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11-20-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

A mesh seat would be great for comfort, no...

A mesh seat would be great for comfort, no dought. But looks can be decieving- the aluminium seatback is extremely comftable with a thin layer of foam over the top. Before the foam, yes it was...
06-25-08, 05:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,865
Posted By Wheelchairman

I made this trike last year. ...

I made this trike last year.
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/456/trikexq3.jpg

Thread here
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356880
05-04-08, 01:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

Whoops I arrived a little overdue to answer...

Whoops I arrived a little overdue to answer these. If you happen to drop in, then I thank both of you for your kind, flattering words!

UPDATE:
Well it's been over 4 months since I last completed...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-08, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,622
Posted By Wheelchairman

BULLS#IT. Trikes can easily outgun a bike through...

BULLS#IT. Trikes can easily outgun a bike through any corner they wish. I make up time on bikes through corners! If you're rolling a trike trying to keep up with a bike around a corner then you...
Forum: Recumbent
01-08-08, 12:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,553
Posted By Wheelchairman

+1 Also the fact that wheel fairings look...

+1

Also the fact that wheel fairings look good and front fairings are ****ing ugly :o
Forum: Recumbent
12-30-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 356,796
Posted By Wheelchairman

lol :lol: only in my head! I did make a thread...

lol :lol: only in my head! I did make a thread here (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356880) however, detailing the construction.

Thanx for all the comments :)
12-27-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

I figured my last pic of the complete trike...

I figured my last pic of the complete trike didn't do it justice so I decided to take another with a reference point (me) and a better angle so you can see just how low it is. I ride it about 3 hours...
12-27-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,781
Posted By Wheelchairman

Cool! :) . Have you noticed an improvement in top...

Cool! :) . Have you noticed an improvement in top speed? Did you develop this kit yourslf or is it off the shelf?
I've posted some stuff on page 16, 17 on velomobiles in this very thread. If you're...
12-25-07, 03:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9977/bfsv2.jpg...

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9977/bfsv2.jpg
Merry Christmas Y'all!
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-07, 03:32 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 356,796
Posted By Wheelchairman

Me and my homebuilt tadpole trike. ...

Me and my homebuilt tadpole trike.
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9977/bfsv2.jpg
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all :)
11-17-07, 01:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

Yes, I get that all the time from various people...

Yes, I get that all the time from various people :D

Yes it is an agile little beast. The foam has taken 90% of the effort out of it, yet I'd hate to see how far I slide off when it's smothered in...
Forum: Recumbent
11-16-07, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Wheelchairman

Due to lack of interest I finished this thread up...

Due to lack of interest I finished this thread up in the alternative bikes forum. Forb anyone who's interested here's the link to the thread.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=356880
Chow...
11-13-07, 04:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

Rear is a Tioga Comp-Pool. Bullet proof tyre with...

Rear is a Tioga Comp-Pool. Bullet proof tyre with great rolling resistance. The fronts are Primo Comets. I got them from Greenspeed, who I believe are the only guys in Australia to stock them.

Are...
11-12-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

@Dr Deltron LMAO :lol: Great story about the...

@Dr Deltron LMAO :lol: Great story about the bobcat! I knew you spent time cleaning the seat of "cat piss" but I didn't realise it was a BOBcat :eek: .

UPDATE:

Here's the finished product!...
11-05-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

It's hard to say. I've been working on this for...

It's hard to say. I've been working on this for close to 4 months, yet I've hardly been rushing it. I might build for 30minutes a weeknight, or 5 hours on a saturday- depends on what part I'm up to,...
11-04-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

UPDATE: Well the last week has been a drag,...

UPDATE:

Well the last week has been a drag, waiting for my rims to come through the mail and then get them spoked has been agonisingly slow :( . On the plus side I've been able to basically...
11-04-07, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,189
Posted By Wheelchairman

Images of the fairing and bike would be a good...

Images of the fairing and bike would be a good start....
11-01-07, 03:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,361
Posted By Wheelchairman

That's nuts :eek: ! Does the "plumbing" and it's...

