Hopping Tech

It's easier than you think to get it up thanks to Pedalers West.

As part of our never-ending quest to take our readers to greater heights and new limits with our tech pieces, we hooked up with Pedalers West in San Fernando, California, to show how to lift a bike or trike. Co-owner George Mirzoian was just the guy to show us how to hop a three-wheeler the right way. You may have seen George’s record-setting hopping trike in recent issues of Lowrider and Lowrider Bicycle Magazines.

We showed up at Pedalers West around 10 a.m. all pumped up to do this project. It was obvious as we opened the doors that this shop is one kick-back environment. It also doubles as a clubhouse for Oldies C.C. George has been perfecting this hopping technique for a few years and already knows all the tricks to make the bike or trike hop properly. Too bad that he didn’t want to reveal all of his hidden secrets.

Seeing video of George’s trike hopping was amazing; it goes up and down like a real hydraulics-equipped car. For our tech, George already had his trike stripped down to nothing and ready for us to snap away with our camera, but wait a minute now, it was lunchtime. So we decided to take a quick lunch break before getting to work. So, if you don’t already know, let the pros at Pedlers West show you how to wire up the Pro Hopper hydros.