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A Givi 45 liters trunk box is fitted at the rear for luggage. A space of 12” from the back seat to the box is reserve for placement of batteries to convert it to a EV (Electrical Vehicle) should there be a need!
<p>Where did you get the seat and springs from? </p>
Super design!!! <br> <br>What seat did you use? <br> <br>Thanks
Hello mister Timothy Wooi, <br> <br> <br> As I live in the most traffic jammed european city and as I'm also thinking about a more sustainable way of moving , some friend and I want start to work over a project of covered tricycle with electric assistance (because of the climate). In looking for some interesting ideas, I have been blowed away to discover your creation. <br> That's really amazing ! Congratulation ! <br> <br> Can you send me some information about this? I'm curious to know how much it has cost to you to build this? And how long? What are the size and the weight of your trike? You talked about a triple system of gear. Can you explain it to me? And finally, do you produce this trike and plan to sell it in Europe or only in Malaysia? <br> <br> I'm really happy to discover your work and wish you the best for your project. <br> <br> <br> Kind regards <br> <br> <br> Kristo
Wow, this is truly well done. I've got a bunch of great old bikes under the house from when my brothers and I were growing up, they're just collecting dust these days. *chop here, weld there* I have an idea.. Thankyou very much Timmy for the idea and the steps, your trike looks much better than most $2500 Recumbent Trikes I see, and being home built, it's just even better! Good Job Mate, Worth 5 Stars
very inspiring
how long did it take to make your homebuilt delta recumbent trike?<br /> <h1><strong><br /> </strong></h1>
I took me about 2 weeks from design to spray paint.
Where did you get this HHO&nbsp;kit from?<br />
I build it from my workshop using material available from hardware shop.<br /> It is retailed at RM470&nbsp; per kit in Malaysia.<br /> Cheers,<br /> Timi
hi would like a link or some info thanks a ton
<br>Please og on to https://www.facebook.com/Tim's Waterfuel <br>
Hi Timmy<br /> <br /> <strong>I drive around North-, Central- and South- America</strong><br /> About:&nbsp;<br /> <strong>&quot;</strong>if I can get enough Sponsers<strong>&quot;<br /> </strong><strong><br /> make it like I make</strong><br /> <strong>But a sign on your Trike, where you write on it what you make and where you go and following sentence:<br /> <br /> <em>SUPPORT <br /> $ 1 for 1 Mile</em><br /> <br /> Belief me it works... not much but just enough what I need for Food etc.<br /> <br /> Or make a (Free) Website and there you make the same<br /> Look my Website:<br /> http://letsgo-harry.weebly.com/<br /> <br /> I whist you good luck on your journey<br /> GOD bless You<br /> Harry<br /> <br /> </strong>
Hi Harry,<br /> TQ so much for your advice especially on getting sponsers.<br /> I will follow your advice to put up a sinage<strong> what you make and where you go and following sentence: </strong><strong><em>SUPPORT $1 for 1 Mile.<br /> </em></strong>Still do not understand on <strong><em>what you make </em></strong>means&nbsp;here.&nbsp;<br /> Im not good on the free web thing and will proceed with the sinage 1st.<br /> Many tks,<br /> Tim<br />
Hello Timothy<br> I start in 2 days ( 1. jun 2011) my Velomobile-Expediton around the world. See my Facebook where I have a lot photos of the preparation for my LEIBA classic &quot;Explore&quot; Velomobile. And on my Website, where you see the aproxomatly &quot;Route&quot;<br> God bless you<br> Harry<br> Ps<br> To YOU Reader<br> Add me as friend in Facebook, you are wellcome<br> <br>http://letsgo-harry.weebly.com<br> facebook.com/letsgoharry
This is something I've been looking to do, but i want it to go to both the rear wheels; using the gear cassette onto the jack shaft, then chain it to both rear wheels, using the rear wheels freewheel as its own differential (go left, left wheel gets all power, while the right goes faster, and freewheels, and vise versa).. <br>on the other hand, do you notice the right wheel dragging when accelerating or turning?
what about adding an electric motor and some batteries to the wheel thats not foot driven? i thought adding a wheel with multiple size sprockets like from a multi-speed bike to be able to change your ratio based on weight of rider/load weight/ incline grades. with that wheel and slots to adjust alignment of motor. unless you can use the gearing system from another bike to change gears on the fly but i would be worried about chain alignment. be great trike.....wish i had acess to a welder.....one day......one day
How did you paint this? It it power coated or just spraypaint?
