Back in April, reader Will submitted text and pictures documenting his attempt to create a rail bike. Bike hacks are often a combination of trial and error, and Will ended up with a derailment at around 16 miles per hour. The result was a bent frame and in all liklihood, a rough time getting up the next morning.
Will did not let the derailment stop him in his effort to ride on rails and he is back with this -
Will notes the following on the Velospace forum -
Some of the changes I made (besides using a stronger frame and fork) are that I used a rear axle on the front wheel so that connecting and adjusting would be easier. I also used longer bolts and spacers on the front guide so that I could adjust how close the guide is to the rail.
As I cross over the frog the guide passes easily through it, but the front wheel drops into the gap and often is unable to climb out and continue down the rail.
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