Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /
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I was buying this 3 wheeled bicycle as a gift for my dad who is in his 80s and has trouble moving his left side from a stroke, and I asked about the dirt bike.

She was happy to get rid of it and hooked me up with a package deal. Win win, I called my dad who was trying to repair some old girls bicycle when he picked up the phone. - I guess he really wants to ride a bicycle again.

I hope he likes the trike, it should be far less likely for him to fall and break a hip, he has balance issues. I guess I'll find out how he likes it. The tires aired up and I pedaled it around... The dirt bike is missing a carb and needs some work.

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Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Awesome score! You are very kind to do that for your Father.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Thanks Stephen. He put a huffy or two under the tree for me growing up so it felt good to do this for him.

Also, I realized from his age people might think I'm a lot older than I am. Lol I'm in my 30s he was nearly 50 when I was born.(edited)

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Get him a helmet. It takes balance to step up and over the frame. No tumbles just getting on board.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Good idea, I bet I can pick up a cheap bicycle helmet.

Me trying to get him to wear his helmet before he rides his tricycle will officially bring out father/son relationship full circle, lol.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

It's cool Hipster, my dad put a bike or two under the tree for me too. I wish I could buy him something like that, he likes my mopeds and all but will not ride them, he is 84...but still, he used to race his motorcycle on the ice and in the desert, guess he is smarter than I, I will get his '70's Schwinn Suburban 5 spd bicycle when I find room in my apartment for it, it has been hanging in the garage for 40 yrs, I used to ride in the baby seat on the back of it. I was only allowed to own a moped at 15 because my Dad said I could to the outrage of my mom, I love him for many reasons, but that is in the top 5, you are a good son.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

That's a quality trike, too. USA made Worksman. They're still around if you need original parts.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

both rad

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Sweet of you to do that. Does that trike have both a drum and a caliper brake on the front?

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Thanks everyone I'll post an update when I can get pops on it. I've been kind of busy lately and haven't got the check the bike and trike out much.

But ya,.good eye, it does seem to have that dual front brake. The rear is brakeless I think and a fixed gear.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Pa hit the streets today. The helmet was a hard no and he is stubborn as hell, which is his freedom I guess.

Regardless he had fun and moves WAY faster than when he walks dragging his leg.

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Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Nice, and a big Hell yeah to the hard no on the helmet, he made it this far without, leave him be.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /
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Here he was in his 20s, I guess if that didn't kill him the tricycle won't.

He sold it for tax money and my brother bought it back, needs restoration though.(edited)

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Pushrod Fifty /

Thats an awesome rod.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Thanks, rumor has it he was never beat. He claimed it was almost like cheating due to how light it was.

Even the transmission was really light, he had a spare and I remember being able to pick it up by the shifter with one hand and kind of curl it. It was some sort of Packard transmission.

Engine was modified 327 corvette motor.

I was told the body was painted with 16 coats of black laquer with work done in between coats.

My brother said he was going to make it into a rat rod, pa got pissed haha!!

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Pushrod Fifty /

So cool that you still have it in your family.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

I bet that thing did fly, 3 duces, 327 was an amazing engine, and nothing at all to the body, Dad was a bad ass! :) Prob no seat belts, let alone helmets... ;)

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> I bet that thing did fly, 3 duces, 327 was an amazing engine, and

> nothing at all to the body, Dad was a bad ass! :) Prob no seat belts,

> let alone helmets... ;)

Probably stromburgs for carbs ,small journal steel crank,my guess would be 461 double hump heads and probably mallory dual point ignition..maybe banjo rearend..haven't figured out the packard trans but there were lots of different set-up and could have made an adaptor i suppose ..my guess would have been power glide on trans ..that was popular in those days...is really nice one for sure ..(edited)

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Hipster if he remembers would like you to ask your dad to see if i was right on any of it ..

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

I'll call him and ask when I get the chance, he likes talking about all that stuff. He did the engine work, but didn't build the car entirely. He bought it with the tube frame installed and it had been raced before in several different configurations, at one time it had a Ford flathead v8.

