Warrior racing trike changed design

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It where a couple of bissy days with ordering and looking for cheap and good solutions for things I wanted. But I finally ordered most steel and lacer cut parts. I only need to order the mounting for the brakes, but I will do that as soon as I have the steering ready.
Everything cut, lacer cut and some parts lacer cut and welded.
I get the base frame as a sort of kit, that you only need to weld togheter.
Added a mount for the derailleur in the design.
The frame neer the front wheels will be welded, so the holes will be nice in line.
I only need to cut the mounting for the seat and shorten the front to fit my length.
The axles in front with everything on it will I do my self. Have them ready to cut and weld.
I go for a m16 bold with a 20mm tube over it for the wheels.

I have everything in 1,5 week and it's way cheaper than I expected. It's half the price from what I thought that it would be. This makes that I can order the last parts and have everything complete before I start building.
I also save 21% tax because I pay cash. I can do it by bank but I prefer no tax😁

My new home comes free this Monday and I am going to look to see what needs to be done. I need to put in a new kitchen and some other stuf. But I try to keep building my frame and combine it. I want my bike ready before June.
The weather here is already getting good to ride a bike, so I want to have it finished as soon as possible.
The new home comes a lot earlier than I expected.

Here is my instagram with some images of the design of the frame. No seat on it yet, but I know how I want it.

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I will try to make as many images and videos as I can. Normally I forget to film and have I made it and think after I am done that I needed to make photos.
 
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I hear that!
I always regret not taking more photos and videos, but the quest to build often takes over.

Brad
I understand that.
I always prepare to take photos, but as soon as I start working, I forget it.
This time I will work in steps and take photos after each step.
 
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I started welding, finally!
It's a month later than planned, but I made a start.
I noticed that I didn't weld for over 20 years, but I can clean it up.
Made one small mistake, but I will fix that today. Welded one part not under 90 degrees. It's a bit off, but I can fix that. Cut the part loose on one side and put it straight and weld it again.

Test fitted the wheel on the back and it fits great.
I hope to finish the the base frame this week. It depends on the weather.

After that I start with the front wheels and steering and making things tho mount the brakes on.

Only need to get a few things like the wheels that guise the chain. The other stuff can come later, because that will be screwed on.

I am happy that I got my self a tiny welding machine that can handle thin steel. As I used the heavy one, than noting would be left.

I post some images on my instagram.
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Added the next part to the frame.
I could weld the complete frame in a day, but I take my time.
Welding on the ground isn't that good for my back, so I do 1 or 2 parts a day as it is dry.
An other advantage is, is that I can take my time on each part.
Welding goes better but the 1,6mm welding sticks are way thinner than where I learned it with and they aren't that stiff, making that they move more than I am used to.
Next time I get the 2mm sticks.

Tomorrow I hope to do the the part for the front wheels. As that is ready, than I can weld it Sunday on the frame.

It feels good to build my own bike.
It goes till now, better than I expected. The build guide helped a lot, even with the changes I made to the frame.
 
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Yes I Kwon.
I made the arm for the front wheels today.
It started to rain, so I stopped. I think as it is dry, that I weld it to the frame.
Need to get welding electrodes and a sanding disk. I will get that Monday.

I am thinking of making my seat so I can change the angle.
 
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I got some needed tools today.
I also got some electrodes, so I can start welding again.
Worked on one side of one of the front wheels.
I ordered some ball joints so I can finish it. I hope to have it soon, but the ones I wanted are not in stock. So I hope to have them soon.
But I have enough to do, so I can still go on.

I tried to see where and how the seat will be mounted.
I am still nog sure what I do. So I will probably do that part as one off the last thing I do.
 
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Rear disk break mounting is ready. Tried it and it works great. Disk doesn't hit the break as it spins and breaking works good.
Rear part of the frame is ready. Only have to close the side holes.

I am now looking for some parts for my chair.
I want it so you can change the seat angle.
Tomorrow I start with the front mounting of the seat.
The rear part will be part of the triangle. That part will be also a mounting part for my side bags.

Going to get some parts next week so I can keep building.
Want to mount the front wheels. This helps with the seat angle.
 
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Tomorrow I am picking up some parts and order the last part I need.
That makes that I have all the parts before the end of next week and can finish the trike.
I only need something for the seat like foam, but I don't know what foam to use. I am thinking to use a double layer of the yoga mat I have.

After that I can paint and see what mirrors I will use.
 
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