The Flying Bicycle:
The first real challenge was to build a bicycle with 6-rear wheel that would be safe, secure and support Liz. The support frame was constructed out of 1/4" 2" steel angle. The 6 wheel rear assembly was welded to a 1/2" steel rod. (using washers and 4 1/2" hex head bolts). To drive the 6 wheel axle welded a 3 1/2" diameter hub to the ½” in the center of the axle. To drive the axle I sleeved (7) 27" rubber tubes in two mountain bike rubber tubes constructing a hugh rubber band allowing for flexibility and traction.
The rubber drive also makes it possible to get wobbles and shakes which automatically contributes to the "Buster Keaton /whimsical" narrative.