bought this 1968 Schwinn Town & Country Tri-Wheeler intending it
for parade use. I thought I'd build a shell in the shape of some
animal or fish and decorate that. But my wife took it for a ride
and said "mine". Fine. Changes have included a large front basket
addition, longer crank arms, lower handlebars and a rear plate for
the world famous "Wall Drug" bumper sticker that matched the colors
exactly. The longer cranks are needed as the trike is based on the
24" girls Schwinn Hollywood bike and came with 4.5" long crank arms.
This made getting started very difficult on any sort of up incline.
BTW, you just can't do a running start with a trike, you will run
yourself over. The longer cranks made a "wow, what a difference"
change. The lower handle bars were intended to lower the center
of gravity and shift some weight forward in an effort to help stabilize
the trike. The T & C is notorious for being wobbly. The front basket,
Wald's largest was added to double the carrying capacity. Note the
close up photo of the parking brake. Needed so it doesn't roll away
from you. These trikes were sold for many years in 1, 2 or 3 speed
versions. Schwinn used Bendix, Shimano and Sturmey Archer hubs depending
on the model year. Later models have a real differential instead
of being 1 wheel drive.
trike makes regular trips to the grocery store about 7 blocks away.
The baskets are so handy, no need to plan what you buy and how to
load it, how many bunge cords to bring, what size back pack for
the crushables, just put the bags in and go.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa