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    Hi, newbie, a little about me and why I gotta get one made!

    sometimes an area vocational / technical school with a welding program will take on outside projects for little money
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    Street fox finally ALIVE

    yep. I've been considering a mid drive. pics / info wanted
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    spoke help for warrior style front wheels

    thanks gang, for the direction. You're right ! spoke threaders aren't cheap ! I've started looking into spoke length calculators and ordering custom length spokes.
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    spoke help for warrior style front wheels

    ordered Origin8 20mm 36h hubs for the front. scavenged the rims and spokes from a parts bike. OOPS !!!! the spoke flange diameter of the new hubs is quite a bit larger than the donor wheels' hubs. That'll make the spokes too long. Do I order new spokes ? From what reading I did, they come as...
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    Mountain Fox update

    catrike spindles: catrike 20mm (alloy) axle: in use:
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    Mountain Fox update

    if you made a hollow tube axle - 20mm o.d., approx 3/16" wall (.412" i.d.) -- would you ... tap the inside of the axle, and bolt it up flush to a tab with a hole in it (modified Atomic Zombie style) tap the inside of the axle, weld or machine a shoulder that bolts up flush with a tab with a...
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    Mountain Fox update

    yes. Origin8 20mm axle, 36 spoke, disc brake. I've been conflicted about the axles / spindles - a 20mm solid axle seems overkill ? Thick wall tube ? I have a metal lathe. follow the plans ? - 5/8 bolts with spacers for the bearing I.D.s.
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    Mountain Fox update

    the pics above don't show anything particularly exciting, only that I've gotten started on the project. I've picked out my rear hub, and 7 speed cassette (two different bikes, naturally :rolleyes: ) , waiting on tool to disassemble / swap also waiting on tool to disassemble the bottom bracket...
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    Mountain Fox update

    figures. messing around with image posting.
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    Mountain Fox update

    Just getting started on trike one of three. The design has morphed into a loose copy of a commercially available unit sporting 26” knobby tires. figured I’d post a couple pics. Pic 1 - tires, tubes, rim strips, and hoops picked out, waiting for tools and front hubs to arrive Pic 2 - rear...
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    Good place to get frame materials for delta wolf project

    I live on the East side of Colorado Springs. I'm new to bicycles, but not new to fabrication. If you need help, send me a PM.
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    Good place to get frame materials for delta wolf project

    you list Colorado as your location, but no city - if you're in or around Colorado Springs go to Glaser Steel on 31st for your raw materials. 24' of 1.5" square 16 gauge was $14 two weeks ago.
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    Looking for a special needs trailer

    haven't seen a trailer, but there are lots of pics of wheelchair accessible sidecars for bikes and motorcycles
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    new guy intro

    Hugh - you're right - as long as I have all the parts that go with the tube cut from the frame, I'm good to go, regardless of age or type. Danny C - the bikes I ask about above have the cartridge type (center picture) with the 20 tooth tool shown in the picture required to remove them. The rear...
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