Rear Wheels - 26"
heavy duty spoked bicycle type wheels with pneumatic tubes and
wide tyres for appearance. The wheels suggested include 3/4"
roller bearings for a fixed through-shaft and hub flanges
suitable for mounting the final roller chain drive sprocket.
Beam Axle - Wooden structure
to support the wheels. The
vehicle loads are passed down through the suspension springs
almost directly into the wheel supports and the beam axle itself
sees very little bending loading. It is however sideways and torsionally
loaded when the voiturette turns or drives.
Panhard Link - Provides
effective lateral location of the beam axle over its range of
Suspension Components - Coil
compression springs. These are the same specs as the front coil
springs but are doubled up to carry the bigger loads. They can
be supplemented with smaller internal springs to allow some ride
tuning for heavier riders.
Electric Drive Motors - 2 24v
500W DC drive motors commonly available as electric scooter
spares. These drive through a 2 stage roller chain transmission
to each rear wheel independently. The transmission is quiet and
efficient and the arrangement allows effective differential
wheel speed for vehicle turning.