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    pretty sweet. What keeps the handlebars from flopping to the side while you're pushing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funklab View Post
    pretty sweet. What keeps the handlebars from flopping to the side while you're pushing?
    the rake keeps them mostly straight under its pressure and i can steer with the push of the wheels as well as the handles which max out their turning radius when they hit the seat
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    Very Nice!! Great job
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    You obviously worked out a fun mod. I tried something similar, but the steering wheel would not stay forward. Maybe you have more rake than I did. Check your video at 0:20, the comment about more camber is a good one.
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    Awesome, great fun! Now you just need a little hub motor in that front wheel to help you up those hills!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    Awesome, great fun! Now you just need a little hub motor in that front wheel to help you up those hills!
    Exactly, he's done the hard part.
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    Well done. It looks fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    You obviously worked out a fun mod. I tried something similar, but the steering wheel would not stay forward. Maybe you have more rake than I did. Check your video at 0:20, the comment about more camber is a good one.
    Yeah, at any speed that setup is a flip-o-matic machine! Camber will only help so much, too. I'd consider steering the old fashioned way, without putting so much weight forward onto the handle bars.
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    It looks like he can still brake using the bike section, which may be why he's steering with it? So he can apply the brakes?
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