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Post by John Lewis on Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:15 am

Here's a shot of the trike I built for a friend. It borrows from all over. Bentec style chainstays, Greenspeed kingpins, AZ brakes, trisled style direct steering and the crossmember attached like a LoGo. It is all brazed.




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Post by Nightturkey on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:44 pm

Dang, that's sweet - can I be your friend? I'd let you build me one like that... thumbs up
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Post by rydabyk on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:45 pm

Very nice, I really like the accessory bar on the derailleur tube.

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Post by karterjimm on Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:53 pm

Very nice, I really like the accessory bar on the derailleur tube.

Yeah, why aren't those standard equipment on all tadpoles and SWB??
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Post by John Lewis on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:38 pm

Wish I'd made drawings. It was just designed as I built.

The accessory bar was copied from my LoGo trike.

I used Peter Elands spreadsheet to work out the steering.

Hey Nightturkey. Bet you could build one if you tried. It's not hard.

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Re: Home design Tadpole

Post by Kirk on Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:15 am

Dam you even like him enough to put a bash guard on it. Now why can't one of the trike manufacturers think like you?
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Post by BluesCat on Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:50 pm

John:

So, is this a salvage job or new from the ground up?
And what's the monetary damage?

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Re: Home design Tadpole

Post by John Lewis on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:13 pm

BluesCat wrote:John:

So, is this a salvage job or new from the ground up?
And what's the monetary damage?

speedy

Sorry I didn't get back sooner BluesCat.

This trike was new from the ground up except the brake callipers , brake handles and rear hub which I had on hand in good condition. The trike cost all up $700 AUD. Most stuff was from LBS. Could have probably done better using Ebay etc . The trike could be built a lot cheaper. I spoked up the rear wheel myself with an 8 speed hub and a 36 spoke double wall BMX hub for strength. The front wheels are 48 spoke BMX with 14mm axles as used in the AZ streetfox.

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