Cross-posting to Recumbents Forum
Okay, I've decided I want to try and build a 'bent tadpole trike - fall/winter project.
I've looked at tons of pics of trikes coming up with the vision for mine. I'd love to do a laminated 'Woodie' just because what I've seen look so darned sweet. But I'm going to settle for a metal build for now. I'm just trying to figure out CroMoly or Alum. I'm leaning to Alum but have yet to find any simple to follow guidance on thickness/weight/strength on choosing the materials. Any help here would be wonderful.
Me- Height 5'4"
Weight 160 lbs
Primary Use: Commuting - but I want to be quick. I carry about 25 lbs of stuff to and from work daily.
Frame Considerations: Tadpole
CroMoly or Alum???
I'm thinking of a 10-speed hub and maybe an over/under drive.
Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.