Trike build, almost finished.

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spro
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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by spro » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:33 am

That doesn't matter now. Your unique trike is looking better all the time.

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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by toglhot » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:13 am

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 heavier, I can live with that.
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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by WJH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:44 am

I ride a Trike, simply to remove the threat of wiping out and not being able to work. Bought a used Terra Trike. Uses an 8 speed hub, direct drive from the front pedals.
Word of caution, you MUST use clicker pedals and shoes. Should your feet fall off the pedals(they will!!!) you will run over your own legs and get badly injured. Think my right leg has fully recovered, it used to swell up badly.

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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by toglhot » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:31 pm

I've been riding tadpoles for around 20 years, still got my feet...

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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by WJH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:22 pm

Well you just jinxed yourself, get pedals that lock your feet.

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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by toglhot » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:42 am

No need, 20 years experience says - nope.

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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by toglhot » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:56 am

A little more work done on the new chassis: Completed the swinging arm and suspension as well as the squab and shaped the backrest.
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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by NP317 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:48 am

Nice fabrication work!
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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by spro » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:55 pm

I like the whole project. We can see where things were tacked then more scrutiny and finally welded. I wouldn't know a squab from a shockie but by golly, that support is adjustable. Neat shop too.

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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by toglhot » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:02 am

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 new suspension now has nine settings in lieu of five, bit of a waste but it does look good. I'll attach a couple of chain idlers up front tomorrow and then it's just a matter of waiting for the shocky to arrive.
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Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Post by Patio » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:11 am

Nice!
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