SWEET&nbsp;TRIKE!!! That's a very nice recumbent trike! I have a &quot;Brike&quot; recumbent trike that I kinda steampunked. But this trike is a killer! Great job.<br /> Mr. Lunna Xlll <br />
Hi Mrlunna13,Many tks for your proactive encouragement.This bike is built around 3 bikes that was idling as my kids grew up! <br>Tks, wooitimothy@gmail.com
nice im more of a tadpole guy
Anyone wants to upgrade a shotr reach Caliper racing type brakes! Need to use smaller wheels on standard fork? Attached my modificatiobn. facebook.com/album.php?aid=2072880&amp;id=1157253986&amp;l=033c1b2dda
its amazing<br /> <br />
Congratulations on this excellent work!&nbsp; Thanks for sharing it.
You are most welcome.<br /> Now collecting dimensions to post my 2nd Instructable,Tim's 2 to 3 Wheel Conversion kit to enable Everyone to Cycle right from Special kids to adult with ballabnce problem.<br /> Email me <a href="mailto:timothywooi@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">timothywooi@gmail.com</a> for pictures of prototype.
Maybe a stupid question here, but when you say pipe, do you mean like iron water pipe like from home depot or did you use actual tubing? Don't mean to nitpick, just need to know for my build.<br />
&nbsp;Timmy, an excellent trike, has given me solutions to the problems I encurred trying to build my own. &nbsp;But I have one question, &nbsp;Where did you get or did you manufacture the fairing? &nbsp;<br /> Once again, thanks for the ideas and thanks for going and keeping green.&nbsp;
Hi Krelyea,<br /> Tks for your proactive comment.<br /> In building this trike,recycle is my my focus,thus all parts and materials are taken from idle materials unless I need a specific shape/design which I need to custome make.<br /> The fairing is taken from a stock Suzuki 100cc Scooter which cost about&nbsp; Rm 50( USD13) new. Take a look at front fairing from a motorbike shop and work around that5 to suit.<br /> <br /> Neccessity is the Mother of Inventions!<br /> Creativity is the Father of&nbsp;Solutions!-Timothy Wooi&nbsp;&nbsp;
Can you make an instructable for the HHO kit ?<br /> <br /> It would be really nice<br />
&nbsp;I got real good plans from www.smacksboosters.com<br /> good instructions with details
Dont worry buddy,<br /> I will do my best to find time&nbsp;to&nbsp;write an instructable on how you can build&nbsp;a HHO generator using available materials at local hardware shops.Its basically&nbsp;a grade 316 S/Steel Spiral design HHO generator that Im&nbsp;trading to finance my Green projects..<br /> All these materials were specially selected from local hardware around the globe to be user available!<br /> <br /> Im still struggling between prototyping green gadgets,building bicycles,planning community work helping to build toilets in the interior and also trying to get sponsers to finance my ride to promote Green.<br /> Cheers,<br /> Tim<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;
Hi,<br /> Yes but later as now working on a&nbsp;Wind/Solar Generator to power my Computer.<br /> Just posted a copy &amp; paste instruction on a&nbsp;hho.<br /> Tried copied the write up but the pictures did&nbsp;not copied somehow.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Cheers,<br /> Tim
Nice job. Using a front derailer is a sweet innovation and using the rear derailer just for tensioning is clever. Any reasons why you didn't decide to drive both rear wheels. <br />
The issue with supplying power to both rear wheels is there is no easy/inexpensive&nbsp; way to construct a differential.&nbsp; Without which both wheels would move at the same speed as each other reguardless of what was required of them.&nbsp; When cornering the outside wheel would need to spin faster then the inside wheel, as it travels a larger diameter curve, and would scrub on the ground acting as a passive brake.<br />
very good instuctable... and wapusk, now i know what the diff in the car does... i am going to tell everyone!&nbsp;
When you go to a hobbyist shop , just take a look at a moderately high end scale model of a remote control&nbsp;&nbsp;buggy or 4WD .Spin the right&nbsp;rear wheel clockwise and look at the rotation of left rear wheel.<br /> It spins counterclockwise when theres no load applied.<br /> A differential will automatically engage to spin faster when the opposite side experience a heavier load/traction thus improve handling at corners!<br />
&nbsp;There is a simple&nbsp;inexpensive&nbsp;way to drive two wheels that lets the wheel with the&nbsp;least&nbsp;traction, freewheel while slightly in a turn turning. A&nbsp;ratcheting&nbsp;drive cog is&nbsp;employed&nbsp;at each wheel
Tks for the englightenment to why only 1 drive is used.<br /> Unless you want to incoperate put 2 freewheel at the 2 rear wheels,you can dive 2 wheels at the same time compensate for the turning effect like that of a differential gear assembly without wearing much of the tires!<br /> Tim
