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  1. Project 1 - Fox Painting

    Hi All,

    Finally some good weather here in the UK. Summer almost started a few weeks back, then stalled. Well at least it is warm enough to do some painting.

    So I dusted down the air brush and got some rattle cans of primer.

    Safety first, Etch Primer is nasty stuff !

    That's all for now.

    In a week ...
  2. Design Change Ideas wanted

    Already made the Warrior Tadpole, fun to make more fun to ride, sadly now scrapped thanks to a darling driver coming out a driveway without looking.
    So, no I want to do a Tomahawk SWB but with a 26 inch front and back set up, not the plan 26inch back 20inch front
    Anyone got ideas on sensible mods to get this configuration, so far all I have in my brain is to raise the back angle on the forks to match in, or ad an extension to the back forks to compensate for the height, I like the seating ...
  3. different size wheels

    Can anyone tell me why most of the recumbents, and low racers use different size wheels (e.g. 20" front, 26" rear)
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  4. Shipping costs really ruin my online shopping exerience!

    I stopped by a local shop today to see if they carried the tie rod ends for the steering linkage. Turns out they had only one left in the 3/8" size I was after but could have the other one in tomorrow. So I bought it, it was $18.06 after taxes. When I got home, I snooped around online to see how much these things go for online...turns out that the prices for them isn't all that bad-if you lived in the US, where the shipping isn't too bad-but ship to Canada, then it quickly becomes ...
  5. hub motor vs mid drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinkle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    I would like to thank all those who answered my plea for help. The responses raised things I would not have thought about.

    I should tell you a bit about myself.
    As a grandfather of 7 with a serious balance issue, I am not in to extreme sports and my needs are rather humble.
    I am building what is essentially a Timber wolf recumbent delta trike. Typically my excursions are in the 5-10 km range to run errands. Occasionally I get on the Trans Canada Trail and do a 40-50 km