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    My StreetFox. My gratitude.

    The best policy in difficult tasks is to enjoy the procedure! ( Lovemaking, another example of this rule. :p:LOL: )
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    My StreetFox. My gratitude.

    I paid quite something for them but no regret, after months of use they are worn out just a bit. I believe that they are very important in this vehicle for braking safety - no compromise on this! ;)
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    My StreetFox. My gratitude.

    Here i want to express a heartful THANKS to Brad, and all others, who answered my questions about building a StreetFox. Not being a mechanic at all, i made something i never had imagined that i would be able to make, a human powered vehicle satisfying my needs for commuting, work, joy, health...
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    Steering wobble on StreetFox

    I actually tested the trike repeatedly after turning the adjustment screw little by little - only half turn. My initial guide was the video above. If this information is not enough for you, do some patience because I am away from home and the smartphone is not good with details...
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    Steering wobble on StreetFox

    Thanks for your contribution. Problem understood. - Yes, it was a matter of tracking. I experimented extensively with the tracking, and found the right spot. Some days ago i made a change to the front hubs, which brought the wheels closer to the frame. I did not imagine the lateral consequence...
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    Steering wobble on StreetFox

    Thanks Danny. By stiffen up, you mean make the steering joints less sensitive to motion? Harder to turn? And the headset bearings, to make them more tight? I followed the instructions in the plan absolutely for the build settings. No compromise on safety! When i lift the back wheel and walk...
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    Steering wobble on StreetFox

    I have speed wobble on the Streetfox: front wheels shaking at speeds over ~ 15kmh or so. The wobble can be serious in higher speed, comes when driving with one hand or holding softly, and the cure is holding the steer with both hands and very firmly. Doing research, i found that generally the...
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    Opinion sought for breaking system on a StreetFox

    Frankly thanks for making me think seriously. In this case, 2 problems to overcome are, a. the common fixing bolt of the 2 brakes on every wheel, and b. the 4 total tensioning cables. Do i get it right? :)
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    Opinion sought for breaking system on a StreetFox

    What that double means? :) Two calipers on a wheel? (joking of course)
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    Opinion sought for breaking system on a StreetFox

    Thanks. I understand absolutely the thing with on/off for the wheel - the wheels have 14mm BMX axle with one-side nut-lock. Anyway i think it would be easy to unbolt the outer branch of the v-brake for taking out/in the wheel, once in a while i need to do that. Yes, good pivot brakes are an...
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    Opinion sought for breaking system on a StreetFox

    Thanks Danny, my research in the past indeed has showed it is an option, but in my country they do not exist anywhere, they must be ordered with an incredible tax overhead, no one knows anything about them, i do not want to risk it in this case. Perhaps in another project in the future if ever i...
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    Opinion sought for breaking system on a StreetFox

    I intend to use my StreetFox for some touring with heavy loads in remote areas, with safety first in mind. It has a well-working v-brake on the back wheel, but I am concerned about the 2 front brakes. Having a bad experience already with disk brakes under heavy loads in my upright touring...
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    Opinion sought for StreetFox modification

    Thanks, Tipping forward has been already my concern. And, i understand all your important remarks, going towards solution 2. But now i am wondering again about the rim braking as you say, because i have planned to build it with the Warrior disk-brakes! (PS. I found a post by Emma, saying...
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    Opinion sought for StreetFox modification

    Thanks. I am thinking to achieve the shortest wheelbase possible -- firstly to make the seat, then the straight front arm close to that. Anyway it will certainly be longer than an upright bicycle, and with the lower position being safer in terms of the vehicle's stability especially at braking.
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    Opinion sought for StreetFox modification

    Thank You Emiel. I am also wondering about the shorter wheelbase. In your 2nd one, did you make the arm angled, or straight? Any other considerations related?
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    Opinion sought for StreetFox modification

    It has to do with the front arms, called as "front arm boom" in the plan. What might be the implications? --> Please, see attached draft image. ++ Additional potentially useful info: -The trike will be used only by me. I am 70 inch tall (177cm). It is stated that the angled front boom solution...
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    A bit of help with a modification on StreetFox

    Thank you both for your experience.
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    A bit of help with a modification on StreetFox

    After having decided what exactly i want, i downloaded the plans for StreetFox and Warrior and i am planning my construction: basically a StreetFox with disc brakes. I worry about a certain point on the frame: it is the junction of the "main boom" and the "seat tube". I simply do not want it to...
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    A possible solution for one-sided axles for a tadpole trike...???

    Thank you for your remarks. You help me understand how a trike works. I see the peculiarity of lateral loads. In case i choose the solution above, i'll keep a good flange width, as it is not restricted by the length of the pedal axle. And yes, this will be under the condition of...
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    A possible solution for one-sided axles for a tadpole trike...???

    Thank you both, you made my day! :) @Popshot - I do not think the length of the axle is a problem, i have been always lacing the wheels myself, and even for racing cyclists and for heavy loaded touring, i never had any issue with side-way-stability of wheels, and this is a parameter i always...
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