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Forum: Framebuilders
03-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

Sorry about my last post, everyone. I'd been up...

Sorry about my last post, everyone. I'd been up all night and was feeling more down than usual.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-17-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

Been thinking about this. I think I will forgo...

Been thinking about this. I think I will forgo the floor I originally had in mind. I'll just have to either learn to avoid puddles, or have just a partial floor that ends before the pedals (A thin...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

I was thinking about how to best answer this,...

I was thinking about how to best answer this, thus the delay in replying.

I was looking at this for ideas, not necessarily to directly copy.

My goals are, and have always been:

1) Must be...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-11-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

That design didn't have 8 wheels, Mr. Stewart....

That design didn't have 8 wheels, Mr. Stewart. The joke design I'm referring to is in https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1206678-smooth-riding-extra-stable-carcycle-d.html.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

I hope I wasn't a PitA to them--I just dropped...

I hope I wasn't a PitA to them--I just dropped the whole assembly off and asked them to call me when it was done.

Oh, and if you're referring to the 8-wheel monstrosity I posted a thread about,...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

This was me rethinking my plans, sir--using PVC...

This was me rethinking my plans, sir--using PVC pipe because I can't weld.

And besides, if I go 3 wheel now, the guys at Cranked are going to be super-annoyed: they just spent a joyous weekend...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

I was looking at quads like these, from American...

I was looking at quads like these, from American Speedster (https://americanspeedster.com/)
Forum: Framebuilders
03-06-21, 03:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

PVC Pipe for frame?

I saw a few videos on YouTube about quads made of PVC piping. What do you guys think of using that for a material?
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I'll check that out. Thanks. :)

I'll check that out. Thanks. :)
08-17-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

Probably not in a lot of jurisdictions, due to...

Probably not in a lot of jurisdictions, due to the steam engine.
08-09-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,397
Posted By MrInitialMan

I'd say one of the best inventions is the diamond...

I'd say one of the best inventions is the diamond frame. I've seen penny-farthings. I have yet to ride one, but... I'd be so nervous about hitting a rock!
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Tremclad is a brand my dad used to paint his...

Tremclad is a brand my dad used to paint his sheep handling equipment way back in the day--medium blue, to be exact. So, I hope to paint my velo the same colour.

And now that I know how much that...
08-08-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By MrInitialMan

Steam Powered Moped!

Someone stuck a steam engine on a recumbent trike! Well--it would be very questionable if this would qualify as a moped, but hey, looks cool. :)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-31-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Another design change. I realized that where I...

Another design change. I realized that where I have my front wheels would result in EXTREMELY limited turning (the wheels could deflect a maximum of 8 degrees before hitting the body). I was looking...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I found some trailer springs that were 1-3/4...

I found some trailer springs that were 1-3/4 inches across. I can work with this. :) I'm thinking of I'm thinking of using one of these for the rear transverse springs, and removing most of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-26-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Indeed it did! I'm trying to get in contact with...

Indeed it did! I'm trying to get in contact with some leaf spring companies to see what I can get for leaf springs. (Like I mentioned above, I'm using transverse leaf springs, so I only need one set...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I also had an exchange of comments with the...

I also had an exchange of comments with the gentleman who built this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xirVm7MUu2k He told me he used 40X40mm square tubing with ~1.5mm wall--a quick conversion...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By MrInitialMan

Blue Snowball Ice

Blue Snowball Ice
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I did see that. :) "I remember,...

I did see that. :)




"I remember, back in Holland, your grandpa--my dad--would load the full milk cans into his cargo bike and take them into town." That's as close as I can quote my dad. You...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By MrInitialMan

Did you like what you found?

Did you like what you found?
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By MrInitialMan

I miss the days when you could go into The Source...

I miss the days when you could go into The Source for computer peripherals. Nowadays, it's mostly cell phones--that you can get at a bazillion kiosks in a mall.
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By MrInitialMan

Staples already has my email address. Sadly, no...

Staples already has my email address. Sadly, no free batteries were offered.
Forum: Foo
07-20-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By MrInitialMan

You know you're a computer nerd when...

You use Scalar Vector Graphics to doodle! (http://www.mrinitialman.com/OddsEnds/svgclock.svg) :D
Forum: Foo
07-19-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By MrInitialMan

Actually, for voice conversations over the...

Actually, for voice conversations over the internet.
Forum: Foo
07-19-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By MrInitialMan

I made a Staples employee's jaw drop today...

I decided it was time for a new microphone, and I was able to find one I liked. During a bit of chitchat, I told him about my old microphone.

Namely, that it had the brand name "RadioShack". ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-18-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I've decided on a final length of 90 inches even...

I've decided on a final length of 90 inches even (I may lengthen it by extending the front and back wedges) and 34 inches wide. The floor frame currently weighs less than 40 lbs. I still have plenty...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

The cops would have a LONG talk with me if I went...

