Monday, December 2, 2013

Trike Drives

I've been making some of the parts I'll need but still waiting of my new rear wheel with the disc brake hub. The design is still somewhat up in the air  and somewhat complicated by the fact that the trike has a rear suspension. This trike was mostly a low buck hack so I would have two trikes in case I wanted to ride with someone else. This was my second home built trike... the first weighed a ton and the front wheels were originally moped wheels with internal brakes. They were on an ultralight that I had long ago.

The motor is a 2750 watt 1.60 gas equivalent... I found a couple of the white shaft housings at work... they had 16 mm shaft with bronze bearing. The black shaft housing has a 1/2 inch shaft also has bronze bearings.

I have not bored the metric adapter yet. It was mostly to see if I could cut a thread that would fit the 30mm x 1mm freewheel.                                                                                                                                            

Trying to fit an an 1.375 freewheel adapter into the bottom bracket shell. Not sure what thread it is but it is a tight fit that I didn't want to force.

Made this adapter to fit a 52 tooth chain ring to the disc brake mount. This ring was less than 10 bucks and was intended for the old 1 piece style crank arm that is still used on some bikes. this is a junker rim that had a disc brake hub on it. I'm using it to line up drive train until I get my new wheel.... which should be in the next day or two.

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