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Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« on: October 04, 2018, 06:18:43 pm »
We currently have no toilet roll holder. I've seen various ones on the interweb which hold one where the wheel would go. I live in a house with three females who use a ridiculous amount of big roll between them so trying to think of a solution that holds more but isn't just them on the steerer

Did just think studding into brake boss threads so can hold three with one in the wheel position

Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 06:47:37 am »
First thing I've discovered. A toilet roll does not fit between forks drop outs

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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 06:57:01 am »
Tried a fat bike fork? But the biggest are 150mm, never measured the spacing of a toilet roll so don’t know if it would work

Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 01:54:15 pm »
Was hoping to make from items in the shed. Could try and splay the forks but they are inbred forks and very solid.

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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 01:56:31 pm »
Probably easier to just trim down the toilet roll ;D

But may be a hard sell to the ladies of the house

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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 04:03:20 pm »
Standard width for front forks OLN is 100mm

Standard bog paper width is 4" or 101.6mm

But the situation is worse than that might suggest as the OLN distance is probably the widest point on the forks and there will not be room for a roll inside the forks above the dropouts
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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 11:52:15 am »
A BMX fork might work.
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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 11:33:58 am »
DIY shops sell bog roll holders, just sayin'
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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 12:14:17 pm »
Not bike related ones Dave ;-)

Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 01:23:56 pm »
Wonder how they got around the width problem here?

The fork looks splayed. Maybe a rear wheel QR?
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Re: Making a toilet roll holder from old forks
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 01:32:55 pm »
Recumbent rear fork, 135mm OLN.  Not volunteering.

Alternatively, make like Burrows and embrace the cantilever...
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