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    Re: Bike for heavier people

    What's everyone's thoughts on building a bike instead of a trike? He says he would prefer a bike. I did some looking and found a project from a Colorado university where they were working on a...
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    Re: Bike for heavier people

    I hadn't thought of using chrom-moly. Using a jackshaft seems like a good idea as well.
    As for the wheels, am I correct in thinking that the more spokes a wheel has the more weight it can hold?
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    Re: Bike for heavier people

    Thanks Emma and Ken! I was definitely planning on using a heavier gauge steel than I normally use. I usually use 16 gauge. Probably go with 14 gauge.

    I like the idea of the light motorcycle...
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    Bike for heavier people

    Hi everyone, I'm still relatively new to bike building but it has been a lot of fun so far. I have already learned a ton from these forums and all the great people here.

    I was approached by a...
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    Re: SpinCycle hard to pedal

    I think I have an old 16" bike. Might be time to tear it apart and build her one when I get this one finished.

    Thanks again for all of your advice! This has been so much fun!
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    Re: SpinCycle hard to pedal

    Thank you Paul and Emma for your advice! I was able to play around with it a little bit today. I found a smaller chainring and put that on as well as making sure the bearings were in the correct way...
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    Re: SpinCycle hard to pedal

    https://thumb.ibb.co/kuyKyv/20170331_211646.jpg https://thumb.ibb.co/eDvMBF/20170331_211646.jpg

    Here's the latest pictures of the spincycle. I haven't tried switching out the gear on the crank set...
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    Re: SpinCycle hard to pedal

    Thanks for the replies!
    The chain is on the right side. I made the mistake of putting it on the wrong side the first time I put it together. Lol.
    The casters are at about a 5 degree angle now. In...
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    Re: SpinCycle hard to pedal

    https://thumb.ibb.co/giDYaa/20170316_194330.jpg https://thumb.ibb.co/dbVqMF/20170316_194218.jpg
    Here's a couple pictures from the first go at it. It was really hard to pedal then, so I cut it apart...
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    Hello from Nebraska

    Hi everyone, I'm Jake from Nebraska. I've been lurking for awhile, but finally posting now. I'm in the process of building a Spincycle. I chose the spincycle as my first build because it looked like...
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    SpinCycle hard to pedal

    Hey everyone, I've been lurking for awhile, but am just now making my first post. I bought some of the bike plans awhile ago and have been having fun tearing apart bikes.

    I just finished the...
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