Author Topic: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop  (Read 37944 times)

Mr Larrington

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #350 on: February 01, 2018, 01:25:27 am »
Early ones had a metal plate welded to the side of the main tube with a crappy sidepull bolted to it.
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Torslanda

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Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #351 on: February 01, 2018, 03:27:43 pm »
The epitome of 'cosmetic' . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Tales from the Wobbly Workshop
« Reply #352 on: February 15, 2018, 09:22:44 pm »
I managed to sqeeze a couple of hours in the workshop this afternoon, playing with Aramid (Kevlar)...



...Carbon fibre, and epoxy resin.  :o



Dunno if it will work okay - I didn't get the chance to set up a vacuum bag (I couldn't find the mylar that stops it sticking) or put pressure on other than rolling & stippling.  :-\

I used some of the offcuts to reinforce the old seat as a 'Plan B'.



I am Grandson-sitting tomorrow, and off to Manchester for a wedding at the weekend. It sounds like it's going to be a busy week at work next week, with colleages off sick etc.

I started putting bits on the frame last weekend, but it was too cold and I gave in when I found one of the front brake mechanisms seized.  >:(

Although I had a cleaver idea for moulding a tail fairing, I bought a rack-pack from Phantasmagoriana OTP, and I think I'll go with that. As I won't be using panniers, I'm considering designing my own 'low level' rack to sit just above the chain and cable line...


...and made from Carbon fibre.  :o
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