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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/21/2017 :  14:45:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Orin Peters from NV, built this nice velo out of coroplast: https://www.flickr.com/photos/okpeters/sets/72157651905111646/

He has been tearing up the west coast HPV races with it. I am going to try and build one similar to Hidalgo on my cheap Performer trike. There is a thread on BROL about how he wore out all the commercial made velos. It is a good read. He wasn't doing the bragging, the guys in the commercial made velos were.

Edited by - Jerry on 06/21/2017 14:46:30

dual45
Starting Member

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2017 :  20:47:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks a good velo! I'll be interested to see your progress.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/23/2017 :  12:01:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope to get started Sunday morning. I will try to take pictures of progress.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 06/25/2017 :  19:13:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did not get started on build until around 6 pm CDT. I rode a 45 mile training ride and had to recoup first. I got the bottom floor (pan) layed out and cut out. I hope to start attaching the floor to trike tomorrow. I'll edit and post pictures tomorrow when I have access to fast internet. Here at the RV park it is like dial up, remember that?
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2017 :  05:42:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Finally was able to post this picture of my floor (pan) for my new corovelo and my work bench, a gravel drive way! I hope to get started installing the floor to the trike today.
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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
3702 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2017 :  08:57:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's gonna be big fun!
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2017 :  15:28:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I decided the time was right. With 3 wheels I don't have to worry so much about the side wind gusts! And you are right, it is going to be a lot of fun. I tried working on it today after the rain, but the 3 grands had other ideas! Go figure. Ha.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2017 :  11:54:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the bottom attached to the trike this morning before having to go baby sit my grand kids until 8 pm or so. I will have 2 days off in a couple of days and plan on getting the side, front, and back on the trike. I will wait a while to build the hood. I might go ahead and build the hood, but wait until it cools off to use it. Mid 90's to 100's is too hot for me! I plan on using a piece of spandex with a zippered hole for my head to fit through for now. When I need more air, I can unzipper the spandex. Pictures to follow soon.

Edited by - Jerry on 06/28/2017 11:55:16
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2017 :  12:27:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hardest part about done I would think. I had to make a few changes here and there. I took off the back bulkhead and will re-do it. Also might change the front PVC bracket by adding two 45's, and lowering it to the height of the coro gusset. Probably will make some more changes before being done with it. I need to go and get 3-4 more sheets of coro. I have enough, but it has sat outside and looks bad. I hope to have it rideable in another week. Between baby sitting and running errands, it has been hard getting anything done. Hopefully Saturday and Sunday I can spend all day working on it.

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Edited by - Jerry on 06/29/2017 15:47:30
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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
3702 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2017 :  19:26:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's getting there! Keep after it.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 06/30/2017 :  11:14:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am having fun again Thom! Ha. I will have it finished by Monday. Well not finished finished, but rideable. I am sure I will make several more changes. After I get this project done, I am going to re-build a better coroliner out of the old Phantom. I will close in the bottom, narrow the handle bars, and this time make a hood for it also. Still thinking about converting the Baron into a Chiquita like copy of Richard Myer's. As long as I don't have to weld, grind, or breathe unhealthy fumes, I love building things.
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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
3702 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2017 :  11:40:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Besides being a bike he found very agreeable, a big reason Richard used the Jester was it's disk brakes. Rim brakes are very poor on liners. In use a drum brake on the front. Because you are much taller, you might not have to raise your seat up to see like Richard did. If you get good with Coroflute you could build a liner just like Lee Wakefield made. Sewing a Lycra cover is no small matter.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2017 :  13:21:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Baron has front disc brakes. I will use either rear disc or a drum brake. I will still have to raise the seat about 1 inch to make sure I can see over the front of the liner. I have every picture and reply Lee Wakefield made, saved on my laptop. I have sawn spandex before. But, I like coroplast better. Cheaper, gives better protection, and better aerodynamics. The downside is side winds. If the wind is constant, no problem. It is when it gusts or changes direction all of a sudden. That is how I got knocked over before and cracked my hip. Wind was coming from my right side at 30+ mph, and then it changed instantly to my left side, at around 40 mph. Did not have chance there. I love the wind coming from a rear quartering direction. It is like a sail boat then!

