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    Steering elbow

    Yes. The sheer strength in this tube is no doubt up to the task but the bending load might overwhelm it. Sleeving with steel might work but I think the plastic deformation load will be different between materials and so one might be bending while the other is breaking...I need an engineer! I...
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    Steering elbow

    Thickness measures at 2.15mm at the ends and has an internal shoulder where it thickens to 3.3mm it is aluminum and no doubt a high load piece as it is designed to take big air impacts from downhill mountain biking. My trike has a wide wheel base and is going to incorporate a small sail so the...
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    Steering elbow

    Yes, the black tube which is a downhill mountain bike axel is the axel. I was also concerned about its hollowness and was going to sleeve it with aluminum or steel. The quick release will go through the whole assembly and in to a threaded insert in the elbow.
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    Steering elbow

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xJD6pH1ETAjNxLq88
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    Steering elbow

    Hello all, This is my first build but not my first rodeo. I have been concerned with the strength of my steering wheel attachments, I have opted for 20 mm downhill hubs and axels. See my pictures please. Should I be concerned with folding up the steering tubes? Any other thoughts? Cheers, Leigh
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