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    Ain't worth the risk....

    While not an "anti-vaxer" by any means I am a little uncomfortable with the idea of a mass vaccination against this one. How many times have they got the yearly "Flu-jab" incorrect and spent millions on a useless programme that did nothing? I'm only 65 but I have NEVER had what I would recognise...
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    Ain't worth the risk....

    The number of people out & about displaying an "Optimism Bias" by walking around in groups (teenagers) is scary. It isn't confined to the young either; I watched in amazement as my elderly (means "older than me") neighbour and his wife climbed into the back of a small car to go off for a "walk"...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Yup, I did think of that Popshot, and it's a really good idea. What stopped me was sheer cowardice the need to clamp everything in place to keep the frame as square and true as possible. It is easier to do that in a single plane on a sturdy steel-topped bench. The steel rule seen in one of...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Update 3rd April 2020: Today I modified the front tri-mangle to be super-slim on the front half so that the cranks would not hit the frame (Doh!). :) I was surprised at how easy this was to do, and totally amazed that the finished item remained square and straight. Some of the welds "look"...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Is this a Northern pastime? We don't go in for it much down here. ;)
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Looking good from a Southern-Wuss perspective for sure. ;)
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Update April 2nd 2020: A whole lot of measuring got done today to compare the LOKI tadpole layout and its BB position with what is currently possible on the delta while they were sat side-by-side. UPSHOT: I know exactly where the BB should be on the Delta (which is good) :). I cannot place it...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    We may talk later but I get all of your points. My "X-Seam" above was measured with my backside against the wall (no reclined board involved, just my bum tight against the wall and the tape alongside me and her measuring) By "Hip-Flex I mean how high my knee comes up towards my chest with the...
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    This might be the answer if you are short of space ?

    No, not jealous at all, honest!
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Hi Paul, thanks for dropping by. I had hoped that you would. A tape measure says the seat to the far-reach of a pedal is 40" (but the seat is saggy on bungee) so it will probably be 42". It felt "less comfortable" than the Orange trike from a hip-flex perspective and the BB is almost level...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Update 1st April 2020 from this old Fool: A rather mixed bag of results today. The successes were the welding of the front seat mount to the keel and getting a BB & cranks clamped to the front triangle to get a sense of where it needs to be fitted. The seat height is about 14" off the ground...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    This is very true all that's between you and certain-death is your tiny little balls under immense pressure. :eek:
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Ahhhh...... well the QR pins capable backplates are c.£33 ea. and the QR pins are additional to that. When you compare that to the Hub alone which is £36 ea. its not bad value. It does mean I can run 2 hub-braked style trikes (tadpole or delta) on 1 set of rear/front roadwheels. As I can only...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    You might be right about the cables being unmanageable, but the rear brake cables enter from directly above (the stop-housing is hooked into the slot on the top of the backplate) and the inner cable exits out and forwards onto the actuator to make sure any water flows down and out. Also, it...
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    Danny's Daily Delta

    Update 31st March 2020: Some housekeeping bits on the build today, capping off open frame sections and placing a crush-tube in the rear spar to provide a rear seat mount. Here is the cap on the rear spar with an M8 nut welded to the underside so that a flag-holder can be screwed in place. The...
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