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  1. aluminumwelder

    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    I wrote all 3 usa distributors last week and the main company in France. Zero email responses today I would think with such a niche product they would have a fast response. This bike is $2500 to $4800. edited to add a week later and no response, pretty amazing they sell anything.
  2. aluminumwelder

    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    "Note that the upper arm is actually two arms with two pivots centrally whilst the lower arm is all one unit and goes from one wheel to the other with one central pivot (this guarantees it can't use actual suspension). This is to get the wheels to camber into the turn slightly " Thanks I...
  3. aluminumwelder

    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    I found these better photos on ebay. the wheel is just soem laser cut 1/8" steel bent into a channel. looks like some bearings on the 2 rotation points by each wheel. I wish I could see the center 2 rotation points better. What kind of bearings would one suggest for the center? Sorry for the...
  4. aluminumwelder

    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    I like this one, they used to sell the trike on their website. all cnc cut aluminum plate and welded together. and packs up to half its' size.
  5. aluminumwelder

    Tilting Tadpole. how does the front mechanical assembly work?

    Anyone ever make a tilting tadpole trike like above video? The front shopping basket blocks me from seeing how the tilting work. Does anyone know of any plans showing how to make one?
  6. aluminumwelder

    Dual Hydralic front breaks on a tadpole trike. Where to buy manifold connector?

    no issues with the rotors wearing uneven when you double stack them?
  7. aluminumwelder

    Dual Hydralic front breaks on a tadpole trike. Where to buy manifold connector?

    Thanks for the fast reply :) I looked at the ebay ad specs and it shows the breaks are for 4mm thick rotors. So probably too big for a tricycle/bike wheel? woudl putting a piece of aluminum sheet metal under the brake pads to shim them up work? I guess I need to go to the motorcycle junk yard...
  8. aluminumwelder

    Dual Hydralic front breaks on a tadpole trike. Where to buy manifold connector?

    I have a 170 lb tadpole cargo trike which carries about 350 to 400 lbs of people/cargo typically I want to upgrade the front breaks to hydraulic so it stops faster. I can't find a single pull, dual line bicycle hydralic break set. would these atv/motorcycle ones work? I assume motorcycle break...
  9. aluminumwelder

    AZ Inspired Trike Build (The Tri-Meridian) is Complete!

    depending on how much sun you get, white will last for 4 to 6 years. I've yet to destroy any paitned panel. it's the uv light that makes them crack and die.
  10. aluminumwelder

    AZ Inspired Trike Build (The Tri-Meridian) is Complete!

    nice, if you use coroplast buy black (most uv resistive) and then spray paint it white with paint designed for plastic. will last forever that way.
  11. aluminumwelder

    Any place sell Tadpole trike Wheel sets?

    thanks. It makes sense that these bikes parts are more common in countries where bicycling is more popular.
  12. aluminumwelder

    Any place sell Tadpole trike Wheel sets?

    ebay sells delta trike set of 3 wheels, but I have never seen a set of 3 tadpole trike wheels for sale. disk rotors on the 2 front wheels and 7 speed casette on the rear wheel, seems like a common configuration, so why does it seem they are only custom made ?
  13. aluminumwelder

    Tube bending

    harbor freight tube bender around $200 plus dies from...
  14. aluminumwelder

    Where can I buy components for a center joystick steering system?

    https://www.facebook.com/103055771454384/photos/a.133866751706619/133865921706702/?type=3&theater I like the enclosed wooden bike above, but I have never seen a center steering mechanism like this before. I know they are also popular in velomobiles. I think they turn by moving the bar forward...
  15. aluminumwelder

    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    i doubt it, all I see are 32 or 36 hole hubs, probably because an axel that thick needs more spokes.
  16. aluminumwelder

    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    32 or 36 is fine, can you give me the link, just searched and cant find.
  17. aluminumwelder

    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    seems cheaper to just buy complete wheels and delace them then relace with right hub.
  18. aluminumwelder

    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    thanks for replies. There's got to be a usa seller of bicycle rims. It would probabaly cost $100 just to ship from Germany.Only usa vendor I found JBI is wholesale only and will not sell to me directly.
  19. aluminumwelder

    Any place stock pair of 24" wheels with 20mm axel holes for tadpole trike?

    ok, so I see the 20mmx110mm hubs on ebay are $35 each, recommendations to get rims and spokes online? checked bargainbasementbicycleparts and they do not have the fatter rims
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