Time has come

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by Gorweddol, 23 Jan 2019.

  1. Mr Magoo

    Mr Magoo Veteran

    The vendor has been advised about the chain issue .
    Unsure how much gnawing or possible damage has taken place on the crossmember
    However the frame shows signs of kerbing .or contact with sleeping policeman .
    So any wise purchaser will inspect before buying .
    Many many years ago a well known cycle magazine based in Bath .
    Carried out a review and road test of a Peter Ross Crystal Engineering Trice.
    It was supplied in kit form ready for the tame magazine mechanics to assemble .
    A few months later it was returned and much to the horror of the designer and maker . The chain had been routed the wrong way and the frame had a 25mm chain saw cut mark ........the frames was written off .
    The magazine testers thought the transmission was a little noisy compared to a bicycle
     
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  2. OP
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    Do you have one, or know of one for sale ?!!!!!. By any chance.
     
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    While out riding yesterday I could hear a strange squeaking noise from the trike. Time to stopped for a coffee and investigate, sadly it revealed what I had been dreading . A cracked frame and it looks terminal this time. I don't think the trike it was built for the mileage I have put on it, some 8500km in the two years I have had it. So back to the start and continue my hunt for a replacement. I am looking for a trike with 26"rear wheel + rear/mid suspension, the crunch being I am looking in a budget of £500 to £800. Anyone know of such a beast.
     

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  4. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    that should be easy to weld as it has split along the edge of the weld , a normal place to go.
     
  5. plantfit

    plantfit Veteran

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    looks like it might have rotted from the inside
     
  6. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    It would be highly unlikely to rot from the inside unless it was very damp.
    Welding two pieces of metal causes the joint to harden and leaving the edges of the welds brittle and failure can happen cleaning both the pieces with a flap wheel and over welding should reinforce the joint.
     
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    Hi Ema. Thank you for your feedback. I think the problem stems back to when it was made. Unfortunately the welding was poor from the start and has required two repairs from work colleagues to keep it going. They may come to my rescue again, but in truth the trike is just about hanging on in many areas. Yes I know I should upgrade to a decent trike, but finding one at the right price is proving challenging . Cheers
     
  8. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    Clean it up around all the joints and get a welder to address ALL the problem areas and go from there .
    I just sold a 20/20 e-trike but it was a little over a grand . ( out of your budget ) and little wheels

    Our 20/20 are still in use and are now 5 years old , Only problem we had was putting bigger brakes on them ( 8" (202mm) fronts and wearing out 3 sets of tyres but then the mileage is ramping up on both .

    regards emma
     
    Last edited: 6 Apr 2019
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    Gorweddol

    Gorweddol Regular

    Location:
    Swindon
    Well at long last theres another trike on the horizon. Thanks to Kevin at D-Tek . He managed to find a frame that will take a 26 inch rear wheel has mid rear suspension and 20 in front wheels. Having the wheels built so hoping to be on the road next week. Shall be a little sad to see the old Trike go as I have cycled just about 9000k in the three years I had it. But it will be great to have quality frame that will not keep failing. Going to donate the old Trike to a local charity unless anyone here can make use of it.
     
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