How hard is it to make a kids' bike?
There must be an update…
Sorry, been busy doing proper work unfortunately. Have been doing some designing and part sourcing as I need some bits to get the design finished.
Picked up a Hope front hub that will be used on the back wheel/brake/freewheel arrangement. Also picked up a nice set of Truvativ Hussefelt cranks that were perfect for shortening. Cost me £30 including BB.
They were 700g’s before and are now 470g 🙂Posted 1 year ago
Done a little test piece to see how the freewheel will attach and to give me something to work with to finish the design for the back end. Feels pretty good. Managed to fit an extra bearing on the hub which should help keep everything running smoothly.Posted 1 year ago
The back of the adapter will be milled to allow the rotor to sit behind, flush with the adapter so it will all be tight when bolted together:
I would check the anodising before bonding as it may well make the bond to the aluminium very weak if its conventional sealed annodising which I expect it will be.
In terms of corrosion I wouldnt reply on anodising to prevent that but for the time your daughter will use it it should be fine. Some glass at the interface would be best and don’t forget to add a chamfer to any adhesive joint to drop the stress off, ideally a double taper of the adhesive. as it comes out of the lug – ie LUG /\<- adhesive. Doesnt have to be huge.Posted 1 year ago
Sounds like a fun project mick 🙂
Tubing now sorted for this frame. Going with aluminium as the carbon was proving tricky to find/expensive and when I added in the adhesive etc it would have just cost too much to do.Posted 10 months ago
So, just need to bore the lugs for the tubing – make the bolts – weld it up.
Light at the end of the tunnel 🙂
Thanks guys 🙂
Not sure if I have missed it or not, is it staying raw?
Front triangle reminds me of Raleigh dynatech which i always liked back in the day.
She wants it pink FFS!! I had a Dynatech Pro which was some of the inspiration behind this.
You’re teasing us by not showing how it looks with the back end fitted
I can’t yet…don’t have the bolts 😳Posted 10 months ago
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