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    Front Wheel Drive build

    So I was able to do a good testing ride and found a major flaw in using a 26 inch wheel on a 24 inch front suspension fork. It bottoms out against the crown of the fork. Which was kind of funny. I was cruising along and when I hit a bump, I would hear a weird rubbing noise. I was thinking that...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Much better! Thanks! I don't feel like I'm unable to sit back and relax. Now I sit back on the seat and just enjoy, proper support now.
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    I'm not sure it is. The seat is about the same height. But, that was my goal, not to make it worse by adding front suspension. I used a suspension fork designed for a 24" wheel, and put a 26" wheel on there. I made some adjustments and it seems to work, so far.
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    By way of an update. I've made a few changes, as I was thinking I would. I added disc brakes front and rear, modified (bent) the seat frame a bit, added a front shock, relocated the center boom so it's lower, changed the handle bar configuration, and made a separate attachment point for chain...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    You are correct. So I will likely add another pivot point.
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Yes some modification will be necessary. And more testing...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    I'm missing the yellow cruiser photo?
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    An interesting idea!
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Thank you! Funny you should mention that thread. I actually read the whole thing after I started my build, and it helped quite a bit. He ended up with similar difficulties that I've had (with seat height). I have anticipated a front suspension from the beginning, which is why I used the rear...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Thanks for the photos and advice! My wife's family (3rd generation) is from your country, I'd love to visit, it sounds dreamy! Smooth pathways...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    So you're saying if I "bend" the upper part of the seat up, more, that would be the same as raising the whole seat angle? That's interesting. I might have to think about that. Yeah, the older I get the more I desire soft suspension...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Still working on my bike. I added a disc brake to the rear, and added some smoother rolling tires. I'm struggling with how far the seat is leaned back. It seems to be too much, because my neck being bent like it is seems to restrict breathing. So I'm thinking of raising the seat angle up. And...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    I've been just unbolting it while still upright... then with one hand hold the bike, and the other pull the wheel out (after undoing the brakes). The only difficulty I've had is getting it all back together, which has made me think about attaching the chain stays differently, so I don't have...
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    My first build...

    It's been a while since I've updated this thread. My wife and I still ride this quad bike on the local pathways. It's quite fun and a good work out.
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    It's definitely a challenge to ride, as in it takes some concentration.
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Thanks! I'm already having fun on it.
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    Thanks! I have been thinking of adjusting the seat. There are a number of "firsts" with this bike. One of them is how far laid back the seat is. My last ride (yesterday) I was getting much better at stopping and starting. But, I still might make the seat a bit more upright. I have had that...
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    Front Wheel Drive build

    I've always been intrigued by front wheel drive. So I decided why not build one? I started with a basic Mt. Bike frame (aluminium). I decided I wanted some sort of suspension, the Mt. Bike had a rear suspension system, so that would work for now. Below you can see I started by attaching the...
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