4) replaced the seat strap with one with a fastex buckle.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

trike kid seat completed!

I finally completed my initial efforts to create a seat for my little one on the back of the trike. We rode to school on Friday and my bigger son rode it home with him in the afternoon. The main pieces are a wooden breadbox I have screwed to the rear basket mount with some scraps of plywood and a seat off a discarded Big Wheel. The bread box is solid, offers a small enclosed storage space and was free! I have more things to do the the trike but this was huge to me and both kids enjoyed riding it.