How could I 'ramp' this curb?
…but the estates people said the curb is too small so they wouldn’t be able to make a nice ramp on it, so it would just break up. Any kind of small rubber ramp or something?
Couldn’t they tarmac over the whole thing in a nice swoopy bump, rather than just sticking tarmac wedges at each end? Assuming the tarmac could be removed easily enough afterwards? Or some kind of thick mat/carpet with a length of garden hose running under it along the edge of the kerb to soften the edge?Posted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
I suspect anything temporary you put on there will be more dangerous than the small bump. I’d not fancy turning onto two bits of unsecured ply, and wonder if you’d be opening yourself for more liability issues than if you just said “watch out for the small curb at the t-junction” in the briefing.Posted 4 years agoGoat KarmaMember
Hoping you lot are waaay more practical than me! I’m planning a bike race for next year, and the course has to go over a couple of slightly raised curbs (about 1.5″). Anyone got any idea how I could ‘ramp’ it so the bikes smoothly sail over it? Was suggested coal tar, but the estates people said the curb is too small so they wouldn’t be able to make a nice ramp on it, so it would just break up. Any kind of small rubber ramp or something?
Posted 4 years agoioloMember
Sand asphalt. You won’t need much.Posted 4 years ago
Try your local quarry. It will be a hell of a lot cheaper if you collect it with a pickup and tarp.
If you have no tarp it will be solid when you get to where you’re going.
Or ask for cutback tar (used for raising around manholes during resurfacing)OllyMember
leave it, but chuck in a chicken line (which is 10m longer) ?
in reality, if i HAD to soften it off, i would just get a sheet of ply. you could lie some 10mm ply in front of it, and it would make 1 step into two half sized steps. it would also then not move about!Posted 4 years ago
paint something rad on it
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