Help A Fellow Rider Ride Again!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Stan4d, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Stan4d

    Stan4d New Member

    Stuff happens all of the time. A fellow MB'er who we know or have read about comes across a situation and needs help. Like all of us they will not ask for it. They just state what has happened and leave it at that. And our community seems to pull through for them.
    Recently another member has hit a speed bump in the road. His story is here:
    If anyone would like to help him get back on wheels then PM him and let him know.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2015

  2. plinko

    plinko Member

    This has got me feeling bad stan4d.Me and simon not friends.But,I would never wish misfortune or suffering on anyone.I feel bad cuz I have nothing to donate.
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  3. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    what he needs is a trike... preferably within pickup range I would assume. We also assume that he wants a new bike... he may just take this whole thing as a message from GOD to stay himself off the bike.
  4. Whizzerd

    Whizzerd Member

    Hmmm... sounds like Simon may be diabetic. That requires HIM to take care of himself. Perhaps WE can help out w/ the bike. Mr. Moderator, are you willing to take up the collection/ dispursement duties? I've got a tenspot to kick in.
  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Yes, I am diabetic. Severely so, actually. It causes me problems, but I have every intention of getting back on the road again - its just a matter of the right means to do so. It has to be a trike, as with no sensation in my lower legs I cannot balance a two-wheeler at all.

    The delta trike conversion I had is toast - the frame is bent, the engine jug is cracked, and while various parts are salvageable, the bike itself is a write-off - the rear axle mounts are seriously bent, and re-alignment of it is beyond my capabilities.

    So, I'm designing a basic tadpole I can fabricate from materials on hand, and a friend here will weld it up for me once I get the parts together. I have a good, stout rear wheel to use, I just need to get two 20 inch front wheels, as I will fabricate the front kingpins/half axles by hand here. The BB will come off the mashed trike, and get mounted to the front boom of the tadpole, along with the crank set. Disc brakes I'll need to buy when I get to that point - I want to go with a disc on each front wheel.

    It will get done, but it will take a while - I'm stuck with my foot propped in the air for the next goodly while at this point.

    I really appreciate the offered assistance, guys, and am very grateful to the good people this community has introduced me too. Anyone who cannot afford donations - please do NOT feel badly about that - I know full well what tight finances are like. The best thing you can all do is keep it "in the wind", and keep posting about your experiences - reading about them is a tremendous source of inspiration and encouragement to me.

    It is going to be about two months before I can get moving on fabricating the tadpole, because of my current medical situation, but what I can do sitting down I'm already doing. Many thanks to all of you, and may good fortune and fair weather come your way.
  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I just want to say thank you to everyone for the encouragement and support toward getting back on the road that I have received.

    It has helped a lot in getting me out of my depression over this mess, and I've done a first pass design sketch of a rear suspension tadpole I can build with materials either too hand or readily available. If anyone is interested, I have posted a pic of that design study in a new thread in the Trikes section. I invite comments and suggestions.
  7. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    I will be off line for the next two weeks or so - as I will be traveling to see family.
  8. Stan4d

    Stan4d New Member

    You will be missed! Take care of that foot, and update us on your ride.
  9. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Have a safe trip & enjoy yourself.