Making new small bike parts

20130312-071731.jpg
Another day on the tools. It has been in the planing for a while. The need to do a bunch of small spacers for my bikes. This is an exercise in tidying up three modifications I have made to both my Tikit and my Surly BD.
On my Tikit I had made a light mount that had 16mm spacers. Once mounted I noticed that I could reduce the space by half and this would also result in better lighting due to brake cables being avoided. The other part that needed spacers on the Tikit is the stem holder when folded. Due to the larger seat clamp that the lights are mounted to the fold no longer worked. With a couple of 4mm spacers the problem was solved.
On my BD I have mounted a Terracycle idler to improved ground clearance. This has resulted in a set of bottle cages being unusable. So by making a couple of tapered spacers 9mm long I can again mount a bottle holder. Yes I will only be able to use a small bottle but still it is usable.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s