Ive been pretty busy last couple of days trying to build a lowracer. I started this project months ago, and I got as far as building a jig. I gave up then so I could concerntrate on training for a 24hr race. Anyways, after a bit of inspiration from lowracer1, Im back into it and am progressing without a problem.
The jig cost me $15 to build. I got some scrap square from 2nd hand place and put it together. The base of the jig represents the ground surface, so there's no guessing how high or low it will sit when on wheels. The angle of the headset jig is 63*. I made life very easy for myself by tacking in a "dummy front fork". The fork is permanently set at 63*, and all I do is place my headset case onto the fork and Im ready to go. I worked out my ride height with a simple brick placed on the jig surface. The bottom bracket case is just a hole drilled through the angle steel. A machined "BB jig thingy" is place inside the BB and keeps it true. A bolt then goes through the "BB jig thingy" and sits snugly in the holes in the angle steel.
So I guess Im progressing OK. I will add metal plate in some areas, to help in strengthening the mainframe, but that will come later. So far the frame cost me $15, and most of that was in purchasing the tubeing.
So do any Lowraceing riders have any tips for futhur progress? Your opinions and thoughts on my progress are appreaciated.
Next time: Working out my drivetrain path