The Tripod Trike aka Schwinn "Town and Crunchy"

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as my old man would say: "good enough for the girls we go with!"

I like that comment. :D
The apes work well with the trike. Keep plugging away.
 
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If you have another piece of tube about the same diameter as the two you are joining, cut it lengthways, crush or hammer one side of the cut a bit so that it just goes under the other, then hammer one end into bit you are adding, and then the other into the handlebar. It makes for a tight joint, and you can always weld it later.
 
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Tripod got a bigger wagon! Not much else to say, I think the picture speaks for itself.
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Now the less exciting stuff.
Repacked the bottom bracket and headset with marine grease since it might be parked outside rain or shine. Any downsides to marine grease?
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While I was at it, I ditched the shifters and added the light. Couldn't be happier with the light, I think it makes the bike to be honest. Also went back to the original crank and chainring. The crank might stay, but I'm not happy with the chainring.
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A chrome chain and a new bell from the local bike co-op, and I'd say it's coming together!
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If you have another piece of tube about the same diameter as the two you are joining, cut it lengthways, crush or hammer one side of the cut a bit so that it just goes under the other, then hammer one end into bit you are adding, and then the other into the handlebar. It makes for a tight joint, and you can always weld it later.
Thats a great tip, thanks! I found a smaller pipe to sleeve the joint, but it wasn't a very tight fit so the results are less than perfect.
 
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I like that comment. :D
The apes work well with the trike. Keep plugging away.
I always thought it was kinda inappropriate cause he was talking about my mom... The more i think about it the more I realize it's pretty sexist and heteronormative too. 😬 Even an old queer like me has to keep thinkin about stuff like that as I grow. 🙃
 

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I always thought it was kinda inappropriate cause he was talking about my mom... The more i think about it the more I realize it's pretty sexist and heteronormative too. 😬 Even an old queer like me has to keep thinkin about stuff like that as I grow. 🙃

I took it more to be along the lines of "good enough for the gang we hang out with", the gender part didn't even cross my mind.
 

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Cool seeing Tripod in the wagon. Love the new name. Maybe Tripod's Town and Crunchy Trike
 
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Missed the deadline by 15 minutes, but I wasn't really done and the light was gone for decent pics anyway... I started gathering parts for a final build day in my friends garage pretty early in the morning. An exercise bike, child carrier, some kind of switch box thing, a mirror.... didn't actually get loaded until a little after 1. Later start didnt leave much build time, but I was still confident.
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cut up the exercise bike and made this cargo area extension, and we're off to the races.

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Now on to my mistake. I really wanted to modify the child carrier into a cargo rack for this vintage case. The mockups were promising, and I had some time, so I went for it.
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It took way more time and fiddling than expected. I got it all bent around and put back together and tacked it to the fork (where I would be adding tabs anyway) and completely hated it. I removed it, cleaned up the for where I tacked the rack, threw the wagon and basket back on and went to look for a place to take a pic.
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Before I realized it, I was 15 minutes past the deadline. The light was gone, my phone was broken, and I wasnt really happy with the end result. I only took this one sad pic. My screen was broken and I couldn't tell if I was even taking decent pics, so I gave up. Cleaned up the shop and went home.
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This won't be it for this build... I may return to the child carrier. I didnt like the way it turned out with that particular case, but the idea is still a good one. Gotta get working lights on it and a few more small details... it'll be sure and post so cool pics when it's actually done...
 
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Sorry you missed it, but glad you are continuing on. I like the way you are repurposing stuff in a cool way!
BUILD ON!!!
 

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