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12992Re: angle iron thickness

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  • jj
    Jan 9, 2011
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      Here are photos of my solution.




      On 11/30/2010 01:48 PM, jj velvetackbar wrote:
      > So my wife's ride is a stoked X attached to a Electra Amsterdam
      > 8speed. Overall, it works well, but we heard some odd noises and rode
      > it down to Clevercycles only for them to discover that the kickstand
      > mount bracket had cracked away from the main frame of the bicycle.
      > Perhaps this was wishful thinking anyway: Ultimately, using the
      > kickstand bracket was a sub-optimal solution to begin with as the
      > space is too wide for a FAP plate, and the kickstand bracket wasn't
      > strong enough and was oddly position right out of the gate.
      > Todd at Clever suggested Angle iron, and fashioning a FAP plate from
      > that. I generally like that idea, and am sourcing out 316 stainless
      > angle, but since I have no stainless on hand, I am not sure what to
      > order: my hunch says that .75 with 1/8" width would work, but thats
      > just a hunch on my part.
      > option #2 is to use square iron, stainless and notch it to accept
      > tongue and bolts, but thats 4x the price of angle.
      > Anyone have any experience crafting new FAPS? what did you come up
      > with that worked?
      > Oh, and a local welder quoted me $150, so that isn't going to happen :-(
      > jj

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