Aero Bottle Holder

Another 3D printed bottle holder for my Canyon Speedmax. This is a raised bottle holder for between your arms and mounts a traditional water bottle cage.

The typical distance between for the mount holes on cages are 64mm. 2 100mm M5 bolts keep the mount attached to a custom made carbon fiber base plate.

3D Printing Project – *Another* Bike Storage Box

My 3D design skills and understanding of modeling around a physical object have come a long way since my first bike storage box, this one fits my 2022 Canyon Speedmax CF (Medium). The reason for designing and printing these is that while the bike has built in storage, it’s seldomly enough to be self sufficient during long rides. For full distance Ironman events, I take the following: (After mishaps, trial and error) 2 x Tubolito spare tubes, 2 x CO2 Cartridges, 1 x Dart puncture tool, 1 x Mini Pump, a Multi Tool and a Chain link.

Design: Autodesk Fusion 360
Printer: Prusa Mk2
Material: PLA
Print Time: 12 Hours

3D Printing Project: F1 Sim Wheel

I have always enjoyed the concept of being immersed into a virtual world. One of my first experiences with VR was in roughly 1993 when our local arcade introduced a game from one of the OG gaming founders John Waldron called Dactyl Nightmare on a 1000CS. After that experience, I have always wanted to build a motion sim which gets you as close to reality as possible.

Last year I took the first steps and decided to put the initial blocks in place and start with sim platform that I could eventually add motion to. I purchased a Fanatic wheel base and thought it would be a great learning experience to build the steering wheel from scratch. Many of the components can be built versus bought which is what is keeping me motivated to eventually get the entire system together. read more

DIY – E V E R Y T H I N G

Designing, building and then using something you have made, has been one of the most rewarding and personally satisfying activities I have found in my life so far. I was born a tinkerer, always disassembling, trying to understand and improve or recreate.

My favorite TV show is “How it’s made”.

I have way too many expensive tools, printers, cutters and machines, and not a single one has made a significant return on the investment … but, what I have learned using them has been 10x …

Its not just the tool, its the tools to use the tool, the software to design the product, the process to start, run or finish the machine or product, the prep work, consideration and the functionality. read more

Laser Cutting Project: Bicycle hook

This weekends challenge, a better hook for a bicycle:

Want to laser cut one of your own or remix it? Check it out on Thingiverse

This is a vertical based bike hook for bicycles with aero (deep) front rims. Currently there are not many wheel hooks that keep the front wheel vertical and that don’t scratch the rim when putting the bike up.

The hook is lasercut using a glowforge and medium draft board (the material thickness is important as all the slots need to interlock). Assembly is slotting the parts together and installation requires two screws/anchors into the wall.

It was specifically designed for a Reynolds AR80, however, I believe other wheels with similar dimensions, depths or profiles should fit. read more

Tool: Prusa 3D Printer