Well that explains a lot ?I tried a trial-fit of a 60L Pannier on it "just to see". TBH, it isn't bad at all (IMHO) YMMV. At least it is clear of the dirt.
If I fit a short length top bag/box on top of the rack, there might be room to strap a sleeping mat/tent across the rack.
UPDATE Feb 8th 2020:Well that explains a lot ?
Could not understand why my panniers sit on the back of the Python and do not come above the wheels and are still 5" off the floor ?
That's because mine are 20ltrs and 13ltrs each ........
So one of yours is as big as 3 of mine strewth......
remind me NEVER EVER EVER EVER build a tadpole trike ........Just measured the toe-in of the front wheels Talk about EXCESSIVE, I wonder why it was hard to propel forwards
TBH I took both front wheels, axles, headsets and bars and steering elements off ages ago in order to split the frame and revise the chain from LH running to RH running, I never set the tracking up when I re-assembled it.No problem with tadpole fronts. That excessive toe-in is only because he hadn't got around to adjusting it. No different to adjusting bloody derailleurs or conventional bike saddles or caliper brakes, or ...
He probably got lost inside one of those panniers and overlooked it.
Yes ' cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey ' [ look it up it is NOT rude ! ] here yesterday however I got the new seat frame pivot/clamp assembled on a piece of scrap frame material and then transferred it to the trike , only 4 bolts and 2 zip ties however a real chore in the cold and high winds ? hiding in the back of the garage where there is no light ...When this stormy weather quietens down I should be ok for a local ride.
snagging , snagging , snagging that's all you talk about !!!Update 17th February 2020:
All "Toe-In" adjustments completed with my new home-made tools. I have to say that it is so much easier than ever before (especially, when you start from the "easy" side of the trike for the first wheel set-up).
I also re-positioned the rear-wheel drag/parking brake caliper (no more interference).
The front right brake caliper is slightly catching on the rotor again, so I will whip that off next and give it a service (having watched the Park-Tool video) it seems the pads are just not returning away off the disk as well as they should. It runs a lot freer than it once did but I can hear it "shrieking" as I roll the trike along, so it is still just touching every now and then (where it wasn't last time) now, it may be dirt/light-rust on the rotor I suppose, but it cannot hurt to make sure the pistons have no ring of dried crud around them that is stopping their free return movement.
The rest of my playtime (when not dodging the rain) was spent sorting all of the many little plastic bags of nuts/bolts and washers (and the contents of one drawer of my workbench) into a divided storage box. I was shocked at how many assortments and sizes I actually have.
I'm sure it will be the same here Paul.snagging , snagging , snagging that's all you talk about !!!
I did the same with my collection of new nut's bolts washers so I could carry one container with a good selection all all sizes in one go to where I am working .....
About 3 days latter storage box is buried under a pile of junk and again I am scratching around in flimsy margarine tubs trying to get enough parts for the job in hand ???
all the best Paul