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First Test Ride Video - Type Eleven

Old 03-26-16, 02:20 PM
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First Test Ride Video - Type Eleven

First Test Ride Video
The modification don't really weigh very much, It's Fiberglass.
This bike has 700x32 tires at 86 psi. I had the bike inside, in my basement all Winter. Had to get it ready for the road, now that Spring is here. The LED Lights are 12 Volt, and the Switches have been moved... I did not want them under the Platform, they would be out of reach while riding... I did not want them on the Coroplast™ Box either (neither ...) , since the Box may be removed ( as shown) . There may be other 'Aerodynamic Experiments' involving Fairings, aimed at either reducing drag, decreasing wind chill, or crash protection... Various modules can be swopped-out...
The Rear of the bike features a Huge set of Coroplast™ Panniers, capped by a Farm Triangle...

This is an older bike, that has been modified, to suit my needs.

It does indeed get some respect in traffic, which is critical in this New York Suburb...

Part Two of this video was posted yesterday in the Cargo Bikes forum... though the platform on this bike is smaller than most cargo bikes platforms... This was my idea, or my Daughter's idea, I forget, but the Structural Frame Modification or Addition, is EPS (Expanded Polystyrene, "Styrofoam™"), wrapped with enough layers of Epoxy Fiberglas, that it is virtually strong as Steel...
It is important to check with me on how this is done BEFORE you try to build it yourself, since the hidden Fiberglass "Butt" End, where it abuts the steel of the Head Tube, is CRITICAL... Without that layer, or end-cap, the Styrofoam™ would be crushed , even though neither you, nor any inspector, can see it...

I did some "market research" and I would have bought a TIG Welder, and made this platform of Steel, had there been enough demand...

I find the Cargo Platform to be an important safety feature, since it prevents the bike from doing an "end" if a car cuts me off... In fact, now the word is out, and motorists know that if they cut me off, they will have to pay for there own damage... (This bike is insured, but they didn't want to report it to the insurance company, they said they would pay for it out of their own pocket)... So they don't dare cut-me-off again, in other words.
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You won't be getting a gig as a camera operator
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Clever customizations!
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I missed most of it because the screen went upside-down and I fell off!
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Ooops! Sorry, but that's a limitation of the Selfie Stick... Hopefully, I'll win the Lottery , and be able to buy a Drone to have follow me around...
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My neck hurts from watching the video.
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IMG_3788 by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr

I have some still-photos, sorry about your neck...

The red wires are for the piezo horn (103 db).
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The belly of the beast, this is what I was aiming at:
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The head-on view, you can see the foam core on the forward ends. It's kind of like a miniature set of fiberglass forklift blades... the platform between them being fiberglass .... The other imperfections or inclusions are a bit of aluminum foil, and yes, I had to use a shim, it shifted while the resin was curing, and a polyethylene cutting board was added:
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The Fairing was made of Coroplast™ from an old campaign poster, and glued together with a Hot-Melt Glue Gun:
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Type Eleven Coroplast™ by AviationMetalSmith, on Flickr

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A few shots of the finished project, in good sunlight this time, and the last shot shows the Headlight Switches and Water Bottle Cages, which are now on the REAR of the Fairing, in the Draft, for better Aerodynamics :
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