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Posted 3 years ago

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Hello to all you Pickers out there! I saved this little trike about ten years ago from a scrap man. I know that Mike is a bicycle expert, and with that being said, I really need some help! I posted my info years ago and only got two responses! Is there anyone out here in cyber land that can give me some history on this trike? It has McClatchie Tri-Bike on the hard rubber peddles and Tri-Bike on the rear. The tires are hard rubber and the frame is all metal (possible aluminum) construction. Thank you in advance for any help!
Bob Dobecki
DeRidder, LA

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    This stirred something very deep and I was sure I'd seen one of these before but it was called a Convertatrike or bike or something like that. I found something on a web site: If you have an old Anthony Bros. Convert-O bike and have tried to find replacement parts but were unsuccessful, you’re now in luck. We have a limited number of parts for the classic cast aluminum tricycle.

    The Convert-O bike is a tricycle that can be converted to a two wheel bicycle and has been made for roughly 60 years. Anthony Bros. was bought out by Angeles, who now continue to produce the Convert-O Bike, relabeled as Converto Bike.

    The following is a list of replacement parts available for your old Anthony Bros. trike. Parts will also fit the Convert-O Low Boy, which was Anthony Bros.’ big wheel style tricycle. Click on product to view each.

    Front Tire

    Rear Tire

    Front Wheel

    Rear Wheel

    Pedals

    Grips

    this is from : http://www.tricyclefetish.com/blog/tag/converto-bike/

    I hope this helps sorry it couldn't be better news :(

  2. Mike Michael, 3 years ago
    I have a Tri-Bike much like the one pictured. I've been curious as to what it is worth?
  3. chevy59 chevy59, 3 years ago
    I have one as well, my daughter loves to ride it in the drive.
  4. stevek, 2 years ago
    My Grandfather, Walter Ray Bunch, manufactured the Tri Bike in the 40's in Inglewood CA. I have a picture of myself on one in 1948. My cousins and I always had the small wheels around, and made go-carts out of them. The story from the Converto Bike company, which I personally visited, is that around 1949 someone walked into their refrigerator repair business and offered them the opportunity to buy the rights to the Tri Bike. I assume that was my grandfather. I was told that the wheels were pulleys of some sort. I Have a Tri Bike. I am not familiar with "MacClatchie" on the pedal. Possibly they fabricated the rubber pedal.
  5. mouseztn5977, 1 year ago
    i have 2 of these ,1 is complete 1 is not. i also want to know what it is worth? i paid 50 for both.

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