The Power Tool Drag Race will be looking to upgrade the track infrastructure for the upcoming 2015 season. We want to fab a racer recovery cable car system. It will eliminate the biggest operator pain; walking the racers back to the starting line after each match race. The design will be two outboard wood-track service lanes, both being 75' long. Each will feature a hand-crank (or electric drive) cable car vehicle (roughly 12" x 18" floor surface) to set the belt sander vehicles on for the ride back to the starting line. We envision using bicycle front and back wheel/frame parts for the cable drive and idler wheels, and clothesline for the cable.
So the question is, can anyone step in to help source/acquire two near identical junker Sting-ray style bicycles for this purpose? We'll pay/reimburse a nominal price. It could even become a welding metal shop project. The first race is in Detroit at the end of July.