Finally had a chance to drop the frame off at the powder coaters over Christmas break. Yesterday was Martin Luther King day and we had it off this year, so I ran in to town and picked up the frame.
Fresh from the powder coater. Big kudos to Eastern Idaho Powder Coating for doing a great job!
Went with a slightly textured finish. I think it turned out great!
Ready for final assembly. Theoretically, these are the only tools I should need to get the job done. Got some better hardware- allen button heads mainly- so a few of the bolts will be left over. Added a dob of blue thread locker to the bolts without nylock nuts just to be safe.
Step 1. Install basket holder. It's kinda hard to get to the screws when the seat is installed. Not impossible, just hard.
Step 2. Install Seat. Used some big 'ole allen bolts. Still need two more slightly longer ones for the front.
Step 3. Attach seat belts. The nut on the back is a nylock, and the brackets can move freely on the bushing. Figured some allowed movement here would keep them from coming loose from repeated tightening / loosening of the belt.
Step 4. Attach leg pan. Nice smooth button heads.
Step 6. Wheels and fenders. A few spacers in between. This is one piece I wish I had done a little differently- the fender and the wheel have to come off together as a unit. Makes it a bit awkward, but I couldn't see an easier way to do it without adding a bunch of junk to the frame.
Step 7. Put the caster on the stroller attachment.
Step 8. Drop the handlebars in. I'm guessing they will want different handlebars / grips. That's the reason I used a bicycle stem like this- pretty easy to order whatever set of handlebars you want and drop 'em in there.
Just a few small things left to do. Need to put some reflective
stickers here and there, have to pick up 2 longer seat bolts, and cut
the excess strap off the seat belts when Dan tries it on. WOOT!