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    Building a Pedicab / Family 'car'

    I think your design brief is really hampering you ? 3 adults is a big ask ? and IMHO you really need the ability for 2 to pedal if carrying 2 ? Mochet Velocar regards Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Ok more work on prototype 2 ? This is the mock up wood is @ 45' to blue horizontal member and threaded rod is @ 90' to the wood and meets the ground at <> 0"/cm trail so where it needs to be. I salvaged a BB and short length of seat tube and with and insert and outer sleeve I can weld it to...
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    Warrior build - work in progress and questions

    It may be the angle you have that at ? Don't those cables usually run down parallel to the tube the derailleur is mounted on ? more like this ? Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    So damper fitted , however a bit of a disappointment really ? Yes it is providing a small amount of damping , however not enough to hold the front up in most situations. However it is heavy and costly and bulky and probably not needed ? The Finnish Flevo builders reckon with a steering...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Well you know when you have that gut feeling ? what you are looking for is on the net somewhere ......... Over 25 years ago someone built them selves a FlevoTrike with 2 sets of handle bars ! It looks like he has a small set with no controls under the seat , maybe to help with take off and...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Ah so you realise you are the answer ? If you can ride it ..... .... then it can't be hard to ride can it ? Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    ??? we need a balanced view on this titling folly :whistle::D [ did you see what I did there ? ]
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Dan Yes the mule. However plans are already in motion for a replacement ? So my plan will be to send you the middle part of the mule . That consists of lower frame which just needs a rear end of any width and wheel size that can bolt on. It also has a upper frame mounted on the lower frame on...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    I'll let you know after a few miles 😁
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Ok , strangely it's not me !!! Couple pictures gleaned from a Flevo bike club blog , look at the front wheel of the Flevo in the back ground ! And a bike and a trike both apparently traveling forward with the rider roughly upright and the front of the Flevo NOT upright ! Pictures found...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    I'm with him ! I don't think the brain could cope with dual function levers , especially in a panic situation ? Also when I visualise this I see the bars being mounted on a solid rear end trying to connect to the moving front end. The front goes up and down when it steers ? The front goes...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Hi all On a less gloomy note I found this thread Finnish Flevo trike been in contact and have been given some guidance steering re-pivot angle trail etc.. Their conclusion was any pivot angle could work with 0' trail ? They have used the standard Flevo 45' and just lengthened the front...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Hi all So it is back together with paint and lot's of either double nuts or lock nuts , cable ties etc. A steering damper is fitted and has slowed the steering down and limited the lock , there is more lock right than left , however it is a left turn in the cul-de-sac and it makes that easily ...
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    Warrior trike frame jigs

    Hey I have that seat [ well 3 in fact ? ] Flevo seat ? Good seat however it does need a Ventist pad , and for my back some lumbar support otherwise I can ride all day in it without problems :) Paul
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