My first test drive; we'll need lots more spokes so it won't go bump-bump-bump. At this point I have a piece of 1 1/2 inch PVC flexible pipe wrapped around the wheel to act as a tire. I slit it open along the inside diameter, so It's not really attached and is only held on by it's own tendency to stay round.
After adding twice as many spokes, I covered the whole wheel with canvas streched over a metal hoop made of a long piece of 1/4 inch round stock. The canvas hoops are lashed to the spokes with baling wire and the silver wedges are spray painted on.
The front wheel turns a live axle so I can have pedals. Here I'm coating the bits of the pedal assemblies with polyethylene.
The pedals are installed with shear pins just in case.
The AUSTIN ART CAR PARADE festivities begin TOMORROW!
Time to clean up the gluey mess. It's going to take several hours to clean off all the overspray. Here's what it looks like the night before:
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