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    Getting there: undercoated and waiting for the...

    Getting there: undercoated and waiting for the top coat. Metalic silver chassis, Black for seat, rack and steering bits. Alloy bits will be blasted and clear coated.
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    Sorry, doubled up post.

    Sorry, doubled up post.
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    Yes, the welding on this trike is reasonably...

    Yes, the welding on this trike is reasonably good, happy with it: no inclusions, no holes and reasonably straight runs: good rods, setting up properly and being comfortable have all proven...
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    A new trike chassis

    I posted my new recumbent a while ago. Quite happy with the outcome, just a few niggly bits I'm not happy with, this new chassis addresses these:

    The quality of welds was the biggest niggle, they...
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    Made a bit of a boo boo with the suspension: ...

    Made a bit of a boo boo with the suspension: didn't allow for my weight so had to make new mounts and order a shorter shocky. While waiting I spotted some cable guides in place, attached mounts...
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    A little more work done on the new chassis: ...

    A little more work done on the new chassis: Completed the swinging arm and suspension as well as the squab and shaped the backrest.
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    Just an MTB part off ebay.

    Just an MTB part off ebay.
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    New chassis.

    Got up to a bit of mischief in the shed today: tacked together a new chassis to address the things I'm not happy with. This one will have a suspended rear end, I was going to suspend the seat but...
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    Another addition: I had a spare coolant hose,...

    Another addition: I had a spare coolant hose, normally used on my lathe, in the workshop so i fixed it to the back of the seat and mounted a water bottle to the front deraileur post linking them...
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    One other thing to do: The trike tends to spin...

    One other thing to do: The trike tends to spin the rear wheel on loose, inclined surfaces so obviously I need more weight on the rear end. My rear end is as close as I can get to the rear wheel...
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    A second trike 9or should that be seventh?)

    Not happy with the trike, it works great but just a few little niggles I'm not happy with: The welding is terrible, you can't see them, but I know they're there so that's enough for me. I've...
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    Part way through the new chassis and then the new...

    Part way through the new chassis and then the new wireless speedo arrived so took time off the chassis to make a mount for the speedo and mirror. Simple fix, just a 300m lemgth of 12mm aly tube...
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    Have discovered the seating position has a few...

    Have discovered the seating position has a few problems: I've mounted the seat too far forward which allows too much wheel slip when pedalling up hill on loose surfaces so, I'll address that first...
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    Thanks Kryn. Next tiime you're over this way give...

    Thanks Kryn. Next tiime you're over this way give me a bell if your so inclined (0413259832) and come over for a sticky and a cuppa.
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    Thanks for the offer but as you know I'm of the...

    Thanks for the offer but as you know I'm of the DIY type, the moment I farm some of the work out then I can't say I built it myself.

    I have toyed with making an aluminium chassis, but then I'd...
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    1 finished recumbent trike

    All finished! Put the final bits to the trike and went for a test ride. Brilliant, quality cycle parts make all the difference. Whereas before I've always used bits and pieces I've scrounged...
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    I remember reading a while back that you've...

    I remember reading a while back that you've joined the diabetes club. I use Allan Borusheks book 'Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter'. This book allows me to work out how much insulin to have for...
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    Sorry to hear that Kryn, count me in if you need...

    Sorry to hear that Kryn, count me in if you need something, I'm not really as I seem on the forum. As you know I live at Aldinga Beach, I'm retired so available most days if you need somewhere to...
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    MH issues?? You should post your progress on...

    MH issues?? You should post your progress on the other forum mate, we'd all love to see a work in progress.
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    Kryn, I haven't seen any pics of your new shed on...

    Kryn, I haven't seen any pics of your new shed on the other forum, what's happening there?
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    Well, almost there, frame painted and I've almost...

    Well, almost there, frame painted and I've almost finished assembling. I can't tell you how disappointed I am though. Unfortunately, due to hand problems welding was an issue, an issue I went someway...
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    These are the Stubs for the trike. Lots of work...

    These are the Stubs for the trike. Lots of work here , lining everything up as they aren't identical.
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    Nearing the finish line. Undercoating done and...

    Nearing the finish line. Undercoating done and tomorrow, hands being ok, I'll hit the spray gun: black for the levers, stubs and seat, metalic silver for the chassis. I picked up some thin...
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    More on the trike build.

    Almost finished, added the fork stays, chain idler brackets today, gave it a bit of a grind and put it together to make sure everything fits and nothing fouls. Tomorrow I'll attach the front...
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    Yamaha xv250 Virago.

    It's been 18 years since I swung a leg over a bike, age and PsA have intervened since an I thought it wise to stick with a tiddler for a while. Last week I picked up an XV250 from 1992, lots of...
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    What did I do to deserve this.

    Until the age of 50 I was a fitness freak, indulging in cycling running, moto x, body building, canoeing, surfing, caving, and heaps of other stuff in between I managed to squeeze some time into my...
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    Not a lot of progress to date, too darn crook. I...

