My new Swapmeet cruiser

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  1. kelvin hahnel

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    So my original Fatbike project got sidelined for a while so I started on this Frame I had sitting around for a while, It started out with a used rear end I picked up afew months back.
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    I went thru afew rear end ideas and set ups
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    Version 1 with a drum brake 7 speed rear end
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    Disc brake conversion started
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    Here's the final rear set up, single speed 24 tooth (I think) hydro brakes front and rear
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    Also yes the caliper was ground down a little trying to get the 7 speed to work but single speed will be fine for its purpose
     
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    Got some pic's of it today, 100% done mechanically, a bit too cold lately so back yard pic's is about my limit today.
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    That is really cool!


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    Looks good, nice cruiser!
    Going to build a trailer?
     
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    Yup, trailer is almost done
     
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    I swapped out the cranks for one with a smaller chain ring, It wont be fast but it will pull anything now. Top speed of about 10 to 15 kph is more than enough for what I have planed now I just have to sort out a park brake with the hydro brakes
     
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    Small Update today, I started mocking up the rear guards and realized my tray sides are too small so I have to build a new one but everything else is fine.

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    Started building the wiring harness for the trike, Fully Fused 12v LED system. Very Bright and I will start on the trailer harness when I get it back in my yard
     
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    A pic of the wiring set up for anyone interested, I still have to mount the switch somewhere external tho
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    Also I have to decide between 2 lights
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    Left is a 5" motorbike one and right is a LED light bar? Whats everyone think?
     
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    Which one puts out better light?
     
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    The flat one puts out more like but doesn't look as good on there so I'm leaning towards the round one
     
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    Mocked up the lights today while I'm waiting on my next ebay shipment trikel1.jpg trikel2.jpg trikel3.jpg
    I just used some fender washers and some 5mm rod to mock up where I want the headlight so I can make a better looking mount alot easier and it still has alot of movement to fine tune. And yes I know my seats on crooked :)
     
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    Small update today, Testing some Headlight Ideas
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    I think I'm leaning towards the single light, Thoughts?
     
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    Oh and I upgraded rear tyres to 26x4.6's just for lols and they ride great
     
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    You have a good grip on the ground now!
     
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    I have another pair of 26x4.6's on order, They are pretty rare around here
     
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    and with the current set up I get wheel spin on roads still and it can do wheelies :)
     
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    Big update today, I got the tray and guards made up, The tray shape isnt final yet but I needed the trike for this weekends swap meet. triketray1.jpg Triketray3.jpg triketray2.jpg

    All made out of 3mm Alloy, And it will be getting a fresh paint job over the next few months once I have all the fine details finished
     
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    I got a chance to ride this thing today, and it is awesome!
     
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