Re: angle iron thickness
- 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 :-(
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