Spent a little time today tying up a few final loose ends. Had an idea for the caster- put it on the tongue! The tongue can be flipped around, so when it was in "bike" mode, the caster would look something like this:
When it was in "stroller" mode, the tongue would be under the seat and the caster would be down.
Decided that would look too goofy so I just made up a new attachment.
I sat in it and wiggled all over trying to get it to tip over backwards- no dice. Suppose thats a good thing!
Made up a little bracket to help hold the basket straight. The basket has got to be the chinsiest thing I've ever seen.
Loaded it up and brought it back home for round 2 of testing. This
time, I strapped 150 lbs of flour, beans, sugar, and powdered milk to
Back from another couple of miles.
I think it will work great for their intended use. It's a little more
squirrel y when loaded if you are trying to do HARD stops or starts. I
was worried about the tongue flexing too much or bending. It flexes,
but I wasn't able to bend it with it loaded and being jerked around real
hard so I figure it should be good. Still tracked great, only got up
to about 30 mph a couple of times for several blocks.
Finally talked to the owners and we are going to powder coat it. Got to
get a hold of the powder coaters around here and see what they are
going to charge... Might end up spraying it if it's too expensive.