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  1. DannyC

    Another FWD Delta trike.

    A lovely Sunny day, so I thought I would spoil myself and put heavy and sweaty clothing on and do some welding. ;) Here is the Big-boy's trike assembled a little bit more. This is the view from the back, and the axle-inserts are fully in to the minimum track width (remeasured and is indeed 59cm...
  2. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Drat I miss all the good exciting bits. :)
  3. DannyC

    Announcing very last minute Zombie meeting in the UK

    Yes, the rain on Tuesday was of "Biblical Proportions" and we were sadly forced to spend a few hours in an ale-house drinking beer and eating food until the rain abated (this was more than mortal man can really bear, and you should all feel very sorry for our plight - of course). ;) There were...
  4. DannyC

    Another FWD Delta trike.

    Yes, it may well be. The placement of the rule on the tyres cause them to rotate so having only 1 hand available (camera in the other) it kept moving about. I thought I saw 23 &1/2 but by the time the shutter went it had changed.
  5. DannyC

    Another FWD Delta trike.

    A little bit of progress to help alleviate the doom & gloom. I welded the hub-mounting tabs to the axle inserts (one yesterday, and one today). With the axle fully collapsed I have a track width of around 23 & 1/2 ", so it is narrow enough to go through my side gate. With it extended out to...
  6. DannyC

    Another FWD Delta trike.

    I put them on a flat face just inside the corner of the inner tube of the pair. If they had been handwheels providing a friction lock then yes I would put them diagonally on a corner. As they are effectively just there to prevent lateral movement and there will be a lot of interference load on...
  7. DannyC

    More for them tadpole tilter folks ?

    I will be very happy to see his ride reports. Especially when $hit happens and he yanks on both control arms backwards in a total panic and something snaps. ;)
  8. DannyC

    Another FWD Delta trike.

    I have been unable to do any bike building recently because: a) My welder was broken. b) I needed to paint my house. Today I managed to get a little bit of time in the "shop" and I can report that the expanding/shrinking rear axle is coming along OK. The inner/outer tubes of the rear axle do...
  9. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    You may find that your ready-made triangle is indeed your best bet. It is guaranteed to have no chain-line issues for a start. (y) While the pivot side of it might (to some eyes) look a bit kludgy ;) If it gets you where you want to be, why the heck not? At least you are getting significant...
  10. DannyC

    Opinion sought for breaking system on a StreetFox

    Put Drum brake hubs on instead. Works a treat! :D
  11. DannyC

    Warrior trike- 1st build

    Very true, so buy quality 110/120v gear. Grinders are the most abused of tools. They spend most of their lives ingesting the dirt they create. Its a wonder they last as long as they do. :)
  12. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Try "as-is" and keep a very watchful eye on those welds. :)
  13. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Welder returns early next week, New tyre(s) on their way too. Telescopic rear axle is my next step. Then some jiggery-pokery to resolve the front end which may (or may not) be a pre-made rear triangle. There is no race. :)
  14. DannyC

    Warrior trike- 1st build

    I think the clue is in the word "cheap", is it not? Quality 240V tools will last just as long as 110v tools, there's little in it I think. 110v tools usually have heavier windings, but are more susceptible to volts drop on cabling. Pinion gears are the same, bearings the same etc. etc. I've had...
  15. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    This "Slogging up a hill" usually has my knees and eyeballs popping and sweat on my brow, so no time for cogitating. ;)
  16. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Paul, for what it is worth.... Mine appeared "fine" on the bench but as soon as it got a heavy load on it the chain climbed off the rear sprocket teeth because of insufficient chain-wrap.
  17. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Looking good on the raised height BB. You might have trouble cold-setting those "stays" to match your main frame. If the original main-frame didn't fail with the existing BB it won't in this new deployment either and you could do a much shorter (but still very strong) triangulation to the front...
  18. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    You are making great progress Paul, I hope to get my welder back this week and I will get back into the game. :)
  19. DannyC

    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    Yes, a Nice 24" wheel with a lovely Nuvinci hub in it will look splendid. You will have fewer chain/frame interference issue than with a cassette cluster. Sorted! Well done!
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