Showing posts from July, 2023

Because I'm That Kind of Crazy

Something I've always been fascinated with are those people who build wooden bikes and trikes. It's something I've wanted to do for a while, too. So, while I wait for other projects' parts to arrive, plug on with yet other projects and generally mess about while I wait for reliable weather to weld my lean steer, steel trike, I decided to design an Ackerman steering plywood trike. This one... The core of this baby is the curved crossmember, or the "wing", as I call it. This render doesn't yet have its brace developed, and the main frame is still the crude draft and needs shaping, but you can see the idea taking shape. The curvature of the wing gives 12 degrees at the steerer head hole centres. It also allows for a single piece wing without having to angle two sides, having a weak point in the middle or having to drill complex angle in flat pieces of wood. All of the correct angls are developed in the shape of the spar and the curvature of the wing. Ot

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I've now completed migrating my Clunkerbike posts over from and will now let that blog fade. My bicycle stuff is very design and mullet hack oriented, so I'll still be posting bike and trike things here, now. While I wait for the weather to improve, so that I can get outside and practice a bit of welding for the trike project, I've been working like I'm full-time on all sorts of designs, as well as the usual music and artsy-fartsy projects. (A wooden trike may be built in the not too distant future, as a test for a CNC router I'm planning to build.) This site is probably more intriguing than Clunkerbike - unless you're a bicycle purist to the level of ignoring all other facets of life. So the original Clunkerbike is now an archive. No new content will be added here, the domain will lapse, but the posts will remain up on but nothing new will be found there. From now on, if you want to keep reading my stuff, I'm he