Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our completed bike and Publicity!!

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Race Day

Work done on May 17th and 18th

On May 17th Hayden and John worked diligently to replace our 1/4" u-joints with beefier 1/2" u-joints.

On May 18th Renee and Hayden completed our food processessor (PTO), Katrina made a bike stand for the PTO, and John continued to tinker, fix, and get help from the rest of the group on the rear axle.

Work done on May 12th

After test riding the welds on the hub broke.
The welded brakets on the rear triangles are accompanied by spacers and threaded ready rod to once again make space to hold our wheels.
Katrina's made this banana bike seat that will comfortably carry two riders.
Katrina turned two aluminum posts for rear handle bars. The posts are secured in the seat bore of the two small bikes.

Work completed on April 28th and May 5th

Work completed on 21st

Work completed on April 14th

Atleast we finally have a headset tube!!!
Because.... issues with irregularities in cuts of rear triangles monopolized most of our day.
We all needed the rear axle assembled to carry on with other procedures

Work Completed on April 7th

John and Kat placed brass shims in pillow block axles.
Katrina finished milling the half saddle holes on the mill.
Hayden successfully made a hybrid full-suspension/unicycle pillow block front fork. Wheel and pedals are now on.

After carefully aligning all 3 bike by a faux axle bar, we all marked out and chopped all three bikes along a plane near welded supports. Late we will weld bracket to the rear triangles to mechanically attach the pillow blocks

Work Complete on March 31

Hayden chopped welded together a hybrid fork - top is a full suspension front fork with a bottom unicycle pillow block. The jig between the forks helps to keep alignment during welding.
Renee and Kat created two aluminum blocks to connect cross bars and hold banana seat post. Only one of the saddle holes has been milled.
John necked the sliding member to fit in the U-joint.

Outer cross braces are mechanically held in place by two bolt holes.
Drafting up plans for the middle bikes cross bar/seat post solution. We decided on two 2"x2"x4" aluminum cubes.
Smoothing out edges of cross brace for cross bars to slide through.
Renee is showing off John's work from last day - turned pillow block axles that friction fit our u-joints.

Monday, May 17, 2010

We ride wednesday! Come and cheer us on at BCIT willingdon Campus. Assembly starts at 10, racing by noon, fun for the whole family all day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The peices come together

Some photos of the peices coming together