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canal trike, finally done.

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So took longer than i hoped, with work, fishing and tracking down parts, but my canal trike is finally done.

 

Its a 30 year old sears trike, that my dads owned since brand new, its been sitting outside for the last 15 plus years. A little wd 40 and some sanding and most of it worked.

 

bike was rusty and most the paint had peeled away, so sanded it down and sprayed it with 4 coats of rustuleom rusty metal primer, left it that way, instead of painting it, save that for the winter.

 

all the bearings worked, cleaned them and repack them.

 

Replaced the back rims and tires, i got these from a junky no name mountain bike.

 

replaced the chains, brake pads, front tire and tube.

 

picked up a fat guy comfy seat.

 

needed new handlebars, which was the toughest item to track down, found them at a local bike place for $20

 

got some pvc tube and drain end caps, for free, installed some cheap rod holders i picked up a risaa, cut the basket and zip tied them in place.

 

VS double row bag, thanks to cowtamer, is now my offical canal bag, holds a ton of plugs and even more bucktails and all the other stuff, pliers, leaders, bug spray, etc.

 

grabbed a couple bungee cords with the carbiner clips at job lot.

 

Total cost was around $60 for all the parts and equipment.

 

ill be the tattooed fat bald guy in a wetsuit riding the bike

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I have the same sears trike! DO NOT EVER GET RIDE OF THE RIMS. I just had to get 2 new back rims and tires and had the bike tuned costed me 130.00. But i love the bike so much it was worth it. Mines blue ill see ya out there.highfive.gif

 

Trikes are taking over!!!

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View PostLooks great. Only suggestion I would make is lose the zipties and replace em' with hoseclamps. Those ties will fail eventually.

 

And mount them on the outside of the basket. It will give you more room in the basket. It fills up quicker than you know.biggrin.gif

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thanks for the tips guys.

 

being a ditch newbie it all helps.

 

i remounted the rod holders on the outside of the basket with heavy duty hose clamps and mounted them vertically.

 

Thanks again.

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