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higgy7511
07-25-2012, 05:59 PM
well what can i say ?
Brad i love your easy to follow instructions and have enjoyed this build soo much.been on it on and off for 3 weeks.almost finished now-everything up and running and just waiting for foam for seat.getting it stripped down now and going to paint frame white and ancillary parts black.can't wait to finish !!

ps I am from gosport in hampshire,England (but originally from glasgow in scotland :punk:)

pps I'm gonna make the next frame out of aluminium :cool:

KoolKat
07-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Looks great! :rockon: Be sure to upload photos of your completed bike to the Builders Gallery (http://forum.atomiczombie.com/gallery/index.php).

river
07-25-2012, 07:47 PM
looking good, it would be really cool in aluminum to

FrankCrank
07-25-2012, 08:01 PM
...looks good, and is that another one lurking in the corner of the pic? My hometown back there is Reading, not so far away from you. Will be interesting to see your build in aluminium, you must have some TIG welding skills I imagine. Hoping to build a trike using stainless steel, but is some way off yet. Will be back in UK in Sept, and want to buy a TIG welder there to bring back over here. Anyhow, good luck with the rest of build - Frank.

Ticktock
07-25-2012, 09:05 PM
Hi Frank,
Just a quick thought, but would it not be cheaper to buy in Thailand? I bought a new welder here (China) for less than I paid for 2nd hand one in OZ ten years ago!
Steve G

FrankCrank
07-25-2012, 09:58 PM
...was in Chinatown in BK the other day looking at welders, and asked a few questions about the pick of a bad bunch. Fella there said it was a German brand, and later said if I bought the original from Germany it would cost 4 times as much (alarm bells going off now), and just to humour him I asked about warranty - he said 6 months - made a rapid exit. Homed in on a brand in UK, will post in welding section later to see if any feedback/opinions......

Ticktock
07-26-2012, 12:36 AM
Hey, That sounds just like China!! Guess the language is a bit different.

Steve G

Ticktock
07-26-2012, 12:38 AM
Hi Higgy
Fantastic job, love to see the final result.
Have fun,
Steve G

higgy7511
07-26-2012, 02:17 AM
thanks for all the replies.the aluminium frame will be interesting-done all welding disciplines during my apprenticeship so hopefully won't be too difficult.just need to buy myself a decent ac/dc tig welder when funds allow !
this is my third build.i built a quad kart and a trike for my 2 sons

higgy7511
07-26-2012, 02:19 AM
pic of the other two builds :)

i this one the trike is not complete-will post another pic later :builder2:

higgy7511
07-28-2012, 05:20 PM
well here we are-update as promise-all primed and painted and rebuilt-ran like a dream-just waiting for some warrior decals and ordered 3 white tyres.just need to get a tig welder now and i can get started on the aluminium frame :builder2:

darnthedog
07-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Really cool- like your padding on the seat.

socialtalker
07-28-2012, 11:08 PM
love your work!


pic of the other two builds :)

i this one the trike is not complete-will post another pic later :builder2:

Radical Brad
07-28-2012, 11:11 PM
It's a beauty! Please post as many as you want to our new gallery!

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/gallery/index.php

Brad

river
07-28-2012, 11:18 PM
Great build, You did a really nice one, congrats

higgy7511
07-29-2012, 11:18 AM
here we go- all of my builds so far ! ;)

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=4453226009208

and a link to video of my oldest son giving the warrior a little workout -enjoy :)

river
07-29-2012, 02:26 PM
Enjoyed your video. ok now tell us what your next build is

darnthedog
07-29-2012, 02:53 PM
I like it- but then that is why I was building mine. I am just a bit slower with lots of interruptions.

higgy7511
07-29-2012, 03:34 PM
yeah its such a great design ;)

higgy7511
07-29-2012, 03:38 PM
Enjoyed your video. ok now tell us what your next build is

thanks-looking at building the same warrior but with aluminium box section and possibly a few other refinements.just trying to source a decent ac/dc tig welder at the moment

higgy7511
07-30-2012, 11:39 AM
new tyres and had some decals made for the bike for a little bit more proffessionalism :punk:

river
07-30-2012, 01:55 PM
Where did you get the warrior decals. Bike looks sharp

higgy7511
07-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Where did you get the warrior decals. Bike looks sharp

hi river-got them made by a comany on ebay.choose the design and lettering and it cost me £3.10 uk pounds.that and the tyres make it look so much better

