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socialtalker
11-01-2011, 09:41 PM
hello, i want to to make the sides of the DR the same length as the wheels. i will also move the seat forward past the wheels. i confess i dont know a thing about the proper mechanical structure to do this. can anyone please advise which mock up would be best? thanks

no 2
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6304634752_842184768a_z.jpg

no 1
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6105/6304108327_ce51c7953d_z.jpg

David_s
11-01-2011, 10:08 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6304634752_842184768a_z.jpg
This one will be stronger. It should weigh very much more.
Moving the seat forward will just mean that you have to lengthen the whole thing.

David_s
11-01-2011, 10:12 PM
Sounds like you are making aTimberwold instead.
http://www.atomiczombie.com/product/timberwolf/small3.jpg

Ibedayank
11-01-2011, 10:28 PM
Are you trying to carry cargo on this bike if so
the loderunner is a stronger frame
Just build it with 26inch wheels with the flanges spaced as per the deltarunner plans
build the rear wheels before you do the front headtube so the bike will sit level

as per Charlie's build

socialtalker
12-01-2011, 02:23 AM
i completely missed this thread.
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if you can believe it, the loderunner is my first bike...i bought the plans in sept 2009 and have been saving up, and collecting parts and everything else for all this time. i have completed some of the frame on that one. i swore to myself i would not start another project until the loderunner was complete. but i have so many additions and modifications planned that it simply wont be ready, and with the bus services being cut and winter coming. i decided to build a "quick" vehicle HA HA HA! . and put a motor or engine on it. i decided on the delta runner, and threw in the meridian, as well as make the push trailer cycle bully.cause they would be simple and cheap to make well so i thought. it should be and would, but i keep making modifications. lol. i had not planned on expanding the rear...but, i find i am always adding cargo space to my vehicles. you know, i need room for my stuff...i have a purse, which naturally needs an extra foot of cargo space. ...lol
ironically the modifications are making the things so heavy i wont have room for cargo, hence the need for the trailer...eh eh.. yes, i know i am very silly!

every 2-wheel bike i build will have built in rear racks and pannier brackets. i want fenders on all the bikes.
plus, i want stuff like built in headlights, signal lights brake lights, and horn etc, and i dont wont the silly AAA or 9 volt batteries. i want a 12 volt battery at least for these accessories.
because of my weight. i need 48 spoke wheels in the rear. but 26 inch, 48 spoke wheels have to be built and special rims ordered.
plus, i absolutely must have rainshield for my "winter" trike. i think i want it in red... wait, i lost track....lol
yes, i am already building the loderunner, it will be my summer vehicle, which will have all 20 inch wheels.


Ibedayank
Re: frame modification for delta runner

Are you trying to carry cargo on this bike if so
the loderunner is a stronger frame
Just build it with 26inch wheels with the flanges spaced as per the deltarunner plans
build the rear wheels before you do the front headtube so the bike will sit level as per Charlie's build

i also bought the timberwolf as part of the 6 package. its very nice. but with what i have in mind, a delta runner would be best for a rainshield. i dont want uss for this ride. although i have it for the loderunner. thanks.

11-01-2011 10:12 PMDavid_s
Re: frame modification for delta runner

Sounds like you are making aTimberwold instead.
http://www.atomiczombie.com/product/...olf/small3.jpg




thanks, it turns out i decided to do just that. i gave myself an extra foot for the main boom.


11-01-2011 10:08 PMDavid_s
Re: frame modification for delta runner

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/...2184768a_z.jpg
This one will be stronger. It should weigh very much more.
Moving the seat forward will just mean that you have to lengthen the whole thing.

socialtalker
12-04-2012, 08:55 PM
new question!
brad:
i need a smidge more room between the main boom and the wheel, is it okay change the angle to add more room?
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8488/8245109681_13e930ac84_z.jpg

thanks.

Radical Brad
12-04-2012, 09:32 PM
Absolutely. Looks like you maintained the head tube angle, so no problem.

Brad

socialtalker
12-05-2012, 01:20 PM
thank you!