yoothgeye wrote:kingfish254 wrote:After reading over the rules again, I guess Fugsley could have been a legal entry.
I don't think so based on this rule: 3. Must use factory frame....no altering of original frame structure/geometry
This means fugsley's rear wheel would have had to fit into the stock drops.
It would be great to get some clarification on this rule before the build. Not that I have anything like Fugsley planned, but it does use the factory frame. The only thing that was cut from the factory frame were the forks. It doesn't say you have to use the original dropouts, otherwise there are plenty of builds that would have been disqualified that had drop out extensiions for the rear wheels (and front supensions have been WIDE open to create
Here are a couple of scenarios that I would like the rules committee (basically the forum) to give feedback on.
Scenario 1: Trike - Take any stock frame as your base build frame. Remove a trike rear end from an old adult trike and bolt on (or weld) this rear end to the stock build frame. Does this violate rule 3??????
Scenario 2: Homemade longtail (xtracycle) - Take any stock frame as your base build frame. Use the rear triangle from a cheap wally world suspension bike and bolt it to the base frames dropouts and add support member (bolted or welded). Does this violate rule 3?????
I feel this is still in the spirit of a rat build because you are taking random parts to embelish your base bike. No different than adding 4 foot long pipes to your forks to make a monster chopper (which changes the geometry of the ride, but doesn't change the geometry of the base frame).
Please weigh in with your opinions.