Biking
Recumbent trike handlebars

Looking at the upturned handlebars in the plans and the comments about twist grip shifters being hard to use, I was not surprised. You would naturally grip these thumbs up. You have to grip the shifter with your 2 smallest fingers against your palms.   Poor grip and leverage. Below is the photo of the […]

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Biking
Recumbent trike brakes and seat

The trike is set up with disk brakes. The fronts are new Avid BB7 mechanical and the rear is a used Avid Juicy 5 hydraulic.  All have 160mm rotors. Mounting the brake assemblies requires fabricating some odd shaped pieces of steel to weld to the front wheel assembly and the rear fork. The easiest way […]

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Biking
Recumbent trike front wheels

The fit-up and welding for the front wheels was the most taxing process in the build of the trike  by far. There are multiple factors to take into account when creating the front steering geometry.  The pivot point for the front wheels should be under the contact patch of the wheels. For the axles I […]

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