That's nuts :eek: ! Does the "plumbing" and it's effect act to propel the bike forward? Or are the flames simply to burn stuff with? Either way it's brillant :lol:
10-30-07, 01:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

$180 in Aussie dollars ;) . Wasn't alot 2 years...

$180 in Aussie dollars ;) . Wasn't alot 2 years ago- I was doing OK at the time, but now I'm investing in education so I'm just a typical bum about now :( . I know some of my friends are talented...
Forum: Recumbent
10-29-07, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Wheelchairman

Chromoly is a little out of my price range and I...

Chromoly is a little out of my price range and I also don't have the facilities to weld it :( .

I chose an aluminium seat over a mesh to aid power delivery and traction. Altough mesh is more...
10-29-07, 01:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

Hmmm....weird. The pics loaded earlier today, yet...

Hmmm....weird. The pics loaded earlier today, yet now they're gone again! I'm guessing Imageshack is to blame.

I bought it a couple of years ago at a Greenspeed parts stand at a race. It's an...
10-28-07, 12:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

I've known how to ARC weld since I was 16, yet I...

I've known how to ARC weld since I was 16, yet I invested in a nightschool course last year and have futhered my skills significantly! I'd highly recommend doing a course. Skills for life!

Zip...
10-25-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,112
Posted By Wheelchairman

Building me a trike. Pics etc

Hey fellas just thought I'd show you my latest project. I posted this in the recumbent section but they don't seem interested judging by the poor showing :( . Oh well, I'm just gonna condense all my...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-07, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By Wheelchairman

Sounds awfully unnessacery and heavy. Plus, you...

Sounds awfully unnessacery and heavy. Plus, you can't beat "feeling" the road beneath your tyres. The loss of a direct link from your hands to the road surface would make steering more of a guessing...
Forum: Recumbent
10-24-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Wheelchairman

Thanx twahl :) I have the chainline on! ...

Thanx twahl :)

I have the chainline on!

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1538/recumbentui2.jpg

Doesn't seem to work well as I need to fiddle with the derailiur to produce the right tension...
Forum: Recumbent
10-22-07, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Wheelchairman

My latest trike build- Progress and Pictures

Hiya folks. Just thought I'd show you my latest project! It's a tadpole trike built from the jig of my team's (www.byrinc.com) velomobile. It's a mild steel spaceframe construction with aluminium...
Forum: Recumbent
10-06-07, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Wheelchairman

Here's the race's site with all info. Very new...

Here's the race's site with all info. Very new race- 5th year this year.
http://www.mtcqld.com.au/mtc/index.php
10-02-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,781
Posted By Wheelchairman

That is an issue we are constantly fighting. It's...

That is an issue we are constantly fighting. It's extremely easy to get air inside the fairing, but making that air "blow" onto the face is an art. It seems to be about aero and cutting an intake and...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Wheelchairman

Well I think it's safe to say that you're one of...

Well I think it's safe to say that you're one of the good guys :) . Oh, and it's about time the internet did something good :lol:. So much misinformation and porn :mad:

You are correct. Basically...
10-02-07, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,781
Posted By Wheelchairman

Thanx guys. We work hard for no real reward, so...

Thanx guys. We work hard for no real reward, so it's good to know people find it interesting!

Couldn't agree more. We've trialed many different setups for R&D and have always disliked them. Wether...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By Wheelchairman

Well when someone doesn't know what I'm on about...

Well when someone doesn't know what I'm on about I call them "energy bikes". It always rings a bell because there is a race down here called the "Energy Breakthrough". So in conclusion, a totally...
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Wheelchairman

I was picturing a head out design. How practical...

I was picturing a head out design. How practical do you find a fully enclosed HPV for communting? Do you have a boot space in there? :D

Excellent!!

Post some pics, counters! Sounds like an...
10-02-07, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,781
Posted By Wheelchairman

More pics hey? I'll try to mix it up a little ...

More pics hey? I'll try to mix it up a little

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7397/p1011513if3.jpg
This is the plug. Took 14 weeks to build. About $1000Aus of auto bog in this baby! Weighs...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Wheelchairman

Hiya. Up for a little meeting soon? We'll be...

