Friday, January 21, 2011

The Decidecar

Wednesday was this machine's debut for pedicab service. The pics are from Thursday night when the canopy was just completed. Friday my night was cut short because something finally broke. It happened to be a bolt that clamps the sidecar to the bicycle chainstay, which will have to be replaced by a meatier one. Nothing like real-world testing to successfully locate the weakest points of my design that need improvement. It is reassuring too, I think, that it was a bolt that failed first and not any of the welds or tubes. I had to ride home 2 1/2 miles with enough lean to keep the sidecar floating.

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