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bike to trike no weld conversion? under $150? Answered

can it be done just asking

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NativeSs (author)2012-06-16

I'm working on an idea using three forks on the front for a tadpole bike. It will not be recumbent, yet, but hopefully it will work and provide a place for a basket

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Q5Quint (author)2011-01-29

just use wood.... a 2x4 and some wagon axle/wheels from lowes or home depot....

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Nate Cougill (author)2010-11-30

2 wheels in front or in back? If you had two wheels in front, i think it would be easier, because you would avoid the question of a differential. You would need something functioning as a tie rod to keep the wheels aligned properly.

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l8nite (author)2010-06-28

some of the older trike axles bolted onto a frame just like a single rear wheel, 20yrs ago I bolted a stingray frame to a trike axle, hammered on 6sets of forks and made my boys the wheelie kings of the school

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JaredsProjects (author)2010-06-28

You will have to add a differential, so that you can turn easily. I have converted a bike to a trike before(with welding), and it didn't turn well without a differential. AI

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Might be a tadpole with 2 wheels at the front!

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onrust (author)2010-06-28

For some reason I cannot upload........SO, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mronrust/4449696892/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mronrust/4448920575/ These are 2 pictures I took at a yard sale. The dude told me that it started off as a no- weld trike. You can see the nuts and bolts in the picture, but im thinking that it did not work too well since there is a bunch of iron added with plenty of welds.

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caarntedd (author)2010-06-27

Yes. If you do it, post an instructable.

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rickharris (author)2010-06-27

We built an entire electric racing car without welding. you can do much with nuts and bolts and pop rivets

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Re-design (author)2010-06-27

Probably, but you'll have to be able to drill metal for bolts if you can't weld.

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