Project X , emma's folding e-trike

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by voyager, 16 May 2017.

  1. OP
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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    WP_20170821_13_47_25_Pro.jpg WP_20170821_13_46_57_Pro.jpg WP_20170821_13_46_44_Pro.jpg WP_20170821_13_45_57_Pro.jpg Hi Folks

    It's been a bit of a day ( to say the least ) , rush back to Peacehaven early this morning to collect a pedelec rotor only to find the sensor wasn't working and the bottle battery wouldn't hold in due to a broken clip , second trip this afternoon to collect the other bits , found enough time to finish it off, test shake down rides start tomorrow.
     
  2. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    I have been admiring your skills throughout this thread.:notworthy: A beautiful looking recumbent. I hope she rides as well as she looks.
     
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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    I rode it around the bus stop tonight a couple of times, it rides well but I noticed a couple of niggles to be sorted before it gets a few miles under it's wheels.

    Thanks for the compliment. This will be the last trike build for a little while, I needs some fitness miles in my legs.


    regards Emma
     
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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    Looking good. :notworthy:
     
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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    WP_20170820_11_52_02_Pro.jpg WP_20170820_11_51_14_Pro.jpg WP_20170820_11_30_56_Pro.jpg Last weekends ride to Brighton, with the added amusement of a young lady life guard trying to dig a hole with her flag to secure it with beach stones in the wind

    Later's Emma
     
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  6. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Über Member

    Well done. Each build you do looks more and more professional - you'd never know that was a home built trike - credit to you.
     
  7. Bad Machine

    Bad Machine In the garage .....

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    I looked at the photos first.....then read the text.

    Greetings from Brighton.gif

    This is what went through my mind BEFORE reading the explanation.:laugh:
     
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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    that will be copied,

    amused of Brighton .

    The morning consisted of several miles attacking the hills behind mums on the trike, performance wise it's good but hopefully I can locate another smaller e-hub motor and battery pack as the trike is heavier than I can lift with comfort. WP_20170822_11_22_55_Pro.jpg
    one more photo for the album
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    WP_20170919_12_44_58_Pro.jpg Hi folks

    Since my holiday I have been making the hamster bag rack , it attaches to the removable seat and holds the bags in position either side of the seat , an anti chain guide stops the right hand bag becoming the victim of a revolving chain and the left hand bag is guided into position by the battery . Probably the hardest part was bending the 19mm tube to suspension the bags.

    A few coats of primer , red paint and clear lacquer should protect it for a few years. Unable to source a new pair of bags I found a good second hand pair on eBay , it appears the company is no longer trading . Toysrus have a smaller style of bags but they are special order home delivery only

    Later's Emma
     
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  10. fixedfixer

    fixedfixer Über Member

    Just love the quality of the finishing and attention to detail you give these trikes. :thumbsup:
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Hi folks

    The mirror mount were made today from a cut down stem with a 6mm studding connector welded on top , Mobility scooter mirrors £6 a pair with built in front reflectors were an ideal choice to screw into the m6 elongated nut . couple of coats of primer amd then matt black to protect , unfortunately neither have anti rust properties as they are both porous.

    Still it's made now and I need to wait for my next allocation of time to be delivered so I can continue,
    Only need to source another rear e-wheel and suitable large battery and its ready for work.

    Later's Emma WP_20170921_11_21_26_Pro.jpg WP_20170921_11_21_49_Pro.jpg WP_20170921_11_27_49_Pro.jpg
     
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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    WP_20170926_11_31_47_Pro.jpg WP_20170926_10_35_11_Pro.jpg WP_20170926_10_32_41_Pro.jpg WP_20170926_10_26_44_Pro.jpg WP_20170926_10_26_35_Pro.jpg Hi folks

    it fits , as l breathe a breath of fresh air and the huge sigh of relief passes me by.
    With a couple of hours of time arriving this morning I decided to fit the trike in the boot on my own .
    here are most of the printable photos
    The soundtrack that would have accompanied it would be censored a few times as I lifted it into the boot.

    The photos are in reverse order due the the uploader putting the photos in the wrong sequence, can't blame me for that one.

    Still it fits and only needs a 6mm Allen key and a 10mm and 13mm combination spanner to assemble.

    Currently looking for a replacement e-motor to replace this heavy beast installed .

    regards Emma
     

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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Hi Folks

    A chance visit to the tip yesterday make my day worthwhile, laying in the recycle area were a couple of 20" kids mountain bikes , £3 passed hands as I became their new owner .
    Then after a blind date with a grindette l had two rear suspension triangles with 6 speed freewheels and a pair of head tube assemblies , with one of the bikes instantly donating it's stem to make the second mirror mount. I also grabbed one of its front tubes as a spare .It will also donate it's vee brakes to another bike project in the pipeline.

    Today I bit the bullet and ordered a new q100 328 rpm motor direct from China . The overhead of ordering direct is the 3 week wait , the £50 carriage and duty .
    Then I can build the rear wheel , replace its front tyres and finish it off completely.

    later's Emma
     
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    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Hi folks
    An odd hour or so this morning allowed me to fit the new front tyres , the bottle cage and make a reflector mount on the rear of the seat.
    Received an E-mail this morning , looks like the new motor and controller is on it's way .

    regards Emma
     
  15. OP
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    voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Great news , the new motor and other bits arrived today - from China 6 1/2 days .after I ordered it.
    Nothing will happen for a couple of days , I have a wry neck and muscle spasms. Not impressed by my old body ,

    regards Emma
     
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