Recumbents and all feet forward machines
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Well over the last few weeks I've been building a trike from the atomic zombie warrior plans with very few changes to his design. I'm still waiting on some parts to come in from some retailers celebrating chinese new year so its only rolling atm. I'm pretty impressed so far it hasn't fallen apart
What do you guys think? It's come in at 18kg but I'm still wating chain and cables and to finish fabricating the chain guide (not that i know what a good weight would be). I'm going to see how it go's before buying a new groupset, for know it has an acera group off an old mountainbike.
18kg sounds OK. My LogoTrike is 20kg.
I have built a couple of AZ designs and had no trouble with them My DeltaWof came in at about25 kg I think but I used 20mm axles and a few other heavier bits.
AZ designs are all pretty good and the forum is very helpful if you have a problem.
That looks like a Warrior you are building. A friend here built one and it ran pretty well even though it was pretty roughly built.
Keep us posted on your progress and test rides.
I've been very happy so far with it! my first impresions were it's very twitchy above 40km/h. I'm going to have to spend more time riding the trike and let the trek get abit dusty it's too much fun. I haven't tried climbing any hills yet, the easiest climb out of town back home is 8% and im not very fit anymore. cant believe i used to climb it everyday on a bmx when i was younger. although the first 500m is 13%
What amount of toe in do you have on the front wheels?
I am lead to believe that insufficient can cause twitchiness.
It need to be set with your weight in the trike. I think my Logo has about 3mm.
Obviously you don't want toe out as it causes a lot of drag. Excess toe in is not good either.
I havent any toe in or out, I'll give it a try with 3mm, thanks for your willingness to help John Lewis.
Wow thats extremely impressive work there. Props for giving it a go. I am trying to decide whether I want to build one or buy one. The track I usually take is quite bumpy/gravel up towards carrum in Melbourne.
Would you mind if I asked how much it set you back to make all up?
GOALS FOR THIS YEAR
1. Save up for a JC70 Recumbent Trike
3. Rack up a lot of KM Training
2. Attend 250km Bupa 2013
idw that is a awesome build congrats for giving it a crack and glad it's turned out great so far.
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