Warrior racing trike changed design

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That's got me thinking about lighting as well. The winters in my part of the world are long and dark, since we are very far north. The days are very short. It's also very rainy. My own trike is going to have to be equipped for these things. Should be fun. I'll be watching what you put together for lighting :)
 
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That's got me thinking about lighting as well. The winters in my part of the world are long and dark, since we are very far north. The days are very short. It's also very rainy. My own trike is going to have to be equipped for these things. Should be fun. I'll be watching what you put together for lighting :)
I can use the tiny less I have and it is fine, but the trike is new for me and I am low to the ground, so I want to be better visible.
That's why I also ad a flag.
The flag is more for other bikes on the bike pad.

I also need a mirror. Looking behind you is harder then on a normal bike.
 
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Added one front break. Tomorrow I weld the second one.
I wanted to do an other test ride and a bigger round.
I noticed that I needed to get a lower gear then I am used to by driving away and that accelerating goes slower then on my city bike. But I reach easily a higher speed and my cruising speed is about 3 to 4km/h higher then on my city bike.

Cornering is something else. I need to get used to steering and how fast I can go trough a corner.

A mirror is definitely needed. Looking behind me wasn't easy.

One small problem other then that I need to adjust my rear deraillar after I moved the shifter a bit. One of my front wheels had a bump in it. I think that it is the outer tube. I think that I solved that a bit by leaving the air out and move it a bit around, but I will check that tomorrow. It are cheap wheels so I can always get a new one as it isn't solved.

Tomorrow adding one front break, adjusting rear deraillar and adding a rear light.
Then can I ride tomorrow night. Want to do my route that I normally do on my city bike to see how it goes.

I also found a great Dutch app with many routes from short to long and even to other places. It has also the option to ad your own routes and for just a few euro it ads spoken navigation. I has routes in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark for what I know. It is in Dutch but for people that ride here, it is still great just to see the routes and for free it still shows where you are.
 
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Added today the second front break.
I had to stop, because there was rain coming. So I will go further tomorrow.

Only headrest and light mount plus trailer mount.
Bag mounts and closing off 3 holes.
After that I can disassemble the bike and sand it. Then I can paint it and build it together.
So almost finished.

But I try to finish tomorrow the welding and ride around a bit first.
I must still look for paint, so till then I will test ride it a bit more. 😊
 
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I did a lot of work today.
Closed the front and added a m8 mount with it.
Closed some other holes and added a rear light mount. I made it so the light sits a bit higher. I can ad a soft padding on that mount for a headrest.
Added one of the 2 mounts for my bags.
Only need to ad one on the other dode and finish the one that is mounted.

The lights are mounted, so I did a test ride by night.

2 flash lights on the front and a bike rear light with integrated reflector on batteries.

My Ortlieb bag was empty, but I placed it on it to see how it fits. There comes also one, on the other side.
Only need to finish that.

As my bike is taken apart, I will sand it and weld on some mounts to guide my break and shift cables.
Ad on one of the steering arms an extra mount for my phone.

So almost ready.

My test ride was good, but I was tired and I noticed that one front wheel was loose. Gears worked good, but I need to move my guide wheel a bit in the rear.
Other then that, everything is working perfect.

End of this month, my trike will finally finished.
Then I start on my bike trailer. Making it lighter and fixing the wheels. Ad a coolbox, a mount for my tent and other stuf and paint it in the same colors as my trike.

I found 20inch wheels that are the same profile and has reflectors on the side as my rear wheel. I will get them also.
 
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I got today one bag for on the side of my bike.
I use it to make a mount for it.

I had a short run last week and it didn't go that well. I was tired fast and it didn't ride that good.
Today I checked what was wrong and i found it very fast. The position of my pedals wasn't good. They where to close to the seat. After I moved it forward, I noticed straight away that riding went a lit better again. I didn't expect that this had such bich influence.

I am getting other front outer tires.
They are the same as my rear tire and have reflectors on the side.
 
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