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Dogtemple

Member since Apr 2012 • Last active Nov 2020

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    there should be a spring on there, I can't help thinking it may be the pawl thats broken rather than a spring. have a look though, if it doesn't work you have nothing to loose by pulling it apart. getting it back together is the hard part.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    thanks, its basically an Ikea hack I came up with.

    its 4x over the fridge type cabinets hung from one of those rails inch pincher posted above, two long cabinet doors which had about 20cm cut off to fit and hinge holes redrilled to the ends. on top of that is a white marble style counter top. thats it really. sounds simple but took ages. the doors are very thin and I ended up ruining two of them when drilling in the holes for the hinges and had to buy another pair.

    I put 3 hinges on each door but the length causes them to sag, so had to make a clip to hold them in place when closed. all good though, they keep perfectly level when clipped in.

    Ikea also do a couple of storage boxes that fit perfectly, so you can have 4 boxes in each cabinet.

    getting it all level, lined up and perfectly straight is the key to making it look good, can very easily look sloppy otherwise.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    ok, that bit is a pawl, see if you can find a fix related to that. honestly though, unless you can see an obvious problem, such as a spring having popped off, I would leave it.

    they're complicated and fiddly to put back together. even if it was taken apart and you found a broken part I'm not sure you could get spares. it would be easier to just replace. give it a try but it will be tricky to get working again. its not one of those things with a certain fix at the end.

    unfortunately if it was the lever not doing anything, there an easy fix for that.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    when you say it can move freely, do you mean the lever or the little ratchet circled in the pictures above?

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    I was looking for something like this as a sideboard, they all cost £5000 or more. made one myself for about £200. mine is held in solid brickwork and I made double the amount of fixings needed just to be double sure. I wouldn't trust it in to plasterboard for any real weight, you would probably want some sort of frame bolted in to the fabric of the building to then hang the cupboards from.

    its quite high up just as I'm fairly tall and didn't want it at an annoying height, like everything else is.

    the depth is 60cm, height 40cm and about 8.5ft long

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Could be celebrating Diwali,a feminist icon and freedom for a group of people... That or L,L,L.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    got a cannonade broken carbon frame

  • in Frame Builders
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    what I did was buy a bunch of the frames with the dies, as it works out cheaper and you get loads of different dies to play with.

    but you end up wit loads of frames and doubles of the dies. if any one needs one I have a few for sale.

    I've probably got a 22mm die for sale too as i have a few/

    the cast iron ones may well be imperial, I would be interested to know as I'm still looking for a 7/8 myself and don't fancy paying £70 for one.

    post back on here if you find out what they work out at.

    Tubella are another brand that make these, Record also make them.

  • in Frame Builders
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    the stand type, the first one is only really for copper.

    22mm die will not fit 7/8 tube. that .2 of a mm makes all the difference. 100% don't fit, I have tried.

    7/8 dies are out there, they're just hard to find and quite pricey.

  • in Frame Builders
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    I've got loads of metal benders, tube benders and dies. they're handy things to have if you do fabrication of any sort. don't bother with a plumbers tube bender, they're not strong enough.

    get a Hilmor conduit bender as they will bend steel tubing. for handle bars you ideally want 22.2mm (7/8") tubing die. but they're hard to find. you can get 22mm easily enough though. I have a spare to sell if you wanted to go down that route, would need collecting Sussex though as its heavy. otherwise you can pick them up relatively easily online second hand and best for a relatively affordable set up.

    you will get people say they're not good for the job and to get some absurdly priced tube bender but I have only ever made clean bends with them with no kinks.

    Vincent frame BMXs used conduit benders to make their frames and bars back in the 80s, I don't see a problem with it.

    only down side is the dies are fairly large so you can't do tight radius curves but ideal if you want to just put a bit of angle in to something.

    another option, you can get a compact metal bender with tube dies, I think you can get tighter curves on them but starts to get pricey with one of them. but they're handy to have for bending flat bar, etc

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