Very impressive start.
I can't judge from here where you expect your head and shoulders to be ?
I wondered if you could leave some of the front body work and windscreen in place and make the rest behind it slid up the sides of the existing frame in one piece ? rather than it all hinge...
I do have some Broncis pictures but nothing showing the pivot.
This is all plywood ?
I would have though the Lynx would be a better bet for you ? just make it taller and shorter ?
Lynx sadly Photobucket killed these pictures , however there are some good video at the bottom ?
Sorry I did not mean to derail your idea and create problems for you.
yes it is worth a try , you may hit the right combination first go ?
the suspension is to try and keep as many wheels as possible ' on the tarmac ' for as much of the ride as possible.
as you go faster you tend to get...
Walter sadly no as I don't build tadpoles.
I have taken apart a rear suspended MTB and found instead of the plastic bushes there were 2 bearings and a internal spacer between them , so it is do able.
If you remove the plastic bushes and measure the inside of the mounting you may find it is a...
Well tadpole trikes need 3 things for them to act safely when ridden ?
center point steering
These would be very difficult to achieve using the suspension forks from bikes.
But hey I have NEVER built a tadpole and have little intention of , so am only talking...
If you have been looking for a few years you will see that :-
99% of VM's have at front suspension - Rotovelo has none
98% of VM's have rear suspension - Rotovelo and some WAW's have none
You will need suspension if you intend riding it fast , it's a safety think.
If you only want weather...
Couple of things you might not be aware of ?
The pivot on a MTB bike is not designed to be used in this way ? the bike leans into a corner the trike does not putting considerable lateral forces onto the pivot which is only designed for vertical forces ? especially if it has plastic...
I tend to do a simple test on my bikes ?
Push it along by the saddle [ recumbent's seat back ] can it go in a straight line ?
If no then what happens to it ?
It turns either way and the turn tightens as it moves forward , by just holding the saddle you cannot get the bike to ' unturn ' and...