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Old 12-03-2021, 06:17 AM
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Neat trike lift.

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Old 12-03-2021, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Gadgeteer View Post

I made this trike lift a couple years ago to attach to a vehicle's receiver hitch. A small drill/driver powers the HF 40:1 worm drive winch, which secures the load in place when stopped.

That's pretty nice lift setup. I like the two arms to control ascent/descent, and make it land properly. Gives me some ideas there.
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by unfinished View Post
That's pretty nice lift setup. I like the two arms to control ascent/descent, and make it land properly. Gives me some ideas there.
I was hoping my lift would help anyone, easily, load and carry their trike. I designed and built it for a daughter-in-law, who is handicapped, so is limited in how she can exercise. Inventing is tedious... many hours spent in conception, design, fabrication, testing, and working out the bugs. Unlike Edison, I don't have a room full of fabricators to bring my ideas to fruition... it's just me. Since I was working to fill a need, the time was well-spent.
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by unfinished View Post
Very nice. Is that your design or are you working off of someone else's plans? I like the suspension and mtb tires. You said lighter than the aluminum bike you took components from, but is it steel tubing? what gauge?

I have a low-end commercial recumbent trike (3-20 inch wheels with road tires, mesh seat, no suspension). Things I have noticed: much more comfortable. Can go quite fast on flats and down hills. Up hill is less fast, but easier because with enough gearing I can be almost zero mph and just spin the pedals easily without falling over as on a conventional bike. Easy to get on and off. The low overall height does concern me regarding visibility on the road, I have been using a flashing red light but need to get it on a pole above my head. Storage and transport sucks due to its shape, need a truck bed or custom carry rack.

I have some plans and components to build a nicer recumbent. I wanted to practice TIG welding on the frame as well. One of these days.
Not lighter - same weight, 19kgs. I design my own, don't like Atomic Zombie or copying other's plans.
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