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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    Somewhere on the internet I came across a video of a tandem tadpole tadpole which had the solar panels as a roof. I think the seats were back to back. Cant find it at the moment. Anyway using the panels as a shade as you suggest is a good idea for the Queensland sun, might be especially...
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    Project X , emma's folding e-trike

    Danny I see in the picture in post 16 above you have a skewer/ bolt attaching the back of the seat to the frame. I have been looking for something similar but cant find any of the size, about 45-50mm, I need. Skewers for wheels are readily available but too long. Did you buy yours as is or...
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    Nice foam velomobile , great shape ?

    Looks like a Messerschmitt bubblecar
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks for the replies, I ordered a clamp on cable stop from an Australian Ebay supplier today, no welding or repainting required. When I welded up the frame I used a bit of the downtube from the donor bike for the angled tube to attach the front derailleur onto. Today I found the remaining...
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    what jobs are we getting done due to lockdown - no necessarily bike related

    Well it is indirectly bike related... Decided to build a high roller. So did a community college welding course and bought a cheap MIG welder. However the shed has been running on a lightweight extension cord from the house for the last 20 years. Thought that it may not be enough for the power...
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    High Roller frame size

    Had not thought of using the cable stops on the old frame, thanks. Checked and found a bit of the seat tube which had triple stops on it. I can cut it out and use one for the front derailleur that I need. Pity I had painted that bit and now have to reweld. I still would like to understand why...
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    High Roller frame size

    Long time since the last post.....apologies for not answering your replies sooner. I got sidetracked into putting power on to my shed. For the last 20 years I had an extension lead from the house running to it with a tangle of leads and power boards inside. I will post the long story in the...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks for the replies. The trail is OK as it responds correctly to tilting the seat side to side as in B in Stormbirds post above, though the headset bearings might need a bit of greasing to make it smoother. I looked up the links mentioned in the "building a woodie" thread on AZ. One of these...
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    High Roller frame size

    Latest update: I have now test ridden the bike, or more correctly rolled the bike downhill, appropriately for the High Roller! Wasnt game to lift my feet too far from the ground and onto the pedals. It is much harder to ride than a conventional bike. The faster I went the more stable it seemed...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thought its time for an update. im still progressing though with the heat I only work in the shed on cooler days. As vk3ckc's thread mentions there are fires throughout the east coast of Australia, temperatures into the high 40s. I think the area of the fires is greater than the area of Wales...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks for the replies I will probably buy a cheap spring rear suspension unit an use that. I have already cut off the bottom bracket from the rear stays to use as per the plans so cant use it for the pivot for a suspension, might try the PTFE bearing. Already made up the seat from a very light...
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    High Roller frame size

    Questions about suspension. The AZ design calls for using front forks for the rear chain stays however since I have only one donor bike from which I will use the front forks for the front I have to find another solution for the rear. I am thinking of having a suspension of some sort on the...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks Popshot Turns out they are not cartridge but the bearings just sit inside the race which is press fitted into the head tube. The top part of the race is retained by a thin metal ring which fits inside a groove in the bottom race. Getting this out without damaging it was difficult but not...
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    High Roller frame size

    Another question I have cut the headset off the donor bike, a giant rincon and I want to remove the ballbearings to grease them/ I think it is a cartridge type, any tips how to remove and replace it Regards Stewart
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    High Roller frame size

    Just imported Brads photo into sketchup and traced over it. Dimensions are 30" for the monotube as the plans show, this results in a wheel base pretty much 1200mm or 4'. However while the 73 deg steering angle seems right the monotube appears to be not quite right angles to it. Not sure what...
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