What is the last thing you made? (pics pls)
Inspired by a very similar chain guide I remember seeing on here a good year or so ago and motivated by my recent budget conversion to 1×9 from SS and having the chain drop off the chainring a couple of times (no, not a N/W one!) on the more bumpy descents and, rather shocked at the price and bulk of the guides available, I thought I’d see if my budget Heath Robinson chain guide could work…
A 28.6 DMR clamp, a 50mm M5 button head S/S bolt and nylon bits courtesy of a sanitary ware fixing kit 😀
Still fettling with its height above the chain and given that it derails when in the smaller cogs at the back, I’m putting up with the chain rub when in the lower speed cogs at the back, otherwise, no rub no matter what gear I’m in and the chain will still drop on really rough fast ground.
Or am I wasting my time with this set up and look to a ‘proper’ chain guide?Posted 3 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Not quite fine art furniture, but I knocked up some racks for my olympic plates, as I was fed up with having them in a pile on the floor…
[url=https://flic.kr/p/o8Sbts]Toaster Rack for Olympic Discs[/url] by brf, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/ook5m5]Toaster Racks for Olympic Discs[/url] by brf, on FlickrPosted 3 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Footflaps – like the plate holders – am after a squat rack, which one is that in your pic?
Although if I was buying again, I’d probably get one of these: http://www.gymratz.co.uk/bodysolid-gpr370
As it saves having to adjust the height of the thing between squatting and bench pressing, which is a bit of a pain….Posted 3 years ago
Yeah the exhaust into the water worked a treat for this engine, very loud when it skips out of the water though! (2stroke which like a bit of back pressure).
However the ‘newest’ version is a 4-stroke which didn’t like the restricted exhaust very much, so I’ve moved it to be above water, interestingly with no noticeable noise increase.
These strimmer engines are used a lot in model boats, so there are a few specially designed props for them – i.e. props for very high revving low torque engines.
Cruises at around 5/6mph with 3 adults and 1/3 throttle, does 4-5km on 0.5Litres of fuel.
Funnily enough I was inspired by the Thai riverboats, – went on loads as a kid.Posted 3 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Wooden plane as a present for todler nephew – actually made it in the last few lessons of the summer term as we wound down for the holiday:
Have had a larger biplane version ‘prior verified’ by the SQA (Scottish exam board) as assessment material for N4/5 Practical Craft Skills; a bit of a professional tick in the box and should help toward ‘Professional Update’…Posted 3 years agomick_rSubscriber
Slippery slope you’ve started there Cheviots – making bikes for your kids just gets more expensive 🙂
Photos are from trial build – just got it back from powder coat so is now very very yellow.
Youngest’s first 26er. Bigger wheels, sus forks and disc brakes but still 1lb lighter than his old rigid Islabike 24″
Posted 3 years agomick_rSubscriber
Nowt wrong with your spin cycle – just noticed the 8-ball steering castor thingy. I’ve got to build a kids team pedal car for a race next summer – that will be much more atomic zombie 🙂
Matt – some of your kids bikes were part inspiration for it. Pics later – including full MSCG setup (mick’s standard chain guide)Posted 3 years ago
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