would this bike idea work? Answered
i have an idea for a bike, where you lay down to use it, sort of like a recumbent, except on your stomach instead.
it would be motor powered, and have 2 back tires and one front tire, steered by two steel (or maybe some other material) cables directly attached to the handle bars via a smaller bar at the bottom of the handle bars.
it would probably have 48v's worth of batteries, and the chassis would most likely be made out of PVC piping. (unless that isnt a good material for this)
i would be designing the bike around me, there might be a camera display so i can see behind me, headlights and tail lights for at night, and most definitely some brakes, maybe disc brakes.
i weigh about 100lbs, so the pvc piping should be able to support my weight, i was thinking of using 1.5" or 2" diameter pvc piping, should i use something with a wider diameter?
the base of the chassis would be made from 4 pvc pipes arranged in a square, with the pipes about 2"-4" apart.
does anyone think this design is totally impossible? or could it work out? i want to know before i buy anything.
on the strength of pvc pipes, my friend once had a pvc bike trailer that was capable of supporting my weight, he has since taken it apart to use the pvc in other projects. it was 2" pvc pipes used on that trailer.