Project Requirements & Specifications

Requirements:

  • Trike Recumbent
  • Full Windshield
  • Fiberglass fairing
  • Aluminum Frame
  • solid tires
  • Electric Assisted Wheel for consistent 25+ mph
  • Brake lights
  • Turn lights
  • USB charger port
  • iPhone mount for Speed/Distance/Time monitoring
  • Solar Panels and D-Cell batteries for USB charger port
  • Full Suspension

Specifications:

  • Steel
    • 16 Gauge Steel
      • 1.5″ Square Tubing
        • 27″
        • 20″
        • 20″
        • 17″
        • 17″
        • 14.5″
        • 14.5″
        • 5″
      • 3/4″ Square Tubing
        • 4.25″
        • 4.25″
    • 3/16″ Flat Bar
      • 24″
  • 26″ rear wheel
  • 2 – 20″ front wheels
  • 3 disc brakes
  • 52-42-30 Shimano Ultegra Crankset
  • 11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-30-32 Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed Cassette
  • Bionx power assisted rear hub
  • Airfree Tires
  • Avid Disc Brakes 160mm
  • 2 – Avenir 32H Alloy 20 inch x 1.50 Inch Front Wheel

Suppliers:

  • Loftis Steel & Aluminum
    • 4204 Charlotte Ave
      Nashville, TN 37209
      615.463.9191
  • KGS Steel
    • 310 Herron Drive
      Nashville, TN 37210-4628
      615.460-4620
  • Metal Supermarkets
  • Nashville Tempered Glass
Comments
2 Responses to “Project Requirements & Specifications”
  1. Mick says:

    I am not completely finished with the Specifications as I am continuing to investigate more parts needed for building

  2. Mick says:

    I have changed the metal from SL aluminum to steel. Here is why. The sheering force of Aluminum is far less than steel. bicycles can be constructed with SL aluminum because of the triangular design, which gives reinforcement and rigidity to each tube. With a recumbent bike, there is not reinforcement throughout the rear seat tube and the front boomer. SL aluminum would snap with the sheering force, especially at the weld sites.

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