Soapbox racer

PaulJL

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After seeing how much fun Jim had last year I thought id have a go. Skips were scoured and I came out with 3 bikes. I wanted a single front wheel but the rules say it must have 4 wheels. I came up with a kite shape. The only problem was cornering so i decided to make it lean in the corners. The chassis needs more strengtheners and a seat but its getting there.
 

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PaulJL

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The two outer wheels stay upright and the centre section leans over on a pivot. It will be held upright be tensioned bungee straps hopefully
 

PaulJL

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Hope you can mate. I want to see yours run again. Get the tracking sorted and it will scream down the hill
 

PaulJL

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The crossbeam needs a way of strengthening to stop it swaying..... I have a cunning plaaaaan baldrick
 

PaulJL

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Decided the crossbeam needed to be kept in check... A pair of track rods and a swivelling front mount. Should work even on full tilt
 

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PaulJL

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Managed a couple of hours yesterday. Strengthened the main chassis, extended the handlebars, modified the seat and post to make a backrest and built the spats and uprights for the main "wing"
All materials salvaged from skips. 3 bikes, an exercise machine and a bed frame. Total cost so far.... £0
 

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