New Bearing Design for Morphing Joints - Similar to Mountain Bikes

[From Graham Butler July 2 2010]

Here are some screen shots of what I have been working on.  I think that we can make the seat fold back using a push pin system as shown.  It is simple.

Images also show how the bearings will be assembled.  Bearings will press in, and then be screwed into the frame using a shoulder bolt.  All we will need is to thread the frame.  There is also a spacer on the inside to keep the bearing the correct distance from the frame.

Images also show the upper linkage arm with the steel subframe bolted to it.  It is a lot of hardware, but I think that we are going to need a lot of small hardware to hold it in place.  A couple of larger bolts will just bend the aluminum arm.