My bicycling chariot progress has taken a few steps forward and back lately. I have finalized the design, geometry, aesthetic, and components. However, I have been practicing my welds for a couple weeks and unfortunately it has been difficult to not blow through tubing using MIG and the wall thickness I desire. This has caused me to reevaluate the material for the project. I may be able to find a solution with metal or by learning TIG welding, however I have been considering a move to bamboo as the frame material. Moving to bamboo would be considerable lighter however it would most likely require a different design and geometry as the curves I had planned to bend into the metal will be difficult to accomplish with bamboo. This may also require a slight shift in aesthetic but we shall see. I plan to work this out over brake and pick a definite material for the bike by the 30th.
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