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  1. Hugh

    Ain't worth the risk....

    The confirmed world rate has now passed 1 million. This virus has an exponential curve which means in 4 to 6 days from today Apr 4 it may reach 2 million. I'll just leave that number here and check back in 4 days.
  2. Hugh

    fat tire delta

    Yes it does, bonus is the fun factor
  3. Hugh

    fat tire delta

    Today, Mar21 I took my home made fat tire Delta trike with the blue coro body for a real nice ride. Left my home in Transcona, Manitoba around 12:30 PM and headed to downtown Winnipeg. The outside temp was around 5 below C. The darn thing exceeded my expectations. It is electric assist using a...
  4. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Heres a picture of the trike turned upside down so I can fab up a derailleur mount. For some reason I,ve been avoiding this part of the project but today I figured what the heck, give it a shot. And it proved easier than expected. It's not welded solid yet, still need's a bit of positioning till...
  5. Hugh

    Working From Home?

    The toilet paper thing seems to be going on in Winnipeg as well. People are very strange at times. One of the running jokes around here is when the survivors check, all the victims will have one common trait - their bums were all spotless LOL
  6. Hugh

    Working From Home?

    I have slowed down the work on my Aurora, usually give it an hour or 2 per day. Then I stop and sometimes grab a Corona beer (it's on sale because many folk's find the name upsetting). On the bright side after a 2 month break on the enclosed fat delta, I,ve started taking it out for rides again...
  7. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Slow steady progress. The mounts for the seat have been built so the seat is now bolted in. This allowed me to test mount the Tongshen 48V motor so the bottom bracket could be located in the right spot. That brought up a need to alter the steering linkage. Turns out the linkage needs to have a...
  8. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Here are a couple pictures from today Mar 2 2020. The first shows progress on the Delta, the 2nd is a shot from the garage door showing the current snow conditions in my back yard and the 3rd is a shot from last year showing my favorite single track trail for winter riding in a nearby park. I...
  9. Hugh

    aurora delta

    No worries, it's usually a dry cold. And big plus no bugs at least till spring anyway. I can only imagine an often damp 1-minus temp.
  10. Hugh

    Easiest electrical conversion

    I built that enclosed delta trike you looked at on this site. It uses a Bafang BBSO2 and is one wheel drive. Despite what MrIdaho said I have not noticed any need to correct the steering, it goes straight just fine. And for stability well given that it is meant for weather protection and has a...
  11. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Too cold here for this man to cut and grind outside. Plus any snow that falls in say Nov or Dec stays till Mar or Apr. The woodstove you see is usually only pressed into service if the temps fall below minus 25C for more than a couple days. Main heat is provided by 2 1500 btu electric heaters...
  12. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Well I've got the rear wheels mounted to the frame also the shock is mounted. The front forks are next, just need to cut the front frame tube and weld the head tube into it. Tape measure confirms everything is nice and straight so far, from right and left rear sub frame to the farthest front a...
  13. Hugh

    This is interesting tilting delta ?

    My point is simply that basic physics works against the delta design in it's movement dynamics and because of that it simply doesn't "look right" to my eye. It's the old engineering adage of "if it looks right it probably is". There will be many applications where a delta may be best where...
  14. Hugh

    Warrior or Aurora?

    Having built both, actually I'm just building the Aurora at present I would rate them fairly equal in difficulty. With the Warrior the biggest thing for me was setting the angles on the the front wheel booms and of course building the wheels. For that I kinda cheated by asking my LBS to order...
  15. Hugh

    Electrifying the Viking

    I have the Bafang BBSHD on my fat bike that gets winter use primarily and some summer duty as well. It won't make you spin the crank any faster, what it does is add power to your effort. Each power level will take you to a set speed, ie on my fat bike with a 42 tooth chainring level one with...
  16. Hugh

    Modifying Warrior Trike Plans

    Right, I saw the Battle Mountain reference but never twigged to the racing perspective.
  17. Hugh

    This is interesting tilting delta ?

    I must say I like the look of this orange delta. Reminds me of the old time race cars with the open wheel's. The knee bulges aren't terribly attractive but the otherwise sloping downward's body should offer good visibility.
  18. Hugh

    Modifying Warrior Trike Plans

    I don't want to discourage you but - there's usually a but - real velomobiles are expensive, and almost always built by hand, rotovelo having a molded plastic body is an exception. I checked out the article on FWD unit you listed, and while being quite streamlined and prob requires less effort...
  19. Hugh

    Modifying Warrior Trike Plans

    Give some consideration to the delta style platform. With the single front wheel it is easy to use a suspension fork and as with the Aurora I am currently building rear suspension is also available.The single front wheel would make it possible to pick the width you need for a velomobile , the...
  20. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Thanks for the kind word's. I decided to take the axles to my LBS to get the rims laced to the hubs, should be ready in a day or 2. Meanwhile the suspension donor bike was stripped down and cleaned up so once the wheels come home the next part can be worked on.
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