Introduction: Tailgating Beer Trike

This is the finished product of my wife telling me to find a hobby after only being at home and retired two weeks. It is a 3 speed peddle powered 2 keg beer bar. As any true sports fan knows tailgating is an art. Who is the most popular guy at a tailgate event? The guy with FREE BEER! With this you are mobile and able to move from one party to the next and not viewed as a moocher.

Step 1: Building Frame and Carriage

I would say this was the hardest part. Cutting a brand new bicycle in half. Welded the main carriage beam to modified frame. Laying out and tack welding the carriage took some time. Clamping was important to prevent warping of carriage.

Step 2: Streering

Steering linkage had to be strong to handle the weight of keg box. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have.

Step 3: Sand Blasting & Powder Coating

Taking it apart and sending it to be sand blasted & powder coated seamed to take forever. Dropped it off and wait my turn. 3 weeks later I picked it up.

Step 4: Reassemble of Trike

All is starting to come together. I know I'm not very technical but I feel as they say. A picture says a thousand words.

Step 5: Chille Tub & Keg Box

Originally I was only going to drop the kegs into the watering trough full of ice. Then I added the chill box & bar top. Which is another whole story. The black is Truck bed liner sprayed on to waterproof over the insulation. i had the bar top covered too. Better serving surface.

Step 6: Insulated Ice Chamber

With the box insulated it can keep 2 kegs chilled for more than a couple days without adding more ice. this is after 3 days and half the ice was still there.

Step 7: Beer Trike Finished

I thought people might be interested in renting it for parties. Being a small Western Colorado town. Everyone wanted to borrow it. " I'm only needing it for one day. Why can't you let me borrow it buddy?" . So I'm going to drive it to Columbus,Ohio . See if some drunk Ohio State University tailgater will buy it.

Bicycle Contest

Second Prize in the
Bicycle Contest