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    Re: spoking up 60 spoke wheel

    Is 15 an even number? I forgot to mention that part of it....

    Think about this: When you lace up a wheel in 2, 3, or 4 cross, aren't there two spokes that are close to opposite each other on the...
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    Re: spoking up 60 spoke wheel

    30 spokes each side doesn't work out. total number of spokes needs to be divisible by 4. so a total of 56 spokes or 64 wold be what you need.

    Do note that on every bicycle wheel, the spoke count...
  3. Re: Differential using bike parts for trikes; can it be done?

    The A/C clutch idea has merit, however the weight penalty (the actual unit plus batteries to operate it) might negate any advantages.

    Excuse me if I'm giving common knowledge for part of this --
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    Re: P;aned T bucket for LOML and myself

    What I've found on these small welders is the feed rate can be used to help with the blow through. If you turn up the feed rate a bit, you then have to keep the puddle moving a bit quicker. You still...
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    Re: New guy feeling lost

    Welcome to the Krew!

    I'm sure that you will be OK with whatever you decide to build.

    As others here have stated, the tutorials are a great place to start giving you the basic knowledge of what...
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    Yes, I could do a split pack for charging, however that would require changing leads after every ride. Since I use this vehicle every day, that would soon become problematic with wear on the...
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    If I do have to pedal it home with flat batteries, I'll have low enough gearing. It will just take a lot of time, that' all.

    Recently received an R/C wattmeter, capable of 48V and 100A peak, 50A...
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    An update on the progress of electrification. Sorry for the slightly blurry pics, not too steady this morning.

    Trimmed the motor mount, after checking for derailleur clearance. You can see a bit...
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    Re: Longfellow – a Viking / LodeRunner hybrid

    Looks really good! You've got some great workable ideas there, I may have to borrow some of them when I get to my next build.
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    Re: bike hacker here...

    Welcome to AZ!

    If you are looking for speed in a tadpole, the Warrior is a good choice.

    Just for fun, the Street Fighter Quad is a great one. There are a few here that have added a rudimentary...
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    Re: Bike parts

    @ Wiskyfog:

    Monterey Peninsula?

    Tell me, is there still and old board and batten looking house at Cypress Ave and Short St in Pacific Grove? Or has someone finally replaced that ancient...
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    Currently for me, gas would not be much of an option, as all of my welding is done open air. I'm going to change that over the next few months, though. I've started to get a corner of the back yard...
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    The platform/motor mount is a piece of 12ga from an old computer desk that was given to me. Shape was already bent as you see it. I'll probably shorten it close to the stage 1 bearings.

    I thought...
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    After a long hiatus due to both mental and physical health problems, I am back working on my trike.

    I was given a 24V 250W MY1016 motor, and have started to make the needed changes to the trike....
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    Re: Poor man's lathe

    Tradetek,

    You ask about the LR. It broke last spring, as noted in another thread here. It still sits in the back yard, about halfway fixed.

    Personal issues last summer and into fall made it an...
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    Re: Poor man's lathe

    Hello everyone!

    I know it's been a long time since I've been on here.

    Just letting you know that I found an old cog belt that was just the right length. Turned inside out, it work quite well.
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    Re: Loderunner rear changes started

    When I get back to it. Having problems currently, with other non trike projects.

    The handlebars are 3/4" EMT (electrical conduit) bent as suggested by another thread here, just positioned more...
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    Re: Considering building a LodeRunner

    As I said, I used what was available. I didn't want to pay the extra shipping at as I said $25. Forgot to say that is PER PIECE. $48 for each piece + the shipping charge was a little much. My only...
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    Re: Considering building a LodeRunner

    I used what was available at my local yard. 1-1/2" 14 ga. 2" 16 ga as called for in the plans would have been a special order out of St. Louis, with an additional $25 shipping charge. I think the 16...
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    Re: Considering building a LodeRunner

    Actually, I HAVE had a wheel spin problem, in 6" of snow, and no weight in the box. Other than that, I've had no problem in any other condition. Loose gravel, sand, mud (as long as it not a...
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    Re: Electric Wheelchair/Cargo Transport Flatbed

    In my limited experience with turf type tires, they are generally very low pressure tires, designed for no more than 10 - 15 psi, so the tread stays flat to keep from damaging lawn type surfaces. The...
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    Re: Electric Wheelchair/Cargo Transport Flatbed

    http://mobikefed.org/content/missouris-bicycle-and-pedestrian-laws#statutes
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    Re: Electric Wheelchair/Cargo Transport Flatbed

    Oh, another thing:

    The cyclebully assist trailer can be modified to carry a small gen set for range extending as well as cargo capacity.
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    Re: Electric Wheelchair/Cargo Transport Flatbed

    Brax,

    In the Gladiator chopper trike plans, Brad shows how to take automotive wheels and turn them into spoked wheels. This is how it would need to be done with spokes, and would probably be best...
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    Re: Electric Wheelchair/Cargo Transport Flatbed

    With the weight you are potentially wanting to carry on your build, it might be a good idea to use 2x3 or 2x4 14 ga rectangle tube.

    Wheels can be the "space saver" spares, from your local auto...
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