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    Re: Tools for Newbies

    I stand corrected, I thought after I posted that from memory it looked finer
    thanks Emma
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    Re: Tools for Newbies

    always good to have taps the 5 and 6m, are normal pitches the 10mm for rear derailleurs is metric fine 10 x 1.25
    regards
    John
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    Re: Warrior trike with some changes

    Hi emiel,
    I wish you lots of luck with the disc brake mounts, of all the jobs on my build I find that the hardest even with 3d modeling, its a suck it and see trial and error job and all success...
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    Re: G;day and advise please!

    Hi Ash,
    I love what your trying to do off grid, as a mad old fart that tours on an E trike I do think you are aiming high, but good luck with it.
    If I was to look at your idea, I would first look...
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    Re: Hub Alignment Jig

    Hi Blaxmyth,
    today I have just done something similar. needed a square face to a threaded rod so threaded the plate screwed it on and used a back nut to seat it the welded it and true it in the...
  6. Re: What shock size for full suspension recumbent

    Hi Pipi,
    You dont mention the weight of the trike just its additional weight, also are you looking for a soft touring ride or a sporty hard ride, these factors have to be taken into account.

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    Re: Warrior trike with some changes

    The seat angle on the warrior is good as it is, I would not add a headrest to the seat, I found that if you hit a drempel at any speed the headrest acted more like a hammer and made my neck hurt...
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    Re: Building a python trike Mk2

    I second what the stumpy fellow said, thats how I did my bent X beams Paul, but you can expect the angle to close up a little so be prepared for that to happen
    regards
    john
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    Re: Building a python trike Mk2

    I think I see what your trying to do Paul, and the multiple cut and shut idea is perfectly doable with Tig, just a bit more welding, however multiple cuts do accrue shrinkage so a bit of a strap to...
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    Re: Building a python trike Mk2

    I did offer the same advice To Dan re fitting and I guess your northern tarts are a lot tighter than the Essex Tarts but you would need to ask Dan on that !
    your idea of tacking one side then...
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    Re: Warrior trike with some changes

    Casperboat,
    I really would not advise not having brakes on the front wheels unless you have an anchor and good throwing arm, rear wheel brake is good for parking or doing stunts and thats all, The...
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    Re: Building a python trike Mk2

    I would be inclined to say yes it is enough even using the hairy stick for painting I think you would be looking at 200 microns(0.2mm) thickness of paint, maximum
    Probably the safest option is to...
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    Re: Building a python trike Mk2

    For what its worth (very little, if anything) 1.5mm is way too much, 0.5mm will be plenty , I used printer paper as packing and just tacked the tabs on the removed to weld up, BTW printer paper,the...
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    Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Now you have the mudguards to save the stripes of road dirt up your arms and the horn , another addition that is well worthwile is a set of mirrors or one at least, they have proved well worthwhile...
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    Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    I wish you every success with the test ride, but there will be things you will alter, after all its a prototype and you are your own test pilot, be safe, dont take risks the ground is very...
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    Re: Danny's Daily Delta

    Just remember that TIG brazing rods are different to gas brazing rods,
    very handy for making nice fillet joints too
    John
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    Re: A Birthday Surprise.

    Now how special is that Dan, imortalised in oil, beat being deep fried I guess LOL
    have a great day
    John
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    Re: Tall bike child transporter or Velomobile

    Hi Alex,
    You have lots of fancies, A tall bike ( 2 wheeler , you may get on a train, a trike you wont)
    A machine you can carry your kids on having no welding experience, Really ?
    A fast machine,...
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    Re: Danny's Daily Delta

    That is looking very classy Dan, I like how you have adapted the Eland sheet to your needs
    John
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    Re: My Electric Tourer

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZqsHC8mV/DSC00141.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/h4MK5hSc/DSC00145.jpg
    any help to you
  21. Re: Accurate 3d model of warrior recumbent trike?

    there is no reason for the wheels to be in a different place by simply compensating for the differing tube sizes, the cutting jigs are a great idea but more use would be welding jigs, just because...
  22. Re: Bike building Days are probably over.

    How thoughtfull of Bruce to want us to know of his passing,he will be missed
    John
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    Re: A ride was enjoyed.

    I have to say Frank, I felt duty bound to travel from sophisticated Sussex( Brighton Marina and my gin palace) to the wilder regions an see how the local trike riders cope, given afew centuries I...
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    Re: A ride was enjoyed.

    It was a really good ride, made a change to ride next to a different bit of water !!!!! the weather was ideal an as you may see we used helmets, not so much from the safety aspect but for the cam...
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    Re: Danny's Daily Delta

    So the queen is dead, long live the queen, unless there is a resurection
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