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pete
08-05-2013, 05:00 AM
hello to all from the west-mids.
looking to build my first recumbent trike getting all the bit together at the min, look forward to talking with like minded builders and learning as i go.

HHJJ
08-05-2013, 06:03 AM
Hello Pete and welcome.
I'm in the north west and also building my first recumbent.
Plenty of learning to be done I find, but plenty of folk here willing to help.
Just trying to do some bits and bats sourcing myself. Rod ends and pulleys.

You will enjoy this a lot....I think it might be addictive, and I note you used the term 'first recumbent' ;-)

I found it helpful to ponder which design to choose on the forum to get information on which is easier to build or ride or suits ones needs.
The selection process depends to some extent on the availability of donor parts.

Hilary

stormbird
08-05-2013, 07:54 AM
Hi Pete

I am in the mid-midlands :jester:

What do you plan to build ?

Some are definatley easier to build and some are easier to ride than others , if you have never been on a recumbent before ?

Have you see Brads 2 books ? they are also good for ideas and contain complete instructions to build bikes & trikes , just not as comprehensive as his plans for sale.

regards Paul

darnthedog
08-05-2013, 10:17 AM
Welcome Pete
As Hilary pointed out there is tons of help for the asking. A picture is worth a million words so when asking try a post a photo. We are not judgemental on anything you want to build or how good or bad your welding is. However we will tell you a bad idea or what appears to be a bad weld for your safety. Don't want you injured riding down the road. Have fun and enjoy.

pete
08-05-2013, 11:11 AM
thanks all, im thinking about building a worrior as im a big fella i like how strong they look. only came back to cycling about 4 weeks ago after a nasty motorcycle crash about 2 months back. iv always built my own bikes from shop stock frames, never from the ground up so looking forward to the hole build process. hope to do a step by step pics of the build once i get started, so as said any pigeon poo welds or dodgy ideas can be pointed out to me and i welcome the input. thanks again for the warm welcome. pete.

Radical Brad
08-05-2013, 03:44 PM
Greets! You are in the right place!

Brad

stormbird
08-06-2013, 01:50 AM
Hi there

There is a thread somewhere about modifications to the warrior I think a couple address problems with the rear breaking and others address the front end ?

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showth...=rear+breaking (http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/7058-Favorite-Warrior-Mods?highlight=rear+breaking)

This may the thread or a pointer to it ?

regards Paul

pete
08-07-2013, 06:10 AM
Hi there

There is a thread somewhere about modifications to the warrior I think a couple address problems with the rear breaking and others address the front end ?

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showth...=rear+breaking (http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/7058-Favorite-Warrior-Mods?highlight=rear+breaking)

This may the thread or a pointer to it ?

regards Paul
thanks paul i will look them up i think the frame could do with being 2" 16g for me instead of the 1-3/4" 16g just to make it stiffer and give me a bit more area to put welds down. thanks again. pete.