Hello everybody. I was searching google images the other day and saw a sweet 3D model of a prototype bike. Before I even searched google though, I was wanting to make a hubless bike. So I ended up liking this model the most:
So then, for a few hours, I looked over the design and found most of it's flaws. I then opened Photoshop and made my own design that resembles the 3D model, except I fixed the flaws. This is what I got:
Then, after completely thinking it through, I opened up one of the 3D model pictures up in Photoshop and tweaked it to look like the mach up I did. This is what I am planning on making the entire bike look like:
I ended up adding one more roller to each wheel, so that there is better support.
Also, I came up with a disc brake system that is part of a roller that is on the inside-top of the "fender". The disc would of course be smaller, but it would be attached somehow to the top roller, and the cable runs through the handle bars to the right grip. It is going to have the normal brake lever. This is the braking design:
I will keep this thread updated as I get all the parts and as I build it.
P.S. I have never built a frame before, so I was planning on making a 3D model of the frame and sending it to a bike frame builder. Where can I get this frame made in aluminum for a decent price?
P.P.S. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!