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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Is that why you are making the camping trailer rather than a tent ? Can you get down that low ? Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Don't quite think it meets the criterion of languishing in a shed ? Would you attack it with an angle grinder to sort out it's troubles ? Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Emiel The Flevobike/trike is a poor design that you can learn to live with , if I was on main land Europe I would have bought one to tinker with I suspect there are as many languishing in sheds un-ridden as there are in use ! My design is severely compromised by using existing Python front...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    I do see it as a collaboration , there has been a lot of positive input from this forum and the Finn's :D(y) Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Got a good social ride today on the prototype :- I rode to S-in-A looking to see if a shop had survived the pandemic ? after that the first port of call was Sutton Lawns , this is the trike parked by their lake , it is fed by a spring and is the source of the river Maun that gives Mansfield...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Ok well the beggar stands now unaided ! The left hand clamp holds one end of a duff 20" inner tube it is then wrapped around the centre axle of the ilean and back around the square frame until I run out of inner tube and axle. Each turn was pulled tight and it was held by the far right clamp...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    I suspect it already does that , just to small to notice , with all that weight/bulk on the front small things like that that get lost ? yes I have seen that , even just not sitting in the middle of the seat causes the front end to tilt over whilst still going straight , try that on a lean...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    So hoping to take this for a run tomorrow , nice ride into the forest maybe weather permitting ? been contemplating the next move to get the tilt axis aligned closer to this ? Now being a bolt together concoction it is possible to bolt it together in other configurations ? If the rear end...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Ok so we have some answers ? You can just see the repair to the square tube to align the two BB's , here the pedal crank arms have been locked to align the tapers on the BB axles whilst I weld the central tube connecting them. The central tube can be removed by taking a BB axle out and...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Sadly this was not designed for elastomers and so fitting them is problematic , however there are always other solutions to these problems..... Watch this space.... I have an appointment with a welding machine ..... Paul
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Soon I will have caught you up then :D Vi who developed iLean has made some claims that have not been verified by anyone else to the best of my knowledge [ I am not saying he is lying , just that there seems to be no other people trying the same stuff ] So a Python with a iLean rear end made...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Ok getting a bit of tilter envy ? Popshot is on his 3rd and I have only had a brief [ if unsuccessful foray into iLean ] so I had a better but undeveloped iLean rear end this would give me more width than first attempt and allow for elastomer damping ...... What can possibly go wrong ? 2 x...
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    Warrior Trike Build Thread

    Nice looking trike. Are you talking about the front reinforcements ? it would be better if some were added between the rear drop outs and the main spine under the seat ? Like this Warrior Rear frame broke regards Paul
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    Going for my second build.

    Hope the fender points are not subject to any vibration ? It is the devils metal and will fail at the earliest/most inconvenient moment and this is usually inversely proportional to the ease in which the part can be reached and replaced ! Paul
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