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Road, cross, cargo, randonneur, brevet, tour, adventure and everyday bicycles

Now building and selling the FARFARER TRAILER!

Design, fabrication & assembly of fully integrated bicycles with an emphasis on fit, performance, utility and beauty.

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CCA Spring Semester is Over! Introducing the Trishaw-

I am lucky to be able to build a design I have been thinking about for a bit with a class of students at CCA.  Our Spring semester, which consisted of 15 fridays, yielded a fine Trike:

Oblique View Trishaw
Side View Trishaw

After a brief final critique, discussion and a Class photo (below)

UM Spring 2015

A small group of us, 4 in the front and one driving (we took turns) went out looking for a few last minute parts from neighborhood bikeshops.  We were complimented, honked at, yelled at and generally made a scene on the road and our trike got us out and about.  Taking a new machine out is always exciting.

The handling is reasonable- challenging and takes a moment to learn.  To me it felt familiar and fine, but not quite as awesome as my sunny disposition (with regards to steering fantasies)  liked to dream it might be.

You can find the Trishaw this coming weekend at the Maker Faire!  After that, it's coming to Santa Cruz for final finishing before going back to CCA to be put into service this Fall.

Here is a poster produced by the Class:

San Francisco Trishaw