August 20 2011

More Bling


I added some stuff to the trike this week.  I have been trying to figure out a way to mount the flashing white light in front.  Didn’t like the dowel in the handle bar method.  So first off, my Army wind sock.

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Works pretty nice.  Its not as big as it appears here, it’s the camera angle.  Give me a lot more profile to on coming traffic and makes the trike more visible.  The wife hates it, so I just take it off when she is riding.

New handle bar mount.  This is nothing more that a male PVC 1/2 inch plug.  Took a 5/8 inch dowel, removed some wood from one end to let the plug fit snuggly on it, then painter it black and stuck it into the hollow area of the handlebar.

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Looks better than just sticking the dowel in and covering it with black tape.

Then I started on a front light mount.  I mount this into the hole used for the front reflector. I wanted to get the light out to the end of my foot to prevent the strobe effect bouncing off my feet.  The hanger is a 1/2 inch conduit bracket, then 1/2 inch pvc pipe fillings for the rest. Works OK, but I have a few plans to improve it.

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Got in 22 miles today, that put me over a 100 on the odometer.

Trip: 22 miles
Avg: 8.5 mph
Max: 23.3 mph
Odometer: 101.3

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Posted August 20, 2011 by Tom Martin in category "Rolling Lawn Chair

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