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Old 04-28-2010, 07:14 PM
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The Boy Who Never Grew Up
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Default Re: Silverbear's sidecar

I made some progress today. I attached the handlebar version of the front mount and found it to be very solid and also too short. In order to use it I would need to make a dogleg in the front attachment arm in order for the pedal to clear, so I made up another one out of 3/4" thick wall copper pipe. It feels solid and while I'd prefer steel, I think it will be strong enough for this light weight 'sidecar'. I have not yet figured out how I will finally attach it to the front of the sidecar, but at least the bike side of things is done. I'd like for there to be some way to adjust the distance between front mount and front of the sidecar so that I can make it parallel. I have an idea on how to do that and will also need to figure out how to make the height correct so the front of the sidecar is level with the back.
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Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...
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