New Mini Documentary About The Wooden Recumbent Tadpole Trike

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Great !
Looks like a lot of thought went into this build.
and many hours of work.

Like the video. In particular the 'TRIBOLT STEERING SYSTEM'.
It looks like you were referencing the steering from an aluminum, bolt together trike. Is there a story, about that?

Your trike. It would be great if we got an update, after some time on the road.
How is it holding up/together?
Anything you would do different?

Also want to say thanks for mentioning AZ.
 
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Berlin, Germany
aluminumwelder and edspedalcars : I used Tribolts design for the steering and modified the aluminum framed
: Tribolt Website - http://tribolttrike.blogspot.com
: Eigenbau Wintertrike Design - http://www.mzr-online.com/e-trike.htm
My suggestion is buy the Atomic Zombie Plans or Books and make a trike.Its incredibly important to understand the dynamics of the
trike, the book and plans are fantastic learning curves for design and functionality.Best of luck with your builds.

UPDATE : I have brought the trike into the house for the Winter.The wooden frame is holding up great.It is too heavy and i plan to either make another one or modify the existing frame.
If i make a new wooden trike i wouldn't use the hemp and epoxy wrap again.....just glue with dowels and place 45 Degree wooden wedges at every angle.
Next time it will be my own design with suspension front and rear with an electric hub motor at the rear with at least a 32 Amp Hour Battery....watch this space.

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is that carbon fiber black wrap around the central joints? couldn't that kind of carbon fiber wrap be be used on pretty much any material? wood, aluminum, steel?
 
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is that carbon fiber black wrap around the central joints? couldn't that kind of carbon fiber wrap be be used on pretty much any material? wood, aluminum, steel?
Carbon fiber is very expensive...well it is in my country.Around the joints is a combination of hemp,carbon fiber,hemp fabric wrap then rope....i have completely over engineered it and it is not practical to
layer so much around a single joint....anyway....lesson learnt. I would not suggest wrapping aluminium or metal.....far safer to weld and cheaper!...plenty of online courses or youtube videos on welding.
 
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