Viking Trikes

Trike Progress Update July 28th

Not having enough choppable bikes in the garage to build two trikes, I had to buy a few bits.

Each trike requires 3 head tubes and 3 bottom brackets, for a total of six of each of those to build both trikes. I settled on buying 4 of everything, and scrounging the other two.

Trike Progress Update July 26th

Last week was so insanely hot (98 degrees) that we just couldn't bring ourselves to get into the garage on Tuesday. Instead, we sat around inside and measured some hubs, talked about the construction, what we need to do next, etc.

This week, Joe and his son brought over the 6 wheels, 2 or 3 of which were threaded up with spokes. His son threaded some more wheels while Joe and I found a bunch of bikes in the dark recesses of my garage, so we could scavange the head tubes off them.

Trike front hubs

Got 4 the front hubs yesterday. They're DMR Revolver hubs with a 20mm axle and a disc brake mount.

Joe's gonna paint them white, so all 3 wheels on both trikes will be completely white: hubs, spokes, rims. Maybe even tires... or maybe not.

Trike Progress Update July 12th

Tonight, we completed the rear dropout tubes and made all 4 dropouts!

Joe took delivery of 6 beautiful white 20 inch rims. He already has the 2 rear hubs and is waiting for the 4 front hubs before ordering the (white) spokes. The hubs are currently camouflage painted, but Joe is going to also paint these white! It's gonna be damn sexy.

+2.5 hours (total 10)
This is time spent, not man-hours spent. Sometimes Joe and I work together, sometimes I work alone for a bit before and after he has to go. I just count the time it has taken.

Trike Update July 5th

+2 hours (total 7.5)
A bit more progress tonight. Capped and polished a few more bits of the 4 rear dropout tubes. I made a big mistake with the curvy tubes for my trike - I had made the curved shapes completely different!! I didn't think it would be an issue until I put them side-by-side. *HORROR*
It was truly awful - no pictures have or will be taken. :P