Rat & Chopper Trikes

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so I'm trying to draw some inspiration for a rat/chopper style trike. My wife just got a brand-spankin new Scwinn Meridian, but buying new isn't quite my style. This'll be my first ever build as well, so I'm looking to draw some inspiration / tips from other dudes who've done it already. Cheers & keep it on 3!

PS: total forum noob so straighten me out if I need it haha.
 
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Seen this one earlier this year at the "get a grip" bike show/swap




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SICK! Anyone else have some cool trikes? Doesn't even have to be a rat or chopper style; just trying to see what people are doing with em!
 

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I've been working on this for a while now. Tried to get it together by the build off but couldn't get it done, so now I'm taking my time with it. Dyno-glide with an older Miami sun trike rear end.


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I've been working on this for a while now. Tried to get it together by the build off but couldn't get it done, so now I'm taking my time with it. Dyno-glide with an older Miami sun trike rear end.


Saw this when I did a forum search for trikes. That disk brake conversion came out awesome! I'd probably be going for this kind of feel with an Ebay Cranbrook frame / donor bike.
 
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The brake conversion I got from amazon for about 60 bucks. The kit came with the leaver, rotor, caliper, rotor axle mount, and cable. The trike rear end I have is older, so there is no factory caliper mount on the frame. Also if you go with this kit, the caliper is really cheap, I replaced it with an avid b5(or something like that). The kit rotor was also a little too large in diameter, so I went with a smaller one to clear the frame. When doing a conversion you'll probably need a chain tensioner too. Before I added mine I was having an issue with the chain walking on top of the sprocket teeth. With the springer front end and 24" wheels in the back I had to get a 1" shorter crank arm because the pedals were hitting the ground to the point that you couldn't ride it.