(MBBO #5 Class 2) Lil Red Express Trike

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  1. OddJob

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    Yep, I like the sealed bearing idea...
     
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  2. OddJob

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    I could def see you cruizin' the Western Canal on that baby! In fact, I'm looking forward to it!
     
  3. Chad T

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    Wow new plan looks cool! Should ride ok until you have to make a u-turn..:D

    That really looks cool tho.
     
  4. Psycho Sammi

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    I put handle bars and a seat on it today just to see how it rides. pedals hit the ground if I turn to hard I'm thinking a larger wheel and tire up front will solve the problem. The ride is better than I thought it does have about the same steering radius as my 24' box truck however. Now that I know it turns I can continue mockup . I haven't decided weather the bed will metal or fiberglass to save weight. 20160919_174724.jpg
     
  5. pholTmonx

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    There are no bearings cause they are fixed to a live axle. Those are the bearing blocks connecting it to the trike housing.
    Interesting set up.
    It be very easy to modify any hubs to mount the same way... u just need to be able tack in an axel sleve to it. It dosent require bearings as the hub is not spinning.
    I like this thanks for the post
     
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  6. Falstaff

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    I'd go fiberglass on the bed if you can, trikes are heavy enough as is.
     
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  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Trike looks cool! You have plenty of room there for a bigger wheel, but wheel flop will always be an issue with trail that extreme...

    Luke.
     
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  8. OneHorsePower

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    maybe big balloon tires at the back would be enough ?
     
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  9. pholTmonx

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    Would flipping the forks around reduse or increase the trail? Curious for my own knowledge.
     
  10. LukeTheJoker

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    Flipping them would be better, but would put your bottom bracket lower as well.
    Certainly worth trying, would look better too in my opinion. :113:

    Luke.
     
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    I was thinking as mutch... maybe redoing the mounts more dramatic like a 70s springer arm. Push the wheel out to get it up and over the trail more. Would also solve the bb getting dropped, could actually raise it at the same time.
    Extra bonus.. even more radical wheelbase :)
     
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  12. pholTmonx

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    Like go up 2 inches on fork and out 3 and i think u can achive reasonable trail..
    Plus look tough as nails.
     
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  13. LukeTheJoker

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    YES! :rockout:

    Luke.
     
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  14. assa9

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    Wow thats a big boy trike for sure. How long is it?
     
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    mounting the rear axel under the frame to make the pedals clear could work ..and yes flipping the fork
     
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    Yep the bb is miles closer to the rear so moving the axle there would make the bb move more.. id think the trike kit could just be arched back to give it the rise for peddle clearance.
     
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  17. Psycho Sammi

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    Haven't had much time to work on the trike my daughter just moved back home taking away some of my bike space and been very busy getting peoples bikes including my families built and ready for Tour De Fat Tempe next weekend .To answer the questions about the ride height can't flip the fork makes it to low to ride I am going to weld some new dropouts on the forks and I'm moving the bottom bracket forward and up. I want to keep it as low as I can. Most definitely going with some 24x3.0 tires in back if I don't find some 36 spoke hubs. just got the exhaust stacks today and ordered some red nipples to replace the green ones.
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    Man that's some nice exhaust.
     
  19. LukeTheJoker

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    I was really hoping to see the pipes happen, any bike with that theme needs those pipes!

    Luke.
     
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    You and I need pipes like that for our cars.
     
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