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Jerry
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USA
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Posted - 08/04/2017 :  17:30:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good. I can't wait for the Pinion to be fitted and you try it out.
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/05/2017 :  03:16:03  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jerry the pinion has been on the 4 wheeler mule since you sold it to me months ago.

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Edited by - carolina on 08/05/2017 03:30:50
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Jerry
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Posted - 08/05/2017 :  12:18:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dang it! I wished I had kept one Pinion for myself. I hope you get years and years of fun from the Pinion. I don't think there is any rival to the Pinion. I would never have thought it would be so much fun riding a trike/corovelo.
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/05/2017 :  13:23:26  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yea, a 4 wheeler w/pinion is off the hook, broke the chain for amateurs like me. Lets hope medicare holds out:)

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carolina
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Posted - 08/06/2017 :  10:14:08  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Seat complete now, will make cf hardwares now for frt and back support.

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warren
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USA
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Posted - 08/06/2017 :  13:59:02  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice!
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/09/2017 :  14:59:45  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got the mod'ed bb slider back from welding and a a new 127.5 wide bb.

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Get bottom seat hardware back from welder tomorrow. Few more pieces of seat hardware to make.
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Edited by - carolina on 08/10/2017 19:28:06
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/12/2017 :  09:27:19  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Working on seat hardwares. Tetz grocery tour special: Let's hope the front is strong enough. If not thats gonna cost couple months.

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Basically a take off on this below: tube runs L. & R. under seat front, then two metal pieces custom made bolt around my vertical @ front with 1 bolt thru there.

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Edited by - carolina on 08/12/2017 15:11:49
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carolina
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Posted - 08/12/2017 :  14:55:08  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Front seat hardware templates. Work great, will do aluminum next and rear seat hardware. My one off john Tetz special. It may be strong enough up front.

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Front chain wheel is under seat 5" back: rear chain wheel located in rear wheel well.

Setting on "Quick Stand" for a rest: Widowmaker black cf w/Sturmey Archer front and rear. 90mm frt/70mm rear drum brakes.

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Edited by - carolina on 08/26/2017 13:19:12
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/17/2017 :  10:04:28  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
4 clamps/new style clamps. Sets load better, slide where you want:

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Frt metal hardware back from shop today: mock up, drill couple holes.

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Edited by - carolina on 08/17/2017 10:43:47
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/17/2017 :  20:22:30  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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If its to weak up front will have a lil' set back but learn and move on. I make the sq cf tubes.

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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/19/2017 :  16:52:56  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Seat strong forever: learning stuff about the lowracer and the 8020 jig fixture.

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Strong as death: i have tool to shoot aircraft riv-nuts into carbon or steel. Riv-nuts can be steel or aluminum also/aircraftspruce.com

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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2017 :  19:11:19  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Front chain wheel, 8mm axles. WAW chainwheel.

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Floxed in w/peelply, cf over all tomorrow:

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Monoblade, 4 clamp quest bb slider/127.5 bb. Mountian tamer 4 speed up front.

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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2017 :  19:16:41  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Would like to build a 2 piece airbladder mold sometime like this but room for frt fender.

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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/23/2017 :  07:09:24  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Easy way out for rear, just drill and bolt on. Luck l need is at the front.

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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/23/2017 :  07:18:33  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Ya sure can't turn much with this.

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Edited by - carolina on 08/23/2017 07:19:40
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/23/2017 :  18:07:05  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can't even coast down the hill, LMAO! Can't keep my balance 2 feet. Oh well! I gotta have 3 or 4 wheels. I rode kirk's LWB with no problem.

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warren
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USA
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  06:44:01  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It may take a little practice, don't give up too soon!
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  08:13:30  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yea, i will take some rake out. Seat more up right, bar directly over steer stem like johns. I doo have the jig and inclination meter on it & steer tube cone lock-downs. I think my vertical tube is to short also.

Seat backwards is good.

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Edited by - carolina on 08/24/2017 08:48:37
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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  10:56:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nooooo! It looks absolutely fine! Learn to ride it. All the changes you list have negative consequences. Put on leather gloves and find a big parking lot with a little slope.
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warren
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USA
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Posted - 08/24/2017 :  13:49:42  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I agree - you built it right, just practice riding it. It wont take long. It's amazing how fast your brain figures it out.
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
602 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2017 :  19:40:38  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

I will try, i just wanted a roll down. I will put chain on a go to parking lot.

I rode this below for month or so kirk left here with no problem. Ya would think no problem w/lowracer.

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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
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Posted - 08/26/2017 :  07:07:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha! Not remotely the same! Higher seat, lower relative pedals make for a higher cg, giving your more time to react. When you ride the lowracer be prepared to quickly work the handlebars as you start. If you fall it is only because you didn't keep the bike under you.
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
602 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2017 :  09:47:31  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see. ,,, put chain on and try again l will. The side street is level. THANKS. Lowracer BB is 21".

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Edited by - carolina on 08/26/2017 14:08:11
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
602 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  15:47:31  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have lil' to much flex under rear w well but l can fix.

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