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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Well I went out today to Birds Hill provincial park which is only about 15 minutes from my home to give a further test to the High Roller. Over the last few days 2 friends tried it in the back lane,...
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    One day earlier this spring I took it for a ride to the Forks area in Winnipeg. And was unprepared for the reactions of people along the way. Not that the reactions were bad, just the opposite, in...
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    Here is a larger picture of the Warrior with the body on. It was removed sometime later and now sits in my backyard and will be used as a template for a hopefully better version....
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    Thanks Brad, couldn't have done it without your imagination to lead the way. Darnthedog, what's next is a revamp of my Warrior trike. It now has a bit over 2000 km's on it and will soon be getting a...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    And here is the view from the flip side.
    https://s8.postimg.cc/p5d223vut/P1020750.jpg
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Here's a shot of the Highroller pretty much finished. After I learn to ride it if I like the experience a mesh covering made for a motorcycle seat will be added. The bike is a lb or 2 heavier than...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    I will measure the angle of the froks but the plans were followed faithfully so it should be right around 72 degrees
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Heres a picture of the highroller with the cables, chain, seat and shifters applied. It all seems to work so back into the garage with it where everything will be removed so the welds can be checked...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Well the build is proceeding slowly. I just went down to my local bike shop and picked up new inner and outer brake and shifter cables. The chain has been added along with a pulley and a modified set...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    A quick update. the build is proceeding slowly, I want to take my time with this one and sweat the little details. The rear brace has been added plus the seat has been bolted on as well although it's...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Here is a picture of the progress so far. I just received a set of Continental street tires in a 24" size but will wait to mount them. We are in the midst of a heat wave so I may just turn the old...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Actually I have a plan, sort of, for the extra steel. On my Warrior trike I had decided to build an enclosure for it. It worked but it was heavy, the biggest benefit was the cold weather protection...
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    For sure a consideration, thats why I decided to go with the 24" wheels. Brad's plans indicated someone over 5' 8" would be okay even with a 700C wheel. I want to be able to put both feet down flat...
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    Re: Winnipeg Highroller

    Thanks for the replies stormbird and darn the dog. My $30 donor bike is steel so that parts all good. I found another steel childs bike but it is too nice to cut up so it is being checked over/lubed...
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    Winnipeg Highroller

    We just had bike week here in Winnipeg and there is a local group of recumbent riders that got together to put on a display at the final day. There were a couple 2 wheel bents similar to the...
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    Winnipeg Highroller

    I just noticed this was put in the wrong section, sorry bout that
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    Re missing photos, I used postimage per the recommendations on this site. I,m not sure why they are missing now.
    https://s17.postimg.cc/ag938s5kr/P1020693.jpg
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    To WFcycle sorry for the delay, I did take a couple photos of the controls and will try to remember to post them in the very near future. But first an update. I was on a ride to an area called the...
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    A quick update on the project. I would label it a success. The body offers 2 benefits, weather protection and improved aerodynamics. On the weather side, last week it was averaging around minus 10C...
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    It's a learning process. I have never built anything like this before. After building the Warrior trike I had to sort to sort out details like the shifters, correct pulley location, etc. Plus after...
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    Started to re attach the metal fenders then thought there might not be enough clearance when the wheels are turned. This because the front wheels are enclosed and the body was made as narrow as...
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    There is still snow on the ground here but the roads are snow and ice free so I have tried 2 test rides. The first was just around the block to identify any possible issues then yesterday a slightly...
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    Here are a few pictures of the completed trike. It is still on the table but everything is hooked up and all lights work. Had to head to the hardware store to get a couple longer nylon bolts so the...
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    The solar panel was checked and is small as in 2 watts. Painting is now done and all electrical work is finished and has been tested. I found the turn signals can all be used at the same time acting...
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    Re: Winnipeg velocar

    I'd best check it out, don,t want to cook the battery
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