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Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:45 pm

Hi all its been some time since Ive been here still in the build of a couple of low riders and a rat dragster.

but the latest thing im into is Drift trikes. a friend and i are starting a crew up here in South Australia and wondering if any one else is interested.

a couple of vids and where our base is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCMBE4bh ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx6TB3hv ... r_embedded

our base

http://www.d-trikes.com/forum/ (if there is a issue with this link modes can delete)

or you can contact me via e-mail [email protected]

this is just a mok up of a Rat Drifter Im working on atm

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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:48 pm

at the moment its purly going to be down hill but Im also working on a free wheel type hub using a three speed hub so i can add a old school shifter and cranks :wink:
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby Wild Turkey » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:35 am

Brad at the Cycle Hub Morphett Vale is building them too.
They are using gokart wheels with pvc tube for tread!
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:25 pm

yep thats the plan Ill be building a full custom with front free wheel and the cart wheels on the back with PE pipe for tread :twisted:
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:48 pm

I love these sliders!
I bought one for my son when Kmart had them out for $79. I really should have gotten a second one for me.
I need to find a nice downhill run somewhere. Was thinking of heading out to the new Blakes Crossing estate at Blakeview as it looks like it could be hilly.
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:51 pm

mate your welcome to come out with us when we get our rides sorted , we will be on the hunt for some decent roads :twisted:

Im 34 my mate who put me onto it is 30 another guy getting into it is 22 so yeah we are starting to get a crew together there is about 5 or 6 of use now.
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Sounds good. 38 here, so wont feel like a silly old wayne ker by myself!
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:29 pm

:lol: well we can all be silly old wan kers together 8)

Its all good mate :wink:
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:49 am

How does your daughter feel about you turning her bike into a drift trike?
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:51 am

This is one off two 16" Girls dragster I have and I bought her a new Huffy bella BMX :lol: the other 16" girls frame is being transformed into a low-rider. She's more piss'd at me for pulling appart the Huffy GM for parts. I promest her ill put it back together soon once i get my other sliders :wink:
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:32 pm

I like this conversion for getting back up the hill:
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:54 pm

yeah it pretty cool only problem is tracktion!! them GM wheels wont get you up a hill you would just sit there spinning them, I was thinking of bolting one to the front wheel some how ??
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:19 pm

that looks unreal. Whats the front hub set up. How do the cranks attach?
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby Chops » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:23 pm

flying bicycles yeah.

Try it on two wheels though. It's mad.
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:11 am

jimsheedy wrote:that looks unreal. Whats the front hub set up. How do the cranks attach?


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The freewheeling axle runs 2 bearings which the end of the forks bolt around.
From memory, the axle is grooved in a way that the cranks cannot turn around on the axle.
Not sure if that all makes sense, but I can't find my manual to show a more detailed view.

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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:14 am

So you have to buy a special wheel or hub and lace it onto a rim?

Is it like a unicycle wheel?
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:23 am

jimsheedy wrote:So you have to buy a special wheel or hub and lace it onto a rim?

Is it like a unicycle wheel?


I think unicycles are different in that they are not a freewheeling hub i.e you can peddle backwards as well as forwards, whereas the wheel on the Huffy Slider on lets you peddle forwards.
Not sure if you could contact Huffy and order the wheel as a spare part. Even if you could, you need the front forks that are designed to accept that wheel.
Toys R us have the complete Slider out at the moment for $149. I am in two minds whether to get myself one. Still kicking myself that I didn't get another one from Kmart a few months back for $79!
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:40 am

Oh of course. Like a Green machine but more sturdy? I haven't seen them. I'll have to spend more time at Kmart
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:54 am

jimsheedy wrote:Oh of course. Like a Green machine but more sturdy? I haven't seen them. I'll have to spend more time at Kmart


The Green Machines used a rear steer type setup, whereas the Huffy Slider steers like a traditional bike.
Kmart dont stock these at the moment and the chances of seeing one in the flesh at Toys R Us is rare as they sell out so quick.
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:00 am

keep an eye out at markets and hard rubbish nights Ive scored a hot wheels slider and F1 slider both are like green machiens for free at hard rubbish,
and a GM at a market for $30 RRP toys are us $150 to 200
The F1 has a free wheel 20" three spocked tuff ;) which i will swap over with the original huffy front wheel as iv had reports of the spocked steel wheels failing.
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby mrmorbid » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:40 am

How's the trike coming along Daniel?
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby theboss290 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:31 am

its not atm still have to get it welded Im probably going to get a huffy sooner or later :roll:
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby Wild Turkey » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:01 am

The boys I know are running front go kart wheels on the rear with pvc tube for tread. Let the tyre down, cram the PVC on then blow the tyre back up! Years of drifting without changing tyres.

Saw a hot wheels in a salvage yard in the Adelaide hills yesterday. maybe $10 or $20?

Check out the 48cc drift trike on you tube!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby jet-ski » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:34 pm

Spotted a BARBIE slider at Kmart yesterday! ;) tiny but I think it was cool....
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Re: Drift Trikes

Postby KALT » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:39 pm

any 1 got any spare back tyers or go kart wheels i could raz or buy snaped mine doin a 2 wheel lean to slid looked kool even when the wheel snaped off
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