About 21 days ago exactly I posted for help identifying some junk in a barn.

Today i can show you what these parts were supposed to look like.

I've figured out a bunch during the process. The lever between the legs is rear brake.

And the two levers on the handlebars are also rear brakes. :) no front brakes needed.

The mechanism for the brakes is just a little wheel(toothless gear) integrated into the rear axle, and when the lever is activated, a piece of "fabric" tightens around the wheel slowing down the axle.

Since it seems like a rare piece, can someone help identify it in order to try and source parts?

I know i need the handlebar brake mechanism and linkage, chains (which are loooong and thin) ...

Another option i want to ask about is resto mods. I have a frame than needs a conpltete front end. How can i measure one out, source it and have something with new technology retro fitted.

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  • No idea what the trike is, but that sounds like a form of band brake
    – Chris H
    Sep 21 at 18:49
  • Moreover, I'd suspect its a foot-operated band brake.
    – Criggie
    Sep 21 at 18:55
  • Hi criggie. Yes. There is a place to put ur foot attached to the hand lever. Also on the handlebar there is built in old school brake levers that trigger the same band brake. Ive got a couple of them. This is fun.
    – Bahry EL
    Sep 21 at 19:42
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    "it seems like a rare piece". No, on the contrary, it seems a very typical "antique" piece. If you check historical photo of trikes and rishka bicycles in SE Asia you will see plenty of similar bikes.
    – EarlGrey
    Sep 23 at 20:28
  • Hmm. I googled ur keywords. Rishka returns nothing. Lol maybe u meant rickshaw. Anyway i am in santa cruz, very far away from south east asia and i have three of those bikes. Here they look rare. Funny not one example brand was mentioned. Not a year or decade was mentioned.
    – Bahry EL
    Sep 28 at 23:27


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