I’ve been riding my DeltaWold for several months without a paint job because I anticipated doing some more welding on the frame. This past week I got with my son, David, and he welded an additional 11 inches to the main tube under the seat. That extended to main tube to better accommodate a Barnett Williams style seat, move the seat forward and get my elbows out of the rear wheels and the shifters out of my chest.. We also installed a Megarange with a 34T gear to get me over the hills. This put me at about 18 gear inches. As soon as I decide on new cranks and BB I’ll order a 20T for the chainring. This will put me at about 14.6 gear inches. Hopefully, this will be enough for me to carry 50 lbs of camping and fishing gear and get me over the mountains albeit a little slow. This approach gave the gear range I needed without adding the weight of a mid-drive or affecting the high gears.
I’ve only put about 10 miles on the trike since the changes before tearing it down for a paint job. What a difference, I now spin up the hills with no problems and still have something left for the downhill.
First coat of safety orange. Can you see me now?
Progress is a little slow for the last few days because I have a new project that has been taking some of my time. This is my new Ferguson TO 30 built between 1951 and 1954. Someone covered up the plate that has the serial number with an electronic control box and I’m having trouble reading the serial number on the motor.
The old TO 30 runs great. I mowed with it for 4 hours yesterday. No power steering, wore me out, but the tractor was still running strong.