new suspension trike

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Re: new suspension trike

Postby JulianEdgar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:07 am


Another mechanical change I made is to a new design of Watts Link. The older design, shown in images earlier in this thread, reduced ground clearance too much and on rough trails, it could scrape. Because it is positoned wholly above the axle, the new one doubles ground clearance.
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by BNA » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:16 pm


Re: new suspension trike

Postby william » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:16 pm

G'day Julian,

The level of engineering you've put into this project has made me wonder of your background. Are you a perfectionist perhaps.
Looking at your first pic on tour I had to look twice to notice the trike. If it survived that tortuous road with that load (phew) Looks like you've made one heck of an all terrain tourer.

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Re: new suspension trike

Postby JulianEdgar » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:32 am

Hi William, my background is as a school teacher and technical journalist. I don't think I am a perfectionist - or if I am, certainly a failed one! I need to go back to that road with the same load and see how the new damping approach copes, so that's the next test. Thanks for your positives.
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Re: new suspension trike

Postby Joeblake » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:47 am

Nice looking piece of kit.

And glad to see you achieved results after all your hard work.

Like your thoroughness in detail.

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