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Old 12-19-17, 04:27 PM
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Too bad this thread wasnt titled 'half-ass workarounds', then I could've participated!
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Old 12-19-17, 07:49 PM
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Wheel Alignment Gauge, copying the VAR tool form. Made from crap that was lying around.



Half-assed handlebar holder, made from an old, padded table leg brace.

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Old 12-19-17, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikerider007 View Post
I don't know about that. I saw someone gave you a shout out on SIR and had posted one of your pieces. There was no shortage of likes.
What's SIR?

While I might have modification skills, I've not produced anything like those in this thread, that's all I was trying to say. The level of leatherworking skills by at least three of our C&V devotees is fantastic, to give just one example.

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Old 12-19-17, 09:02 PM
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How about some bike displays from repurposed handlebars and plumbing parts...



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Old 12-19-17, 09:04 PM
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@drilliumdude Steel is Real on Facebook.

I've mentioned before but the green and brown set by Pastorbob is a stunning color combo.
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Old 12-20-17, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
Wheel Alignment Gauge, copying the VAR tool form. Made from crap that was lying around.
I made one from PVC tubing, but I have to be careful when I use it because the tubing flexes to easily. I have some alloy tubing I can try version 2.0. If I was more ambitious, I have some oak that could make a really pretty tool, but my wood skills don't match my creativity.
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Old 12-20-17, 12:29 PM
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Nothing fancy, but I made myself some nice wooden bar-end plugs out of some little figurine turning blanks I found in my shed. I was using wine bottle corks before these, but I gave up drinking years ago. Figured I could make something better myself, and without reference to alcohol.

Here are the figurine blanks I found.


Here is the finished product after a couple of cuts, some sanding, and a little oiling.


And finally installed on my bike!
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Old 12-20-17, 04:38 PM
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@iab impressive work! What haven't you done??
Thanks.

As others here have done, I would like to give a go at making some commuting bags. I'm getting tired of a messenger bag.
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Old 12-20-17, 04:42 PM
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What's wrong with croissanwiches, @Andy_K?
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Old 12-20-17, 05:32 PM
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What's wrong with croissanwiches, @Andy_K?
Nothing at all. They're a fine American innovation on a tired old European staple. American cheese, Miller Lite, and white bread are OK too as long as you don't care at all about trifles like aesthetics or flavor.
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Old 12-21-17, 11:52 AM
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DIY is a good time no matter how you spell it.

Cue sheet clip



Bell mount for a stem w/ boss





None of the standard step down ferrules I had fit





Hyperglide to Uniglide conversion


(fitup test cassette for filing back the wide HG spline)



With an RD-M950 cage swapped onto an RD-7402 body




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Old 12-21-17, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
DIY is a good time no matter how you spell it.

Thanks for posting that. Now I know exactly how I'm going to repurpose the left shifter boss on my Bianchi conversion to 1x8.
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Old 12-21-17, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by exmechanic89 View Post
Too bad this thread wasnt titled 'half-ass workarounds', then I could've participated!
I know, right? c'mon wut you got? here's a little something I rigged to inspect the gutters on my 3 story townhouse condo. tied these bad boys onto the end of a 30' snow rake extension pole. yeah it works, just use the time lapse mode on my bike camera




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Old 12-21-17, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Thanks for posting that. Now I know exactly how I'm going to repurpose the left shifter boss on my Bianchi conversion to 1x8.
Great!
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Old 12-23-17, 12:37 PM
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Tim,
Since @northbend now owns the bag, he’ll have to show assembled details.

But the key parts to the “quick release” that aren’t too clear are small metal (stainless steel, as I recall) spring hooks like these:

Mini Hanging Buckle, Uning Pack of 20Pcs Metal Spring Backpack Clasps Climbing Carabiners Hook EDC Keychain Fishing Camping Bottle Hooks Paracord Tactical Survival Gear (Silver) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBBN5KF..._4pioAb33CS6K8

Sorry I don’t have any to photograph, but the metal rod inside the bag passes through the circular closed loop on these hooks, while the hook and it’s spring closure extend through the holes that originally allowed the leather strap to pass into the bag. I cut squares of rubber sheet with a small center slot that the hooks pass through to prevent water entry through those holes.

These hooks are just long enough to clip through the metal bag loops on Brooks or similar saddles.
Tim, the Carabiners that mount to the saddle bag loops are quite small, they are seen in the pictures @Dfrost has already posted. The concept is great but in practice, they are really a PIA to disconnect once mounted. At some point in the future, I will try and find some that are a bit longer so my stubby fingers can reach in to dis-engage the sprung gates on the 'biners.

What isn't shown is how the Saddle Bag Stand Off is attached to the Seat Post Clamp:

1: You push the red button on the Stand Off to open up the locking hook on the bottom of the assembly
Button by NBend, on Flickr

2: Turned upside down, you can see how the Seat Post Clamp is oriented to the Stand Off. Note the Clamp has a hook shape - this fits into a cavity in the bottom of the Stand Off Assembly. There is also a cavity on the bottom of the Seat Post Clamp to receive the red locking hook on the Stand Off Assembly.
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3: Once the two pieces are joined, you release the red button, locking the Seat Post Clamp and Saddle Bag Standoff together.
Locked by NBend, on Flickr
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My DYI contribution has been posted before:

Converted my modern 3 hole carbon fiber slippers into a traditional touring shoe

Resoling a Pair of Look Compatible Carbon Fiber Road Shoes with Rubber, making a really nice pair of touring shoes that fit well inside toe clips
Finished shoe 2 tread detail by NBend, on Flickr

They have held up really well under hard use. The heels are starting to show wear. This winter I will add a heel piece which should make the shoe more durable
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Recycled broken crank arm bottle openers....









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Recycled broken crank arm bottle openers....
That's gorgeous!
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