b.c

i want to get a b.c but as they are not sold in the uk i think i will just get a bike shop to make it with a front wheel hub(is this the right hub???) and a cheep rim but not super cheep and cheep spokes. what should i pay so i know it will last but not spend over £25 or is this to much?.also the platforms on the bedford b.cs and the uni.com ones how should i make them or are there better ways to make them?the b.c is going to be instead of a muni if i do not get enough money for christmas.

Well ive thought about it, aluminuim seems to work great, cut the shape out with a saw… if u have the equipment. probobly just copy the same shape as other bc’s. Then put on end in a vice and bend it to what you want. also put sum grip tape on it so when its wet you can still do it.

that it probobly any help but :slight_smile:

TRev

Re: b.c

I looked at the forum to see if Ken’s post (copied below) came through
OK in the ASCII art. I wondered if the multiple spaces made trouble, I
thought they would. However, the post wasn’t there at all. The ghost
of incomplete relaying rears its ugly head again. ~:-(

So I take the freedom to post this reply. And below it I repost the
ASCII art with all spaces replaced by dots, that should work better.

Klaas Bil

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:56:21 -0600, Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>
wrote:

>thinuniking <thinuniking@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com>
>
>>i want to get a b.c but as they are not sold in the uk i think i will
>>just get a bike shop to make it with a front wheel hub(is this the right
>>hub???) and a cheep rim but not super cheep and cheep spokes. what
>>should i pay so i know it will last but not spend over £25 or is this to
>>much?.also the platforms on the bedford b.cs and the uni.com ones how
>>should i make them or are there better ways to make them?the b.c is
>>going to be instead of a muni if i do not get enough money for
>>christmas.
>
>To make a cheap BC wheel, all one really needs is a front wheel and two
>dorns to screw onto the axle to stand on.
>
>Rather than use dorns, one could add lower platforms like on Bedford’s,
>unicycle.com or Tom Miller’s BC wheels. Maybe one could use 1/8 inch
>sheet steel to make the platforms the shape you want, put a right angle
>bend at the right place, and drill an axle sized hole in the right spot.
>Next, simply put a lot of flat washers (spacers) and the platform on the
>end of the axle. Screw on and tighten a lock nut so the axle is flush
>with the nut and you are done with one side. If the axle sticks out,
>add more washers. If the nut does go on far enough (axle and nut not
>yet flush), remove some washers.
>
>


>                      WASHERS +-+ <--- FLANGES ---> +-+
>                         |    | |                   | |
>                    +-+  |    | |                   | |
>                    | |  v    | |                   | |
>                 +--+ +++++++++ +-------------------+ +____________
>    LOCK NUT --> |  | |||||||||                       |____________|
>                 +--+ +++++++++ +-------------------+ +
>                    | |       | |         ^         | |     ^
>                    | |       | |         |         | |     |
>+-------------------+ |       | |    <-- HUB -->    | |    AXLE
>+---------------------+       +-+                   +-+
>    PLATFORM
>

Some grip tape should be applied to the part of the platform where the
foot rests.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs kfuchs@winternet.com


.......................WASHERS.+-+.<---.FLANGES.--->.+-+
..........................|....|.|...................|.|
.....................+-+..|....|.|...................|.|
.....................|.|..v....|.|...................|.|
..................+--+.+++++++++.+-------------------+.+____________
.....LOCK.NUT.-->.|..|.|||||||||.......................|____________|
..................+--+.+++++++++.+-------------------+.+
.....................|.|.......|.|.........^.........|.|.....^
.....................|.|.......|.|.........|.........|.|.....|
+-------------------+.|.......|.|....<--.HUB.-->....|.|....AXLE
+---------------------+.......+-+...................+-+
.....PLATFORM

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“My butt has a crack in it , but I can still ride. - spyder”

Would aluminium be strong enough?

I just made my BC using bike pegs. Talk about hard, it really does seem impossible at this point. The pegs roll out from under my feet every time I jump on. It’s actually pretty scarry. I wanted to put platforms on my BC.

I emailed Darren Beford, who makes a very nice BC. He said that he doesn’t sell just the platforms and said that his platforms wouldn’t fit my hub anyway. I am now looking at making a set myself.

Sorry if this post doesn’t make any sense, I’m in class and not thinking straight.
Daniel

Re: b.c

This reply was originally sent to the mailing list around 19:00 CST
on Tuesday, November 18, 2003. It made it OK to USENET, but
never appeared on the forums, so I’m reposting it now directly to
the forums.

New comment on the subject of making B.C. wheels: If the
platforms are too far away from the hub flanges, the axle ends can
be cut shorter and an appropriate number of washers should be
removed from each end to compensate.

The remainder of this post is identical to my previous post which
never made it to the forums:

To make a cheap BC wheel, all one really needs is a front wheel
and two dorns to screw onto the axle to stand on.

Rather than use dorns, one could add lower platforms like on
Bedford’s, unicycle.com or Tom Miller’s BC wheels. Maybe one
could use 1/8 inch sheet steel to make the platforms the shape you
want, put a right angle bend at the right place, and drill an axle
sized hole in the right spot. Next, simply put a lot of flat washers
(spacers) and the platform on the end of the axle. Screw on and
tighten a lock nut so the axle is flush with the nut and you are done
with one side. If the axle sticks out, add more washers. If the nut
does go on far enough (axle and nut not yet flush), remove some
washers.


                      WASHERS +-+ <--- FLANGES ---> +-+
                         |    | |                   | |
                    +-+  |    | |                   | |
                    | |  v    | |                   | |
                 +--+ +++++++++ +-------------------+ +____________
    LOCK NUT --> |  | |||||||||                       |____________|
                 +--+ +++++++++ +-------------------+ +
                    | |       | |         ^         | |     ^
                    | |       | |         |         | |     |
+-------------------+ |       | |    <-- HUB -->    | |    AXLE
+---------------------+       +-+                   +-+
    PLATFORM

Some grip tape should be applied to the part of the platform where
the foot rests.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com>