I have entitled this “Gotta Do Your Homework”. Many of us didn’t like doing homework when we were in school. We might have even cheated in various ways to get out of it. Sometimes we might even have gotten away with it. But I am here to tell you that when it comes to building a tadpole trike you intend to ride (or provide for someone else to ride) human life is at stake. In short, you had better know what you are doing and do it right. Probably the most important aspect of this the steering geometry. It is complex and has to be correct. If not the trike won’t ride and handle correctly or be safe to ride. It is a most serious matter.
I have written a few articles on this blog in the past about the construction of homemade tadpole trikes and listed various resources there in those articles. I thought I would revisit the subject now and attempt to put all the stuff together here so it would make it easier for anyone looking for help in this.
Here is one I found helpful back when I was researching how to build a tadpole trike: http://www.hellbentcycles.com/trike_projects/Recumbent%20Trike%20Design%20Primer.pdf
And here is another …
Here is another one I used: http://www.ihpva.org/Projects/PracticalInnovations/index.html
Recumbent Resources blog: https://texasrecumbents.wordpress.com/recumbent-plans/
Lastly, here is the search results page for my blog on all articles related to homemade: trikes: https://tadpolerider2.wordpress.com/category/homemade-tadpole-trikes/