The cops would have a LONG talk with me if I went 80 miles an hour, though. First off, that's almost 130 kmh (na$ty ticket), then there's the issue that I would most certainly have to have a motor....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-17-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I've got a general size I think I can work with: ...

I've got a general size I think I can work with: CycleVan Design (http://www.mrinitialman.com/StandAlones/CycleVan/shrtvan3.xht)

Still looks a bit stubby and goofy in my opinion, but what do you...
07-15-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,794
Posted By MrInitialMan

I think years and YEARS ago, I saw a...

I think years and YEARS ago, I saw a pedal-powered boat.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Sorry I took so long to reply. I wasn't ignoring...

Sorry I took so long to reply. I wasn't ignoring your question, I was thinking (and if you got an email about a reply earlier, that was me, late at night, with loads of late-at-night thoughts).


...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

That's true. :) Anyways, I'll have to talk...

That's true. :)

Anyways, I'll have to talk to local welding shops to see what is available. I've been looking online, but maybe they have sources I don't.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

One major problem I'm having is finding suppliers...

One major problem I'm having is finding suppliers for what I want. Can you even get 18-gauge angle iron?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

What would you use for a skin, though? I just...

What would you use for a skin, though? I just planned on riviting plywood to the steel and calling it a day.

As for swing axles, what I'm seeing is something SORT of like double wish bone--but...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

1) I do NOT have the engineering skill to do...

1) I do NOT have the engineering skill to do stressed skin construction, unfortunately. I wouldn't know where to begin.

2) I've seen balloon tyres before--wouldn't something that soft be hard to...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-12-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I'm going to start a fourth design. I'm thinking...

I'm going to start a fourth design. I'm thinking of narrowing the frame (34" should give me enough elbow room if I use a steering wheel, right?), and I've done some measurements on my bathtub of all...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I'll worry about the paint job when I get to it. ...

I'll worry about the paint job when I get to it. Though I have thought of (once it's done) taking it to a paintball field, providing proof I own it, and telling the players to have fun.



...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Sadly, no videos or pictures, but it's generally...

Sadly, no videos or pictures, but it's generally me, a hat/instrument case/ice cream pail for people to toss change into, my instrument (usually a saxophone), a stool, and a cushion. And I guess I...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I've been looking at recumbent tadpole trikes,...

I've been looking at recumbent tadpole trikes, and wondering who makes the spindles for the front wheels. It's GOT to be better than, say, building front forks--which was my original design.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Maybe I should give a rundown of what I'm trying...

Maybe I should give a rundown of what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm trying to build something that:

Can go faster than walking speed. If I can get to the nearest town (6 miles away) in less than...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

18 Gauge is about 1.2 ,mm. 16 is 1.5 mm.

18 Gauge is about 1.2 ,mm. 16 is 1.5 mm.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

You're more or less right--except I think the 300...

You're more or less right--except I think the 300 lbs included me. If it didn't before, it does now. I'm not likely to be carting around more than me, my instruments, a few groceries, or a few books....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Looking at this for rear suspension. Is a leaf...

Looking at this for rear suspension. Is a leaf spring like this going to be too stiff?

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Leaf-Spring-Suspension/Universal-Group/SP-169275.html
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MrInitialMan

It's based off the dubious claims of the Reeves...

It's based off the dubious claims of the Reeves Octo-Auto. Now THERE was a goofy-looking contraption.

I'd never try something like this, save perhaps as a parade pieces.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MrInitialMan

Um... Mr. Stewart? The 10-wheeler is a joke. ...

Um... Mr. Stewart? The 10-wheeler is a joke. Thus the smileys in both title and text, the overdramatic title, and the separate thread. Seriously, I just posted this thread as a little...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By MrInitialMan

The Smooth-Riding, Extra Stable CarCycle :-D

I figured I'd post a quick concept "sketch" of an extra-stable, extra-smoothly-riding velomobile. Far better than a four-wheeler, wouldn't you say? :D

The Smooth-Riding, Extra Stable CarCycle...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

I'll have to look at tandems and see what they've...

I'll have to look at tandems and see what they've got for cranksets. And good point with the front rings. :)

In other news... *Whiizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz* That was the 100-lbs. mark going by. :o...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Drat, because I was planning on a 2-part...

Drat, because I was planning on a 2-part drivetrain (the design requires a 90-degree angle)
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Another question, though this one will sound...

Another question, though this one will sound weird: Is it possible to install the pedals in such a BB "backwards" so the chain ring is on the left?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Okay, fair enough. :) Now, a question I...

Okay, fair enough. :)

Now, a question I need answered, because I'm really not sure: Is the page I'm creating a useable blueprint?
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,629
Posted By MrInitialMan

Hmmm. The company you linked seems to have only...

Hmmm. The company you linked seems to have only T47, English, and PF30 type shells.
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