Bike builders news Dec. 17 – Build a velo Part 4

 
Feature article by RadicalBrad of AtomicZombie.com: Building a Velomobile – Part 4
In this week’s issue, bending angle iron to make the frame. Brad invents an ingenious way to curve the iron.
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Hub flanges and axle adapters for your trike and quad bike projects
Bike builders community chat – stimulating conversations
Builders Feedback you tell us what’s on your mind
Bike builders gallery – new additions: recumbents, trikes, choppers, cargo bikes & more
Show us your workshop – Rod from Saskatoon takes us on a tourThis and archived newsletters are here.

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Bike builders news Dec.10: Build a velo, Part 3

 

Feature article by RadicalBrad of AtomicZombie.com: Building a Velomobile – Part 3
In this week’s issue, choosing a material to make the skin. Coroplast vs. luan. Decisions, decisions.
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Hub flanges and axle adapters for your trike and quad bike projects
Bike builders community chat – stimulating conversations
Builders Feedback you tell us what’s on your mind
Bike builders gallery – new additions: recumbents, trikes, choppers, cargo bikes & more

This and archived newsletters are here.

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Thanks for your feedback, and keep those suggestions coming.

See you in the Builders Forum.

Timber Wolf (Velo Rouge) 1000km Report

“Well, I just passed 1000km on my Timber Velo. This trike is finally what I had hoped it could be. Drive train, steering, suspension and brakes are all working well.

I ride to work and return (70km round trip) around 3 days a week. I use a 9C front hub motor with 36v Lithium battery. I reach 45km/hr with a full charge and the trip average is usually about 36-37km/hr.”

Read more>> Timber Wolf (Velo Rouge) 1000km Report.

 

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Newbie bike builder’s electric recumbent trike project



He just joined in July of last year, but Atomic Zombie Krew forum member, “nineball”, is getting much deserved high fives and praise from our bike building community with his SWX-Elec hybrid Recumbent Trike.

Nineball started building his recumbent trike in early October last year. He posted pictures and progress reports of his build on the Atomic Zombie forum
sharing his ideas, and looking for advice, always posting pictures so we could all follow along and see the build progress. The community has been very impressed with his project over the months.

It started off with a simple frame and quickly progressed: adding cranks, suspension, rear shock, pedals, steering system, wheels, box to house electronics for the hub motor, the seat, and so on. He says in his postings that he did spend a couple of “all nighters” working on it, but check out the amazing progress in such a short period of time.

Wow – what an accomplishment! Nineball also plans to install two rear electric LED signal lights, too, which will be connected to the batteries located in the rear box. An excellent job!

Hope some of you are inspired to get involved and get into bike building. I’m sure that Nineball would agree that it’s well worth the effort.