New trike build started

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New trike build started

Postby Drifter » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:18 pm

Have been collecting parts for a while (still) and have now started construction of my first trike. Here is a picture of some of the raw materialsImage
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by BNA » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:29 am

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Wheel discs.

Postby Freddyflatfoot » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:29 am

Oooooohhh! Wheel discs. very nice. Thinking about using them?
I just made up some corflute wheel discs for my trike.
Thos hubs alone are well worth what you paid for the wheelchair, even if you don't use the rims. Do they have hub brakes?
Cheers!
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Postby Drifter » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:16 pm

Freddy, yes the wheels are sturmey archer with drum brakes and I was able to knock the price down to $40, these are the solid tyres I was asking about before
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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:28 pm

Drifter,
Do it right the first time. Ditch the rims/solid tyres, and use either 16" or 20" rims/tyres. You got a real bargain! Those hubs alone are worth over $200 new, plus you have the axles as well!
I have those drum brakes on one of my trikes, and they are very effective brakes. You have done very well indeed.
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Postby Storm » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:12 pm

Yeah, What a fantastic buy!! I can see another quality part there also, the sealed bearing king pin assembly used as the front wheel castor system (grind the whole tube assembly away and weld to new crossmember). Discard the castor wheel and weld your axle assembly to the kingpin. :D
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Postby Drifter » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:53 pm

Storm, yes I will be using the kingpin units . still deciding on the best way to go about things.Here is a pic of a rough setup just to get an idea of measurements etc.[img][img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/hydrochondriac/Bikes/SANY0022.jpg[/img]
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Postby Storm » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:53 pm

Looks good!!, you could triangulate the boom to the upper crossmember? You are going to end up with a real nice unique spaceframe trike there.
BTW: Keep the pics coming, we love progress shots, my only concern is the main tube seems undersized, it will probably hold up but it will flex abit, could use two tubes side by side and it will be heaps stiffer in twisting and flexing.
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Postby Drifter » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:57 pm

Back again, have recommenced work on trike after xmas break, but in the meantime I needed something to ride so I bought myself a xmas present. Image
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Postby Drifter » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:06 pm

Hi all, I have changed my mind about the tadpole I have started building and am changing to a delta. I found one I like the look of at this site. - http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/davinci/osa5eng.html
I built a little mecano model last night to see how the steering worked and it looks fairly simple to copy.
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Postby John Lewis » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:46 pm

Go have a look on the python site

http://www.python-lowracer.de/

look for Nobuo's delta in the gallery. I like that one. I think there is some u tube of it too.

The Hipparion and the pythons both use the same principal. They have positive trail and apparently can be a problem at high speeds.

I'm going to build one soon. Got to build the sociable tandem trike first. That's the next major project.
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Postby Drifter » Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:06 pm

John,thanks for the link. Lots of ideas there.
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Postby Drifter » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:58 pm

I have made some progress on the mid steering delta.
Here is the rear axle. 35mm and 40mm RHS.
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Postby Drifter » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm

Have fitted the wheelchair drum brakes.
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Postby Drifter » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:01 pm

What it looks like with wheels in place. There is a 4 degree camber on wheels
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Postby Drifter » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:43 pm

a little more progress
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Postby Drifter » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:44 pm

I might use this seat
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Re: New trike build started

Postby Drifter » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:25 pm

A little more progress, working on the front end. Looks like everything is beginning to fall into place.Image
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Re: New trike build started

Postby Drifter » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:27 pm

Having a problem with my saw going blunt all the time. Maybe my mate Recycler is the cause.Image
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Re: New trike build started

Postby locky63red » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:30 pm

Gidday Fellas
You do realise that now you have started home building it is as addictive as herion and one is never enough. I have just completed my fourth recumbent.1 Marauder clone,1 trike,1highracer and 1 SWB 26" 20" recumbent.
I have just discovered this forum so I can see I will have a few late nights reading to get up speed. It is great to read a bike forum with a australian bent(pun intended)
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Re: New trike build started

Postby tallywhacker » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:33 pm

this may offer some inspiration
Ever since the vasectomy...I mostly ride fixed.
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Re: New trike build started

Postby Drifter » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:26 pm

G'day Jeff
, addiction? don't talk to me about addiction, what about those kayaks in the background , have built over 40 now.
Know where I can get a 2 or 3 story shed.
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Re: New trike build started

Postby Drifter » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:29 pm

G'day Tallywhacker, I hope you're not implying that we look old enough to be from the gas lamp era, although you would not be far from the mark. Notice that we both have the obligatory beard that all recumbent riders should have.
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Re: New trike build started

Postby John Lewis » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:17 pm

locky63red wrote:Gidday Fellas
You do realise that now you have started home building it is as addictive as herion and one is never enough. I have just completed my fourth recumbent.1 Marauder clone,1 trike,1highracer and 1 SWB 26" 20" recumbent.
I have just discovered this forum so I can see I will have a few late nights reading to get up speed. It is great to read a bike forum with a australian bent(pun intended)
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Don't tell me. I'm up to number nine. Just completing a Marauder reloaded and working on a TE clone for a friend.

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Re: New trike build started

Postby locky63red » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:26 pm

Gidday Fellas
You do realise there is a carefully worked out scientific formulae for how many bikes you need?
Number of bikes needed=N+1
with N =current number of bikes owned! :shock:
My N is currnetly 24 :D
Wife is not happy :evil:
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Re: New trike build started

Postby Drifter » Sat May 09, 2009 9:04 pm

A little more progress, standing on its own three feet.Image
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