Camera Mounts and Assorted 3D Printed Parts

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WheresWaldo
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by WheresWaldo

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Answered all your question on the Shapeways message you left me. To summazrize briefly:
1. Yes
2. Black Natural Versatile Plastic (formerly called Strong & Flexible)

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Where'sWaldo (BUD) has been such a cool resource over the years and a god send for those of us need some custom bits for push bikes!

just wanted to thank him in this thead and post one of the crazy ideas I drew up with him that came to life recently .

Started life as off the shelf ebay china bars, pdq deng fu whatevers
added a bunch of tower spacers
*Printed Mount for etap junction placing it centre*
*Printed angle spacers spec 20 deg(
-20mm or 25mm m5 pad compatible
-13mm of for aft adjustment bolting to the clamps
-The nut angle is appropriate for the pads, so no need to mess around with crooked bolts.
-'New' Black material apparently strong
Reverse mounted USE 40 alloys
Blip Grips

@Where'sWaldo who has been a great aquiantance these past years, helped to these into print, He's been a god send in anything to do with this bike.
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Might make a mkII design but these work for what i need it for =)

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Nathan, thank you for the kind words. I am going to steal the pictures you posted :) :wink:

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by WheresWaldo

I had a fellow cyclist who is attending the USA Cycling Masters National Track Championships starting this upcoming weekend request a track mount for his Garmin device that would meet USAC regulations.
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Here is what he wanted, mounted to a Specialized SWAT equipped saddle and mounting the Garmin Edge device upside-down. He said he would send me some pictures of his setup after the Chanpionships.

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by rkan

Would someone be able to create (WheresWaldo?) a pouch that would fit the usual multitool, co2&valve & spare inner tube that would attach to a Cervelo S2/S3 battery mount? I guess just fitting the heavier items and ditching the tube could also suffice if the size would get too large. The pouch could also be made a fairing to follow the countours of the aero-profile! Maybe create two versions, with one at least trying to be UCI-legal and the other one not. :mrgreen:

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by WheresWaldo

There is no way to create a "UCI legal" version without paying the tens of thousands to the UCI to test and approve such a model, but that doesn't mean one can't be created. I am not sure if 3D printing is the right manufacturing method to do this and without a frame to model from it would be trial and error getting it just right. That is some of the reasons I personally try to stick to small items that are 1. easier to model, 2. fit some specific need that many others might have, 3. are small enough that they don't cost 100's of dollars per print.

But there might be others that would attempt such a project, I just don't know who they would be.

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Some news about the website. After a three month trial the website will be taken down. From my perspective it was not successful. I don't know how much Shapeways was going to charge for the service but whatever it was would have been too much for the little return involved. I think some of the problem was that they picked my Shapeways shop to use in the beta. They were trying to see if they could increase someones sales in short order, but in my case they were fighting against 3.5 years of organic growth. Still they did manage to cannibalize some of the direct store sales in that time. They will be taking it down and I asked that they create a redirect to the Shapeways page and leave it active for a month. They agreed and likely some time next week revolutionmounts.com will no longer exist.

But they did give me an internal Account Representative. I should be better informed about new offerings and beta programs moving forward. If I want to really make this a business I am told this is the first step in becoming a wholesale customer. Not sure I want to do all that much work. It is a lot of marketing and then I would have to be responsible for shipping and other customer care issues. Maybe something to think about for the future.
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by kode54

well, whatever you decide to do...best of luck going forward. keep up the great work!
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Guru Praemio R Titanium + DA9150 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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by WheresWaldo

I know there are more than a few Look riders on this forum, I have a cutoff from the Look 695 Seat Mast and started working on a few things. Varia mount will come first then GoPro.
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Also testing an Argon 18 E-117 Varia mount
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Tell your buddies.

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by WheresWaldo

Argon E-117 mount was successful, here is a real picture:
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