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Trike for AC Nitro

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I can no longer foot launch as my spine is now bent 45 degrees forwards, so I cannot stand up straight enough. The last time I tried to launch the thrust just pushed me into the ground. I am now bored waiting for surgery, which now looks even more unlikely for some time. So, I am building a trike.

This is lightweight, to help me moving it around, and comes to bits in seconds using pip pins. I am also making 2 sets of axles/wheels, one with beach wheels and one with foam filled tyres. Progress so far:

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I couldn't get any bendy Aluminium for the front forks. I have tried 2 different types of Al but both broke during bending. So, I have 'upgraded' to Ti as this bends well. What a nice curve! I then made a drilling jig and did some drilling.

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Today's task, build a carrier for my trike and complete the front fork.

The carrier is designed so that the trike can be wheeled up to it and then onto the platform - then the rear axles come out and go in the car.

I am using 2 different sets of wheels, beach wheels and solid for grass/tarmac, so have turned up some nylon bushes/spacers for the narrower wheel.

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