It's the links I am questioning ? surely they are to ensure when one wheel goes down the other if forced up ?Hi Paul,
Looking at it in that clip, I would say Yes, and Yes to your 2 questions.
The links and cross-beam do all that is required. Tilting will occur naturally when required, initiated by the usual forces that make a 2-wheeler tilt when going round corners rapidly.
Swings and roundabouts ?If you stick with the Python FWD, this would be much easier to make than the "Longabike" style RWD delta trike.
We will find out in due course .... as they say watch this space...Looks amazing! Probably a lotta fun to ride,
but would take some getting used to, I would think.
To be honest, I would not think the springs negate the tilting. If you imagine it this way maybe.....?It's the links I am questioning ? surely they are to ensure when one wheel goes down the other if forced up ?
In this example does this force not get absorbed by the spring and not get transmitted to the other wheel ?
1:- Extra pounds can't be true ? I weight myself in Kilo'sBecause the racing Snake has put on sufficient pounds to offset ANY AMOUNT of luggage?
Yep - if it tilts the top of the wheels come inwards into the cargo area. If you stick with 20" and place a large cargo rack above the wheels high enough to clear the inside wheel on tilt and leave room for suspension you could narrow the track as it wouldn't be needed for stability. It'd also allow panniers to hang outside the top rack without becoming ridiculously wide. Effectively you'd be swapping the places of the wheels and cargo as you have it now - wheels inboard and luggage outside. It does mean your luggage amount is limited only by your ability to tie it on. If you add in a tilt lock such as a transverse brake disc it may make it easier to start and stop.So ideally the unit wants to be narrower than the 30" the existing rear wheels are , but wide enough to get 2 panniers in side by side then one across the end and we are only 1 pannier and a tent short , if it tilts they can go on top as the c.g change should not be noticed....
Ahead of you there I have just cut the fixed rear end off the Mk1 rear frame then I will weld another piece to make the rear spine as long as the Mk2.Instead of modifying your existing trike you could make an entire new rear end from the pivot back swapping the front and seat over only when ready.
However it will be hard though to mount the luggage on a part of the trike that does not tilt ? so should stay out of the way of the wheels.Yep - if it tilts the top of the wheels come inwards into the cargo area.