This is a step by step guide to replace the tediously long slide show that frankly did not do any justice to the trike build.
I first discovered the world of drift trikes about 6-8 months ago on You-tube and became instantly hooked and decided that I had to build one of these big crazy tricycles to have some fun on the many hills in the South Down of Northern Ireland area where I live.
I used to ride mountain bikes on these hills but past injuries have left me unable to grind the hills the way I used to, this is something I have missed over the last few years but now that I have a drift trike I can once more enjoy the numerous hills in my area.
One of my friends lives at the to of this 2.5 mile long hill, this is why I had to build the trike, once I get well enough practiced I will ride this hill and upload a video.
The project started on the 18 of September and was finished on the 24th of December Lemmy Kilmister's birthday, is was going to have the Lemmy - Hawkwind - Motorhead theme but finishing the project on his birthday was an added bonus. There has a time when if I had all these material ready I could have done this project in a couple of days, I had planned this to be an over winter project and was surprised that i managed to get I completed much faster than i had planned. The trike will not see much action until spring has returned and the days are longer, warmer and drier and I get the road safety side of things organised.
Thanks for looking.
Step 1: Disclaimer.
This is only a general guide as to how i built my trike, I will not be responsible for anyone who decides to build a trike of their own, anyone building or riding a drift trike should take personal accountability for their own actions
Anyone even thinking of building or riding a drift trike should be aware of the numerous dangers involved.
If you build a drift trike build it strong to minimize the risk of failures that result in injury.
Drift trikes fall into the same category as bicycles and therefore require brakes and reflectors and also lights if you intend to ride at night.
Personal safety equipment should also be worn my all riders, most drift trike riders wear full face motorcycle helmets, although an cycle helmet will be better than no helmet at all.
In addition to a helmet knee and elbow pads are recommended along with gloves and wrist guard if you have them. The more safety equipment you use the less risk of injury you will have if you do end up crashing.