on3wheels.myfastforum.org Forum Index on3wheels.myfastforum.org
Anything to do with upright tricycles (human powered)
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Join! (free) Join! (free)
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

What the..........?
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    on3wheels.myfastforum.org Forum Index -> Heath Robinson
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Please Register and Login to this forum to stop seeing this advertising.






Posted:     Post subject:

Back to top
Phil Hume



Joined: 30 Apr 2015
Posts: 820
Location: cockermouth

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:47 pm    Post subject: The oddest things kept,just in case  Reply with quote

After my Blackened Ecker lawn scarifier whistled Dixie after 2 years use and ended up scopped out in disgust I have retained the quite large black grass box for use on back of trike as a ideally sized and shaped shopping carrier.Yellow rain cover from Altura pannier is a godd fit for cover.
Just need to come up with suitable and easily removable fastener for 3 or 4 point fastening .Frantically searching for old plastic lamp brackets etc.Failing that ,reuseable cable ties will do.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mersey Mouth



Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 1373

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gentlemen Very Happy , I suspect you may have a pressing urgency to employ domestic appliances in your cycling creativity?
I suggest one of the new fangled steam things, you know the thing? It might iron out the defects! Laughing .
Adding a vacuum cleaner to the apparatus will help prevent unsightly dropping a trail of extraneous matter behind the creatation.
TTFN MM  Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
geoff booker



Joined: 23 Mar 2012
Posts: 603
Location: Oxford

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaz must be going for the hour record. Fixing the rear of his Higgins to his whirlpool washing machine. Just needs the superman position to complete the picture. Very Happy
_________________
Trykit you'll like it!
Mr Trykit
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
MarkS



Joined: 08 Nov 2015
Posts: 440
Location: Telford, Shropshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Washing machines spin at approx. 1200rpm

Hope a Gaz hasn't got a cadence meter running.
_________________
"It doesn't matter what equipment is on your bike. You've still got one pair of legs to turn the pedals". Or one leg, in my case!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Phil Hume



Joined: 30 Apr 2015
Posts: 820
Location: cockermouth

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A more suitable machine would be a conversion brazed onto the bike Graham O'Bree used for the national 25 at Cockermouth when an unshipped chain cost him victory over Chris Board man. I dont know how this would even negotiate a roundabout as he almost stood up on it and it was reputed to be part washing machine .
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
MarkS



Joined: 08 Nov 2015
Posts: 440
Location: Telford, Shropshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


_________________
"It doesn't matter what equipment is on your bike. You've still got one pair of legs to turn the pedals". Or one leg, in my case!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Phil Hume



Joined: 30 Apr 2015
Posts: 820
Location: cockermouth

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try to find photos I took of his very early bike he rode in the national 25. It was far shorter and less substantial than this. He  leaned forward on it with his arms bentand hands near his shoulders.I dont know how he kept that position for 25 miles
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
9494arnold



Joined: 29 Apr 2014
Posts: 763
Location: West Midlands

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Steering Reply with quote

Have I missed something here..........
How would you steer this thing , (if you were ever brave/stupid enought to do so) appears to have 2 headsets 2 sets of forks which are locked to the basket and steering via the basket handle.
So does it pivot at the obvious joint half way down the frame.?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nickh



Joined: 02 Sep 2014
Posts: 761
Location: Middx

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the whole front end pivots as one, like Christiania etc - the two outer heads do nothing.

NHH
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
9494arnold



Joined: 29 Apr 2014
Posts: 763
Location: West Midlands

PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:39 pm    Post subject: Steer it Reply with quote

That's what I feared. Recall riding a veteran box trike that developed a very worrying speed wobble (low speed) . Was also startled by a Harding once too.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    on3wheels.myfastforum.org Forum Index -> Heath Robinson All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum