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Old 04-25-2014, 07:02 AM
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Default Re: Getting Aero - Speed Gains

That EcoMarathon trike body you posted is sweet. Looks like an easy construct too. I like the idea that the side panels double as templates for the seat angle. I remember seeing your vid of 'T3' awhile ago and how awesome I thought it was. Definitely way beyond my abilities at present since I dont weld. The Steintrikes full suspension looks great. Probably a hefty price to pay but worth it if one can't build their own.
I'm actually thinking of building a no-weld tadpole using 4 bikes. By joining two identical bike frames together side-by-side (spaced apart) with matching suspension forks. The space in between the two frames will be where I'll mount my seat on cross beams. Out back another bike frame (or piece of one) with rear suspension for the single rear wheel. Out front center, another bike (or piece of a bike) for its bottom bracket to pedal. Then the rear engine mounted onto the rear swingarm like on '2High' my motorized tall bike. I could use the Eco-marathon trike side panel idea for side support/seat support and cosmetics. I may need to construct a large t-subframe out of square cromo tubing to better support the added frames and my body weight?
Just thinking outside the box here using a dumpster diver approach to building a cheap fully suspended trike platform without welds. Here is a neat trike I found online that is similar to what I was thinking.
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