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    Re: up_wrong Tadpole trike

    But the neighbor has a nice 26 inch Mongoose with rear suspension but it is a men's bike.
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    up_wrong Tadpole trike

    A few days ago some one posted a pic of a up wrong tadpole or? in some snow.
    My neighbor has a nice Mongoose bike that is hard for him to get on plus he is 70+ years old so stability is an issue....
  3. Re: Wheel sizes on the Warrior Recumbent Tadpole Racing Trike

    Using a 20 inch = lower gearing = better climbing on hills
    using a 26 inch = higher gearing= higher top speed
    use a gear inch calculator to configure what you are after.
    As a side note, Shimino...
  4. Re: Hello from the City of Destiny (Tacoma, WA)

    It is Saturday 8 am. Today is good as tomorrow I go to church. It is about 1.5 hour drive so you decide?
    Will send you a pm
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    for shocks, why not use the ones ment for a MTB w/ rear suspension. I bought one for under $10
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    Re: Streetfox build etc

    here are pics of the Delta trike I am pulling my hair out trying to configure a brake peddle.
    The plug going to front wheel I added so to make it easier to work on front wheel....
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    Streetfox build etc

    Finally figured out the phone camera (have to send via email) so here are some pics of my second Street Fox that will have 20mm front axles w/ disc brakes.
    The rear pic of brake calipers are the...
  8. Re: Hello from the City of Destiny (Tacoma, WA)

    The E-trike I ride around town is 1.5 box .065 tubing
  9. Re: Hello from the City of Destiny (Tacoma, WA)

    can't do Labor day weekend but following weekend looks good?
  10. Re: Hello from the City of Destiny (Tacoma, WA)

    A mig welder is preferred, 110v unit is adequate as well. I am using a Hobart I got as a reconditioned unit, works great.
    As far as hubs, I have several pairs of BMX wheels that work quite well....
  11. Re: Hello from the City of Destiny (Tacoma, WA)

    Welcome to the forum. All the way up to Tacoma Wa.
    If you ever get down towards Longview, Vancover, Portland way give me a shot as I reside in Ryderwood Wa.
    Just so happens I am building a second...
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    Re: tadpole electric scooter

    Problem with 14 inch wheels is sourcing tires etc.
    My plan was to basically build as per street fox but keeping the main frame/ batteries below the axle centers.
    go with a 14-18 inch front track....
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    tadpole electric scooter

    While laying in bed I had an idea to design and maybe build an electric scooter in a tadpole design (two 20" in front and one 20 inch in rear w/ hub motor).
    Steering would be very simple as there...
  14. Re: Trying to gather parts for warrior build. Not sure about the tubing.

    here are some suppliers in Delware

    http://www.easternshoremetals.com/


    http://shopmetal.com/


    http://www.easternmetal.com/
    http://www.easternmetal.com/
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    Re: Bad day in the shop

    you got that right.
    After pondering what I did and how to resolve issues I came up with a great idea.
    I cut the wire from the hub motor to be able to attach the disc rotor (ordered new ones...
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    Bad day in the shop

    yesterday I had three strikes so close up shop.
    Been trying to get hydraulic brakes working on my Delta fat tire trike but keep getting no where.
    STRIKE ONE
    Have one master cylinder on handle bars...
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    Re: headset bearing cups

    I just happened to obtain an old single speed bike that has the bearing cups that needed a little massaging to fit the headtubes.
    Onward
    I should have gotten these posted before Twinkle was...
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    headset bearing cups

    Working on a tadpole trike and need 4 bearing cups for the kingpins. Have 3 as well as a bunch of the smaller diameter cups. Thinking of tacking a smaller cup if I can't locate a larger cup. Anyone...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    here is a link to cut off wheel we are using
    https://www.gamut.com/c/abrasives-finishing/cut-off-wheels?s=eyJjaWQiOjIzNzN9
    they have a wide selection. The 10" wheels from Dewalt etc. got too small...
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    My neighbor has a Ryobi chop saw and we are building a 4' x 6' three wheel cart for hauling lawn mower etc. around town We used his miter saw that works great for all them cuts. Slightly melted the...
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    Re: 5 wheeled Viking?

    Well plans changed again. Neighbor sent me a link to a surrey company http://www.internationalsurreyco.com/
    Looks easy enough to build with minor/major improvements.
    I would / will suggest a...
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    5 wheeled Viking?

    Been talking with a neighbor about building a tandem trike or bike and gave him pics of proposed projects. He is hesitant about a low riding recumbent, wants to be able to transport grand-kids around...
  23. Re: Looking for a set of disc brakes for tadpole

    this is the pair I purchased. Looks like the ones you purchased? Will wait for delivery and hopefully find pads.
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  24. Re: Looking for a set of disc brakes for tadpole

    thanks Emma. Hopefully pads are available as well. I found on Ebay for $16 here in the states
  25. Looking for a set of disc brakes for tadpole

    currently working on two projects, one for LOML (an E-Delta with rear hydraulic brakes and front hub motor)
    second is a "ready for sale" tadpole trike ( with rear suspension, 20mm front axles, 20 or...
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