Of course you are a ZombieWould like to have full size wheels all around if possible.
unlikely a taller seat and a flag would do more.Reason - see and be seen
probably only for tyres you would not be prepared to ride on ?and less rolling resistance, retain momentum better
You can built that in toand for ground clearance.
Just consider if any manufacturer sells one ? if not there is probably a good reason ?Any down side?
Comfort is #1, ( Custom seat) but I need the exercise, so I'm trying for as much light weight stuff as possible but with the exception of the larger than 20" front wheels.For YaYoe Nation that kind of build has a lot of logic behind it.
The lesser rolling resistance, the ease of having lesser spare parts and so on.
You only need one size of spare tires/tubes if you are out in the boonies
But that's a €14K non Ebike build. And those wheels there are high grade 26" 36 spoke variants with 15mm axles.
The hubs I ordered are 20mm thru hole disc brake hubs from Shimano- haven't decided yet 15 or 20 axle sizes yet.
Not generic 29" or 700C (in effect , the same)
It looks like 26" is the size to go with. I can't locate a swing arm frame in 700C, but 26's are easy to find even in aluminum! (Hyper- Havoc)
The only recumbents I know of that uses, for good reasons, wheels bigger than 26", are speedmachines, and that is reflected in the ICE VTX, what uses a 700C rear, and 20" fronts.
If comfort and ease of build are your concerns, go for a fat 26", with E assist.
So did you put the unicycle rims on your tadpole trike ?My 24" Unicycle rims (each capable of taking a rider on their own) were £75ea.
With the hubs at £90 ea + spokes at £12. It all adds up.
Not yet, but I did put two of them on my Python Delta, and I can put the same two on my traditional Delta when the time comes as they are on drum hubs.So did you put the unicycle rims on your tadpole trike ?
And yes it adds up, but I don't think there is any more enjoyable things to watch besides gleaming wheels going around a corner on a bike or trike that you built yourself. I spent 50.00 on a rim for my 700C delta front wheel and 40 for the tire. Stainless spokes for 25 and there you go!
But that wheel is still shiny and running true and a joy to behold and it only weighs about a pound and a half.
In my rush to order parts for a Streetfox or Warrior tadpole trike I ordered and got 15mm disc brake hubs (non - boost) from Taiwan. I think these should be large enough to handle 24" front wheels? and what is the best type of steel for the axles? (I can make my own)Would like to have full size wheels all around if possible. Reason - see and be seen- and less rolling resistance, retain momentum better and for ground clearance. Any down side?
Yes the hubs are 36 hole. We have steel suppliers here too, and I guess a 15mm piece of cold rolled would work fine - just cut down from whatever size was just a bit larger. Don't know if drill rod would work as well- it would have to be weldable of course.