Wednesday, March 23, 2016
3D printed bike parts
When I wanted to hang tail lights, a trailer hitch, a Fly6 rear facing camera and still have room for a seat bag there just wasn't enough room on my seat post, or a way to do it.
Enter the 3D printing community. It turns out there are people custom designing mounts for lights and cameras and offering them for sale on Shapeways.com.
I met Bud Hammerton in the Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets forum on Bikeforums.net. He'd made a lot of things using a GoPro style mount and, at my request, created a twin GoPro mount for my rear rack as well as a GoPro mounts to hold my Fly6, my PlanetBike Superflash and my Cigolite Hotshot. He posted them in his store on Shapeways and I bought them. I'm pretty darn thrilled and find myself what other custom elements my bike could use.