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A custom neckrest idea from Triker Glen

Glen Aldridge, our Canadian trike gypsy still frozen in ice, has a new neckrest for his Trident trike, which he named Blew Bayou (crafty naming with double meaning). Here are three photos, along with his description of what you are seeing:

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Some time ago I had asked Steve Sussman (AKA Krispy Steve) to make me one of his Finer Recliner neckrests. Unfortunately he doesn’t make a model to fit my hard shell seat. Rather than give up on the idea we tried several scenarios to see if there were any other alternatives. There is another neckrest manufacturer on the web but I didn’t care for their design or price. In the end I ended up having my design printed onto a black T shirt & then having it sewn around a piece of styrofoam I cut down to size. I used the existing Trident neckrest mount & a piece of plexi as the backing to which I attached the styrofoam. I used longer screws passed through the plexi & these were suitable to mount my accessory bar & hold my tail lights in a better position for drivers line of site. Although the finished product is not as fine as Steve’s embroidery designs, I think it turned out quite well.

Glen Aldridge neckrest 01 Glen Aldridge neckrest 02 Glen Aldridge neckrest 03Do you like Glen’s genuine sheepskin seat cover? That has to feel good on cold days!

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One response

  1. Alonzo L Savage (Trike rebel)

    Glen, you are an enthusiastic trike rider and an innovative guy too. Your headrest looks very impressive and what a neat idea to use a T shirt as the basis for the cover.

    March 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm