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Re: [rootsradicals] Re: wide loaders(?)

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  • Devian Gilbert
    Nice! it was a no brainer, once i relized that they should fold up. the first thought was a lawn chair. the hinges? uhhh.... ya...it seems that they should be
    Message 1 of 9 , Jan 5, 2007
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      Nice!

      it was a no brainer, once i relized that they should fold up. the first thought was a lawn chair.
      the hinges?
      uhhh....
      ya...it seems that they should be steel. something super strong. and actually i think a design that makes the wide loaders not exactly parallel to the ground.
      this would give the wide loaders a bit of a upward angle which would
      a. encourage the load(s) to slide to the center of the bike.
      b. allow for more clearance when cornering.
      c. allow for wear = bending. being that the "hinge" would be taking a lot of pressure and abuse, it would be inevetable that at some point the wide loaders would start to "droop" which would actually be the hinge starting to wear. so by having the hinge angle the wide loader a bit upward all these points would be addressed.

      ride bikes


      On Friday, January 05, 2007, at 01:33PM, "Kipchoge Spencer" <kipchoge@...> wrote:
      >Hey ian,
      >
      >No drawings, just a couple of prototypes. They are essentially h-racks with
      >machined aluminum hinge that only opens one way, to stop overextension.
      >
      >The thing that hasn't been adequately thought out is how to retain
      >FreeLoader capacity when the WideLoader (w/ sliing) is folded up, simply.
      >
      >Happy new year to all.
      >
      >kipchoge
      >
      >--
      >Kipchoge Spencer
      >
      >29085 Highway 49
      >North San Juan CA 95960
      >530/292-1401
      >www.pleasantrevolution.net
      >
    • Phil Good-Elliott
      So, how about some kind of bolt or internal shaft that would be shot into place one the wings are folded down into cargo mode? This might (?) help with
      Message 2 of 9 , Jan 7, 2007
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        So, how about some kind of "bolt" or internal shaft that would be "shot" into place one the
        wings are folded down into cargo mode? This might (?) help with weight bearing and less
        abuse to the hinge.

        just some random thoughts,
        Phil

        --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, Devian Gilbert <asanacycles@...> wrote:
        >
        > Nice!
        >
        > it was a no brainer, once i relized that they should fold up. the first thought was a lawn
        chair.
        > the hinges?
        > uhhh....
        > ya...it seems that they should be steel. something super strong. and actually i think a
        design that makes the wide loaders not exactly parallel to the ground.
        > this would give the wide loaders a bit of a upward angle which would
        > a. encourage the load(s) to slide to the center of the bike.
        > b. allow for more clearance when cornering.
        > c. allow for wear = bending. being that the "hinge" would be taking a lot of pressure
        and abuse, it would be inevetable that at some point the wide loaders would start to
        "droop" which would actually be the hinge starting to wear. so by having the hinge angle
        the wide loader a bit upward all these points would be addressed.
        >
        > ride bikes
        >
        >
        > On Friday, January 05, 2007, at 01:33PM, "Kipchoge Spencer" <kipchoge@...> wrote:
        > >Hey ian,
        > >
        > >No drawings, just a couple of prototypes. They are essentially h-racks with
        > >machined aluminum hinge that only opens one way, to stop overextension.
        > >
        > >The thing that hasn't been adequately thought out is how to retain
        > >FreeLoader capacity when the WideLoader (w/ sliing) is folded up, simply.
        > >
        > >Happy new year to all.
        > >
        > >kipchoge
        > >
        > >--
        > >Kipchoge Spencer
        > >
        > >29085 Highway 49
        > >North San Juan CA 95960
        > >530/292-1401
        > >www.pleasantrevolution.net
        > >
        >
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