25 May, The Peddler Pedals
The Peddler #1
This has been a ‘finicky’ week in the studio. Most of the time was spent getting the biped and the pedal assembly to play with each other.
I had to do major surgery on the biped…had to move his thighs about 3/4″ further apart.
Mission accomplished. The pair of them pedal smoothly.
I’m pleased with the pedal assembly. These assemblies are always a concern for me because they are complicated (take a lot of time) and if there is a failure the entire assembly must be recreated. Key to this assembly are the ball bearings that are at the hub of the wheel. All in all this assembly is very sturdy. I cannot flex any part of it. I suspect that it will last for the duration. It is already painted because it is all fastened together (as you see it). Difficult to paint in this assembled configuration…so I paint before assembly. The “tire” is an o-ring 2-5/8″ inner diameter.
The next thing to create is the cowl and custom seat.