AZ inspired trike build starts!

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I was just discussing the paint, as we're getting That Close. I'm not too worried about it though. Things have been busy elsewhere in life and it's been cold and dark. So I've been indoors hanging out with the family. I also was getting cranky from not being out in my shop working on the Tri-Meridian!

This afternoon I went out for a couple of hours and got the rear brakes installed, and then got the right side hooked up to the lever. The left side.... not so much. Going to have to order another "rear" setup, as the brake kit of course came with one long and one short. But, it brakes and it goes! Later this week will be the setup of the jackshaft and rear wheel derailers. I'm not worrying about the front derailer at the moment.

I also adjusted the bottom seat by putting a piece of angle iron between it and the mount on the front side, angling it up quite a bit. That really helped, and the seat is in a much more comfortable position. I think it'll need more padding and might need to be longer, perhaps a smidge wider. We'll see.

No pictures to share as it got dark at 4:30 :-/
 
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Got some work done yesterday. I still only have the one brake but it's rideable. I hooked up both rear derailers, and can now shift. I went for about a half mile ride and have a chain skipping issue on the rear chain, which could be due to my jackshaft not being as straight as I want it to be :-/

Nevertheless:



The front chain is either too long (likely) or needs something to pick up the lower chain. Right now it's on the 28t chainring, too, which doesn't help.
 

SirJoey

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My cozy little nook in the corner!
Yeah, either way, a mid-chain idler on the return side will help
tremendously.
It's an essential, IMO. Lookin' good, though! (y)
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The build is on hold right now while the weather is just so cold. I'm spending more time indoors with my family as it's not just warmer, but my wifes health has taken a few turns for the worse, and so I'm trying to spend my time wisely. Hopefully I'll be able to iron out the small issues and get it into some paint soon, but I really need it to warm up for that to happen. For now the project is in hibernation however!
 
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Sorry to hear about the wife's health, hope she feel's better in time. And I,m sure it will eventually warm up and you will be able to refine your trike.
 
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