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Birth of Ileana !!

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:11 am
by Recycler
G'Day all. Here is the moment of birth of a trike with lean steer.
"Ileana" Keep watching! Image

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:15 am
by sogood
There are a lot of spokes. :shock:

Many spokes

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:28 am
by Recycler
G'Day Sogood, Yep, there sure is. The reason is, that to get 14mm axles these are HD BMX wheels ready made. Good Luck

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:29 am
by Leigh_caines
I have a feeling there is going to be a lot of hair pulling before this one is done :shock:

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:41 am
by Kalgrm
I'm looking forward to seeing th take shape. Lean steer trikes fascinate me.


Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:06 pm
by Mulger bill
Kalgrm wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing this take shape.


+1, now where's me popcorn.

What's the inspiration for this project?


Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:56 am
by Leigh_caines
Mulger bill
Now don’t you go telling him some one legged Nome needs a Tilt Trike.
Mate this is me telling him [for I can’t remember how long]
“It’s time for you to build one for yourself”
Now he’s started [after a lot of talking]
So don’t whatever you do go putting any side ideas into his head

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:01 am
by Leigh_caines
A few of us are bent
not so many are
bent and tilted :twisted:

Ileana !

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:45 pm
by Recycler
Howdy All, Today, Ilena took her first roll on three wheels. Tilt steering seems to work OK, haven't sat down and tried it yet [ lots more work to do ] Photo soon. :wink: Good Luck


Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:38 pm
by Recycler
Howdy All, Well we sat in Ileana today, what do you know, cranks not far enough away from axle! also bottom bracke to low! Out with cutting disc, Front forks and BB gone, scrap metal!! Also change main frame to better fit grab handles. Now up to Mk. 3 Snaps soon :oops: Wife home from Overseas holidays on 2nd April, Just in time for Leigh and I to head off on our ride ( Bents of course )

Difficult Birth

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:40 pm
by Recycler
Howdy All ! More issues front end flex, out with disc grinder. " Grinding / Cutting noise", front end gone again. Refer to snap of Mk.4 . Split a set of BMX forks, much stronger now. I'm thinking of how to fit BB and cranks! Will be using Shimano Nexus 8 with roller brake on the FWD. Leigh and I had a good ride out west, Narrabri to Bourke via Lightning Ridge. Bent heaven!!! Image

Blue Front Forks

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:06 pm
by Recycler
Howdy all, AS you may notice, gone are the green forks and on with the blue! In these snaps you can see how the seat, wheel and forks move as one. Pivoting on a old headstem at the lower point and a rod end at the upper point. This seems a never ending story. :?