goodgnus wrote:. . . . you'll rip that head tube off unless you have multiple frame tubes connecting to it like a traditional frame.
Gussets are your friend, too.
Chalo wrote:If you are a patient technical reader, I suggest "Bicycles and Tricycles" by Archibald Sharp. It's well over 100 years old, but it does a better job of covering the basics of designing bike frames for strength than anything else I have come across.
aixelsyd wrote:Thanks for all the input! Yes, the frame looks like a toothpick ready to snap right now. I mentioned at the bottom of my previous post that I still have to weld the bracing to the frame, I probably should have elaborated on that
aixelsyd wrote:. I guess normal bicycle frames just aren't up to the task for off-roading ebike stresses. So I'll be building my own. .
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