Finally riding a big boys bike
I'm helping my friend spruce up this little post war kiddie trike. Really don't know the exact date, but it belongs to a woman who is now 77 years old and she would like to have it as a memento of her childhood. Originally blue, it was hand painted by her at some point with a sweet little "M" of maybe a "W'" on the front fender. It was obviously ridden hard. The handlebars have been welded back together at the middle. The seat is kinda broke. One of the rear wheels is a replacement that matches only in diameter and I have had no luck tracking down a rubber tread with a matching profile. I've found other trikes like it for sale with semi-intact rear wheels but nothing less than $100. The project is just not worth that to any of us, so we're going an unorthodox route - I'm planning to 3D print a new tread and rough it up and make it look as believable as I can. It will be in 2 halves since I can't print anything flexible enough to do it in one piece.