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Old 04-22-2022, 02:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm enjoying this thread because . . .

. . . you have pictures!

As my wife likes to say, "I can't read, but I can look at pictures"!

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Old 04-22-2022, 02:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice progress and I’m impressed by your sketches.
Your rear brake reminds me of the brake on the Zipp 2001.
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Old 12-06-2022, 10:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The Return!

I return!

Apologies for being sporadic. Made a lot of progress, then forgot about the bike, and now lately Iíve been doing quite a bit.

Iím using a styrofoam and fibreglass composite structure as recommended by my good friend. Stuff weighs nothing but I can punch it bare knuckled with no issue. I think I might try this design on car mods! Itís an enjoyable process, too. Glue the foam to the bike; shape it; glass it; rinse and repeat.

The design has also changed up quite a bit too. I became the new owner of a 2007 Aprilia SR50R. I can pin that scooter all day long and get up to 90 km/h yet the worst mileage Iíll ever get is 90 MPG. Averages 115MPG. $6 for me to ride 260-300km So, my usage of a road bike on the highway is effectively outmoded.
The bike is now being designed for more generalized riding, though mostly in town/city limits. As such, Iíve made the design more considerate of maintenance/weight/aesthetic factors. I like the turnout. Iím also tossing the cool Galaga-spaceship handlebars I made. They weigh like 7lbs (yikes!).

Will crosswinds suck? Very likely! I do not have a wind tunnel and have little knowledge on yaw angles in relation to drag. But as I have my scooter, this bike will be more of a toy/workout device than a necessity. Like a Porsche, except itís worth maybe $200.


Enough yak, hereís some pics!






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