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#1 Nikk Hearn-Sutton SOC

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 09:06 AM

Hello ops!
Long time no hear from. Basically cause I've been busy oping.ANYWAY. What is the best conventional way on making a rickshaw. I have an Idea on modifing a wheelchair into one but I need more input on how to or how not to make one. Any suggestions. Thanks

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#2 Matias Mesa

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 09:59 AM

Go for speedrail and fittings. sports wheelchair hubs and wheels, the best,fast, light, and customisable for each shot. E-mail me and I'll send you pics of mine.

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#3 Matias Mesa

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 12:50 PM

Here is the link to the pictures. I added a seat sincve the pics were taken, it mounts to the centerpost and can be moved up and down and sideways.
http://homepage.mac....hotoAlbum2.html


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#4 Matt Burton

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 07:33 PM

Who's the guy with the french bread ? Looks tasty.
Sorry off topic but have you bought steadimatt.com yet ?
If so well done you bugger lol.
PS Nice pics looks so simple to make but alas if only i had the tools.
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#5 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:36 PM

Hey Nikk,

I just had one built, and I couldn't be happier with the results. It also strips down and fits into the trailer hitch on my truck. Here's a link, just go to "Production stills" and scroll down a bit. If you like this approach I could send you links to some of the parts. I had tremendous help from folks on this forum, especially David Allen Grove. Good luck, they are lots of fun.

http://homepage.mac....ieTheater1.html

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#6 dannybishop

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:00 PM

hello, I too am in the beginning process of starting to build a rickshaw and wondered if you guys could help me with something. Im from England and was wondering if anyone knew where I could get some speed rail from? I've started looking but struggerrling to find it over here, perhaps its called something different?

Matias, I couldn't work out how you move your center post from the center to the side..?

and finally I noticed your wheels are at the back of your rickshaw, is there a reason for this? because I wondered if they should be in the center, but wasn't sure and was looking for any advice on the matter..? re the center of balance?

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#7 Matias Mesa

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:42 PM

The main reason why I move the wheels to the back is that my grips at that time didn't have much experience with the Rickjaw and since it was a fast moving shot, I didn't feel very comfortable with the fact of them going loose on the handle amd me going face first into the ground. So here the wheels are behind the CG. As far as Speedrail, there is a company in London that specialices in theter productions that carry speedral. I cant remember the name but do some research arround this. As far as the post thing, I don't get your question. Can you explain it again.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 02:35 AM

thanks for replying, what I wanted to know basically is it worth while having a center post that you can move sideways physically on the rickshaw, (either left or right) so you could have the camera in close to one on the wheels when you were in low mode, as opposed to having the post in the middle and having to stretch out with the arm to clear the rickshaw because of the length of the camera. I hope that makes sense!

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#9 Matias Mesa

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:14 AM

thanks for replying, what I wanted to know basically is it worth while having a center post that you can move sideways physically on the rickshaw, (either left or right) so you could have the camera in close to one on the wheels when you were in low mode, as opposed to having the post in the middle and having to stretch out with the arm to clear the rickshaw because of the length of the camera. I hope that makes sense!

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It does make sense, I did it when I design it but I never used it, I allways place the centercolumn in the middle, it was just an option to have. On the other hand if you want to attach a Hihat or any other camera supporting device, you have several mounting patterns. Just an option.

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#10 David Allen Grove

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:07 PM

I created a small website that has photos or links to Operator's Rickshaws.

If you have a Rickshaw and would like to link it to my website just email me. Or if you have photos I can post them.

It's interesting to see the different styles.

Check it out.
http://geocities.com...didave/rickshaw
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#11 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:16 PM

I created a small website that has photos or links to Operator's Rickshaws.

If you have a Rickshaw and would like to link it to my website just email me. Or if you have photos I can post them.

It's interesting to see the different styles.

Check it out.
http://geocities.com...didave/rickshaw

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Nice, very imformative.

However the link for Larry's rickshaw is wrong it just points at matias' rickshaw.
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#12 David Allen Grove

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 03:15 PM

LOL... I noticed that as soon as I posted the link.
Should work now...
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#13 David Allen Grove

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:47 AM

Forget rickshaws man! I want one of these! Yeeeeeha!

Make sure to watch the Quicktime or Windows Media movie!
http://www.segway.com/centaur/

We could have Centaur races out where Ron Baldwin and those guys go with the hummers!
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#14 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 03:46 AM

LOL!
That puppy is sweet!


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#15 Ari Gertler

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 03:28 PM

I know of an operator here in California that has ben working on being able to fly his rig from his Segway. It has never sounded that good to me. Can anyone picture what it must look like, and if it would work well? I have never seen his setup???

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