What is the last thing you made? (pics pls)
nice, i guess you are getting the top bit water cut, very neat.
comment – do you need a nyloc on the nut to stop it coming undone? maybe a stainless allen headed bolt would look nice, but then again the cost would be a lot more.
one suggestion, it’s a pity it can’t break down a bit more so it costs less to post? maybe delete the welded strap which holds the two legs together, and replace with a cross tube spacer which is held with a bolt (going thru the spacer) similar to the top one, going thru holes in the main legs. This would make it pack down a bit more, but then again this might not be important to you.
quite good idea though, it’s just the thing to throw in the back of the car so you can fettle your gears or whatever when you get there.Posted 5 years agostavromullerSubscriber
The stand is quite stable enough for light fettling and very strong, I can stand on it (83kg). The bolt on production models will be allen headed and tapped into one side of the top bracket so it can be easily removed and the lower strap is fixed in place with philips screws, so the whole thing can be completely dismantled for transit or replacement of damaged/broken parts. Thanks for the input, it’s most welcome.Posted 5 years ago
‘alpine link’ fitted. looks nice and industrial! off to the alps in a couple of weeks to give it some hammer.
i made this one on the manual machine. it is +5mm which gives about a degree slacker HA. if i make some more they will get the CNC treatment. i might try a +7.5mm or +10mm one too to see what happens.Posted 5 years ago
this marin frame has adjustable rear travel – see the qr on the rear shock mount. i put a hex bolt and spacer in the upper position, and this seems to stiffen up things noticeably.
been playing around looking at sprockets and teeth profiles
i was wondering about the sram fat/thin tooth thing. wonder if it would help on a normal 1×9 or 1×10 setup? or even, could it make a single speed set up wear better? i dunno.
ignore the rough old machining, i was doing it by eye, just to seePosted 5 years agoigrfMember
Made this a year or so back.
It was supposed to be a speed board for windsurfing based on the logic of floating water skis powered by a rig – it didn’t work.
Then I tried all over again (what was that about the definition of insanity) this time larger scale as a sailing dinghy only I got someone else to build it for me so technically it was a design concept.
Which also didn’t work, well it worked, but not like it was supposed to and it damn near gave me a hernia every time I tried to lift it.
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