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    Stick Welding ~ absolute beginner

    Hi Steve. In my experience a 2mm 6013 electrode is the most suitably size and type for bike welding, I have tried 1.6mm but found the electrode hard to use , to soft, tend to bend when you stricke up, proberly becuse of my inexperience. But be aware all 2mm rods are not equal there is alot of...
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    Project chopper

    Hi Popshot, Because the hubmotor is on the front wheel, a god place for the controls unit is around the head tube. I also like to be able to remove the fork for transport, without having to many cables to brake. So having the controls close to the head tube make that possibly. I also have a BB...
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    Project chopper

    I went to my workshop, after I posted above, and with a markingpen and a cutting disc reshaped the gusset Getting there, I will mount the controller exposed under the tubes insteed and only have the cable harness under the gusset. It also helps with the cooling which I was worried about. Not...
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    Project chopper

    My plan was to fix the controll unit behind the head tube so I welded a fixing bracket across the lower tubes. And cut up a trial gusset to cover from some scrap. Hmm, It's very large, not the look I wanted. What shall I do?
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    Project chopper

    The progress has been slow, so it time to get the project into full speed again. Next in line is the gear shifter, it will be situated under the seat, my plan was to use the right hand for shifting, but when I checked how the cable runs, I changed it to a the left. In my scrap pile I found a...
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    Tube bending

    When I started building bikes, there was some plumbing work to be done in my house and my old 25 year old cheap gas burner was more or less dead, so I invested in a Rothenberger super fire2 torch and map gas, it's a bit warmer than a normal soldering torch. I also use the burner to bend tubes...
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    If you watch the movies above, most of the participants of your age group do over 100 km/day, day after day. To have 3 independent battery are not ideal, there is a chance of battery failure. You better have one 36 volt battery. To charge a 36 volt battery from solar panels you need a "boost...
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    Hi For inspiration check this: https://www.thesuntrip.com/en/the-most-incredible-solar-bikes/ https://www.thesuntrip.com/en/sun-trip-movies/
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    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    I put us nc 28211 as post code for delivery and ordered; 2 off 24" 80mm wide a $33.51 each and the transport was $51.51 so total cost $118.60.
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    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    Fatter rims is availably from https://www.robsson.de/en/ in germany. You can by direct or contact them and ask if they have a US distributer. If they don't you have a bussiness opportunity.
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    Another FWD Delta trike.

    I can help you with that.
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    Another FWD Delta trike.

    Next time, if ever, contact me, I could get you the neck for nearly half the price. Replacing the neck, as easy as, screw of, screw on.
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    Kyoto/delta backwheel hub

    Hej I did use half a steel hub, tried to mig weld the bearing cups to the shaft, no chance. Probably could be done with a dissimilar (29/9, E312) stick welding rod. The bearing cups are very hard and if they don't fit perfectly on to your shaft you will have a hard time making them fit. The...
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    110v welder

    Hi Modern cheap DC arc welder often has built in lift arc TIG. The combination of stick welding and the option to add a tig torch with gas valve gives you all you need for bike building. But be aware, Tig welding requires more skill. I myself prefer Mig but the initial cost is much higher.
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    Lightweight simple adjustable wheelchair design.

    Hi Found this on ebay usa https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADI-Wheelchair-Disc-Brakes-and-24-Fusion-16-Wheels-With-Aluminum-Push-Rims/224033829719?hash=item342974f357:g:V7oAAOSwZtpe16O4 and for front wheel look at scooter wheels.
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