Update on this frame, and my bike projects in general.
My injuries from last year have mostly healed,so i am ready to get back on the bike as soon as it stops raining/showing, which should be soon i think.
The frame did not shed a single pound when it was cut down, which is a huge disappointment. I haven't been able to sell it either to move on to greater things. So i have decided just to turn this bike into a rather ordinary midtail, and that will involve cutting the side plates and part of the rear off, hopefully shedding at least 4lbs from it's portly 16lbs figure.
I have lost 45lbs myself on the atkins diet so i think it is time to equip the front end with a suspension fork, hoping that it will not still bottom out due to the position of the rider weight, but we'll see.
I plan on making it my long term long-distance rider. Will probably equip it with my old MAC motor. Plan on getting a new upgraded stator version later, or maybe just a bafang mid drive; dunno.
I have a mental manno frame sitting in the garage. Second production model, and sort of post-prototype with a few issues to sort out. When that's fixed up, i am going to get that thing running. Now that's a frame i'm actually excited about