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Welcome to Frankentrikes!

    We build human-powered electric-assist front-loading cargotrikes and rickshaws.  We are in the process of reviving this project, which was put on hold in 2010 due to the economic downturn.  We will be running a Kickstarter campaign sometime in the next 9 months (2015/16) and we need your help to get the word out when it happens!! Our near-term goal is to raise approx. $150K in order to complete the prototyping process.  There are some niggling challenges that will require hiring specialized engineers, performing of computer dynamic-force modeling, along with collision tests.  This final prototype model will be reworked until we are satisfied that it can meet longterm safety and durability standards.  The next step from there will be to go into small-batch manufacturing of lots of 3-5 at a time, scaling up to larger quantities from there.  Contributions to assist in the furtherance of this process gladly accepted at the bottom of this page.

Get on the Frankentrikes Announce List in order to be the first to hear when this Kickstarter campaign is scheduled. If you are on this list, you will not get more than about 10 emails a year.   If you love all things tricycle, electric-assist and Frankentrikes, 'Like' my **new** Frankentrikes facebook page!

  

Recent Developments

Charging the trike with gasified walnut shells
at All Power Labs, Berkeley

Berkeley Spark 2015
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2014 Berkeley Spark Interview by Paul Griffin2014SparkInterview
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 Frankentrikes claims prime (albeit temporary) real estate with a new EZ-Up canopy!
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Frankentrikes was showcased at the Opening Night Gala at the 2015 San Francisco Green Film Festival. The opening night film:  "Bikes vs. Cars"
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former Seattle Mayor McGinn really digs Frankentrikes
2015 Berkeley Bike to Work Day
Mayors of Copenhagen and Jena speak about cycling in the 21st century
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Model Specifications

Reichlin Trishaw

Dave's Frankentrike

Justin's Frankentrike

Working Prototype

In The Workshop

The Original Frankentrike

Other Tricycles I have known and loved

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While this product is still evolving, we welcome your inspiration, input and support.  We are currently interviewing for partner investors and/or partner developer-builders who would like to become deeply involved in the growth of this enterprise.  We would still like to take this project to the mass manufacturing level for the health and well-being of our country, people, and planet.

Contact info:
Frankentrikes
c/o Segue Fischlin
117 E. Louisa St., #356
Seattle, WA 98102


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segue at frankentrikes.com                                                                                                                       
This enterprise is still young, and growing a manufacturing operation is very resource- and capital-intensive.  If you would like to see this social enterprise succeed...

We need your help! 

via PayPal

There are also volunteer opportunities available, both in and out of the shop.

2 August 2015 Special thanks to...

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