Recent content by Thom_G

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    Pipe Notcher

    I used a hole saw for the first warrior i built, it was a 90, so i took one long piece, drilled a hole straight through then cut it in half for the two arms. The next two and tomahawk i built i did it with a flap disc and cutting wheel and it worked fine. A trick i used was shining a light in...
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    Warrior front wheels question?

    On the warriors I built it seems like the front wheels were always a trick to tighten enough, but not to tight, fight with spacers to make the 5/8 bolt fit the 20mm hub etc I just saw these at lowes and they fit perfectly into the hub, reduce the hole size to match the 5/8 bold and the flange...
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    I want some brownie points ? how do I degrease chains so I can make these ?

    Have children, ground them for BS trumped up charges and that's their punishment..... .....Zep purple industrial degreaser then a power washer?
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    Printing Our Plans

    Sounds like it was to big of a file for the printer. Sometimes you have to render or spool them on the pc, there is a check box in the printer properties that says something like that.
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    Printing Our Plans

    when you say you can't get them to print, can you elaborate?
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    Warrior Trike Build Thread

    Another post build/use recommendation: On one of my bikes the bolt welded to the frame, for the pulley, some how bent. Now I need to try to bend it straight without hurting the frame. If I build any other bikes, I'm going to use a coupling nut or a few nuts and weld them to the frame, then...
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    Yeswelder brand welding machines?

    I have one of yeswelders auto darken welding helmets. It works great and was priced decent, however in about a year the head strap part that tightens totally fell apart, at that point I bought a replacement made for a miller, it fit and was still cheaper than name brands. If their welders are...
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    Donor frames and parts?

    some Kids bikes have the same head tubes sizes as adult bikes, I found used kids bikes for 10 bucks on Craigslist and used them for steering.
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    MJ’s Streetfox build

    For the chain guide. I used plumbing Pex. it's very cheap for 8 foot lengths, easy to shape with a heat gun and even flute the ends. I read the noise on the chain guides comes from the chain hitting the end of the tube as it enters and exits the pipe, so they flute them to make it more quiet...
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    New to this forum and recumbents

    I found bikes on offerup and craigslist. If you need just a steering head and tube, kids bikes work as well, they're the same size as adult bikes and kids always are growing out of them. I also found a good bike in the local scrap yard, all it needed was air in the tires so I turned it into a...
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    Parts thread…

    When I finished my first build, the parts I didn't like were the ones I salvaged. I had a newly arranged old trike. The next two trikes I built I used as many affordable new parts as I could, cables, shifters, brakes, etc. and have slowly replaced them on my first trike as well. I found that it...
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    Warrior Brakes

    The 3 warriors made have a dual pull on the left for the front brakes. I never thought about it being twice the work like mentioned above, but i can still pull it with one or two fingers. I put a Vbrake on the rear wheel and it stops the trike really well, it also makes power sliding possible.
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    Streetfox build

    Is the air in the front tires the same?
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    Warrior Trike Build Thread

    No they were just a green tinted like that when i bought them. They were the cheapest rims so I bought them I guess no one wanted green.
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    Warrior Trike Build Thread

    Reassembled after powder coating. This is the same trike at the start of this thread that was off white. I didn't like the lack of durability with the paint, so it was off to powder coating. I also added a V brake on the rear wheel and cable guides.
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