Finally re-started the build of my Mk2 Python trike rear end:-
Mk2 Python trike rear end <http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/9476-Building-a-python-trike-Mk2?p=107935#post107935>
I am after 3 things in no particular order :-
Longer trike so I can carry my camping gear and not have to tow a trailer
Rear brakes [ see below ]
Suspension [ simple ] to iron out a few of the bumps I encounter.
I was advised to put both my brakes on the front wheel.
This is not a good idea , I ride my trike in all weathers and seasons and to be honest in some situations this is positively dangerous ?
On numerous occasions [ in the 4 years I have been riding the trike ] I have locked up the front wheel so loosing all steering and have had to decide whether to continue and hope I stop in time OR stop braking and regain the steering and hope I can steer out of danger and NOT tip over.
I rode a Hase Kettweisel for many years with independent rear wheel brakes and it was perfectly safe , I should have built mine the same.
This also has rear wheel brakes and is praised for NOT brake steering and been very stable ?
Glens Python trike <https://trikeasylum.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/glens-delta-trike/>
all for now Paul