That would require me to measure things and work out angles of dangles, which is not something I tend to do - just knock up a template with some card / cardboard, using the mounting points on the machine as the "fixed" points of the "design", then just hack away at the cardboard till I've got what looks good to me. Transfer that to sheet alloy, hack away with jig-saw, file & drill, bend as required and then curse and swear when mounting the thing to the bike, cos I've forgotten something obvious, like the proximity of the frame tube to a mounting lughotbulb said:Any chance of a dimensioned drawing of the template, pretty please?
Cheers JohnLowflyer said:Brilliant Steve
Never. Panniers need to have straight edges and the various bits need to line up with each other. Far too intricate for my little digits to accomplishLowflyer said:Nice job there, you'll be making a set of panniers soon
Ssssshhhhh.Lowflyer said:I take it yet more road signs have managed to weedle their way into your back garden ??
All bends were achieved either using the jaws of a vice or with various lenghts of straight edged timber, or even both together for deeper sections of alloy that wouldn't fit in the jaws of the vice on their own. And everything was "moved" angle wise with basic muscle power or the artistic use of a hammerhotbulb said:. . . How did you get the bends in the ally so neat and even ?
And I thought I'd hidden all of the evidenceLowflyer said:. . . .Or the old favourite, some noncy tourist attraction sign ?