And if you want I can message you his phone number. He just sits in his room at his house and watches Netflix and goes to the gym/church.(edited)

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

> Pops Peds Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > I bet that thing did fly, 3 duces, 327 was an amazing engine, and

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> > nothing at all to the body, Dad was a bad ass! :) Prob no seat belts,

>

> > let alone helmets... ;)

>

> Probably stromburgs for carbs ,small journal steel crank,my guess would

> be 461 double hump heads and probably mallory dual point ignition..maybe

> banjo rearend..haven't figured out the packard trans but there were lots

> of different set-up and could have made an adaptor i suppose ..my guess

> would have been power glide on trans ..that was popular in those

> days...is really nice one for sure ..

Everything is right except the heads were modified stock. The transmission is a Packard but I couldn't get a lot of info about it. He said the intake was offenhauser?

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

> Angry Hipster Wrote:

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> > Pops Peds Wrote:

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> > > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > > I bet that thing did fly, 3 duces, 327 was an amazing engine, and

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> > > nothing at all to the body, Dad was a bad ass! :) Prob no seat

> belts,

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> > > let alone helmets... ;)

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> >

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> > Probably stromburgs for carbs ,small journal steel crank,my guess

> would

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> > be 461 double hump heads and probably mallory dual point

> ignition..maybe

>

> > banjo rearend..haven't figured out the packard trans but there were

> lots

>

> > of different set-up and could have made an adaptor i suppose ..my

> guess

>

> > would have been power glide on trans ..that was popular in those

>

> > days...is really nice one for sure ..

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> Everything is right except the heads were modified stock. The

> transmission is a Packard but I couldn't get a lot of info about it. He

> said the intake was offenhauser?

461 double humps were stock chev heads that came on vets ..has small combustion chamber 62cc i think .came with 194 exaust valves then later people started switching them out to 202 i think ...been a long time ..offenhouser was popular then

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

Thanks pops, a lot of that vintage racing stuff goes over my head.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Haha. Well i'm vintage myself so was around back then and have been in and around racing a big part of my life..good old days ...bet your dad will agree ..waa back when you built what you raced rather than buy it all(edited)

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Angry Hipster /

There was a story he told me about a guy who tried to do just that. He bought a new coronet 440V8 with the sole intention of beating Pa, it wasn't broken in yet and Pa told him that. The guy said he would only give it enough gas to beat him,,,,,that didn't work and he opened it up, still couldn't beat Pa. Finally they raced past a 1/4 mile and the coronet went around it, but that really wasn't an achievement since 1/4 mile was what they would race, maybe it made the guy feel better, idk.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

Yea when it got to be more money game than skill of building and driving what you raced i started losing interest.

Re: Picked up a 3 wheeled bicycle for my dad, and found a deal on a DT125

> Angry Hipster Wrote:

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> > Pops Peds Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > > -------------------------------------------------------

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> >

>

> > > I bet that thing did fly, 3 duces, 327 was an amazing engine, and

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> > > nothing at all to the body, Dad was a bad ass! :) Prob no seat

> belts,

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> >

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> > > let alone helmets... ;)

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> >

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> > Probably stromburgs for carbs ,small journal steel crank,my guess

> would

>

> > be 461 double hump heads and probably mallory dual point

> ignition..maybe

>

> > banjo rearend..haven't figured out the packard trans but there were

> lots

>

> > of different set-up and could have made an adaptor i suppose ..my

> guess

>

> > would have been power glide on trans ..that was popular in those

>

> > days...is really nice one for sure ..

>

> Everything is right except the heads were modified stock. The

> transmission is a Packard but I couldn't get a lot of info about it. He

> said the intake was offenhauser?

^ Nice! an "offy" :) The old dudes really had some fun, my dad used to race his motorcycle, something called an AJS I think, 500 cc single, in the desert and on the ice, no safety nazi's back then, a better time.

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