Yep. I'm in Chicago.Menards? So you're in the midwest I take it? I just finished a warrior, see if you can find the articles from spinner on the old forum using the internet archive. I posted links to it before on here as well, they made it so much easier to make it.
Rock on. Thanks for that.I'm in Ohio, i was able to get the spherical rods and the axle spacers at menards.
the link to the old forum and posts are below just go to the way back machine and paste it in
What tires did you put on them? Are that bmx tires?
My experience with such big tires is, that they make the ride smoother as you don't put them on max pressure. But they roll very fast in corners and hard to control as the trike starts rolling.
Thank you again. I remember reading something here to that effect when I was browsing before. Was planning on tracking that info down soon. You saved me the effort.When you get to the main frame, make sure the frame is higher than the axles on the front wheel or your steering rods won't be low enough to go under the frame. The olans i think are wrong they said its like 11 inches from the ground, but i think thats the bucket, and theres a 1.5 in piece of tube on the bucket, mine ended up being about 13 off the ground to get it right. Basically if you can run an axel though both front tires and its under the frame you're to low.
Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.I have similar tires on one of my trikes.
I ride now also with Schwalbe marathon tires and I noticed a very big difference. The BMX is way smoother and can be used with a lower tire pressure. The Schwalbe goes much better trough corners, but you will notice the bumbs in front more.
With those tires you can play with the tire pressure. Low pressure gives you a very smooth ride and on surten roads, it works better than front suspension. But with low pressure, you loose a lot of cornering speed, because the trike will roll very fast. With higher pressure, you roll not that fast. Not comparable with the Schwalbe, but you will notice the difference with as you run ad low pressure.
As you ride on roads that aren't that smooth, like gravel roads, these tires with low pressure are great. As you ride on hard smooth roads, other tires will be better, but as you raise the pressure, these will do fine as you watch your cornering speed.