Rock Shox FSX wind chimes, 700c rim lamp shade. Work in progress bike rim/tire table awaiting the right size glass top.
That sounds pretty ambitious. You must have a lot of room up there in Nebraska.Love the wind chime !! I’ve got a plan to build a “huge” one out of various sizes of pressure cylinders. I have all the cylinders and the center ball for the strike, but I’m trying to come up with the steel to build a frame to hold it all !
50ft on both sides ! Everyone around us including us have wind chimes, but they’re all smaller, still noisy though !!That sounds pretty ambitious. You must have a lot of room up there in Nebraska.
How close are your neighbors?
Drew this so fast I didn't even finish the mini dog and id slurped coffee everywhere LoLI hadn't thought of that first situation. Though I can't picture riding it like that because the distance to the grips will always be in flux.. like riding an aging bull I'd imagine. I can't quite envision where or what the swivel and slide would be in the second setup. Could you hit me with some descriptive images? I was also pondering @twojs.bike's Ladybug seating situation as it allows for a pivot where the seat already has one at an angle that allows movement. Maybe lose some length and cut the post just after the bend or force the seat's clamp/sleeve on closer to the bend riding the top of the bar.. but that sounds clunky.
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sure why not I mess around a bit. but my stuffs no Rembrandt.
The front link is a solid joint with a fixed pivot. It really is simple and your not building a car, you could experiment with settings if the fork has them,That will be an interesting situation, with suspension on top of suspension.
Also, With that link on the front of the banana it looks like the front of the banana will simply drop to the top tube and stay there.
I’ve been trying to analyze that situation in my head without doing any math, and what I am thinking is that you could get into a situation where you have a system of two different springs, with different harmonic periods, causing a beating or harmonic reinforcement of the forces involved at some situations.
It’s a difficult problem though. Kind of like predicting the motions of the tides when you have multiple periodic motions with different periods, amplitudes and alignments.
Because of these things, suspension tuning is always a black art. Lots of experimentation goes into it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is under certain situations this suspension could buck when it should squish, and vice versa, and in exaggerated ways as the harmonic resonances amplify each other.
The front link is a solid joint with a fixed pivot. It really is simple and your not building a car, you could experiment with settings if the fork has them,
I may try this quickly tomorrow and see if it's feasible, as in I'll try n throw together something to see if it works, not that you'll go this path but ive conned myself into something here, it aint gonna change the world but it'll look different, a talking point maybe
OK to me this is a work of art LOLHeh, I’m not trying to tell you you have an ugly baby here bro.
These problems are always interesting to engineers and so we tend to rip into them for fun.
I find that if I can’t draw something, it’s because I haven’t looked at it hard enough. I didn’t realize this until I looked at the cover of a book called, I Draw what I See.
(It’s actually a very funny book of dark cartoons by Ghan Wilson. But the clue in the title made a big difference in my work.)
. . . the forks are welded to the rear dropouts, there is no movement back there ! . . .
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