essjay wrote:Will the final version have a seat with more back support?
theCryptofishist wrote:It's funny how you have to play with deadlines to get stuff done and done right sometimes.
Bob wrote:How much does it weigh, so far?
thirt33n wrote:i have a 94 civic vx with those wheels.
pizzamancer wrote:Did you successfully make it down Jungo Road?
shmalerie wrote:You are inspiring! see you in 2012!
jaycerochester wrote:This year, I'm building a pedal-powered tadpole tricycle (two front wheel steering, one rear wheel drive) and taking it on Jungo Road from Winnemucca to Burning Man
pizzamancer wrote:jaycerochester wrote:This year, I'm building a pedal-powered tadpole tricycle (two front wheel steering, one rear wheel drive) and taking it on Jungo Road from Winnemucca to Burning Man
Nope. I think he meant this year.
Ugly Dougly wrote:Is the frame steel? How much weight would you save with aluminum?
jaycerochester wrote:Just from moving it around, I'd guess the central frame (no suspension or front wheels) is around 40 pounds, and I figure each front wheel/A-arm assembly is around 10, then the rear is probably another 10 ...
Zhust wrote:I made one minor change to the plans that will make it all happen:
Instead of 2011, it's now 2012.
I got out today to set up the drivetrain and get something rideable, but everything has been in tractor-pull mode. You know: the more effort you exert, the higher the weight goes on the sled, and the slower you go? I had abandoned making a completely dustproof drivetrain and decided to just buy sealed bearings to replace the open ones. All the pieces go together like they should, and I probably could have been pedaling it today, but I have 11 days until it must go via UPS Ground to Winnemucca. That includes testing, painting, and building a combination shipping crate/trailer — for which I was running out of long, light pieces to make it with. Then there's the whole "make the electronics for the lights and everything else" which was scheduled for the 6 days between when I shipped and when I left.
Anyway, here are some pictures of how far I did get. I will definitely be finishing this thing up for use around town, and by then, I'll have gotten all the kinks out and be ready for Burning Man 2012.
Teo del Fuego wrote:so, did you make it down Jungo road last year?