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Carbon Homebuilt Bent

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:00 pm
by John Lewis
Hi all,

thought there might be interest in looking at this.

Riley carbon Groundhugger.

A SA (I Think) school did well in the Solar Challenge with one. There's a link on the site.

John Lewis

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:00 pm
by Uba Tracker
That is sensational, the futuristic design really appeals to me especially the 'Terminator' style bolt on fork blades and swing arm. Very encouraging to see that CAD was utilised to enhance the design process.I use various design packages as part of the 8 to 5 slog and I can really see the advantage of using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to take the guess work out of design intentions.

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:10 pm
by Mulger bill
Nice looking unit, just wondering how the steering shaft bends as it does. CV joint maybe?


EDIT, ahh, small (very) uni, woulda thought the angle too sharp :?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:51 pm
by Uba Tracker
G'day Shaun, it just uses a uni joint. Pretty simple really

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:12 pm
by Leigh_caines
Yeah ...some bike
Seen that pic a few times over the last year or two and always thought it'd be great to try one... but alass I've never seen one in real life.
But good to dream :)