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Dave and Rob’s custom trike

Concept, Utility / Cargo Bike 6 1902

Custom upright-recumbent tricycle by Dave ThompsonAfter seeing the post yesterday about the DuoCycle, Dave Thompson sent me this picture of a similar trike that he designed and built for himself and his son. Dave’s son Rob was in a car accident three years ago and suffered a severe head injury that left him in a wheelchair. The trike Dave built allows the two of them to ride together, and that riding has helped Rob make progress toward walking again.

It really is a pretty inspiring story…check out this video of Dave and Rob riding the trike that they built. You can also see pictures of the build process, as well as a few CAD images from the design phase, in Dave’s Picassa album for the project. As I said…this a truly inspiring project…and it is great to hear that it is helping Rob to recover. Nice work, Dave!

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  1. Juliano Pappalardo May 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    My day is more happy after this, thank you all.

    There is somthing like this: “only love builds”

    Is this design going to be produced? I think that many people would like to carry a friend on these two ideas, nice inspiration to Wim´s work.
    Best luck

  2. Ross Nicholson May 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm -  Reply

    Steering seems to be in the hands of the tricyclist on this design.
    Some bicycle trailers available on-line will carry a person, too, as you’ve mentioned before I believe.

  3. Adam Rice May 31, 2011 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    Reminds me of the Opus Counterpoint tandem (the design for which I believe Bilenky is now manufacturing as the Viewpoint), but in trike form. Nifty. Wonder how it handles.

  4. buddy June 2, 2011 at 9:34 am -  Reply

    Agree with Juliano ! I would get one !

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