Tilting tadpole trike mod kit

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by hodala, May 3, 2014.

  1. hodala

    hodala New Member

    1 month ago started to build a 3 wheeler, modified from a bicycle,with a pair of 20" wheels front frame kit to replace original 26" front wheel on bike
    Previous type as shown:
     

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  2. hodala

    hodala New Member

    knuckle type is OK for motorbikes but steer angle not enough for bicycle because your feet can't reach the ground,so I redesign the knuckle, turning rod end joint 90 degree

    Now the steering angle and tilting are fine but the main column of the mod kit is too skinny to run over big obstacles,steel cylinder tube should be better like the 3D drawing as shown next version will be seen

    Since the front kit a little too heavy (6kg+)for human powered vehicle,gas or electrical powered bike mayt be a better style
     

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  3. hodala

    hodala New Member

    ebike-04.JPG 16吋c.JPG update the thread
    Start to develope a different type of trike bike,I had build several motorbikes after this thread,now build a light one kit for bicycle
     

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  4. hodala

    hodala New Member

    收納a.JPG 雪161226.JPG leaning trike front end kit Bicycle.JPG ebike-09.JPG for now the build
     
  5. hodala

    hodala New Member

    26" bike Mod.
     

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  6. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    Hodala:
    What is the advantage of a trike over a bike? - Is it just for stability? I've always wondered.
     
  7. hodala

    hodala New Member

    1, You don't have to learn cornering stunt when riding on gravel or wet and slippery roads to avoid front end slip and falling down

    2, Large capacity for luggage or passenger with fine views and also compact the bike size
    cornering 2.JPG 滑跤.jpg drift cornering.JPG food delivery bike.JPG butcher dog.JPG 遛狗車a2.JPG
     
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  8. hodala

    hodala New Member

    And full floating suspension make bike rides smoothly in gravel road also and easier to run over stairs full floating sus 1.JPG
     
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  9. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Looks very cool , did you make all the pieces yourself or get a kit from somewhere?
     
  10. hodala

    hodala New Member

    The drawing can only find in my note Book,of course my product later,yes I make most components except standard ones(bearings,end joints,wheels,hubs- -)
     
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  11. CrazyDan

    CrazyDan Active Member

    I'm glad you've returned. I think you have a lot that you can teach us. Awesome builds bro.
     
  12. hodala

    hodala New Member

    You are so kind! leaning trike is a new classified bike indeed, it will be shown more often in the public as people ask for more safety riding
     
  13. hodala

    hodala New Member

    update pictures and my new design
     

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  14. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    Definitely one of the coolest f***ing bikes I've seen in a while, I remember looking at this thread long while back and was interested in it, very cool.

    It's not separate arms on each wheel right? Just a stable pivoting bar between the 2? What keeps both wheels from folding up at the same time?
     
  15. hodala

    hodala New Member

    There are linkage or shock absorber between left and right arms up and down like a seesaw with each others

    Gravity make the trike fall just like a normal bike
     
  16. hodala

    hodala New Member

    1 more complete illustration
    stroller bike 3.JPG
     
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