New version plan

I enjoy the program blender, which allows me to recreate the trike on the computer, so that I’m able to distinguish what goes where. It allows me to use the correct dimensions of 1 inch by 1 inch to figure out the square tubes and where each Square tube should go, as well as making the wheels of the trike correct.

Pictures below of the plan, with square tubes having corresponding colors. The diagrams will make more sense when I recreated in the real world.

The trike’s frame is going to resemble a ladder, and that would provide a majority of the support necessary to keep the frame sturdy. This is represented by the first (real) picture. The other pictures are from blender showing my idea to make a trike with 20 inch wheels for the front and back. The last picture shows what the trike looks like in a full frame.

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Success!..

 

 

After a lot of trials, I found out what was wrong with the trike. I went to a bike shop and was told that I need to make a triangle to hold bottom bracket, that didn’t seem to really be true. I started to notice what was the problem, and it seemed it was the bottom bracket was shifting. So I wanted to test my theory, and notice that on a regular bike that you can pedal from a standstill position without too much effort. I therefore decided to ensure that my trike could pedal from a standstill. I was able to do that and there was one ride where I actually went up a steep hill. I noticed it wasn’t very difficult to pedal and I have been trying to replicate that ease of use ever since (making sure that I don’t pedal with extraneous effort). Below is a the video of my success. I know how to make this trike to be a great trike, but at this point I’m not sure if I want to continue to work on this one or go on to the next model. I just got a bike recently and it pedals fabulously, and I want my trike to be able to pedal just like it. Then I’ll know I have accomplished what I wanted to accomplish.