About Adults Tricycles
Powered by pedals or hand cranks, adult tricycles are most commonly used for mobility and recreation by the elderly, while in some parts of Asia and Africa they are typically used to ferry passengers around busy cities. Its origins date back to 1680 when Stephen Farffler, a disabled man from Germany, built the very first tricycle in order to maintain his mobility. However it wasn?t until 1789 that the term ?tricycle? came into being to describe a three wheeled vehicle that was powered by pedals.
Adult tricycles come in many different colours, and most models are fitted with a front basket ideal for short shopping trips. Handle bars can be adjusted for forward reach and the saddle raised or lowered to suit your height. Many adult tricycles can be folded away small enough to fit into an average sized boot.
The frame sizing is very similar to its two-wheeled counterpart. The main frame of an adult sized tricycle is around 16.5" which is suitable for inside legs from 28" to 35". While sizes vary, the typical measurements of the front lightweight alloy wheels are at 24" while the rear wheels are usually around 20". With inclusion of standard twist grip gears and a front v-brake, rear drum brake and alloy brake levers with parking brake, an adult tricycle makes parking and braking easier. Mudguards are a common feature with tricycles as well as a full chain guard.