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  1. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Yes Sir Joey I do like it as much as I imagined. It does not have a lot of ground clearance so I,m careful about the path I take but it is easy to mount and dismount. The real surprising detail is how far it can go without using much battery power. The other day a friend and I went for a 65 km...
  2. Hugh

    Horizontal bicycle plans - a question

    My 2 cents added re electric assist. As mentioned the plans were designed a few years ago and adding electric assist puts an additional stress on frames, etc so you might consider adding a few gusset's. I went through this on my Warrior which needed some bracing after it was built due to stress...
  3. Hugh

    What's Your Other Talent?

    The trailer was insulated because I used it in early winter. Dimensions 8' long a bit over 5' wide with an interior height of around 5'6". The tires were 31" and the jeep had 35"tires. Notice the 45 degree angle at the back, that allowed me to pull the trailer up and over or down a 3' drop, not...
  4. Hugh

    What's Your Other Talent?

    For me it's always been building things not commonly available. From a double kayak to several jeeps and a small trailer i could take off road. I,ve included a picture of a 1947 jeep I restored, never did drive it though, the motor went and I had spent enough on it. Also a picture of a jeep...
  5. Hugh

    aurora delta

    Thank you and yes our snow has gone although it is in the forecast for some areas west of us tonight I think. The trike has a 48V Tongsheng motor that uses torque assist system. It took some fiddling around with but once the motor was dialed in it worked very well. Plus with those 20" wheels it...
  6. Hugh

    aurora delta

    It's not completely finished yet but enough that it could be taken for a short ride in the back lane. It needs a few tweaks and some finishing touches but considering it was like most projects here built from scratch it worked surprisingly well
  7. Hugh

    Project Drypod

    I will for sure be watching this build with a lot of interest. Your plans sound a lot like what I was aiming for when I built my fat covered trike. Good luck on the build.
  8. Hugh

    Tire wear

    I have been using Schwalbe marathon plus 20" tires on the front of my Warrior trike for 3 years. It had a hub rear motor so I do have an idea of the mileage on them. So far about 3000 km's. I have dismantled the Warrior to make an Aurora delta trike and those tires will now be on the 2 rear...
  9. Hugh

    Tadpole/ foot safety

    You can see one of my my homemade heel straps in this picture. A piece of flat aluminum bent so my shoe fits inside. One benefit is the weight meant when getting on the pedal was always sitting in an easy position for my foot. Disregard the coroplast, it was me just fooling around with different...
  10. Hugh

    Weather protection on a Fat Delta with body

    Stormbird you would be correct. The biggest difference warmer weather has brought has been a greatly increased range. I suspect it's due to a couple of factors, one being bearings etc rolling easier when not below freezing. Plus the batteries I carry in back prob like the milder weather as well.
  11. Hugh

    Weather protection on a Fat Delta with body

    You know I took my camera along to get some pictures but then since I was so nice and dry while it was raining outside I just figured nah, not stepping outside. It's supposed to rain again Friday, I'll go again and get a couple shots
  12. Hugh

    Weather protection on a Fat Delta with body

    I was waiting for a rain day to test out the coro body on my trike and got a good one a coupe days ago. First some specs, it's a Delta style adapted loosely from the Loderunner plan's. It has three 26" by 4" tires. The drivetrain uses a jackshaft to route the power from the center over to the...
  13. Hugh

    Thinking ahead to a future trike build

    There is another reason for a Delta for me at least, I made 2 different body enclosures for my Warrior tadpole and was not really satisfied with either one. My first Delta was the big blue coroplast version on 3 fat tires and for me it was far easier to design and build a body for the Delta...
  14. Hugh

    Thinking ahead to a future trike build

    Single wheel in back or tadpole as it's called seems to be generally regarded as more sporty and usually more stable in corners. Single wheel in front or delta as it's called is a bit more manouverable and depending on the seat height is sometimes a bit easier to get out of. Neither one of...
  15. Hugh

    Tadpole/ foot safety

    It happened to me on the Warrior. I was heading home from a friends place, took a quieter side street to avoid car traffic and hit a real bumpy section and my left foot slipped off the pedal. When my foot hit the ground it got sucked back and hit the outrigger for the left front wheel. At first...
  16. Hugh

    Mambo"esque" trike

    I made a mistake. It's been years since I needed to do this. That was on an old Jeep CJ I converted from drum brakes front and rear to disc brakes on the front. And it was the master cylinder that needed to be bench bled to get rid of the air inside it before it could be properly set up. Sorry...
  17. Hugh

    Mambo"esque" trike

    There is a procedure called bench bleeding, you do it to get ride of a bit of air trapped in the caliper. It,s been a while since I last needed to do it but it may help. I,m sure you could look it up via thee internet for the proper method
  18. Hugh

    Danny's Daily Delta

    Looks like it's coming along very nicely - really like that seat set up
  19. Hugh

    Ain't worth the risk....

    The confirmed world rate has now passed 1 million. This virus has an exponential curve which means in 4 to 6 days from today Apr 4 it may reach 2 million. I'll just leave that number here and check back in 4 days.
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