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    DIY battery

    I would take the classical music as a warning to get out of the way. Reminds me of a plan I had to have an MP3 player with train whistles for that very purpose. Should work well on a rail trail. Used one years ago to entertain kids.
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    DIY battery

    I'm using a buck regulator for my overloaded-by-gizmology build to drop the e-Assist 36V supply to 12V to provide power for multiple USB outlets (including a tablet and camera}, and my 12V running lights. Somewhat comforting when you can start a ride with 63% tablet charge and ending the ride...
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    More for them tadpole tilter folks ?

    My unedumicated view is that, if the front wheels stayed vertical, and the rest of the body did not lean, it would have a tendency to roll. However, as the front wheels lean into the turn, any rolling force has to work against that wheel lean. The mass of the vehicle holds it down. David makes...
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    More for them tadpole tilter folks ?

    And I thought Paul was just observing that I was in a team of 1. I'll turn the lights off.
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    Camper for my trike build.

    It does happen. Ask those in severe bushfire, tornado, etc., areas. No power, no smart phone service for weeks.
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    Camper for my trike build.

    When everything has gone to !@&*, smart phones don't stand a chance.
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    More for them tadpole tilter folks ?

    It has been occupying some thinking time. I have another trike to finish first.
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    More for them tadpole tilter folks ?

    I want someone to start building one.
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    Camper for my trike build.

    In regional Victoria, Australia, bikes on board is at the discretion of the Conductor (who checks the tickets) so you don't know if you are getting on or not until your train arrives and you can check. I told a local state Government representative that it is simply not good enough and the time...
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    Camper for my trike build.

    Yes, but only if you know a number to call. Smart phones are one to one, radio is one to many. In any case, you can't use what you don't have.
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    Camper for my trike build.

    Absolutely well done Emiel. Credit to you. I am often asked why I bothered to fit amateur radio to my trike. Answer is, "There is always someone you can call." Whether you get an answer or not is another matter. So many modes and frequencies, one has got to work. It has saved my ride a number...
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    Warrior head tube length?

    My experience is only with direct steering. I kept the head tubes original length, used matching headstems, cut two handlebars at one end of the straight piece, inserted them in the handlebar clamps (old style) with the handlebar facing outwards, angled them back at about 45 degrees and fitted...
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    unhappy trike to get ride of

    Oh dear! Hell hath no fury like a trike that is scorned. Out, out, he says. I hope someone comes to collect it. It must feel severely unwanted and it would be a shame for it to get out and wander off.
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    Nice home made velomobile ? square and yet so round ?

    Project creep. Not one of the projects as usual, but the project list.
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