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KirkB
10-19-2008, 08:11 PM
Rolling frame complete! :D
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z78/Khadai_soRen/trike013.jpg
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z78/Khadai_soRen/trike012.jpg

Now...for the intricacies of steering... :eek:

locolarry
10-19-2008, 08:31 PM
Lookin'Great, KirkB!!
Welcome!
Keep the pictures coming!:)
Larry

AtomicZombie
10-20-2008, 10:19 AM
You have certainly made it past all of the complex steps - nice work!

Brad

lumo
10-20-2008, 11:16 AM
nice!
i wish mine could stand alone too ;) (or better say roll)

cyclesaver
10-20-2008, 04:20 PM
Nice work, Kirk. My parts are suppose to be here some time tomorrow so I can get going again and hopefully I will not be too far behind you.

KirkB
11-03-2008, 11:18 PM
It's rideable! Rear brake, deraileurs, steering, front gears, seat screwed on (still temporary). Only things left are a front disk brake (still in transit), new chain and finishing touches. Then, strip it all apart and finish sand everything to prep for primer.

This project could not have been gotten to the stage it's at so quickly without the welding genius and support of my best friend Chris.

Enjoy the pics! :cool:
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z78/Khadai_soRen/trike017.jpg
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z78/Khadai_soRen/trike020.jpg

KirkB
11-03-2008, 11:23 PM
Once the items listed above were installed and some tweaking done, the trike was ridden from Chris' house to mine, a distance of about 3.5 miles, mostly up hill. Gradual grades all, but still! My poor out-of-shape legs! It was great to have it finally to a point where kids I passed could call out "That's a great looking ride!". It's not even painted yet and there's no shell installed! It just goes to show the power of a great design! Thank you Brad and Kat for sharing your madness with the rest of us hacks!:D

Radical Brad
11-03-2008, 11:58 PM
Good show! Thanks for your support. Can't wait to see the final painted trike.

Brad

jimFPU
11-04-2008, 07:28 AM
Any way to get a better close-up of the rear freewheel set up? What is that big ring there? Disk brake?

KirkB
11-04-2008, 07:39 AM
is nothing so glamorous as a disk brake. It's a metal spoke protector from an old 10 speed. The disk is off to the right as per the plans, just more room since I widened the frame.
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z78/Khadai_soRen/trike019.jpg

SirJoey
11-04-2008, 09:51 AM
Way kool, Kirk! Congrats on a great lookin' ride!
Let's see some paint action! :)


http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/2839/thanksgivingsigsmalllu5.jpg

KoolKat
11-04-2008, 10:42 AM
Very nice, Kirk!

locolarry
11-04-2008, 05:21 PM
Lookin' Good!
Tell us about the seat foam....what ,where ,when, how much ,etc.
thanks and again, Congrats!
Larry

Richie Rich
11-04-2008, 09:38 PM
Nice lookin' ride, Kirk.

You'd better get some primer on it before those Utah blizzards come along...!! :eek:

.....Richie Rich....
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John Lewis
11-05-2008, 12:25 AM
That sure looks a sweet ride Kirk. You should be really proud of it.

Looking forward to seeing it all painted and complete.

John Lewis

KirkB
11-05-2008, 07:26 AM
Lookin' Good!
Tell us about the seat foam....what ,where ,when, how much ,etc.
thanks and again, Congrats!
Larry

The seat foam is layered camp foam from the local (hack! cough!) Walmart that I had laying around. Attached to the 1/2" plywood base with 3M Spray Adhesive (Man, I love that stuff) then layered using the same stuff. I'm not sure it will be the final seat, but it's comfy and it works. :cool:

SirJoey
11-05-2008, 08:47 AM
The seat foam is layered camp foam from the local (hack! cough!) Walmart that I had laying around. Attached to the 1/2" plywood base with 3M Spray Adhesive (Man, I love that stuff) then layered using the same stuff. I'm not sure it will be the final seat, but it's comfy and it works. :cool:

Is it that hard, blue camping mat stuff? If so, it didn't work so well for me.
I used 2 layers on the bottom of one seat, & the stuff was still just too darn hard!
Maybe 3 layers would be better?


http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/2839/thanksgivingsigsmalllu5.jpg

KirkB
11-06-2008, 12:39 AM
The back is done in 2 layers of the blue 'hard' camp foam, but the seat bottom is done in a green, egg-crate style that is not as firm. I can't remember the brand name as it's been 4 years since I bought the initial roll, but it has a more forgiving nature and I've layered 3 layers on the seat to make sure it was comfy enough. :D

greenevegiebeast
11-06-2008, 10:57 AM
Kirk have you tryig a composit maybe layering the foam, one sheet blue hard (and very uncomfortible) foam, one sheet egg crate, one sheet blue foam.

if you have cirulation issues, you might try blue on bottom, 1in open cell(soft cushy) foam, then egg crate foam on top, from my days working in a nursing home that is how the "curculation" cushons are made.

The foam should be available at any cloth store that has apolstry materials.:D