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.
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
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
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.