floor board

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by sunshine apathy, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. as the title reads im looking for ideas/comments/experience with putting in a kind of floorboard type deal ...
     

  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Got some pics of your bike?
     
  3. well ... i dont know how to hot link a thread ... but its in the picture forum... ill see what i can do.
     

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  4. DougC

    DougC Guest

    If you put a floorboard in, how will you ever turn the pedals?....
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  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Yeah. I don't see any way to realistically accomplish your goal on that frame. A crank forward cruiser frame with a wide crank could be made to work, probably, but that frame mount engine is an issue as well. There's a reason that mopeds typically have horizontal bore engines and small wheels, and at least in part accomodating a footrest floorboard is why.
     
  6. you dont think it would work it if i did a wooden kinda oblong oval coming down on the down tube with a hole fit for the exhaust ... and kinda tapering or indenting at the pedals then extending back out on the chain stay...


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    really im just lookin for ways to improve the bike cosmetically so if anyone has ideas just lemme know... is a sidecar feasible.
     
  7. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    The floor board would have the advantage of protecting you from road splash. but after indenting from pedals, which would seem to be necessary, you'd lose a lot of that.

    And it would be pretty heavy, I suppose. but I imagine it could be done.
    If you want it at all, then I'd give it a try. You might come up with something neat.

    And a side-car is possible. There's someone in this forum who made one. I'm afraid I don't remember who, but you ought to be able to find him by searching.
     
  8. yeah ... theres a few of them .. pretty impressive ...
    about the weight ... if i was to try it ... what do you think would be the best way to keep weight down ...

    maybe a cedar?
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008
  9. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Aluminum skin torsion box put together with a good epoxy. Done right, its as stiff as a board of the same thickness but weighs about 1/4 as much, or less.. If you don't go with an extra-wide crankset, or bend your crank arms outward, the maximum useful width will be the distance between the crank arms at the bottom bracket.
     
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