LODERUNNER DIY UTILITY TRIKE PLAN
This DIY cargo Trike has everything you need to make it your daily utility vehicle. With its fully enclosed trunk, comfortable seating, and dual disc brakes, it will allow you to leave the car at home and run your errands on clean human power.
The entire frame is made of thin walled steel square tubing, so it is lightweight, easy to weld, and very robust. All of the cuts are easy to make using only a hand helg angle grinder, and the entire frame build is shown in great detail.
All of the transmission parts can be built using old bicycle components or parts from the hardware store such as standard bearings and steel shaft. The entrie trike is highly customizable, so you can make a cargo vehicle to suit your own needs.
The steering system is easy to build, using bicycle head tubes, hardware store ball joints, and some small round tubing. You can even modify the plan for under seat steering just by moving the posution of the pilot's head tube and linkage.
The diy sliding bottom bracket allows easy adjustment of the cranks to any place on the frame. This simple adjustment allows riders of any leg length to adjust the cranks to the optimal position with just the turn of a wrench.
There are no difficult to find or expensive pars used in the rear wheels. In fact, there are no hubs at all, just simple discs that are made using just a hand held drill and grinder. Everything is shown in great detail, even wheel lacing, which is easy once you do it once.
The simple mono boom square frame makes it very easy to adapt just about any kind of seat. The plans show how to modify a boat seat, but a full size car seat or factory made recumbent seat could also be used. Like all DIY projects, it is all about modification.
If you have been looking for a way to save money on fuel costs and get some exercise then this DIY Delta Cargo Trike is perfect for you. In a few weekends you can roll down your driveway in this versatile and robust human powered pickup trike and leave the car at home.