Mr. D and his Onya "Front-End Loader" (sans front basket)
Mr. D is a familiar face at the shop, works at Onya Cycles in San Francisco, and lives in Alameda. He was out for a ride with his girlfriend last Saturday, and they cruised by the shop so we could check out this freshly-assembled rig.
El Jefé and I each took it out for a spin through the neighborhood. The handling dynamics are truly unique, as this three-wheeler is skilfully engineered to lean through the turns...it has three wheels, but handles like a two-wheeler. A front basket will sit between the front wheels, capable of carrying cargo and/or passengers.
This frame was meticulouly fabricated by Joel Hirshfeld, and the complete bike was assembled by Mr. D himself.
I hope to ride it with a loaded basket in the near future.
More to come.