On I ordered our quadracycle from Rhoades Car of Tennessee. It was delivered on , in lots of time for the spring cycling season here in Ottawa, Ontario.
At that time Rhoades made touring quadracycles in single seat, two seat and four seat models, plus a line of industrial-use quadracycles called "Go Boy", as well.
My quadracycle is a Rhoades 4W2PCP. This designation translates to "Four wheels, Two People, Coupe".
Both seats are independently adjustable fore-and-aft and both sets of pedals work independently, meaning both can be in different gears or one person can stop pedaling and coast if they like.
Here is a quick run down on the specs for my quadracycle, measured by me.
|Length, overall||87" (2.21 m)|
|Width, overall||55" (1.40 m)|
|Height, overall (to seat tops)||40" (1.01 m)|
|Wheel base (wheel length)||57" (1.45 m)|
|Wheel track (wheel width)||50" (1.27 m)|
|Base weight (plus options)||115 lbs (52 kg)|
|Actual curb weight as delivered||159 lbs (72 kg)|
|Actual curb weight with lights and plywood cargo deck installed||166 lbs (75 kg)|
|Cargo area||W43" X D24" (1.09 X 0.61 m)|
|Construction||Jig welded 2" square steel tube 0.0598" wall (16 Gauge)|
|Finish||Powder coated Rhoades Blue|
|Wheels||20" 105g spoke|
|Tires||20" X 2.125 whitewalls, street knobby tread|
|Axles||solid steel, with keyway|
|Ground clearance||5 inches (12.7 cm) to rear derailleurs|
|Headtube steering angle (kingpin)||8 degrees forward rake|
|Chain size||1/2" X 3/32"|
|Transmission||compound, two derailleurs with 42 speeds per side|
|Gear range||15 to 77.5 gear inches|
|Brakes||dual rear discs, cable actuated|
|Parking brakes||dual integral to disc brake actuator levers|
|Top speed (level ground)||27 km/hr|
|Top speed (hill)||40 km/hr|
|Cruising speed||23 km/hr|
|Slope climbed||17.2% grade (9.75°)|
|Crew height range (with two range holes)||approx 5'7" to 6'8"|
|Warrantee||2 years parts|