[python] Re: PVC + Duct Tape Frame

  • From: Jürgen Mages <jmages@xxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:06:09 +0200

Agreed - I think, this is the way to go.

Just a reminder that there is a page in our wiki dedicated to collect corresponding ideas and infos and everyone is invited to contribute:


People should be enabled to build their bikes without the hassle of heavy engineering, special skills and expensive tools. I hope to have more time in winter to push this development.

Imagine we could develop a scalable spaceframe model, where the user specifies his geometric requirements and everything else is calculated automatically ... He then only has to cut the tubes, 3d-print the connections, assemble the frame and fix the nodes.



On 23.10.2018 07:59, Christian Winkgen wrote:

Just seen it - awesome!

I wonder how it feels riding it. Can imagine there is still a bit flexibility in the frame - but who knows?
The wheelbase is quite short and the seat high. So it’s supposed to be agile and turning quickly but still easy to ride because of the high COG?

What about doing something similar / parametric using rod end bearings and lightweight steel tubes - like the front suspensions on formula racecars?
With the threaded end you can still fine-tune the geometry or just replace a part with a short or longer version if needed.

There was a rumored development of a Moulton spaceframe „MDev 90" version with carbon tubes being pulled together by tensioned wire running inside (somehow like a spoke):

Even this kind of frame could have been scaled easily by changing the tube sizes.

Cheers, Christian

Am 22.10.2018 um 21:50 schrieb Jürgen Mages <jmages@xxxxxx <mailto:jmages@xxxxxx>>:

Anyone remembers the picture of that prototype some years ago? I found it amazing but there was no additional info and nobody thought it could work ...

Well now here is finally a project page with some videos and specs:


Kudos to this guy. I am still dreaming of a parametric frame construction made of tubes and 3d-printed lugs - and this comes close.


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