- What is the last thing you made? (pics pls)
Made these, they aren’t finished. Just bare MDF at the minute. They’ll be joined by shelving across the middle of the chimney breast and we are going to get sliding door to go across the lot of it. The reason for the half rail in the nearest one is so the OH can hang long dresses without them getting crumpled at the bottom.
Apologies for the fisheye effect, could only get it all to fit in panoramic mode on my phone.Posted 4 years ago
Yup, three headsets in a line. Two outer ones take normal forks (he wants to try suspension forks), centre one has the bars. Then tie rods with rose joints connect the centre stem to little stubs on the side forks. Angles will be tweaked to tune the Ackerman effect (wheels need to all turn around a common centre).
It’s very similar to how recumbent trike steering works.
The cool bit is it’s going to have a big rack across the front of the frame, to carry tent, sleeping bags etc.Posted 4 years ago
That is a brilliant wheelbarrow!
Is that the rationale for it being a trike? – for load carrying capacity? or is it for a rider with balance problems?
It’s for (in)famous Glasgow cyclist Dr Guthrie – he likes tricycles, but he breaks the back axles regularly on his Longstaff trikes. Plus, this way he can have a Rohloff without any complicated gearing setup.
Anyhow, in a break between building bikes, I made a book:
😉Posted 4 years ago
Oh, and some details:
It now has 40mm bb drop and a 360mm(14.2″) rear end. That’s 2mm clearance from tyre to the seat-tube with 26 x 1.5″ slick tyres when the wheel’s slammed. Handcut track-ends with a 50mm slot and seatstays scavenged from an old trek. Still needs tidied up (top tangs need filed up to the weld) then it’s going to paint.
Super whippy to ride: 74 degree hta, 10mm rake fork, low BB and that tiny rear-end. loving it.
excuse the rust, first ride was in the rain and not had a chance to repaint it yet.Posted 4 years agomayanMember
My off road / road commuter frame,
Columbus steel, cast lugs, brass brazed, in the garage with an oxy/propane setup.
After a disaster with the down tube, I had to chop off half the head tube / down tube lug and fillet braze it on. It looks like the downtube is held on with chewing gum!!Posted 4 years ago
Painted with rattle cans, it looks OK, but I dont expect it too last…thegiantbikerMember
Oh, and I also recorded, produced, mixed and mastered this London Grammar cover with my friend singing:Posted 4 years ago
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