the Baja cycle is a pedal car styled after the off-road competition vehicles that are popular in the southern California's Baja peninsula.
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Can you say
the new Baja is longer to accommodate drivers to
5'7" and weighting 150lbs.
The frame has been redesigned to use standard bicycle
wheels, I have saved the best part for
last, With this design You can use a
speed derailleur transmission.
The rear wheels come from a salvage 20" bike ( or our bike parts kit) and the front 16" wheels come from a second donor bike. Like all American speedster pedal vehicles it is designed to be tough, YET simple to build. Because the Baja CYCLE is constructed of PVC tubing, it is very easy to CUSTOMIZE. (You could call it a big erector set). As With all quality recumbent cycle , Several methods were employed to keep the weight down and still maintain the strength of this bike car .
you might ask, "Where do you get the seat and steering wheel ? the one in the picture came from an auto supplier, but a child's car seat works great. the plans show you how to make the steering wheel from pvc. The new Baja incorporates caliper brakes on both rear wheels.
This is the fun part of
American Speedster pedal cars, your
ideas and MY plans, working to together to make one awesome
The Baja cycle makes an excellent school project.
|What can I learn from the plans? The correct dimensions for all the tubing. The order of assembly, so your frame is strong, light and symmetrical. Plus, the steering geometry, so it will track properly in a turn. The drive and braking systems, painting tips, and seat mounting. How to form a steering wheel from PVC pipe and a luggage carrier on the back.|
that's a lot of "how to's ", for 18 bucks!
what tools will I need to pull this off?
What are the spec's?:
Question, can an electric drive be added to the Baja ? I have tested the Sun Coaster with the electric wheel hub and since the two cycles use identical drives I am sure it can be done. The electric wheel will just replace the right rear wheel and should require no modifications to the original design. more info. on Sun Coaster page.
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