Hi Dwrenne,<br /> You can use to drive 2 wheels but needs more parts to build/fabricate. You will have slightly more pedalling resistance but get better traction in contra.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> As our average human power is only about 1/8hp! and to why I use only 1 wheel to drive is to reduce frictional &amp; transmissional losses&nbsp;&nbsp;as well as creating simplicity in design by&nbsp;using parts readiliy available/ cannibalise from existing bicycles.<br /> After simulating driving 1 wheel,I found it&nbsp;is enough to add value so why 2 is my reason to be energy efficient.You can see that the rear brakes is on the opposite side and no brakes on the drive side is to evenise wear &amp; tear of the tires!<br /> I just&nbsp;incoperated a 6 speed cog as an improvement to the rear 18teeth as found it a bit tiring trying to climb a 10degree hill recently. <br /> Ist, I must tell you that Im&nbsp;a Lean person,and applies Lean thinking into design. &nbsp;Simplicity in design identifying minimum resourse to eliminate Waste incoperating Robustness and also choosing parts that is repairable (should it fail at the momment it shouldnt( is part of Lean thinking.<br /> Attached some photos.<br /> God bless,<br /> Tim<br /> &nbsp;<br />
you're a great man Tim, better than me because I&nbsp;gave up with HHO project after becoming bored with it, plus all the measurements were in inches and material availability seems better in USA (i'm UK) anyway while fuel savings are nobel I&nbsp;can't help but feel the &quot;carbon&quot; movement has been hijacked. for me I&nbsp;just want cheap energy for everybody without some &quot;carbon saving&quot; being attached. If we go down the &quot;cap and trade&quot; route for carbon then everybody will have an allowence and this leads to further micro-management. carbon &quot;off setting&quot; is the biggest green scam going today.<br /> <br /> look into the pro's and con's of &quot;cap and trade&quot; to see where the carbon movement is going. carbon is nessecary for life! only the crettins managing carbon trusts and exchanges are just creating the next bubble, which ultimately will need bailing out, like banks only worse because the human cost will be uninmagionable.<br />
Dont worry buddy,<br /> I will do my best to find time&nbsp;to&nbsp;write an instructable on how you can build&nbsp;a HHO generator using available materials at local hardware shops.Its basically&nbsp;a grade 316 S/Steel Spiral design HHO generator that Im&nbsp;trading to finance my Green projects..<br /> All these materials were specially selected from local hardware around the globe to be user available!<br /> <br /> Im still struggling between prototyping green gadgets,building bicycles,planning community work helping to build toilets in the interior and also trying to get sponsers to finance my ride to promote Green.<br /> Cheers,<br /> Tim<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;
Wow, Nice Bike. Too bad there are no instructions on how to actually build such a Awesomly cool ride. Guess I'll go check out the other instructables.&nbsp; They don't look nearly as cool but I might at least learn how to make my own.<br /> <br /> Cheers, and thanks for helping the planet.<br />
Hi metqa,<br /> Im sorry I did not put in the details as this is my 1st Instructable write up and thought that people who visited this website have already basic knowledge of DIY and are able to take off from pictures attached.<br /> <br /> Part of my job also to encourage Creative Thinking for change for the better &amp; Creativity in design tweeking here and there to build things to suite their personal taste.<br /> Im so sorry&nbsp;I have misuse this site.<br /> Thousand appologies,<br /> Tim<br /> Neccesity is the mother of Inventions<br /> Creativity is the Father of Solutions!-Timothy Wooi
Your first instructable? Well I have to say the best thing is you have lots of pictures and that is ALWAYS great. <br /> <br /> I don't think you 'misused' the site, at all! :P, It's just that most expect some details of the process. Of course those who fix or repair bikes will have the advantage, but For the rest of us, or for me at least, I find I can often be creative in the process if I know what to do, but if I'm duplicating I try to be exact to get the same results the first time since I don't really know how it was done.<br /> <br /> Maybe you could make another instructable with some details of the tools and supplies you chose and why you chose them, and such. Is welding involved? Do I&nbsp;need special tools or just a regular tool box? Did you buy all new supplies or recycle?&nbsp; I really DO think your bike looks cool, <br /> <br /> <br />
Very clever frame, I see you used front forks to mount the rear tyres on. Would it be possible (while the frame is being constructed) to angle the forks to give the rear wheels some camber?<br /> Or maybe even make them adjustable during riding?
Yes,you can do that as an improvement to this basic design.<br /> I use front fork in view of only Simplicity,Availability and recyclebility of materials utilising their metal properties to givesome minor flexes here &amp; there within the acceptable limits.<br /> Mine was set at negative 1deg before application of load and goes to 0 deg or nominal when simulated with an80kg load.<br /> During cornering I have ome flexes giving me a plus minus 1deg both side which as I only hold down the inner fork arm.<br /> This was adequate on most of the road &amp; terrain I cycle!<br /> &nbsp;
Tks Buddy,<br /> Going Green starts from Reduce,reuse &amp;&nbsp;finally Recycle !<br /> God bless,<br /> Tim&nbsp;&nbsp;
Sweet looking ride. Thanks for sharing.

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