Tilting 3 wheel reverse trike a new build

peter.c

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The tricycle itch will not go away42074
time for another crack at it .This time 2 wheels at the front one rear and a mid -drive will post more pics
 

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My god you have created a fuggly looking bike there this time Peter.
 

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Yes but it rides excellent :) the tilt steer is a German treco design[kit very expensive] and allows for a safe trike that rides like a normal bike , power delivery to the rear wheel IMG_20210426_175933010_HDR.jpg
The balance it spot on no fear of tipping over unlike a normal trike super big grin:D:cool:
Have a set of 20 x4.0 fat wheels and a spare fat bike in the garage and a twinkle of an idea of a off road version
 

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Peter, you should by now know not to use the words "safe" and "trike" in the same sentence, it will at some point try to kill you and turn your super big grin into a look of utter horror:eek: ride safe very carefully;)
 
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That was the point of this kit its designer has worked the angles, the stability and cornering are amazing:rolleyes:. With the tilting device the turning circle is almost two wheel like, the wheel lift and the topple effect have all but gone:rolleyes:. After a couple of slow rides cranked it up to 15.5 mph ;)and so far still have no bumps or skin missing even after a excursion along the bridal path by the river
PS the rockshox air forks and suspension seat post help still have the scars from the fat trike IMG_20210426_170348973_HDR.jpg
 

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Might be ideal for when I get in my 80's and maybe more wobbly on a bike, solution looks a winner albeit a bit ugly. I guess one can fit larger rims, at about 800 euro's it's a lot cheaper then a new trike or bent trike.
Nice little front luggage cargo carrying ability is a plus, could be ideal for a small dog as well in basket or box.
 
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Nealh

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Is it QR or thru axle fixing ?
 

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It has quick release so will fit most any 100mm forks the brake lever can be removed quickly too
Raided the spares bin to build this 48v- 15 amp bafang basic c961 display
New purchases the trike kit unused of a uk seller -new battery and a rear tyre
Only built as a back up as i suffered a stroke in January ,but by the time i could finish building , found i could ride a normal bike again by sheer dumb luck have now made a full recovery
 
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Great news on the recovery Peter.
 

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fabulous design and build.
 
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Had to make a local trip to the shops and garden centre .Never had so many people ask questions about a bike :) 55l front basket
Perfect for the job.
 
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Jodel

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What an excellent concept. Looking at their web-site, it doesn't seem to be too heavy or bulky. The overall width looks to be only about the same as normal handlebars, so shouldn't adversely impact the manoeuvrability advantages of a bike either. Great conversion.
 

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The original company promo has a rider pulling wheelies and a race through a town :oops:so with out the motor kit it is very light ,after experimenting with trikes the only thing missing on this version are 4 inch tyres and a full suspension frame:eek: have the 20 inch rims but 20mm through axle 32h hubs and the 20 inch tyres cost to much:(
 

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I assume the stub axles are quite substantial to cope with the intended cargo weight. Do you know if the hubs use plain roller bearings or adjustable taper roller? Just curious.
 

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