Time is near, a new thread will be made very soon to document the next
build! YES i have decided i shall be making a new bike to fit the 2 Speed ThudSTer
Last few days i been pottering around in the workshop making a
frame jig, here's a peak at the near finished jig sitting on
my new workbench (have asked Mick to put aside next table that comes in for you Matt
As mentioned before (and pictured IIRC) i have used old exercise equipment to make the jig
it is fully adjustable so it will be kept and used for this and future frame builds
I am not going to do a carbon fiber frame this time round, with recent 'expenditures' i simply
don't have the ~500 bucks for materials chromo is also out at this time as there are no
local steel suppliers that sell it all chromo comes ex-east. Only place i can get hold of it here is from fabrication
shops that tack a sizeable sum on top for themselves :-S So..i shall stick with mild steel however i am dropping
wall thickness from 2mm to ~1.5mm to reduce weight but still have more than enough strength.
What style frame i hear a few asking...Do any of you know what a BasMan frame is? no need to hit up Google-->
^^this is a Basman framed bike, i will be basing my frame on this with the exception of the
bottom bar/ground clearance, i shall be raising this 3-4in ...I will be using mtb forks whether
they are triple trees variants or not will depend on what comes up on Ebays, i will also be
using 24in x 3in tires as per pictured on the bike above... The battery enclosure(s) will be made
from carbon fiber. I hope to get the bike 15kilos (77lbs) lighter than the rc motored Cruiser
and am confident this will be easily achievable.
The RC Motored Cruiser will remain untouched, the M.S Reduction Drive will be fitted with the Turnigy motor rewound by Thudmiester
either the new bike is ready/and or I can pick up a replacement HXT or Colossus motor, either way motor aside NO PARTS
(permanently) robbed from my cruiser this will be geared down slightly to put less strain on the motor when
towing thw wheelchair up hills. It will be my 'daily rider
' and thus not thrashed to the extent it has been, i expect it to
be alot more reliable as a result...
Look for a new thread in the non-frock motor section soon!
EDIT: hahaaa...couldn't resist upping this pic of a more stock looking BasMan 346 as it has a Harley Davison behind it and i know my physics lovin' buddy Luke
has much <3 for the HD
...did sick just come up in your mouth Luke