Reverse rake forks and vertical headtubes.

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  • I'm channeling Tony Foale and building this setup just now.

    Anyone else tried or have any useful input? I feel I'm going to have to defend myself a lot on this one. :) It's gonna look a bit weird.

    Sliding dropouts for trail adjustment, linkage steering and a brompton sized wheel. I still need to machine up some dropouts to replace these placeholder drops - trail between 60 and 85mm currently, though this can be changed with different inserts.

    More to be uploaded here.

  • 44mm front headtube? What od of boom tube if you can call it that?

  • 44.5mm chromo boom. 44mm ID Headtube.

    I need to lathe up some ring reinforcements for the headtube, but I'm going to get it riding pretty quick. You should drop round.

    I'm certainly going to ride it for a bit before attaching the second support to that boom and getting all of the cargo-bed parts lasered up.

    I'm going to a lot of effort to make it look proportioned, but the bike's tiny. 1710mm overall length wheels included.

  • Nice. I thought about doing a 44mm front headtube on mine. I have a couple I’ve cut from frames and would have meant a normal mitre though maybe having the headtube surrounded by the boom tube is a good thing anyway.

    Yeah I’ll come round see you soon. When I ever get a day off now I’m back at the day job!

  • How weird is it?

  • V cool 😎👍

  • Handles really nicely, both loaded and unloaded. I was really afraid it would be a weird too far. but it's just right.

  • Woah! That looks amazing.

  • Awesome, look forward to having a go if I ever end up up again.

  • I can’t stop looking at this.

  • That’s pretty weird ❤️

  • I was riding this around with only one brake for aaaages. I've finaly got round to making the adapter to run a brake (on the sliding dropouts) on the front.

  • More photies, this time with me; with a proper gurn on.

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Reverse rake forks and vertical headtubes.

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