This story is also running today on the popular Tadpole Rider website, and is a cooperative effort to spread the word of Warren Quijano, of the Philippines, who is just starting a trike company in his country so that local cyclists can afford a three wheeled trike. Below is Steve Newbauer’s story from his TR website:
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by Steve Newbauer
I recently came across some images of a custom made trike, and upon taking a closer look at it, discovered it was made by a man who calls his trike fabricating business “Trikewars”. His name is Warren and he is located in the Philippines just north of the capital city of Manila.
I am not going to try to post much here, as he has a Facebook page you can visit with lots of photos of the trikes shown all through the construction process. You might find that, in and of itself, interesting. I certainly did.
As a welder/fabricator myself, I can appreciate what is involved to produce something like this, especially when he has a very limited shop setup as far as tools, machinery and equipment. Even the work area is quite small. That in itself makes the job challenging.
From what I understand, factory manufactured trikes are fairly rare in the Philippines, and very expensive to buy. That being the case, it is good to know there exists at least one person in the nation who is custom building tadpole trikes that are much more affordable. That being said, understand that the Philippines is a country where most of it’s citizenry is quite poor, so even at a greatly reduced cost over factory manufactured trikes, these custom made trikes are still quite expensive for most Filipinos and most would never be able to afford one. I have heard that the economy has been improving, and for several of the peoples in the Philippines life has improved, and they have had more disposable income. I am glad to see that these trikes are being offered, and I wish him well. Hopefully more and more tadpole trikes will “make the scene” there in the Philippines.
Here is Warren’s contact information:
Trikewars custom made trike & bike
369 Cadena de amor st. brgy. Saluysoy
1329 Meycauayan, Bulacan
+63 915 279 7130
FACEBOOK PAGE for TRIKEWARS