AURORA DIY SUSPENSION TRIKE PLAN
A Delta Trike has two wheels in the back, with the front wheel placed ahead of the cranks. This design is considered easy to build, and lends itself well to all type of modifications. There is plenty of room behind the seat for you to add your own mods such as a luggage rack or even a power assist motor. The design is extremely robust as well, so you can ride off the pavement or on trails.
We are all about recycle and reuse, so the Delta Trike Plan encourages using the parts you have on hand, as well as salvaging bicycle components from old unused frames when you have them. You can build a beautiful DIY Delta Trike just like this one for a fraction of the cost of a commercial trike, even if you use many new components. There is a great pride that comes from DIY!
The square tube frame is easy to cut and weld, and the tubing is commonly available mild steel. Rear suspension components are salvaged from an old mountain bike, and can be adapted to the riders weight. Steering components are also salvaged from recycled bicycles, so you can build a trike like this on a shoe-string budget.
The chain drive is routed under the seat and around the handlebars using standard hardware store pulleys. The efficient transmission means that your efforts are put directly into the rear wheel drive. Steering components are also taken from recycled bicycles.
Many of the frame tubing cuts are simple 90 degree or 45 degree cuts, so even a beginner can built a great looking trike. The 2 simple components used to adapt the freehub to the axle can be made by any basic machine shop quickly using just a lathe.
The rear suspension system uses standard components taken from any mountain bike frame, or they can be made from scratch. Bearings and axles are standard hardware store items, and even the rear hubs are completely made from scratch using inexpensive parts.
The seat is made using basic materials with fabric placed over foam on a wooden backing. Even the rear derailleur is just a standard bicycle derailleur with some slight modifications. Yes, you can build a high quailty delta trike from basic parts.
Have you been considering a Recumbent Delta Trike to enhance your lifestyle? Well now you can build your own with our easy to follow DIY Plans that take you through every step of the building process.