[From Alan Ball - January 12, 2010]
Attached to this email message is a pack 'n go of the solidworks model. Please note that I built this in SW 2009, so you may not be able to open it. With this in Mind I am sending you some edrawings, and also a step file and an IGES file( in the zip file). I hope this is sufficient for you to see what we have been up to.
Alan Ball, Rory McCarthy, and Bill Warner got on the phone today to go over the latest design. Here it is, with a simplified tubular frame. Easy to build
Low rider mode. Not that seat back and many other parts are not shown in this simplified model.
High Rider side view
High Rider iso
Low rider side view. We added some color to make it clearer. Main tube looks like it wants a bend.
Low rider top view
Low rider front view
Low rider iso.
High rider iso with coloring.
High rider side view with coloring
High rider to view
High rider front view
Lets curve the main tube. Try 6" radius.
Curved tube at 6" radius.
Higher radius -- 10 "?
Higher radis - 12". This looks nice.
Iso with curved tube 12" radius.
We agreed that the function looks good, and now we just need to talk about some more asthetics.