    Not a lot of progress to date, too darn crook. I finish radio next week but I have a motor cycle coming tomorrow so probably still wont get much done. I did a bang up job of puckering the lever tubes...
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    I have untreatable PsA which mainly affects my...

    I have untreatable PsA which mainly affects my hands, wrists, fingers, thumbe, forearms, elbows, shoulders and neck. So much so my arms are withered and I have no strength in them. I can't place...
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    Water pump install.

    I had a spare water pump that I normally use for pumping coolant around my lathe so decided to put it to work on my van. Previously, I've installed diaphragm pumps but the noise and high pressure...
  30. I too was told by my parents and sibling that I...

    I too was told by my parents and sibling that I was useless and would never amount to anything. At school a number tried bullying me, despite being smallish I was fortunate to be a good fighter ...
  31. Most link PTSD with warlike service, seeing...

    Most link PTSD with warlike service, seeing mutilated bodies and having bullets passing overhead. There are far more causes and types of PTSD than are generally accepted. Working for a...
  32. Thread: Diabetes

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    And, not live past 50. That's all our bodies...

    And, not live past 50. That's all our bodies are designed for.
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    I was diagnosed 20 years ago with type 2, that's...

    I was diagnosed 20 years ago with type 2, that's despite being a fitness freak and living an extremely active lifestyle, I've never been fat, still aren't, despite being close to 70 and unable to...
  34. Thread: Chemo

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    I had another go with the Chemo but this time I...

    I had another go with the Chemo but this time I only lasted three days. Radio is still ok, so hopefully that will be enough. I have a scan late November so will have to wait till them to see if...
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    Added a couple of steering levers the other day. ...

    Added a couple of steering levers the other day. I spent the night before, pencil in hand, designing different systems. This system, they tell me is tank steering, so I spent the night...
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    Oilless compressors.

    I'm looking at buying a new compressor as mine is now 25 years old and a little small for my requirements now. I'd be looking at something with a 200lpm output and oil less.

    Anybody have one, used...
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    Everyone who has undergone cancer treatment is...

    Everyone who has undergone cancer treatment is screened, the timing depending, had I not been screened, I would never had known the cancer had returned. Generally speaking, Docs will answer...
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    I'm taking into account the last 'cure' I had! ...

    I'm taking into account the last 'cure' I had! I had 60% of my right lung removed a little over 12 months ago. The Doc proclaimed me cured and said he hoped I'd get 10 years - minimum. 12...
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    I've only had five sessions so far but I've...

    I've only had five sessions so far but I've decided enough is enough, I'll talk to the Doc on Monday and see what other options there are. If none then I'll more than likely stop treatment. I...
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    Chemo

    I started chemo and radio last Monday, having had four days worth I can see why some opt out of the treatment. Wouldn't wish this on anybody. And only another 5 weeks to go.
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    A trike build instead

    Well, that didn't go well, the bike proved too high for me to get a leg over so I bought a pair of 20" forks and swapped to a 20" wheel at front. Still no go, without the use of my hands balance is...
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    PET scan results.

    I got the results of the PET scan last week: just the one cancer in the the lymph gland, well, that's the only one that showed up; unfortunately, microscopic cancers don't show up, just have to...
  43. Thread: Welcome back.

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    I think broccoli causes cancer. Yep, that's it,...

    I think broccoli causes cancer. Yep, that's it, broccoli causes cancer. Tell the wife pronto.
  44. Thread: Welcome back.

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    No more of that junk green food for me, only...

    No more of that junk green food for me, only healthy foods from now on: Today I bought a packet of Tim Tams!
  45. Thread: Welcome back.

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    I should mention that occasionally when I...

    I should mention that occasionally when I actually catch the wife (if she falls over the dog that is), I can never remember what I'm supposed to do. Nor does she!
  46. Thread: Welcome back.

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    Welcome back.

    12 months ago I had most of my right lung removed due to cancer. The cancer was more likely related to PsA as the cancer wasn't the type related to smokers apparently. A few weeks ago the...
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    Another recumbent.

    I thought any cyclists among you might be interested in my latest build, a recumbent cycle. The main frame is made of 30x1.5nn RHS and 35x19mm RHS for the rear forks. Headstock is three piece: 35x2mm...
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    Yep, bicycle. But I do like your idea. Maybe...

    Yep, bicycle. But I do like your idea. Maybe I should just move all my machinery into the bedroom and space it out around my bed. Nah, the wife would complain!
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    Ladders are the cause of so many accidents,...

    Ladders are the cause of so many accidents, particularly the elderly - anyone over around 50. I have a mezzanine type shelf in my workshop for storing wood, this requires me to use a step ladder I...
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    When I had the TURPS the catheter they put in...

    When I had the TURPS the catheter they put in place was enormous and I thought thy must have dome 'some' damage. When next I was in hospital having a hip replaced the nurse wanted to insert a...
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