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Old 02-21-2012, 12:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All right, I'll try the picture thing now.

Above is the PVC framework placed around the trike.

This one shows the frame attached to the trike. The gray PVC is 1" schedule 80. The white frame is 1/2" schedule 40. The ID of the 1" is only about a tenth of an inch larger that the OD of the 1/2. Makes a good slip fit.

Here is a side shot of the completed body. Below shows the front end removed from the trike. The bottom two pieces of 1" PVC are pinned in with trailer hitches. The top pieces are tight enough and under enough tension that I didn't need to pin them.

And the final photo is a front view of the more or less completed assembly.

I've been riding it for a couple weeks now. Got out of shape over the winter, but am still riding at about the same speeds as I was last summer. Cruise between 18 and 20 mph, thrash at around 28 to 30 mph. I sxpect that as I return to good shape I should be able to cruise at around 22 to 24 mph by say May of this year.

Thanks for reading.

Last edited by jjackstone; 02-21-2012 at 01:33 AM..
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