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Old 04-18-10, 11:31 PM   #1
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Building a Trike Need frame parts!!! ASAP!



Ok, This is my buddies Huffy trike, Yes its kind of embarrassing but embarrassing is the new blue.

I'm going to want to build the frame my self. Where could i by the frame parts? As in the Head tube? 1 (1/8)" Threadless preferably.

Also, Do you guys think using lugs would be smart? or just stick to Mig welds?
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Old 04-19-10, 08:07 AM   #2
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The headtube is easy- Nova (in CA), Henry James, Ceeway... any of those folks will have it for you. Just google one of them up. I don`t think you could find a headlug that would fit such a fat "downtube" or a T shaped lug for the back, but ya never know.
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The headtube is easy- Nova (in CA), Henry James, Ceeway... any of those folks will have it for you. Just google one of them up. I don`t think you could find a headlug that would fit such a fat "downtube" or a T shaped lug for the back, but ya never know.
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Decide before you order whether you`ll be using a lug or not. The "lug" HTs are thinner walled in order to have the correct OD. For fillet brazing or welding, the OD doesn`t matter, so you can use the thick walled tubes- probably much better chances that way.
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good call, he's not going to find a lug so he should get the lugless head tube stock. Trying to make something like that without being able to fabricate some parts is going to be frustrating at best.
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