Hiya. Up for a little meeting soon? We'll be having one in the near future to discuss sponsers, design ideas etc ;)

Sadly the yanks don't get into the trikes like we do. Fair enough though- a...
09-30-07, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 397,781
Posted By Wheelchairman

Are "Alt Trikes" allowed? ...

Are "Alt Trikes" allowed?

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2015/p1012664ms9.jpg
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/5296/p1013613jw0.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
09-20-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 356,796
Posted By Wheelchairman

Holy **** that's awesome! :eek: . That's one of...

Holy **** that's awesome! :eek: . That's one of the best homebuilds on here. Did you use a jig for your frame and if so, can u post any pictures of it?
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-07, 02:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,409
Posted By Wheelchairman

48 clicks in one hour :eek: . I gotta get me a...

48 clicks in one hour :eek: . I gotta get me a lowracer :love: . How old is Sean Costin?
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-07, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Wheelchairman

That's very impressive. I don't have a clue what...

That's very impressive. I don't have a clue what it is though. Thought it was a Reflex fairing til the slow motion appeared. Good shape too, if not a little big. Good luck finding out what it is :)
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-07, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By Wheelchairman

Peelply, when peeled off a cured area, leaves a...

Peelply, when peeled off a cured area, leaves a rough area. It just means that if you were needing some rough areas on the job for future layers, that you wouldn't have to sand the area, which takes...
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-07, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,021
Posted By Wheelchairman

Thats a bad situation to be in......Never been in...

Thats a bad situation to be in......Never been in it in fact! I guess 1 hand on a front wheel, "wheelchairing" the trike forward and taking load off the chainline, with the other hand shifting down...
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-07, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By Wheelchairman

If you're needing to punch holes in your tape,...

If you're needing to punch holes in your tape, then you've used too much resin. The edges of the tape are all that should be needed for resin to escape. Plus, by taping you're trying to replicate the...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By Wheelchairman

What you should've done with the electrical tape,...

What you should've done with the electrical tape, after applying the wetted-out carbon fibre weave to the area, was turn it sticky side up and wrapped the dry side to the surface of the wet area. ...
Forum: Recumbent
08-15-07, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Wheelchairman

It's looking really good Mr Warrior :) . Very...

It's looking really good Mr Warrior :) . Very friendly build by the looks of it. Just a bunch of bike frames and away you go. Keep the updates coming. Can't wait to see it complete.
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Wheelchairman

so it has a 18-22mm tyre wall?

so it has a 18-22mm tyre wall?
Forum: Recumbent
07-26-07, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Wheelchairman

I've recently discovered that I can devote 90% of...

I've recently discovered that I can devote 90% of my time to riding a DF and be as fit, if not fitter for a recumbent-race then just exclusively riding a bent.

I think having 'bent legs' is...
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-07, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Wheelchairman

........Hmmmmm Unless you build a rear...

........Hmmmmm

Unless you build a rear drop-out jig you may have problems with the rear not tracking properly. I'd also want to add an increased diameter wheel on the front (22"?) just to even the...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,762
Posted By Wheelchairman

Of course we ain't gonna come down too hard on...

Of course we ain't gonna come down too hard on you :rolleyes:. I think all of your points are very common issues for trike riders........altough hating being on the ground because you're a tall man...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-07, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Wheelchairman

It's funny. Why does what is basically a 16"...

It's funny. Why does what is basically a 16" roadbike tyre even exist? I can't really see a market for it. 20" and up will obviously sell, but 16"?
Forum: Recumbent
07-19-07, 02:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Wheelchairman

Incredible :eek: . What kind of punishment do you...

Incredible :eek: . What kind of punishment do you put them through, BlazingPedals, if any?

Just to elaborate on my previous post about the Schwarbles. My experience was that the huge lateral loads...
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-07, 05:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Wheelchairman

Bushman. What are you riding? A bike or a trike?...

Bushman. What are you riding? A bike or a trike? I think that's the most important issue

Schwalbe Stelvio. Small wall thickness, pretty soft wall at that and not much contact patch. I don't know...
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