[python] Re: Dennis Renner's FWD-RWS

  • From: Rhisiart Gwilym <Rhisiart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:27:30 +0100

Hi Listees!,

One thing I noticed right from the start, when Dennis first sent me pics. of his Mark 2 FWDRWS is that the axis of of the steering joint passes through the rider's upper back and shoulder-line. That's very clear from the first of these pics of Dennis on the bike, on a rolling-road block.

The second video of Dennis riding the Mark 2, which he put up on his website some time back, has one sequence shot from ahead of the bike, where you can see the very sweet sideways-and-upwards movement of seat and rider as he banks and turns, and then the whole bike pulling itself very easily into it's straight-ahead alignment again, as Dennis lets it self-centre.

More by luck than clever planning, I think, I seem to have a similar marked self-centring effect built in to my Python (currently trike, soon-to-be bike-with-swing-up-outriggers; pics ASAP). That, and the ultra-easy ride coming from the Mages patent DIY super-cheap-but-effective rear suspension, make for a really gratifying ride, with a strongly positive sense of ease and stability.

Cheers,  RhG


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