tropmonky wrote:No budget eh? Independent rear suspension possibly? LOL
On a serious note, I like your approach and believe this will be a great build. I think it's really realistic.
Any idea on the motor you want to use yet?
at the moment i'm leaning towards twin powerpack 1000W motors.
but that may change before i get around to them. i first want to get the bike sorted out and in running form. than i can worry about a couple of brackets and the motor. i just have to keep in mind to leave that rear triangle as empty as possible.
this also brings up one of the challenges. most trikes either use single speed or 3-speed, coaster brake shimano hubs these days. almost all of these are made for a 120mm dropout spacing
notice that one of the spoke flanges has been replaced with a 20 tooth sprocket to drive the rear axle. but this means that the rear dropouts are set for 120mm. the rear triangle on this trike is strongly built. thick tubing, lots of cross bracing and 6mm thick dropouts. they ain't no way, no how i'm gonna be able to spread those 15mm wider to take a 135mm wide NuVinci. and i don't want to cut and weld that triangle. so i'll have to find an alternative position for the NuVinci to make it all fit.