By odm1, Atomic Zombie Krew Member
I started the Warrior Trike build today. I have always wanted a trike, but could never afford one - thanks, Brad!
I got the forks, dropouts seat tube and crank tube all together and somehow the seat tube is a half inch too high. The angle is 45 degrees on the money, though. Also, I want to use skinny tires up front maybe 1 inch. I will be using a double wall rim 36 spoke 20mm hub.
As for the frame, it is 5.5 inches from the ground to the seat tube. I think I will suck it up and try again. This will be my third attempt. Oh well, I’m having a blast building it, and I really want it to be as good as I can get it!
The Bitex hubs I got worked out good. I just had to take some of the inner sleeve off. I would have taken the sleeve out completely, but one bearing is larger than the other. Thanks for the help. Got all four tie rod ends shipped for under $30. Now, can any one tell me where to get a cheap Ferrari? Just joking, thanks again!
Fresh out of the back yard, I mean the paint booth. I left the boom long because I have a wheel I am going to mount to the bottom of the boom so I can do stoppies. KMX trikes has the same option and I'm planning on using the hole that I made, that is in the tip of the boom for my bike lock. If all goes well, I will post the finished trike Saturday night.
I have been working on it for six hours now, and nothing is going back right. Hopefully, sleep will help.
I’m finally done now. You guys can see what I meant by the wheel for doing stoppies. The most trouble I had was trying to find the chain pulleys. I used garage door pulleys but the chain would fall off. I tried close line pulleys and the chain would fall off then tried rollerblade wheels with a groove cut in the middle and you guessed it - the chain fell out.
The trike gets a lot of attention and is real fast, so far 25 mph is the fastest, that’s from going down hill a little. I was worried that the font wheels would go out of control going that fast, but she glides straight and smooth and stops on a dime with the back tire in the air.
If you guys know where I can get the right pulleys please let me know. I’m sure I will need one for the back soon.
Going night riding. Later Zombie peeps!
Congratulations, odm1 on your excellent Warrior Trike project. And, completed in a little over two months! More pictures of odm1's Warrior Trike build on the Atomic Zombie Builders Forum: http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php?t=3701