QUOTE (Jet Black @ Jan 11 2012, 01:57 AM)
Heavier ? You might try making a thick steel chequer plate cover for the 3rd wheel instead of that lightweight guard you have on it now.
Liberal use of more steel chequer plate in the bike frame's diamond areas.
Similar rear wheel cover for the bike with a good platform for the monkeys foot to stand on , so that the foot dosen't get crushed in a collision or caught up in if he has to bail.
An assortment of mediaevil , flails , mace's , short swords , calthrops etc attached around the monkeys cage for him to use , each hand held weapon is worth ~3lbs on average.
Yeah you definately want some front wheel covers , 1/4 inch chequer plate for each of them.
You might have to drop the a few teeth offa the front sprocket to say a 42 tooth & weld on a seriously strong chain guard/cover to protect it , as the hack won't be stopping for nothing once it gets rolling <heh>
We drew plenty of blood from the competition at the first Australian BMX titles in 1980 ?? & kept up the tradition for the next 4 years or so. On a fast downhill track sidehack racing could get really viscious , nah , brutal, a lotta weight , no brakes & plenty of 3 wheel drifts into the corner if we were running behind , if it wasn't metal on metal , it was our metal on their skin & bones......
You have definately built up a sidehack in the spirit of what I finally finished up racing on BITD , plenty of width & room for the team to lean & shift weight when turning into a fast left or right hand berm. I hope you can find some double jumps to clear , rather than roll & pump thru......
Thx for the feedback...I am not looking just make it heavier for "heavy's" sake. I don't want to make stuff for it. I am just looking for old production parts that are heavy as crap. Everyone is always trying to make their bikes as light as possible. I'm going the other way (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif
Tuff wheels are a possibility. It would look good w/ graphites. They are flexy though uder all this weight and the brakes will be even worse. Maybe though. Actually, I am not sure that they will be heavier than the wheels on it, lol.
I am trying to locate a 3/16" street chain from the late 90's/early 00's. Those were rediculously heavy. I do have the bolt-on "pork chop" style bashguard for this chain ring too.
I am considering some plastic wheel discs, at least for the hack wheel, to prevent feet and paws from going in the spokes. I haven't found any yet. I would prefer some old production ones but maybe I'll just make some.
This thing is fun!
This post has been edited by cornfed: Jan 12 2012, 09:09 AM