FrankCrank
07-30-2012, 08:49 PM
...those machines look great, especially the white warrior - white wheels really set it off.
I'm also looking to get a new welder back there soon, and found this company :
http://www.r-techwelding.co.uk
I'm looking to get their 160 amp DC TIG welder as I only plan to weld mild & stainless steel. They do AC/DC units and other stuff, and seem to offer good support and get good reviews etc.

gray66
07-31-2012, 01:51 PM
very looking job you have done hopw long did it take you build
new tyres and had some decals made for the bike for a little bit more proffessionalism :punk:

gray66
07-31-2012, 01:54 PM
do you live in england and how long did it take to build i am wait for plan to come so i get going.
here we go- all of my builds so far ! ;)

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=4453226009208

and a link to video of my oldest son giving the warrior a little workout -enjoy :)

higgy7511
07-31-2012, 04:07 PM
do you live in england and how long did it take to build i am wait for plan to come so i get going.
hi gray-it took me about 3 weeks only a couple of hours every other day and yes i live in england :punk:

higgy7511
07-31-2012, 04:10 PM
well my kids like the recumbent so much that i have already started to build the streetfox for them-will build them one each-progress so far after 4 hours work !!

seriously addicted to building these !!!:builder2:

Old Peddler
08-01-2012, 02:37 PM
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I'm looking to get their 160 amp DC TIG welder as I only plan to weld mild & stainless steel. They do AC/DC units and other stuff, and seem to offer good support and get good reviews etc.

Frank, just a caution, don't limit your buy by what you intend to weld now. You never know what you will want to weld in the future.

OP

Radical Brad
08-01-2012, 05:06 PM
new tyres and had some decals made for the bike for a little bit more proffessionalism :punk:

Looks great in black and white!

Brad

higgy7511
08-05-2012, 03:50 PM
well both bikes looking really good-seat was thinned down on warrior as 50mm was tooo thick.took it down to 25mm and covered with black viynl-more comfortable now and looks great.
the other bike has had seat padded and covered-all complete apart from front brakes-just waiting for some coming in the post.all in all 2 enjoyable projects-whats next ???? :builder2:

timbrookes
09-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Hi. I was wondering what foam you bought and where from? I'm building a warrior at the moment and would like to get the seat sorted even if the rest of it is coming along slowly!

Radical Brad
09-09-2012, 08:01 PM
Nice set of rides! I really like that black and white (inverted) color scheme.

Brad

higgy7511
09-10-2012, 02:25 AM
hi timbrookes-I used 25mm closed cell foam and found it on ebay quite cheap.its quite comfy and very easy to cut and shape ;)

higgy7511
09-10-2012, 02:26 AM
thanks for that brad-i loved the idea of the white tyres on the black rims and the white frame-really makes it stand out and gets lots of notice .

socialtalker
09-10-2012, 12:16 PM
white tires with black spokes looks really spiffy.


Nice set of rides! I really like that black and white (inverted) color scheme.

Brad

darnthedog
09-10-2012, 12:21 PM
I have to agree with the Group the White on Black really make it stand out and it looks great. Hope your have fun riding it.

drummerian
10-05-2012, 06:57 AM
hi, could you tell me where you sourced your wheels? I am looking for a decent company in the UK to source either complete wheels from or hubs spokes and rims so can build my own.

thanks, loved the build!

river
10-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Wow too gorgeous trikes, Love the color scheme too, congrats on the super builds

Mad7
10-06-2012, 02:27 AM
Great work. They look so good.

higgy7511
10-06-2012, 02:38 AM
hi, could you tell me where you sourced your wheels? I am looking for a decent company in the UK to source either complete wheels from or hubs spokes and rims so can build my own.

thanks, loved the build!

hi there

I actually use 2 rear wheels for my builds and machine up some hub adapters to mount the discs on,obviously one will spin off when brakes applied so you can drill thru adapters and secure onto hub with grub screw or use a weld bead if you have the equipment.i tries sourcing fully buit wheels and was way expensive ,also tried the route of disc hub and building wheel but again expensive,this was the cheapest and easiest option for me ;)

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