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    Re: Brake caliper recommendations

    men this trike was given to me, I called the manufacturer directly. They told me they have stopped using the caliper I have. But, they would gladly sell me the one they use now for a small fortune.
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    Re: Brake caliper recommendations

    an auto brake rotor is NOT smooth. From the factory it is slightly rough. Thing really fine sand paper. The brake pads need that to grab. If the rotor gets to smooth it doesn't create enough friction...
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    Re: Brake caliper recommendations

    I have tried to post pictures from my phone with no luck.

    I have thought about going hydrolic, the brakes are adjusted, the lever at full application is still 10-13mm from the handle. The rotor...
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    Brake caliper recommendations

    Lady's and germs, I need help once again.

    On my trailmate adult trike, I have a front disc brake..... I stinks.

    I'm looking to upgrading, this is my daily rider. I use it to go t . Work, go...
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    Re: Bike to Trike conversion

    to me it looks more like a hybrid of the two. Most ov the suns I have seen have a different rear brake. The meridian (I know because I own one) doesn't have a rear wheel detailed. The schwin town and...
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    Re: Bike chain woes...

    UPDATE

    I fianly had a chance to take a better look at the rear chain on the HEAVY DUTY trike.... The chain was OK.

    I acquired this trike second hand, the previous owner said he had one of the...
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    Re: Bike chain woes...

    that pic was not of my trike, I don't have a cloud source to share my pics from. That pic was borrowed from another site.

    But, you do have a point....
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    Re: Retroaster Mk2

    I was just thinking, what if you took your basic design and adapted it to sheet metal.... Using metal working teniques to add strength and lighten it as well... I.e. relief holes that are raised,...
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    Re: Bike chain woes...

    Ken trike #1(the one that was stolen and recovered)! Is a schwin. Unfortunately it is not an OLD schwin....
    Trike #2 is a trailmate industrial trike, you would think they would use a heaver...
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    Re: Retroaster Mk2

    So basically its a space frame, or similar to an monocock frame. Where the internal supports are cut out .... I was thinking marine ply for weather tightness versus cost... Thought if cost in an...
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    Re: Retroaster Mk2

    na, the rest of the world is just weird....😜 .

    Actually I work in the auto industry. I hear mechanics gripe every day about having to have 2 sets of tools to work on american cars. They are...
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    Re: Retroaster Mk2

    I might have to look into using Ply for a build for me then. I weigh 450lbs (204 Kg to you weirdos who use the metric system)
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    Re: Bike chain woes...

    https://industrialbicycles.americommerce.com/resize/Shared/Images/Product/Husky-T-124C-Industrial-Tricycle-W-Cabinet/HuskyhUBlg.jpg?bw=1000&w=1000&bh=1000&h=1000

    Not the model I'm dealing with but...
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    Re: Bike chain woes...

    unfortunately, I'm dealing with two comercialy made trikes, I will see if that is an option though...

    This is a two chain drive train both cogs that are related to The chain that is giving me...
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    Bike chain woes...

    OK Zombies.... I have a head ache.. A minor one but a head ache nonetheless.

    On BOTH, trikes I have a two chain drivetrains. The main chain hasn't had any major issues. The secondary chain( the...
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    Re: Retroaster Mk2

    Have you load tested the frame??? I'm curious what kind of weight it can handle...

    NICE BUILD.....
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    Re: Spoke noises

    Check for broken spokes.... They will make a ticking sound...I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE....
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    Re: Pallet breakdown

    I'm not saying burning them is bad. Believe me, some of them are so bad burning them is the only real use for them...
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    Re: Pallet breakdown

    my goal is not burning wood, but CHEEP construction meterials. My dads whole modle train layout was made of recycled glass shipping pallets.my job as a kid.
    Was to help load, unload and breakdown...
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    Pallet breakdown

    I acquired some shipping pallets, for a couple of projects.
    I haven't broken down pallets in years...

    I was reminded of a few things.

    1.No matter how hard you try. You will split a few...
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    Re: It ain't easy being GREEN!!!!

    I apologize for my Cranial-rectal-infarction.....

    I haven't been myself lately, I've been a little GREEN...
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    Re: It ain't easy being GREEN!!!!

    no it isnt a delta, it is a traditional one wheel in front two in back.
    It has a rake in the steering tube and a more rearward CG. Mh thought is by regearing the drivetrain via the drive output. I...
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    It ain't easy being GREEN!!!!

    Due to luck, stupidity or insanity.....

    I may have an electric drivetrain to play with.....

    Unfortunately, it is the drivetrain from a front wheel drive Mobility Scooter....

    My thought was...
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    Re: Heavyweight

    the broken spokes were result of the fall. And yes the center of gravity is high. The driveway that cuased the issue, is steep, and banked as well. When the trike started turning, I knew I was going...
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    Re: Heavyweight

    that was my thought, the 26inch fat tires on my schwinn have really done well. The only issue I have had was due to the roll over. When I fliped it I broke a few spokes.... and didnt notice it till I...
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