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yeah
05-24-2011, 02:03 AM
I've had the Bicycle Builder's Bonanza for some time, and am going to build a spin cycle. I won't be putting casters on it, though. Just looking to make myself a simple trike to ride in low traffic areas, and I do like the spin cycle design (racing mode).

I'm wondering if I can use this trike for riding 10+ miles a day (gotta lose 65 lbs). So, does anyone ride yours in racing mode for more than an hour at a time? If so, does it give you a backache, neckache, headache, etc., to ride it so long? Any other discomfort? I know that so much depends on whether or not you have made the correct calculations for the rider's size/proportions when building, but my question assumes that you have.

Thanks.

schu777
05-24-2011, 09:52 AM
Well - there is only one way to find out!! Build it and try it...

Jose_Franco
05-24-2011, 10:41 AM
I think that Sir Joey's Hornet would be very appropriate for your needs. Look it up in the forum :)

SirJoey
05-24-2011, 12:20 PM
I've ridden my basic single-speed version, the "Trixter", 12 miles, several times, but that's about my limit.
Considering the fact that it's just a single-speed with 20" wheels, that's fairly respectable, I think.
Comfort wasn't the issue though, I just got worn out, considering the physical limitations of such a simple little trike,
not to mention MY physical limitations... I'm not a strong rider at all.

As Jose mentioned, you could prolly go farther (& faster) on a multi-speed version, like the "Lil Hornet" version
which I sold to my buddy "Big J". I built it as an 18-speed, but never rode it much, cuz I accidentally built the
frame a touch too big for me, so it was always a stretch to ride, even though it was easy & fast.


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yeah
05-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Thanks to all for your replies.



I've ridden my basic single-speed version, the "Trixter", 12 miles, several times, but that's about my limit.
Considering the fact that it's just a single-speed with 20" wheels, that's fairly respectable, I think.
Comfort wasn't the issue though, I just got worn out, considering the physical limitations of such a simple little trike,
not to mention MY physical limitations... I'm not a strong rider at all.


Thanks, SirJoey. That's just what I needed to know. :)

SirJoey
05-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Thanks, SirJoey. That's just what I needed to know. :)YVW Yeah. I've prolly racked up more miles on this crazy little thing than anything I own,
except my electric "Bulldog" trike & my all-time-favorite, the "Deltoyd" quadcycle.

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m488/sirjoey7/DSC04666.jpg

I just LOVE this goofy little thing. Go figure. :rolleyes:



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yeah
05-24-2011, 08:56 PM
Now, that is beautiful beast.
Nice sig, too.

:rockon:



YVW Yeah. I've prolly racked up more miles on this crazy little thing than anything I own,
except my electric "Bulldog" trike & my all-time-favorite, the "Deltoyd" quadcycle.

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m488/sirjoey7/DSC04666.jpg

I just LOVE this goofy little thing. Go figure. :rolleyes:



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SirJoey
05-24-2011, 09:54 PM
Now, that is beautiful beast.
Nice sig, too.
:rockon:Thanx, dude!
It was my second homebuilt, back in '07. :)



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stormbird
05-25-2011, 01:51 AM
Hi all

No experience of such a short wheel base device [ I own a Kett Wiesel delat ] , but I think the general consensus for Delta's is the longer the wheel base the more stable they are at speed , obviously this is then at the expense of turning circle which gets bigger.

regards Paul

SirJoey
05-25-2011, 06:10 AM
No experience of such a short wheel base device [ I own a Kett Wiesel delat ] , but I think the general consensus for Delta's is the longer the wheel base the more stable they are at speed... That may be true SB, although I've had this one up to nearly
38 mph going downhill with the Cyclebully pushing me! :eek:

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m488/sirjoey7/376MPH.jpg

Admittedly, going that fast on a shortie with 4" of ground clearance was a little
intense (it FELT like 50), but with a death grip on the bars, I had no problems. :sweatdrop:



Hmmm... death grip...
:thinking2:



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stormbird
05-25-2011, 08:56 AM
Hey SirJoey

Play fair , there was a space ship above you and you were held in a tractor beam :-)

Us mere mortals have to live in the real world , no self healing skin & bones for us you know !!!

very impressive speed and I understand the ' death grip ' as I get older it seems to be happening more often

Paul

schu777
05-25-2011, 09:43 AM
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m488/sirjoey7/DSC04666.jpg


Great...now I'm tempted to build another "bike" - as that looks FUN! Although where I live, I'd have to put in some other gears so I could ride it around here...too many hills.