With Easter and everything I have been unable to spend that much time at the shop. Fortunately that is something that I was able to remedy this week! With Allie's bike I was able to finally get the seat/chain stays brazed to the frame and now I pretty much only have to work on the fork and the bike will be ready for its test ride. With the design of this bike being so far out of the range of my comfort zone I am really hoping everything works out. As a basis for comparison a "Specialized" sixteen inch kids bike will have almost no bottom bracket drop (the distance the bottom bracket is bellow the axle line) on this frame I dropped it down a whole 50mm to help with the stand over height. Unfortunately if you drop the bottom bracket too low you can have an issue where if the bike is leaned over too far while pedaling then you can have instances where the pedal will strike the ground. Now, this is something that I have taken into account should not be an issue, however it is still something I am worried about.
If you look at the chain/seat stays you will notice that they extend overly long past the seat post. By extending them this long and then making sure the braces are pushed further towards the seat I will then have plenty of room for the larger twenty inch wheel.
I should have the fork pretty much finished tomorrow and hopefully will be able to have Allie test ride the bike before I get it powder coated.