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    First ride on a trike

    Well this project is at a temporary stop now. Today I received the contents of the shed clearout advertised here from ducunderdoor. He was kind enough to go to the trouble of packing it all into boxes/crates or bubblewrap and allowing a courier to collect for me. Both courier and I were amazed...
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    First ride on a trike

    I'm probably wrong but I sort of visualise a pretty drastic weight transfer type of effect with RWS when cornering with large forces on the rear wheels. Again it's just a feeling but I wonder if this would be causing a strong tendency to oversteer if there was much castor on the wheels. Again...
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    First ride on a trike

    Thanks guys. All good comments and appreciated. My lack of even moderate fitness is the reason for suffering at the moment. I've been using gearing to give me something like one rev per second (is that a cadence of 60?) This for a speed of no more than a slow trot. I live in Norfolk and we don't...
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    First ride on a trike

    OK so I've now done quite a few shortish rides on the trike and am very pleased with it. My fitness level is awful and about a mile has me panting hard but that will hopefully improve in time. I can feel that it is a heavy machine but the worst effects are from the wind. It's fairly breezy...
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    Thoughts about a First trike build!

    Hi deryk. I certainly can't claim to have any experience to offer as far as which trike to build so best I leave all that to the guys who know what they're talking about. All I would say is that I have 8 of Brad's plans to cover all the machines I thought looked interesting. There is a family...
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    Church Pod build

    That's really nicely done and very practical- no gymnastics necessary getting in and out. A bit Bond Bug-ish. Love it. John
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    First ride on a trike

    Thanks Emiel that's very helpful and explains why he called it the 'Cellar Crawler'. I looked at some other vids by him and he seems like a pretty clever guy. If you do think to ask him about his steering 'kingpin' geometry I would be very interested to know how he set it up and did he think...
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    First ride on a trike

    Hi Emiel. That's really interesting. I love the simplicity of his trike. It looks as if it handles pretty well on the video and the girl has no problem at the speeds she is traveling at. I'm sure it takes a little getting used to but such a simple and compact build really appeals to me. Am I...
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    First ride on a trike

    Hi. Yes I read your build posts a while back along with dozens of others and used all the info to make my trike. Have to say yours looks way more tidy than mine but I'm pleased with my first build and it will improve as I get closer to finishing. I like you cargo box- very handy. I can't decide...
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    First ride on a trike

    Well some pics of the suspension setup but not too brilliant I'm afraid. It's hard to get a good angle from underneath. Basically there's a thick tube about 6" long which I turned internally each end to accept a 1/2" ID shouldered bearing. These are pressed into the tube with a small bore...
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    First ride on a trike

    Thanks Thom_G and thank you Brad for the excellent plans and instructions for your range of DIY machines. I've got 8 of your plans now and with the mix-and-match you're happy to encourage it offers endless possibilities to build the trike that suits you best. John
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    First ride on a trike

    Hi Paul. I'll get a pic of the rear as best I can and post here. The handlebars are actually quite comfortable and getting on and off just involves turning them away from the side you're using and sliding in so no real problem. My thinking re. the USS or OSS was firstly that we both are used to...
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    First ride on a trike

    Thanks Danny. Not going to win any concourse awards but it should end up looking quite presentable maybe with a velo type body or maybe just a cargo or dog transporter on the rear but whatever- I'm pleased. John
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    First ride on a trike

    Well I finally got to the point where my trike was able to ride-ish. Nowhere near finished but as most on here will have discovered there is a point when it just has to be tried. The trike is still a mess at the moment. Gears are not working properly, only one front brake which is none too...
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    UK West Cumbria.

    Sent you a mail from gmail as my sky email isn't working atm??? John
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    UK West Cumbria.

    Hi Bryan. I just tried to send you a PM but site won't allow it. Perhaps you need a certain number of posts before you can be contacted via PM? If you mail johnrevell at sky dotcom we can email instead. John
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    UK West Cumbria.

    Thanks Bryan. Quite understand you want the lot taken and there are certainly enough parts to keep a buyer 'amused' for quite some time. Unfortunately my van probably wouldn't hold it all and the batteries alone would probably be worth more than I could really justify spending. Thanks anyway and...
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    UK West Cumbria.

    Hi. Sorry to hear you're having to give up on the bike building. Could you tell me what the battery packs are- what flavour of Lithium and their capacity. Also what sizes of wheels at what voltage. Thanks John
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    A selection of previous and current builds

    'Spot' welding is a good all round method on thinner stuff in any position. You can use a bit higher amperage without burning through and get good penetration in the joint. Don't know if it's my cheap welding helmet or just elderly eyes but I find it hard to see the joint as I'm welding and...
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    A selection of previous and current builds

    Ive read your build thread of the Python-a-like Paul and saw how long and how involved it was trying several different frames and cutting things apart and remaking till you got a trike you were happy with. I did consider cutting and shutting my Wildcat but decided the main spine was too complex...
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