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Loving the big wheeled trike build! That group of trike photos is inspiring. Wow!
I likethe boys cruiserframe up front.

Following....Rat oN~!
Thank You @OddJob.

Here are the other two from OBC24s trike class.
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This green stretch, if I were from scratching this build or had a stretched micargi frame lying around, those would be close to my wanted dimensions.
 
So that's a wide 29er for the front? I didn't know they made 29er fat tires.
29+ is kinda on the way out in MTB circles, but they're still available. 27.5+ is more practical, because it's an easy swap to a regular 29er, your expensive toy becomes more versatile, almost like 2 bikes! Anyhow, here's a list of some of the offerings, can't guarantee they're still all available or in production though...

https://bikepacking.com/index/29-plus-tires-list/

Vee speedster is probably the one that would be most interesting for the cruiser builds.
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29+ is kinda on the way out in MTB circles, but they're still available. 27.5+ is more practical, because it's an easy swap to a regular 29er, your expensive toy becomes more versatile, almost like 2 bikes! Anyhow, here's a list of some of the offerings, can't guarantee they're still all available or in production though...

https://bikepacking.com/index/29-plus-tires-list/

Vee speedster is probably the one that would be most interesting for the cruiser builds.View attachment 269501
Awesome list on that link of 29ers wider than 2.5. Thanks @MattiThundrrr
 
29+ is kinda on the way out in MTB circles, but they're still available. 27.5+ is more practical, because it's an easy swap to a regular 29er, your expensive toy becomes more versatile, almost like 2 bikes! Anyhow, here's a list of some of the offerings, can't guarantee they're still all available or in production though...

https://bikepacking.com/index/29-plus-tires-list/

Vee speedster is probably the one that would be most interesting for the cruiser builds.View attachment 269501

I was looking at these tires initially. Have you used them before? If so, how do they look/feel?
 
Looks almost like snake skin. Probably sounds cool on clean pavement.

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I've used Vee's 26x3.5 version. Pretty quiet compared to knobbies the same size. A bit bouncy.
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A full 2.5 to 3 inches taller in diameter than a 26x2.5 mounted on the same 26x100 hoops.
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Here is the axle height difference.
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Happy Father's day!!!

Dig the new fork! The curves match.
Thanks Lee, I thought so as well. That abrupt bend on the other forks, that I have straightened more than once seemed off on the front, but better than the plain fork.

As a little preview of things coming up next while I wait for some hubs.

For widening the fork, I dug through my bag of fun and found a widened springer crown that will work well with 5/16 spacers to the side of the fork tube pivot. Just need to take the paint off and put it on the polisher.
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I picked this variegated foil up whe I picked up the 29ers from Juan last summer. This will also be an upcoming add. Blue should match well. A surprise or two may happen with it as well.
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Gonna head to the hardware store in a bit. After I pressure wash the golf cart frame for paint.

Again, happy Father's Day!!!!
 
Watch out! Gonna be rolling on some Daytons!
 
Looking cool in the new fork. Should be pretty mean on the new hoops. 😎
Thank You Chad! It's slowly getting there.

Had some good luck this afternoon. Picked some used 270mm spokes out of one of the parts boxes and they were a perfect match for the 29er.
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Too bad I don't have 36 more of them.
 
The math problem of the day. Gonna make your brain hurt...
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  • 144 holes, to 120 holes on each back rim.
  • Both numbers divisible by 12.
  • Both divisible by six.
  • 72 holes in the hub per side
  • 2 rows of 36 on each side of the hub.
  • Need to drop 12 from each side
  • 12 groups of 6
  • Become 12 groups of 5
  • 36 spokes to fill on the outer
  • 24 spokes to fill on the inner
  • Every third hole on the inner doesn't get a spoke...
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Or would you leave the empty holes on the outer???
 
The math problem of the day. Gonna make your brain hurt...
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  • 144 holes, to 120 holes on each back rim.
  • Both numbers divisible by 12.
  • Both divisible by six.
  • 72 holes in the hub per side
  • 2 rows of 36 on each side of the hub.
  • Need to drop 12 from each side
  • 12 groups of 6
  • Become 12 groups of 5
  • 36 spokes to fill on the outer
  • 24 spokes to fill on the inner
  • Every third hole on the inner doesn't get a spoke...
View attachment 270251

Or would you leave the empty holes on the outer???
Thinking Think GIF by Rodney Dangerfield
 
Pulled spokes from those 24s and they are close for the radial lacing.
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The fronts (longer) on the inner holes are almost the right lengths.
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The rears (shorter) on the outer are the right lengths.

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So it looks like I need 48- 234 mm spokes. And 72-231mm spokes per wheel.
 
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