SauceLabs 2, custom carbon-aluminum bike

andrew working wearing a respirator and working on his aluminum bike

One of our Sauciers just made a a custom carbon fibre – aluminum bike.

The gist of it is:

1. You design your whacky bike on the computer.  Print lugs using a low-end 3d printer, buy off the shelf aluminum tubing, snap them together like lego.

2. Now 3d print molds that fit closely around your lugs. use the molds to shape carbon fibre and epoxy around your first lugs and the tubing. …

SauceLabs: chain tensioner made from scratch



Last Saturday, someone came into the shop, and built a chain tensioner from discarded parts.

Its quite common to find out we do not have the part necessary for a particular repair, turning what would be a simple repair into a Tricky repair.
It is still common for someone to begrudgingly improvise this part. Turning what would be a Tricky repair into a Worrysome repair.…