Wednesday, February 6, 2013

First 3D printed bike project

My first home-made bike part on the 3D printer- a rear light mount for my Surly Big Dummy. When I have the baby seat mounted on the back of the bike, my rear flasher is blocked. That's obviously not safe- so I wanted to make a mount that was super solid, wouldn't be blocked by the baby seat, and wouldn't get in the way of any of the bike's cargo capabilities.

I designed the parts using Solidworks 2012, and printed them on my rep rap Mendelmax 1.5. 

Printing the clamps

Stock mount and light on top, new mount on the bottom

Light mounted on the new clamp mount

Mounted to the bike and ready to go