Hi Paul,for some time I have ridden a really tall python trike for carrying my
It was really long (2.3m) with a track of 0.75m. Because the rear wheels were
really far behind me, I had some issues with rolling over in sharp or high
speed turns.If You want a higher trike with longer wheelbase You will face such
issues too. So a iLean back part is the way to goFor getting wet and dirty in
winter my experience is that the seat height doesn't affect that a lot. I build
a specuulos midracer and got wet and dirty too. I think for all mbb the only
solution to that is proper enclosure of the front wheel(that also increases
safety, would have spared me a separated finger tip caused by rotating skokes).
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python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Betreff: [python] Building a higher Python trike ?
Well having done 3000+ miles on my Low racer Python trike on 20" wheels I have
a couple of issues that can only really be resolved with a new trike ?
1) at 8" seat height I am getting very wet and dirty in the winter and every
year it takes such a beating it needs a complete refurbish/paint every spring
2) it is to wide for some of the bike path hazards at 30"
3) over the years due to changes in rear tyres and seat rear support the ride
has become very hard and uncomfortable not helped by it being very short you
are almost sat over the rear axle ?
So thinking about a trike with:-
1) 24" or 26" wheels ?
2) narrow tilting iLean rear end [ initially with rubber wrapping to allow
quick learning curve ] about 24"/26" overall width ?
3) longer than existing [ won't fit in car though without dismantling ]
So for a taller Python I am thinking that I should have a seat height of
between 12" and 16" , or could I go higher if the rear tilts ?
Should I aim for a Air Bike size/geometry ? or maybe a stretched P4.
Are there any other tall Python trikes out there ?