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    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    like this I assume ? not hard to find if you look for Kiffy tilter in Google images ?
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    Drypod 2

    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...
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    Drypod 2

    I do have some Broncis pictures but nothing showing the pivot. This is all plywood ? carcle 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 ? have...
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    Drypod 2

    I would have thought 6mm plywood is sufficient if you can cut some strips from it and glue them @ 90' on the longer runs to provide ribs/lips ? Seen this :- Broncis Foam , tilts forward light etc
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    Drypod 2

    Hi there Not sure where your seat lies ? in this ? Have you seen this ? Kingcycle bubble & Squeak has a clever Cellite Board chassis
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    (Trike for) Velomobile.... from scratch.

    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...
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    First attempt to build my own Streetfox

    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...
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    (Trike for) Velomobile.... from scratch.

    Hi there Well tadpole trikes need 3 things for them to act safely when ridden ? Castor Ackerman 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...
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    (Trike for) Velomobile.... from scratch.

    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...
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    Oh no ... not again ... Street Fox fail

    The clue is probably in the text ?
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    Oh no ... not again ... Street Fox fail

    and did you read the text ? or just look at the pictures ?
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    First attempt to build my own Streetfox

    Janguns 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...
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    Newbie on my 3rd build...

    Love the delta's , very inventive !
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    link missing to plans bought long time ago

    Have you tried looking in the Tutorials ?
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    Calculator for trail and wheel flop ?

    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...
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    What about a "Jokes" thread? - I will start.

    A man walked into the pub next to the hospital. He said, “I shouldn’t be here with what I’ve got. Give me a double Scotch.” He downed the scotch and the barman said, ”So, what have you got then?” “ Eleven pence” …..🤣
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    What about a "Jokes" thread? - I will start.

    Italian Mother Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner. He lives with a female roommate, Maria. During the evening, his mother couldn't help but notice how pretty Anthony's roommate is. While watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Anthony...
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    Calculator for trail and wheel flop ?

    Hi all Came across this :- Trail calculator It has a value for wheel flop , without telling you what is considered acceptable ? puzzled Paul
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    Where can I buy components for a center joystick steering system?

    You can see from the picture you have posted either:- He has not fastened it on square with the machine ? or It turns like a normal bicycle , just that it is more laid back. Look up cyclecars and kinner's they sometimes use pin and slot and sometimes bobbins and cables .
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