Here is a list of all the postings mick70 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: computer q|
have got 2 old hard drives from a laptop which died couple of years ago.
is there anyway to get info of them?
think all my old bike pics are on them.
i know you can get boxes to fit them into as external hard drive as got one guy at work sorted it for me but as left now.
but wouldn't know what type to get.
or even if i could get usb cable to fit them.
not good with comps would normally speak to eldest but in japan at min.
|Thread: 22mm x 16g steel tube|
cut load up for parts for building them but no tubing that will fit into headstock.
guy i'm building one for as no use of left left so will have steering and crank between legs.
loosely based on one in pic below.
it's two of these i'm building for mate's who need steering altering to suit their disabilites.
normally would weld to std gooseneck but can't this time for way i have to modify steering.
so have to scratchbuild.
martin have sent email to someone on ebay asking for od cheers.
can sand down .2 off 2mm ta.
michael i have built about 40 bikes from steel from recumbants to american style choppers with car back wheels for my kids with no problems.
my first tadpole style recumbant i built 6 yrs ago is still in every day use by friend i passed it onto and ridden to work 8miles every day by him.
i don't know about your normal bikes these days as haven't ridden one years.
might be bit thin but neighbours dad is plumber so will see if he as an offcut i can try ta
anyone know a supplier?
tried local places but what they list 22mm is actually 7/8 now i know 0.2mm ish
shouldn't matter but it does as for some custom length goose necks on bikes i'm building.
if still had lathe set up would have gone for 14g and skimmed down but not an option.
only other option is go for 14g and sand length using flap disc on grinder and marker pen.
done it before and got good results but if idea works will need to make 50.
|Thread: Lost and Found|
done it loads of times.
me and ex once spent afternoon turning place over to find something did same got new one.
and what was first thing we found upon getting home?
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
if i remember correctly a spoke is 2.2mm x 56 tpi.
rolling head i have works fine for bike spokes.
stripped load of 26" wheels down and i just use the spokes from them to do short one.
hard part is working out length you need.
just measured some vary from 1.89-1,96mm
Edited By mick70 on 14/06/2018 14:11:33
i haven't written anything for publication since early 90s.
little project me and my 10 yr old been working on.
need to make some custom length spokes for a bike project, already got threading head as used to use it in lathe.
but as lathe in storage at min had to find another way.
took old crank and bottom bracket from bike we cut up for parts along with crank arm and a center stripped from old pedal.
and made tool works great, next stage is make die holder for it for small work.
might also weld to box section then can clamp it down to any surface.
total cost excluding head was £0 as all from scrap pile.
Edited By mick70 on 14/06/2018 07:58:49
that's great cheers
is there a good site where i can input od-id and width of bearings to get bearing i need?
need to find some for project.
want to see if i can put some different bearings in a bike hub to fit 14mm axles into it.
Edited By mick70 on 10/06/2018 15:46:54
|Thread: steambox for ply|
as anyone ever built one?
just wondering on best way as need to put some curves in 6mm ply.
30"x10" tapering to 6" for a recumbant seat.
wondered if just soaking in hot water for while would do?
need to do 2-3 pieces then glue them up.
would do one at time put in jig to dry and hold shape.
one in pic trial to see if right shape and made using strips of ply.
actually very comfy..
bike is just a test bed for trying out ideas on till happy hence all the hacking and adding bits to it then will make new frame
Edited By mick70 on 05/06/2018 13:07:14
|Thread: hot enough?|
when i get it finished will put pics up.
got another project under way at min but thinking ahead.
it's for a tadpole style bike
|Thread: Clean hands?|
try toothpaste amazing stuff.
used to work where it was made and we always had a tub of it in workshop.
also good mixed in boiling water to clear sinuses.
|Thread: hot enough?|
need to bend a bike frame rear triangle as in link will a plumbers gas torch be up to it?
want to use idea for different project to on site.
Edited By mick70 on 28/05/2018 16:51:17
|Thread: spoke spacing.|
sorry shouldn't have fired off like i did.
can be over protective when comes to my kids.
and react first then think
it is being done as a can it be done project with him.
won't be used on a bike unless he puts it on one to see what it looks like but def not ridden.
know what you mean about wheels though had two done by cycle shop few years ago that bent on me so done my own ever since.
Edited By mick70 on 12/05/2018 09:17:55
David i highly suspect you are right.
my son is autistic and once gets idea in head it's sometimes better to let him run with it if possible.
so want to give it a go so he can satisfy his curiosity more than anything.
i have built normal wheels but nothing like this.
plan is to use 2 sets of spokes smaller rim spoked. and then spoke from smaller rim outer as on a hub to rim of bigger rim
i do actually love my boy.
and i resent the being accused of not doing so.
he wants to do it as an exercise in doing it neither me nor him are stupid enough to consider using it,
it is purely to see how it would be done and if it could be done,
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