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    Rear suspension on delta trike

    Thank you - that's great advice. The wide tyres deliver quite a bit but I am sure you are right about the suspension with the extra load. I am going to join our local Men's Shed for the welding equipment and expertise. I will run a thread on the build once I have the design drawn.
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    Rear suspension on delta trike

    Having purchased several of Brad's plans, I am looking at combining the rear suspension of the delta wolf with the Lode Runner, possibly the tandem (2 shocks in this case) to be equipped with a 500W motor and solar panels for outback travel as discussed on a previous thread. The load to be...
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    front disc brake calipers

    It depends where you are using your trike. Hydraulic brakes are softer on the hands, thus producing more pad pressure with less effort. On the other hand, they are impossible to fix in the field and quite expensive and labour intensive to service. I have switched to TRP Spikes on our new...
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    G'day I have watched some of the movies of folk riding solar assist bikes - the distances are impressive. My purpose is specifically for Australian outback conditions and the distances between services. In Europe (where we should be now except for Covid) we prefer pedal power because services...
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    Yes - I've seen it. I like the idea very much. Gotta have a lot of panel.
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    Hi Emiel A back-up battery for me is unused weight I do not need. I prefer charge as I go with sufficient charging capacity to stay ahead of use. Solar panels are a little lighter than batteries although much harder to mount. Some outback roads have sand; it's miserable stuff to try and cycle -...
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    First of all, thanks everyone for your input. It is great to have this forum and I will spending a few nights at least reading all the old posts to get as much as I can from them. Since Kevin has some local knowledge and has raised some issues in point form, I can discuss my thinking as above. Alex
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    Design principles for a solar/electric/pedal outback machine

    In the time of Covid 19, if you live in the state of Queensland, Australia as I do, there is only one place where you are allowed to cycle and that is in the state of Queensland, Australia. Our borders, state and national are shut tight. If you leave Queensland, you can't get back without paying...
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    LWB (Tourmaster) stability climbing hills

    Having suffered serious leg suck injury (medial ligaments, syndesmosis rupture, fractured fibula) when attempting to learn to ride a Cruz-bike a couple of years back, I am very wary of ever getting on a recumbent bicycle of any sort ever again. However I like the semi-recumbent position and...
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