1. Traditional tricycle, two wheels behind and one wheel in front, high seat.
De "traditionele driewieler” is een fiets met twee wielen achter en een wiel voor waarbij je boven de trapas zit.
The 'traditional tricycle' is a bike with two wheels behind and one wheel in front, where the seat is located above the crank axle. You pedal almost directly downwards and sit relatively high on the bike. Because the frame of the tricycle – in contrast to the regular bicycle – does not lean in turns, riding a tricycle like this takes some getting used to. Children or people that have never ridden a bike will have no trouble with it. Experienced bikers can feel like they might tip over when they take their first turn. Because the tricycle has three wheels, this will of course not happen.
Due to the relatively high seating position, your centre of gravity is high and that makes the bike feel more unstable. With a single front wheel, this type of bike is quite manoeuvrable, especially because all Van Raam's adult tricycles are equipped with a differential. Van Raam has many different sizes for this type of tricycle.
The Maxi and Midi of Van Raam are examples of this type of custom bike.