- Homemade, CNC'd balance bike – much progress!
Thanks guys. @Edd, yeah, really pleased with the forks. They came out better than I thought as I thought they’d be a bit big but they look great.
Finished machining the slots for the swingarm and seatube so have assembled using the plasticine weld method. I’m pretty stoked with it to be honest…just need a proper weld, saddle and spray job.Posted 4 years agovariflexSubscriber
Unfortunately my boss won’t let me make any more
I reckon the boss should seriously look at working out what they could be made for (cost) and create a new niche market. Those forks look the BIZ!! I bet there is a small market for “custom made” balance bikes especially for some of the so called “riders” in London who quite happily splash 10k on their first road bike without a second thought.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks everyone for the nice comments.Posted 4 years ago
Once it’s done I’ll have a chat with the boss to see if he’d be interested in doing a run of them.
Would take a bit of work as I’d have to source tyres, wheels etc and would need to re-work the fork as buying a load of CSU’s would be expensive…
How much do you think people would pay for one?Matt24kSubscriber
Looks fantastic, a top effort and serious man points to stevied.Posted 4 years ago
I hate be a killjoy but I imagine there would be all sorts of CE marking and product liability hoops to jump through before offering a general sale version. This would possibly make a small production run unrealistic.
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