WRFF Trike Mod (Not a halfbike)
Sep 27, 2021 by SkateS BikeS ModS and More
commented to tell me of his new seatless skate bike as well as a few other new designs. Thanks
Amazing compact and seatless skate bike. Made by using a WRFF Trike Frame.
Longboard Trucks and folding Razor e300 handlebar attached. Handlebars were cut off on one side and rotated for a proper steering/handling system. Original WRFF handlebars and stem, seat, wheels and wheel components as well as miscellaneous parts were removed. Micro Pedalflow back wheel added in place of original bike wheel.
Parts of the original front side wheel arms were cut off but not completely removed…yet. Also I left the hollow steering section on the front for adding or mounting additional things such as a flag or umbrella or other silly or useful additions, which I hope to show in a future update video.
Otherwise, the entire front third of the frame could be cut off to save several pounds of weight and make it even more compact.
I tried using a caster wheel in the front center like I did with my seated skate bike but I kept it slightly off the ground so it only prevented one from falling forward in case the bike tipped forward. It rattled and made too much noise so I removed it but may try a static non-caster wheel that is slightly above the ground so it performs the same safety duty but otherwise is unused in normal operation.
My phone app shows me reaching up to around 16 mph when pedaling at full speed on flat smooth ground. If it was geared slightly higher, it may be possible to hit up to 20 mph briefly.
It is also possible to coast hands free using one’s legs pressed against the vertical handlebar. I hope to modify a second handlebar that could even allow complete hands free use by steering solely with one’s legs even while pedaling but it would be more complex, tricky to implement, and add extra bulk and weight. Just some more food for thought…