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  1. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Wheels have arrived...plan to finish the whole project towards the end of October 2018
    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1799/29153787837_3e8b75dcaa_z.jpg...
  2. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Darn the Dog....your amazing and its a very kind offer but 16 inch wont cut the mustard (so to speak)...ive designed the frame around 20 inch wheels but thankyou so much for the offer...you rock...
  3. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    At last i have all the money i need to finish the build but no time to do it....sod's law. So far i have spend about 110 hours working on this project from the design all the way to the frame...
  4. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Starting the Steering mechanism...will be away for a further three weeks due to work commitments...then it will be full steam ahead for a week.
    The 20 inch front wheels with drum brakes (70mm) are...
  5. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    I'm off for two weeks (23rd May 2018) to make some more money so i can finish the wooden recumbent trike build.
    I'm on a very tight budget so it can be quite trying at times keep the cost...
  6. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Crank clean of paint ready for epoxy /wood the attached to frame.

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/27406808177_b44308f299_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/28404689468_4b232d230f_c.jpg
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  7. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Timber frame is ready for setting the crank...Epoxy applying and connecting onto main frame this week
    Hemp and epoxy will be applied around the crank and set to the frame for strength.
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  8. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Steering Mock Up Video....


    https://youtu.be/-QuGjNXdcso
  9. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    STEERING MOCKUP . THE GENERAL IDEA OF THE STEERING IS BASED ON THE TRIBOLT DESIGN::: I HAVE ASKED RON IS I CAN USE HIS DESIGN::: HE HAS A GREAT SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND KNOW HOW:

    TRIBOLT WEBSITE ....
  10. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    HERE IS A SNEAKY PEAK OF THE ROPE WINDING: The front pedal crank,steering axle and rear wheel attachment need to be fixed to the frame before the rope can finally be finished.
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  11. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Sawdust and epoxy filler to smooth out the frame a touch.....rope wrap and steering are next on the agenda.
    Everything will be sanded smooth for the rope to be fixed,bounded,secured onto the...
  12. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Found a place in the Netherlands for all the parts i need including wheels

    http://recumbentparts.com

    thanks for all the advice everybody.
  13. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Hemp and Carbon Fiber / Carbon Fibre Video


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddF4lU4jmsg
  14. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    carbon fiber / carbon fibre attached to the frame.

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/832/40195749710_61bcc25ed6_c.jpg

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/947/40195750460_940b3c23fd_c.jpg
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  15. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    spelling mistakes or grammar mistakes .....its should read heights or height....instead of highs and high....sorry about that...it always pays to proof read before posting! (this applies to the post...
  16. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    OX76 : I'm not going to soak the rope in epoxy .... not too sure how I`m going to attach the rope onto the frame.I soaked the frame with epoxy then applied the hemp then throughly soaked the hemp so...
  17. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    I might hold of on the video for a few days as i will be threading the carbon fiber onto the frame as well this week.
    In the meantime here is a few photos of the hemp epoxy connection.
    The hemp...
  18. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Video coming soon....like this weekend of the hemp - carbon fibre - hemp jointing of the wooden frame.
    in the mean time....here is some photos of the next stage which will be the steering....photo...
  19. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Brand New Promo for the Recumbent Trike Build....21st April 2018

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nITG7ExtD64
  20. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Ox76 : its looking good and shiny,put what you seen now will be covered over.Purchased the thin rope material today....2.8mm wide...100 metres of it.I'm think about getting another roll as it might...
  21. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    darnthedog : its for the looks and the price.The light tan hemp will look better and the price of carbon fibre (english spelling) fiber (american spelling) is extremely expensive.The frame will be...
  22. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    second epoxy coating
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/41515519442_e3852f9f1e_c.jpg

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/927/27686682158_9a9bc6de84_c.jpg
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  23. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    Second coat of Epoxy applied to the frame...its looking shiny.Next i will be making a video of the hemp - carbon fiber - hemp process.The video will feature a new intro to the video series
  24. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    sealing part 3
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/817/27649085448_a37560f816_c.jpgIMG_2413 by Berlin Recumbent, on Flickr

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/940/27649082598_3d57ea7780_c.jpgIMG_2414 by...
  25. Re: Building a recumbent trike in Berlin,Germany

    sealing part 2
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/815/41478536732_7d2c1a8fce_c.jpgIMG_2412 by Berlin Recumbent, on Flickr
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