Steering, Part Trois

A project log for Woody the Electric Four Passenger Bicycle

Woody is a scratch built quad wheel bicycle with four passenger capacity, with electric power to assist pedaling.

john-guyJohn Guy 09/21/2023 at 16:530 Comments

The steering is finished (except I need to disassemble and add jam nuts).

The temporary wood tie rods were removed, and new ones made from 0.5" 16g round tube, weld in rod ends, and 1/4 28 TPI spherical rod ends (Heim joints). 

An issue I had was standard 1/4" washers used to space the heim joint to the 3/4" 16g square tubing used as a clevis was the washers obstructed the spherical bearing from its full range of motion.

So I took a small piece of tube on the lather, and drilled the inside to 1/4", and milled the outside to 0.35" or so, and the parted these below washers off. 8 pieces needed, took about 1 hour. But they work great.