Thought I should finally post a few pics of the bike I have been working on over the past few years.
This is the 2nd proto. first reasonably successfull but I had so many new ideas that I started again.
Frame is carbon, uni directional, vacuum bagged, mostly handmade female moulds.
Drivetrain is fully internal (there is a cover to go over the lower around the cranks).
Shock is internal, accesible by the seat mast.
gearing is a DIB style but in swingarm, freewheel on hub is locked, and a freewheel up concentric with the pivot allows shifting while coasting.
This is probably as "pretty" as it will look as I plan to use this chasis as a rolling test bed for different suspension system I have in mind, as well as a different gearing system.
Yes it is raked and low! My moulds allow me to custom the geo. the cranks are 160mm. So I went a 13.5 BB and 63 HA.
Weight is 41lb. But this one is overbuilt so I can afford to cut it to bits without it falling apart. some of the carbon is 12mm thick!
Shock is sitting vertically. the top shop mount is near the back of the seat mast. There is a link to a rising rate lever from the swingarm down.
Bit of assembly to go. Then some more riding as soon as our trails are better (I live in Toowoomba and flooding has fooked everything )
After riding, new sexier moulds (and a better decal / paint scheme!) will be made with a view to go into production. I am taking my time on this to get it right though. More info here...
Thanks for looking