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Old 06-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #11086
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Askel Welcome to the club. What gearing are you running?
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:19 PM   #11087
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Y'all check it!

http://www.atomiczombie.com/

I was thinking of building the 'Streetfox Tadpole Trike'. I have absolutely zero experience in bicycle building, but I know how to weld. Any thoughts? Anybody built one?

Was thinking of taking it one step further & attaching a 5hp motor under the seat for those srs uphills.

Thoughts? Condemnation (it is JM, after all)? Encouragement?
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:51 PM   #11088
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I was thinking of building the 'Streetfox Tadpole Trike'. I have absolutely zero experience in bicycle building, but I know how to weld. Any thoughts? Anybody built one?
steel bike frames are made from very thin wall high alloy (cr moly, etc) steel tubing, and are generally built with lugs and brazing, not welded.

yer on your own with the 5hp motor
[just watch your states laws on 'motor driven bicycles' or you'll find yourself explaing it to a Cop and then the DMV....



edit: ok, tried the website again and it worked. oh. square cold rolled steel tubing. that thing is gonna be HEAVY.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:40 AM   #11089
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:21 AM   #11090
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Y'all check it!

http://www.atomiczombie.com/

I was thinking of building the 'Streetfox Tadpole Trike'. I have absolutely zero experience in bicycle building, but I know how to weld. Any thoughts? Anybody built one?

Was thinking of taking it one step further & attaching a 5hp motor under the seat for those srs uphills.

Thoughts? Condemnation (it is JM, after all)? Encouragement?

Looks like it'll be one heavy mofo. The 5hp might be a requirement.

Recumbent trikes aren't really my thing, but post pictures as you build the frame. It'd be cool to watch it done.

Plus that front hub setup looks kind of sketchy. I don't think bicycle hubs are designed to handle that kind of single sided setup, not to mention the loads of two wheel steering on a bike that heavy.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:27 AM   #11091
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Askel Welcome to the club. What gearing are you running?

32x17 for now. Got the stock 18 rear cog with it as well.

Although, 32x17 worked great on our most single speed friendly trails. I was just flying with that gearing. I'm going to try some "real" hills tonight and see how it'll do.

Sounds like 32x16 is about the max for most people around here.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #11092
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4th bah, there are some fast beotches up there... (thanks for asking though)

I have some work to do....







*ps, anybody got a job for me on here?? I just lost mine..... had "the call" last week (Friday, before my race) of lack of work for a week or two.. but now just heard it isn't looking good for future either....
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:12 AM   #11093
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Tour Divide is underway:

http://tourdivide.org/

Great Divide kicks off in a few more days:

http://greatdividerace.com/


Great Divide is on my short list of stupid ideas I might just follow through on, but the Tour is easier to follow from my cushy office chair.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:21 PM   #11094
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Good show, playz. I understand the competitive streak, I really do. Velodromes and hill climbs. Knock 'em dead.


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*ps, anybody got a job for me on here?? I just lost mine..... had "the call" last week (Friday, before my race) of lack of work for a week or two.. but now just heard it isn't looking good for future either....


Poo. Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:51 PM   #11095
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You check out Andy Pruitt's office? He's big-time into cycling: fitting, sports med, etc. IIRC he's in Boulder.

Good luck with the rest of it! (again)

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:46 PM   #11096
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32x17 for now. Got the stock 18 rear cog with it as well.

Although, 32x17 worked great on our most single speed friendly trails. I was just flying with that gearing. I'm going to try some "real" hills tonight and see how it'll do.

Sounds like 32x16 is about the max for most people around here.
I'm running 32x20. It came stock. I'd like to try a 17 or 18.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:45 AM   #11097
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Congrats-4th is nothing to sneeze at! Good luck on the job hunt too.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:17 AM   #11098
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Good job on the 4th place finish.

I am done working for others as of about 3 weeks ago also. I am starting my own Home Improvement business.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:24 AM   #11099
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Good job on the 4th place finish.

I am done working for others as of about 3 weeks ago also. I am starting my own Home Improvement business.
Its both a good and bad time to be in that bidness...

Good cause people are fixing insteada moving. Bad cause there's a lot of belt-tightening going on.

Good luck!

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Old 06-16-2009, 11:39 AM   #11100
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You check out Andy Pruitt's office? He's big-time into cycling: fitting, sports med, etc. IIRC he's in Boulder.

Good luck with the rest of it! (again)

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Andy Pruitt is back in a Boulder office? When he checked my hammered knee, it was in Denver some place. Made me faint with one finger applied to my knee...

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Uh, yep...

Got me fixed up after some time off the bike and some repositioning I was good as new. Well for an old guy with a real bad knee.

Then I killed the knee real good. Required a lot of knife work and then never to race again. Took a year to recover so I could ride at all, and never got back to real racing strength.
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