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Old 05-25-08, 08:41 AM   #1
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hello from australia (trike owner)

hi guys I came on here to talk to other recumbent riders, heres my rough old home-made machine



its a bit crude and one of the very few dedicated off-road trikes out there
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How much of a slope can you take it up?

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thanks for the welcome and the offer for assistance.

well I now have a digital angular guage for my metal work so I should measure it for you what I can do.

However I can tell you it will not do quite as well as a mountain bike but will do very well for a trike. The reason being the extra low gearing: 24 (soon 22) to 34 teeth, the huge 19inch trials tyre and rim, the 15kg total weight and the fact that the seat is just off the tyre for maximum weight on the rear wheel so therefore to have the most amount of traction possible.

However I have a fourth trike in the works that powers the front wheels instead, got a new thread on it too:

Front wheel drive trikes

I am working to have it be able to climb more than any other trike before it anywhere. Big aim but I am doing some serious things to get there.
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I see the one in the planning stages may get an electric assist motor. That would be awesome .

If you have an opportunity, would it be possible to get some shots of the trike in action going up/down hill?

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my electric assist system would be simple but I would still happily show pics of it, probably be a long while off yet though. As for some photos I had some for my old trike riding through a swamp and other places but I never got around to some for this trike so yeah sounds like fun.
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Welcome to the forums- looks like quite the machine there!
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thanks, I hope in due time to be able to get my concept trike a reality though.
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