Can this Catrike be saved?
Having been attempting to convince a local friend how much he would enjoy a recumbent tadpole trike for several years now, imagine my utter delight recently when he told me that he had indeed purchased one, a Catrike Expedition. Of course, I had to immediately see this trike, especially since he told me it was, of all colors, white, which is the same as Wild Child. Boy, was I ever excited!
So, I rush back into his storage area, where he tells me the trike is currently residing, and there, amongst other old bicycles and miscellaneous items typically found in garages, is the white Catrike Expedition … a fixer-upper if I ever saw one! My buddy Tim, who also happens to own Bicycles 101, wanted a project, and since he has been oogling over my recent acquisition of a Catrike 700, decided this would fit the bill.
This trike is not so far gone that it is beyond all hope, and with some tender loving care, expertly applied by Tim and his chief mechanic Sean, will rise again in all its former glory, just like the Phoenix from the ashes. Paulo would be proud to know that even western Oregonians love to restore vintage Catrikes that were snatched from abusive homes! I’ll update here once Tim’s triple is ready for riding and show.