[CR]A Baylis TRIKE?

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From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]A Baylis TRIKE?
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 09:50:35 -0700


With all of this talk of trikes and my mentioning I was thinking about another one for myself there have been a few who have suggested I build one myself. The topic has come up before in the past at which times I've said "no way". Well I finally dicided that there has to be at least one built if I want to consider myself a respectable framebuilder. I will build one for myself within the next two or so years.

To that end, I'd like to know if anyone has access to any plans or other construction details for racing trikes I could study and benifit from. I guess what I'd like is one of the type with Posi-traction rear axel. Where can I buy the neccessary bits to make this happen? I'll need hubs and rear axel. Maybe one of the conversion kits would be a place to start. Actually I'd like one of those also just to have around.

True to form I will be thinking about some "innovations" in my design. Now that I think about it, perhaps a Hetchins style trike would be in order! I have a MO lugset, a Hurlow lugset, and an Ephgrave lugset to work with. As I write I realize what I must do. GO BANANAS! I might as well make the "ultimate trike" since I'm only going to do it once.

All you trike guys can help me out with practical suggestions on how to improve the design (if possible) and what features it should have. I will be building the frame at about 52cm c-t. Anyone have any thoughts about fitting a TA crankset with a quadruple chainring?

This project will deffinitely force the sale of a few drumsets. Anyone interested in vintage drums? I will off an early 70's (Fullerton) Rogers kit in PINK STRATA finish and possibly some Premier drums (my favorite, from England) in some desireable finishes like OYSTER.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out on this. Suddenly my reluctance to build a trike has been transformed into trikexcitement! Wait 'til you see her, she will be magnificent, I promise!

Brian(I've got 3 arms, I might as well have 3 wheels)Baylis La Mesa, CA