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    Default Re: Tour-ettes trike syndrome.

    Quote Originally Posted by darnthedog View Post
    When your done painting the frames, will you be trimming the screws down so they don't stick up like little antennas?

    I would probably catch myself on those things regardless of how far out of reach they are. I seem to be clumsy that way lately.
    Hi DTD,
    Indeed they will be trimmed to a length to suit the dome-nuts.
    There are fibre washers between the flanged nuts and the underside of the guards, and there will be some between the outside of the guard and the threaded bracket.
    I may even put one between the bracket and the dome-nut (not sure yet). I left the M5 nuts over-length knowing that I will trim to fit after painting and final sub-assembly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Wow looking good Dan

    There are a lot of bits in that build.......

    Hope they will all play in harmony , I know how one bad design decision [ 2 in my case ] can cause years of unnecessary pain ! [ thinking about it actually 3 ]
    I know what you mean Paul,

    More "bits" usually means more things to go wrong I think.
    I am hoping that I will be lucky.
    This will be my Touring machine, so I need it to be as reliable as I can make it, without sacrificing functional needs.
    I don't think riding in the rain or wet on a trike W/O mudguards is any fun at all. Esp when the "ejecta" from the wheels hits your hands and arms (I wish dog-owners were more considerate).
    Now I have only the rear rack to make. It will be a 2-part affair.
    For normal day to day use it will have the hard-shell panniers and a small load platform above the line of the panniers.
    For Touring "getting there & back" use it will have an additional detachable load-bed big enough to strap a tent and other stuff to it.

    When this is all done a short "breather" then on to my next one. Madness!!
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    Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyC View Post
    Hi DTD, I left the M5 nuts over-length knowing that I will trim to fit after painting and final sub-assembly.
    M5 *** you are perverse

    I assume you also used M2 , M7 and M11 all popular sizes ......NOT !
    Regards Paul ...so many bikes to butcher and so little time ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    M5 *** you are perverse

    I assume you also used M2 , M7 and M11 all popular sizes ......NOT !
    Seemed a reasonable size to use to me. Last time I looked the mudguard mounts on the dropouts were M5 too, so it seemed a good size.
    I will make a note of your need for an "Even" and ordered existence that excludes "Oddness"
    Something else will break before the bolts will.
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    Minor update,
    Took the trike to pieces to do some painting and prettying up of some of the sub-assemblies.

    Regards,
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    Nice and the final colour will be ?
    Regards Paul ...so many bikes to butcher and so little time ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    Nice and the final colour will be ?
    Not sure on main colour yet Paul. Might be the cheapest powdercoat I can find (white or black is usually the cheapest).
    Depends on the pennies.
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    It has been rumoured some powder coater's will shove your job in with someone else's and using their colour makes your job cheaper ?
    Regards Paul ...so many bikes to butcher and so little time ....

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    Default Re: Tour-ettes trike syndrome.

    Quote Originally Posted by stormbird View Post
    It has been rumoured some powder coater's will shove your job in with someone else's and using their colour makes your job cheaper ?
    Hi Paul,
    I have heard that rumour, but I don't think its that true TBH. I can only ask.
    Regards,
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    It's worth a try but you might not get the colour of your dreams , also that folding stuff helps to secure the right price for the right job.

    Regards Emma
    It can't rain all the time

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    Default Re: Tour-ettes trike syndrome.

    Today I added the rear "Bling-guard in order that I could better judge the available space for my home-made and heavy-duty rear rack.
    The shiny mudguards over the balloon tyre looks very old-school.



    Then I cut down the rack and tacked the fixings to the rear spar in place.



    The overall effect is quite pleasing (to my eye at least).
    It is a larger than average size and will not be to everyone's taste, but the attempt is to provide a platform for a touring load (maybe eliminating a trailer?).

    Regards,
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    Bling is looking good there Danny. And who cares it is looking old fashion. Its functional. And it looks like its going to be a blast to ride.
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    Default Re: Tour-ettes trike syndrome.

    sweet !

    Any more updates on the road testing

    regards emma
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    ....blingtastic Danny.

    Used to work with a guy back there who had a blinged up old car - looked like he put glue on it and drove through Halfords - reckon you have the trike equivalent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinkle View Post
    sweet !

    Any more updates on the road testing

    regards emma
    Not a lot Emma.
    The only thing I am concerned about is the occasional "chain-drop" on the return side of the chain. which is taking time to resolve. I think its caused by a failure in the front derailleur/chain tensioner, but its hard to catch it in the act while pedaling.
    In all other respects its a very nice machine. The additional effort in implementing the dual-link steering as per Peter Elands spreadsheet tool was certainly well worth it.
    It feels very stable at all speeds, and I am delighted with it so far.
    The pannier mounts are next, and then some battery mounts. A few more rides and then off for painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyC View Post
    Not a lot Emma.
    The only thing I am concerned about is the occasional "chain-drop" on the return side of the chain. which is taking time to resolve. I think its caused by a failure in the front derailleur/chain tensioner, but its hard to catch it in the act while pedaling.
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    Usually its the pull side that gives the problem , the chain return side should guide the chain in , maybe its a tight link ?

    keep up the good work

    regards emma
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    Continuing the "Bling" theme of the mudguards the rear mudguard was fitted and the rear rack was completed to include carriers for 2 hard-shell panniers (same as Emma has on the Yellow Marengo trike).
    Annoyingly, the panniers come without any fitting instructions and they are intended for use on one particular model of Harley Davidson.
    I built 2 custom carriers that are themselves bolted to the rear rack. I mounted them down real low and to the rear for 2 reasons (to avoid or minimise interference of the pannier opening lids with the seat) and to preserve access to the rack's top deck.










    Regards,
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    Danny
    Looking good mate.
    As a suggestion to the bling- when you paint the rear rack- if you paint and not powder coat it with the rest- I would suggest a silver to offset all the black. Or even have it chrome plated. Just the rack itself.
    It is totally up to you. But in my minds eye that would look great.
    A white would look just as good. But just a thought.
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    The only downside is they can be noisy if the contents are not well packed , had 18months or more of bumping noises if you don't wrap things otherwise they are solid and look good.

    Regards Emma
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    .....stunning work Danny, a real head-turner for sure. Have you perchance seen this one before......

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