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bianchi10
09-04-2013, 10:11 AM
I know there are several probably people here who run their own business so getting internet publicity isn't anything new, but for us simple people, something like this doesn't happen everyday. I have gotten a lot of requests for the detailed build list, 1,547 (plus the 3 messages I woke up to this morning) to be exact. It has been a lot of fun to help others out who have an interest in something I built, especially since it is probably one of the few projects I have ever built to be successful!

Todd Norbury, blogs on "nonprocycling.com" came across my video and asked me for a build list along with permission to put it on his blog with a few details about myself and how I came up with the idea. Its really not that big of a deal, not like it is the front page of the New York times or anything but, cool for me non the less.

check it out:

http://www.nonprocycling.com/2013/09/diy-free-motion-rollers-howto-video/

kramnnim
09-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Link doesn't work...

fiamme red
09-04-2013, 10:27 AM
Link doesn't work...http://www.nonprocycling.com/2013/09/diy-free-motion-rollers-howto-video/

AngryScientist
09-04-2013, 10:29 AM
http://www.nonprocycling.com/2013/09/diy-free-motion-rollers-howto-video/

bianchi10
09-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Sorry. Link should be fixed

Neves
09-04-2013, 10:44 AM
Here's the youtube link. I like the side bumpers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrQOgDK_IOk

gospastic
09-04-2013, 11:00 AM
:beer:

jmoore
09-04-2013, 11:01 AM
Very cool. Nice DIY!



But to state the obvious, you live in Portland so you need to HTFU and go ride in the rain. Think of it as the perfect excuse to build up a rain bike.

druptight
09-04-2013, 11:05 AM
Pretty cool. Maybe a winter project once the snow starts to fly.

gmcampy
09-04-2013, 11:08 AM
PERFECT solution to my roller riding issues! STEALING this design ASAP! Thanks

Matt-H
09-04-2013, 11:12 AM
That's pretty awesome. Nice job!

bianchi10
09-04-2013, 11:18 AM
Very cool. Nice DIY!



But to state the obvious, you live in Portland so you need to HTFU and go ride in the rain. Think of it as the perfect excuse to build up a rain bike.

Ha! My wife says I need to be happy I get a jacket to ride in the cold. I'm not gonna get a rain bike.

Nooch
09-04-2013, 11:30 AM
wonder how this would work with kreitlers that fold....

bianchi10
09-04-2013, 11:32 AM
It works fine. Only difference is the legs on the kreitlers have a round leg instead of flat like mine have. Could be a little more difficult for those that have to drill through the round leg and make it completely square to the platform. Otherwise your wheels may be at an angle and not roll correctly.

kramnnim
09-04-2013, 11:42 AM
I've looked at similar DIY designs, and yours looks much simpler/easier. (The others didn't have the metal L sections) Suprising how much the bumpers help...

KidWok
09-04-2013, 11:48 AM
That is pretty awesome! Gotta' love forum altruism.

Tai

chismog
09-04-2013, 12:21 PM
I've got a very similar setup I started working on last winter but never finished.

I used the (same?) Nashbar rollers. I drilled the legs and mounted up some rollerblade wheels, just like you.

Only problem I have, the frame doesn't seem to move freely. The wheels spin smooth and without weight on the frame it moves just fine. But, as soon as I weight it the whole thing kind of gets locked- like there's a flat spot on one of the RB wheels or something. I did use some worn wheels, maybe that's the problem?

Did you have any issue like this, and what are your experiences with the tension required for the bungee setup?

Thanks!

slidey
09-04-2013, 01:06 PM
This is great! Well done :beer:

RFC
09-04-2013, 01:19 PM
Brilliant!

Echo
09-04-2013, 01:30 PM
Also, just FYI, but your video was posted by someone on reddit yesterday in /r/bicycling. Well done!

redir
09-04-2013, 05:14 PM
Looks great but what does it do to have the free rolling thingy? I like the bumper idea too although it eliminates one of the sort of introductory hazing rituals for roller noobs :D

Jaq
09-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Nice! Congrats.

jmoore
09-04-2013, 05:43 PM
Ha! My wife says I need to be happy I get a jacket to ride in the cold. I'm not gonna get a rain bike.

Rain bikes can be inexpensive and functional. It doesn't have to be a custom Winter with fenders and Paul canti's. Although that would be very nice.


Tell you wife that it will get you out of her hair when you are stuck inside together during those LONG winters. Heck, that fact alone would get my wife to chip in on the bike!