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    Re: G;day and advise please!

    Hi Ashman

    I have for many years thought about designs with solar panel on ebikes. I'm building my first ebike this year but not with solar panel.
    The question is if there is much need for a...
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    Re: 20 inch front wheels with 20 mm hubs

    Hi Grahame

    I'm interested, send me a PM
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project

    I have now used the phyton for 6+ month, so I thought it's time for a update.

    I have replaced the seat.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Qx6DgBYD/CIMG1634.jpg

    It's now split at then bottom so I have...
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    Re: Building a python trike Mk2

    I'm contemplating another python and when I saw your homemade pivot point, I remembered that I have some long st st M12 bults.

    https://i.postimg.cc/mgw0J80H/CIMG1644.jpg

    So I could make a pivot...
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    Re: Buying a welder

    Normally DC stick is smoother than AC. The cheap DC inverter are nice to weld with, but they are nearly all made in china, so you get what you paid for.
    An inverter is a box of electronics, so don't...
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    Re: Building a Viking

    Hi Mcoolin

    I did spend 1 year cycling through Asia, but that was along time ago.

    We have a french couple on this forum, who been touring europe with a viking tandem.
    ...
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    Re: Thoughts on a custom LodeRunner trike

    I have been follow the sun trip 2018, a about 12000 km unsupported solar powered bike race from Lyon, France to Guangzhou, China.

    Inspired by the suntrip, I have for the past few years trying to...
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    Re: The Crane - tandem tadpole -

    The length of the tandem was to make it easy transportable.

    Like the BamBuk
    https://s5.postimg.cc/8emv2zlmf/BAMBUK_05.jpg

    The frame can be push together both front and mid, smart.
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    Re: The Crane - tandem tadpole -

    It was this bike which make me consider the crane type frame.

    https://s5.postimg.cc/3l6bpu7fr/polak_naked_frame.jpg

    The tubes are extremely thin.

    So my thoughts was, a crane or bridge are...
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    Re: The Crane - tandem tadpole -

    The national cycle network around here are mostly very uneven paths, and I also heard about a bicyclist who cycled between Hull and York on the cycle network and complained how bad the paths were...
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    The Crane - tandem tadpole -

    I consider building a tadpole tandem, made for touring, for next summer.
    Have for a long time worked on the design in my head, but now it’s time to put it on paper,
    well draw the design with CAD.
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project

    The numbness is not a problem, stand up, walk 2-3 steps and it's gone.

    But it's annoying to have to stop and walk a few steps now and again.

    One of the reason for me to want to go recumbent was...
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project

    We have the warmest and driest summer ever, in the north west of England.

    So I have tried to ride as much as posible.

    https://s5.postimg.cc/mgnkfrmlj/CIMG1567.jpg

    After 30-45 min of biking...
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    Re: fixing BB7's mounts - driving me potty !!!

    Hi Paul

    I have the same setup as above and my next job is to fit the calliper.
    I have one of the disc and calliper in front of me and if I place the calliper on the rotor so the fastening holes...
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project

    So after another month of short rides, some upgrades was needed.

    Purchased from SJS a new dual 50/34 chainset and a Blackburn rear mirror, so I can ride in traffic.

    Fitted it Saturday and went...
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    Re: The sun trip 2018

    You can follow the race in real time on this map.

    http://race.thesuntrip.com/en/

    Patrice Plozner rides a homemade non-weld tadpole bike, Alu tubes and plates and plenty of bults.
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    Re: The sun trip 2018

    Oops.

    Forgot the link to the event.

    http://www.thesuntrip.com/presentation/presentation-en/
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    The sun trip 2018

    The race is on its way.

    https://s5.postimg.cc/r4s0v4wl3/facebook-cove-_EN.png

    12000km (7500miles) unasisted solar powered bike race

    pre-start was yesterday with official start on the 19th...
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    Re: MIG welding with Co2 for framebuilding ?

    Hi Celika an welcome.

    I have lived in the north of England for half my life and have made my living here by providing welding and abrasive equipment to the local industry.
    Around here, today, mig...
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    Ride the lights, Blackpool, 2018

    Blackpool turn on the illuminations at the end of August.

    https://s5.postimg.cc/onnkyacgn/CS30393832.jpg

    A few days before the the main switch on, there is a bikes only preview evening called...
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    Re: mega haul

    Thanks for the tip.

    I will go for a look, but I better wait a few months so they can get there stock back up.
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project

    I also packed in as much grease as I could around the rod ends and after about 200miles , mainly on rough ground, everything is ok, except my backside, the seat is to hard.

    The seat height is 13"....
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    Re: Building a python trike

    Thank you, for spoiling my illusion. I thought I was a rebel, riding with one brake only, even considered tattooing "outlaw" on my back. But now I now, I was riding legally all along.

    But then...
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project part 2

    The wheel has now been laced

    https://s5.postimg.cc/k9onm58l3/CIMG1536.jpg

    so I started on the frame, and I remember picking up som 30 x 15 x 1.6 box from a scrap bin a long time ago, so I dug...
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    Re: Phyton Trike Project

    https://s5.postimg.cc/r1fzrw0mv/CIMG1540.jpg

    If you look closely you see that the cover for the gear shifter is missing. Sharp turn on my second ride. I have just ordered from SJS and I forgot to...
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