After recent attempts at one foot wheel walk I got a brief sense of glide and thought I would make a BC wheel to practice on. My first 20" wheel was pretty shoddy, and heres the second design I came up with, picked it up this morning, just in time for the Australia Day long weekend. I thought this design would allow better stability with feet lower, and the ability to brace into the frame with the knees. The aluminium does flex slightly but not enough to get into the spokes. I have read a couple of threads on this forum, but wasn’t sure exactly how the dynamics of this sort of BC wheel would go. Test ride will come tonight…
Stamp the inside of the aluminum as well and get it hardened for increased strength.
Redrill the hole one inch lower or cut off the footrests and weld back on an inch or two higher for more turning clearance, or rebend to get them higher.
that would be great for going fast on a long, fairly straight, smooth path, and looks like a lot of fun. If you are just playing on a hill, then weight shouldn’t make a big difference. Right on for building it though, the knee brace thing is a good idea, even if it demolishes all chances of speed control:) Round the corners on your footplates and your clearance problem will be helped out.