Re: A step-thru china girl. Almost.
No, no, no Mapbike. Your comments are absolutely welcome. This is exactly the kind of feedback I need.
On the other hand, I've already given up on this design. Looking at it more I'm convinced that the junction of downtube and seat tube, the bottom bracket in other words, is not strong enough. I think it was 2Door who first pointed that out. And I'm glad he did. It might have taken me too long --think broken frame-- for it to occur to me.
I do have another idea to address this. It'll have to wait while I build another bike. But I'll get back to it and update this thread.