Wheazel wrote:Looking good! All going as planned?
Pretty much, except I made a big mistake when I made the sheet for the nose. I only had plywood with longitudinal surface plies and figured I had to use it to save money. I should have bought a new sheet because it's not smooth around the bend. I knew it was a bad move when I did it, so it was sheer stupidity. I will try to fix it by installing internal supports. I also redesigned the internal frame to reduce weight and incorporated it into the front supports, so it seems to work out in the end. It also is turning out a lot heavier than I had hoped, but I have to remind myself that it's not a problem because I will have nearly 800 W extra power to help me in hills.
Yeah, the Elf was one of the velos that made me realize that I can actually replace my car. I think it's too big, and I couldn't find any velos I liked that fit my bill, so I had to make my own.
I recently learned about this one, which could have been an alternative for me: http://arcusvelomobile.com/