Bob Schutz looks into footbike frame failure

footbike wheelNow this surprises me, as I believe that footbikes aren’t subject to the same forces as a pedal-bike: acceleration force is transferred from the pedals of a bicycle to the rear wheel through the bike frame; a footbike is almost completely passive. Still, according to Bob Schutz, frames are collapsing. He takes an insightful look at why, and what can be done about it.

After some discussion on facebook, about issues of footbike frames collapsing, I thought I would pass some of the suggestions that were shared regarding the topic and some possible modifications that may help solve what is likely one of the most common causes.

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