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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...
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    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...
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    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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    Revamping one of my deltas

    A bit of an overdue update on the delta. I did purchase a Magic Pie direct drive hub motor. And since these are normally pretty basic, they are throttle operated and have a series of lights to indicate battery strength so I upgraded it. I want it to have a PAS system where the rider sets the...
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    Doug's Warrior Plan Questions 2 - Pedals

    My shoes are 5E wide so there is no way I'm buying cycling shoes. I made my own heel straps using 1" wide by about 1/16" thick aluminum. Gave each piece two bends, the inside leg is about 3" long and the outside leg around 2". Drilled four holes through the aluminum, 2 of those go through the...
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    Losing my accuracy - bit by bit ....

    One way might be to use a cut wheel. Make a cut across the top of the tube and then down the sides just past the center line. Then cut along both sides and remove your cutaway piece of tube and set it aside. Use an appropriate piece of flat steel to lay into what could now be regarded as a...
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Stormbird, reading about your efforts reminded me about a kayak I owned years ago. It had a rounded bottom ( no keel) and in order to make it go in a straight line you had to fasten the optional rudder at the back. At the time I was going up a wilderness river many weekends all summer for trips...
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    E-bike brake advice needed

    I have used the brake sensor for the Bafang system made to adapt hydraulic brakes to the controller. It consists of the switch body which has the wires leading to the controller and a small round rare earth magnet. On my bike I cut a small piece of thin tin roughly 1 1/2" by 3/4" and bent it...
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    Revamping one of my deltas

    Well 2 issues to report. I did manage to tip over at a super slow speed. I was coming home from a nice downtown ride and had reached a short section of a paved asphalt trail along the river. There was a bench at the top of a small rise with a few older gentlemen standing around and one guy on a...
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    Adapting for (really) big and tall?

    I have built the warrior trike and rode it for a couple thousand km's. It was a great ride and very comfortable and for sure great in corners although I did manage to tip it over in one fast 90 degree corner. Then I tried a couple of Brads delta designs. The warrior was definitely faster and...
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    Adapting for (really) big and tall?

    Most of the tadpole or delta plans recommend 1 1/2" sq tube. Usually in a 16 gage which is I think 1/16" wall thickness. For extra strength look into 1/8" wall thickness. That's what my deltas use, there is a weight penalty but it is strong. If those mountain bike trails are singletrack you can...
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    Pull behind camper

    There is another way to make a bicycle camper. Think of a shoebox.. There is a fellow in British Columbia who made a trailer in that style. It is long enough for him to stretch out in and wide enough to lay on his back. Basically the width of normal handlebars plus an inch or 2. It's made of...
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    Anyone wax their legs , sorry chains ?

    I started using a wax chain lube on my fat bike for it's winter rides a couple years ago. It seemed to work well and had 2 big plus'es. It did not attract dust and dirt and no oily residue on my pant leg. So I started using it on my delta trikes as well. Is it any better than the usual oily...
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