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by toglhot
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

Getting there: undercoated and waiting for the top coat. Metalic silver chassis, Black for seat, rack and steering bits. Alloy bits will be blasted and clear coated.
by toglhot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

And a few more:
by toglhot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new chassis for the recumbent trike.
Replies: 5
Views: 926

A new chassis for the recumbent trike.

I posted my new recumbent build a while back. Quite happy with the outcome, just few niggly bits I'm not happy with: The quality of welds was the biggest niggle, they just don't look good so that was my first concern. I neglected to place stops on the kingpins so if I turn the wheels enough the tyre...
by toglhot
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Made a bit of a boo boo with the suspension: didn't allow for my weight so had to make new mounts and order a shorter shocky. While waiting I spotted some cable guides in place, attached mounts for a rack, shaped a luggage rack, tacked the front deraileur mount on and attached the chain idlers. The ...
by toglhot
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

A little more work done on the new chassis: Completed the swinging arm and suspension as well as the squab and shaped the backrest.
by toglhot
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

No need, 20 years experience says - nope.
by toglhot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

I've been riding tadpoles for around 20 years, still got my feet...
by toglhot
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

I did a little work on the new chassis over the last few days, added mounts for a shocky, the mounts give me five settings and around 100mm of travel. The shocky weighs 400 grams but the fork stays that aren't required with the shockies save 400 grams so the chassis should be around 100 grams heavie...
by toglhot
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Another addition: I had a spare coolant hose, normally used on my lathe, in the workshop so i fixed it to the back of the seat and mounted a water bottle to the front deraileur post linking them together with a length of retic hose.
by toglhot
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Part way through the new chassis and then the new wireless speedo arrived so took time off the chassis to make a mount for the speedo and mirror. Simple fix, just a 300m lemgth of 12mm aly tube shrunk into a square piece of acetal for the axle mount. The speedo and mirror are housed on a bracket mad...
by toglhot
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Off to the metal shop this morning for more steel to make another chassis. Have discovered the seating position has a few problems: I've mounted the seat too far forward hich allows to much wheel slip when pedalling up hill on loose surfaces so, I'll address that first off. Whilst I'm at it I'll bri...
by toglhot
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 34
Views: 6434

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Shiny seats look nice but going around corners are a little disconcerting so I stuck some 3mm yoga mat to the top of the three panels, much better.