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  1. Hugh

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

    Whats the difference between Iron Man and Aluminum Man? Iron Man stops the bad guys. Aluminum Man foils their plans.
  2. Hugh

    Got a load of exelent plans!

    Jesper, I found having 2 small 5" grinders was very useful. One with a thin cut wheel and one with a flap wheel or a grinding wheel. FYI a flap wheel has many strips of sandpaper/grit and is very good at cleaning up welds. Always wear eye protection plus for the noise I use headphone style ear...
  3. Hugh

    Another FWD Delta trike.

    I'll second the headlight idea, and also will copy that
  4. Hugh

    exercise bike

    Here is a picture of the exercise bike for the wife and myself occasionally. I used the rear triangle from a bike prev cut up, a single speed chainring and the rear 24" wheel from the high roller I couuldn't get comfortable on. It has a 5 speed rear freewheel but the rear deraileur is not...
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    exercise bike

    I am still working on the 2wd delta but in the meantime decided to take a week off to build an exercise bike for my wife. Like many on this forum I have a good supply of parts lying around. Adding to this is a recently acquired bunch of parts from a former recumbent racer. Some time next week...
  6. Hugh

    2wd Delta

    You are right about the gap between the pedals and front wheel. I actually shortened the wheelbase by close to 9" from the previous version. I was aiming for an 8' overall length to make the best use of the coro sheets for the upcoming bodywork. The wheelbase and the slack steering head angle...
  7. Hugh

    2wd Delta

    Got the steering set up now. Next step will be to add the framework that will hold the coro panels. I decided to give it a 62 degree head angle for straight line stability
  8. Hugh

    2wd Delta

    A bit more progress. First pic the frame is upside down, second it's sitting right side up and shows the seat mount, third with the seat mounted. Now working on the front fork/wheel setup.
  9. Hugh

    2wd Delta

    Heres a cpl pics of todays work. Brkts to hold the disc brakes, the wheels and on the motor side the torque brackets. In the pictures they are just tacked, but now are welded and partially cleaned up
  10. Hugh

    2wd Delta

    I decide to start a new thread since the Delta is basically all new. The frame is thin wall 1/16" inch and a half square tube. It will be fully enclosed, to that I just picked up 3 four foot by eight foot sheets of yellow coroplast. The frame is just the rear platform which holds the wheels and...
  11. Hugh

    Revamping one of my deltas

    On this picture the left side wheel mount is a lot longer than the right. That is to allow for the jackshaft and give the chain from the shaft to the rear wheel an uninterrupted run. There will be a strengthening arch using 1/2" conduit from one side to the other. It will provide a bodywork...
  12. Hugh

    Revamping one of my deltas

    Well the weather has been great lately here which means I have been doing a fair bit of cutting and welding lately. Today the rear frame section of the trike was completed. As far as a frame with the 2 rear wheels mounted to it at least. I will post a picture of the work done so far prob by...
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    Revamping one of my deltas

    Yes with 26" rear wheels the body height s/b somewhere around 30". I had no idea he was thinking of selling kits. What interests me is the general shape and I will be using coroplast sheets for the body panels. As of the 23 I should start cutting my frame pieces.
  14. Hugh

    Revamping one of my deltas

    When finished the trike won't be open sided. Like the link to the delta made by the artist fellow entry will be thru the open roof. Depending of course on this soon to be 69 yr olds agility. When I was finished with the fat tire version delta I determined never again to go with a full body due...
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    Revamping one of my deltas

    Picked up the thinner tubing a couple days ago. I want to proceed on this version slowly. The weight lost by using thinner tubing will likely be mostly regained by the 1/2" electrical conduit that will be used to make the body outline. There are a few design constraints that I need to work...
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    Revamping one of my deltas

    The fall weather is here now, we've had some rain so things are looking up. We are taking our trailer to a campground in the southeast corner of the province for a week then after arriving home I go pick up the thin walled tubing for the new improved 2wd delta. I found an inspiration on the web...
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    Revamping one of my deltas

    The plan is to use the trike all this summer into around early November. After that I plan to remake the frame. One of the main things will be to lose the 2 rear bike triangles that currently hold the rear wheels and build Warrior style rear wheel holders. Also trim the weight down where and if...
  18. Hugh

    Revamping one of my deltas

    Well my back is much better now and I have re installed all the components on the trike. I had added a power up/down switch from Grin Tech and the folks at Golden Motor had hooked that up as well. Yesterday, Aug 2/21 I finally got a chance to take the trike out for a ride. The Golden Motor...
  19. Hugh

    wheel placement

    I have 2 homemade deltas. 1 has a mid drive Bafang motor assisting me and driving 1 rear wheel, no issues at with the driveline. The 2nd is pedal power to the left rear wheel and a hub motor only powering the right rear wheel. Some folk's over at BROL thought that it would be hard to ride with...
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    Revamping one of my deltas

    There is a couple pictures about 8 posts up on this topic. The only change from those 2 pictures is I finally converted to disc brakes and a larger hub motor. This trike is 2wd, I pedal the left rear wheel via a jackshaft and the hub motor powers the right rear wheel. That type of drive system...
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