I will have the outer fairing done on the Trike by Sunday. I would have the sides on this morning, but wasted over 3 hours driving 45 miles round trip to Home Depot and back their online said they had 15 sheets of 4 x 8 coro. They guy working there could not find it. Finally he asked someone else who scanned the barcode and said it was on the truck out back. Finally someone told him it was on the dock. Coming back up I-35, traffic backed up for about 5 miles! Took me 30 minutes to go 1/4 mile to take a back road. By the time I got home, showered, ate breakfast/lunch, it was time to go baby sit the grand kids. Ha.

Edited by - Jerry on 06/30/2017 13:28:33
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
526 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2017 :  12:13:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had a sail boost with a coroplast fairing also. I am using a 3:1 shape with a Kamm tail with rounded sides and metal spars. My CG is likely further forward. Check the coroplast website for the latest materials including a clear sheet. Gorilla tape may hold up better than duct tape.

Edited by - Grant-53 on 07/01/2017 12:17:42
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2017 :  19:52:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Did not get started today until after 1:30 pm because of rain. Took it for a test ride at around 8:30 pm. Need to make some small adjustments, install the mid pieces between top and bottom, add the tail section, tape it up.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2017 :  12:13:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Got this much done this morning before it got too hot and windy. Hard to hold down coro in winds up to 25 mph. Ha. The tape is temporary and not the actual color. I will finish the other side this evening when it cools down. Tomorrow I will start on the rear top. Monday I will install lights, fans, and battery. Hopefully I can get the hood done by Wednesday or Thursday.
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Johnsfwdbent
recumbent enthusiast

USA
112 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2017 :  15:04:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good Jerry! Should be a fun ride!
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2017 :  16:36:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks John. If this one turns out okay, I'll get a better trike with suspension and do the same thing to it! Ha. Maybe by then I'll have a house with a shop and concrete floors.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2017 :  21:08:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pictures coming tomorrow. I got the front all in place, now need to tape all the seams. I will start on the rear end tomorrow morning and post some pictures when I have decent wifi. The pictures would not load tonight. Road the corovelo around the RV park for about 3 miles. Thom, when you are right, you are right. This thing is fun already and just a little fast! Everyone wanted to talk to me about it as I rode past their lot. Most thought it was E-assist. One guy wanted to know where the motor was hidden. I told him he was talking to the old motor. I just might be a convert!
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2017 :  21:31:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I finally got two pictures uploaded. It is way past my bedtime though. I was thinking about after I get finished with this thing, I will have it vinyl wrapped with maybe a red, yellow, and orange flames. My grandson's would love it.

Edited by - Jerry on 07/02/2017 21:40:59
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2017 :  14:26:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Finished this morning and rode it 25 miles to my daughter's house. It was around 97 with the humidity above 90%. I need those fans!
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2017 :  14:28:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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My two future Battle Mountain and world record holders! Who knows.
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
526 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2017 :  20:23:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was some discussion awhile back about using sailplane ventilation geometry for cooling air flow. The intakes are along the base of the canopy or belt line in this case and the exhaust behind the head. Should involve only a little cutting. Great looking grandchildren!
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2017 :  06:41:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks. The two grandson's were so excited they came running out of the house with just their socks on. I had to push them around, one at a time, for about 30 minutes. Ha. I am going to build each one a trike with shell when they reach 7 years old. I would do it now, but their parents said no! At first they said 10-12 years old, I talked them down to 7. Haha. Both love speed.
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
526 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2017 :  10:57:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I started riding at 6 yrs and moved up to a 24 in. at age 7. The shell should reduce the prospect of road rash. Since I don't have a garage I may try to make a platform using 4 pallets and decking boards. The old swing set and a tarp could provide the shade.
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Jerry
recumbent guru

USA
935 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2017 :  05:22:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I will re-tape the seams with red tape, inside a garage, my daughter's. It was very hard trying to tape the seams with this Texas wind blowing. I am taking the back top off and putting in another piece of coro for more storage and cutting the opening to the storage area. Also will try and finish the hood today. Will take the steering bars off and take to a welder, and make it so I can put in wheel wells. The way the bars are bent now, they hit my thighs and would push the wheel wells flat. Need to cut the front opening for head light and cover with PETG. Install tail light. Find fans and install along with a battery from a screw driver. Will put turn signals on it soon. Between baby sitting and helping my daughter move, time is limited right now.
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