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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by ratttrike, May 4, 2019.

  1. ratttrike

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    upload_2019-5-4_3-44-22.jpeg D91B3E34-E5A0-45A9-86C5-70BBF3EB0BC8.jpeg BF958879-C560-42D7-917E-801EB3C64537.jpeg 274DBD90-7213-40D2-871E-5EB7F0FDCF02.jpeg 682C73D3-10DC-4A32-8B09-25AB25A6D0CF.jpeg First time builder. Gonna build an old Columbia 3 wheeler I picked up at a yard sale late last year for $75.
    I plan on stripping her down to the frame and hitting the boneyard behind the shop for some inspiration. Think I’m going to attempt to put some Schwinn Stingray chopper rear wheels on the back and maybe some chopper forks on the front with a 29” rim. This is what I’ve collected so far. We shall see how it goes!
    Not sure it will amount to much but excited to be involved!
    Great things come in (or with) 3’s!
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  2. sandman

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    Been waiting for another trike build and it's a vintage Columbia . I'll be watching this one . My first time in this build off also .
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Welcome to the most fun on the internet! Dig your plans for the trike. Keep it coming!
    RaT oN~!
     
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  4. SpikeFC

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    @ratttrike is that contraption in the front an electric motor?
     
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  5. ratttrike

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    Sure is. It was on the bike when I bought it. Did a little research on it- don’t think it’s worth much.
     
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  6. ratttrike

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    Thanks Sandman. I’m a bit of a trike fan.
     
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  7. ratttrike

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    Saturday night mock-up party. Just wanted to see what that 29 looked like with a tire mounted and on those forks.

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  8. ratttrike

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    Thanks!
     
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    That's cool. I like the direction
     
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    Would totally love to install that in one of my bikes :D
     
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  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking good so far!
    I went in and made your pic bigger, it was just a thumbnail... ;)
     
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  12. ratttrike

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    Thanks. I noticed you saying use the full size button to other posters. I’ll take that route from now on.


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  13. Uncle Shish

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    Have always wanted to build a trike.
    Like that 29” front with the slick!
     
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  14. OddJob

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    Page 1 boost post!
     
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  15. ratttrike

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    Still moving along.
     
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    Haven’t had a lot of down time to play but it looks like I’ve figured out how to mount these rear tires. Mock up almost complete. Then I’ll tear her back down.
     
  17. OddJob

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    Wow! Diggin' that fat rear end!
     
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    Looks good with the wide tires.

    I picked up an old Columbia trike a few years back, it had a differential in the rear so it didn't pull left or right when you pedaled. Is yours like that?
     
  19. KJV

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    Just getting to looking at this build.. and definitely will be watching.. :cool2::thumbsup::forum:
     
  20. ratttrike

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    Exactly. It’s also a 3 speed- goes well with my 3some theme


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