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  • samfelis commented on samfelis's instructable How to Make an American Flag5 months ago
    How to Make an American Flag

    Thanks for the kudos! As you may have seen, I addressed my faux pas in the text of step four (as well as whenever I fly my flag!). The nice thing about this design is that it's easy to fix just by swapping the individual blinds.

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  • samfelis commented on samfelis's instructable Single Wheeled Bike Trailer1 year ago
    Single Wheeled Bike Trailer

    Unfortunately, I didn't really think out as much as I should have with regards to the height; what I ended up with was the result of a lucky break.Thinking back on it, though, I imagine if there's a height differential, you could adjust the bend of the arms (on the rear triangle of the junker bike) such that they meet the trailer either higher or lower where it connects. You could also adjust the height of the vertical pieces such that the triangle is still vertical, but the trailer is at the height you want it.As for rotation, it attaches to the bike at the rear braze-ons and is screwed in, so it's pretty much an extension of the bike frame. It does rotate where it connects with the trailer (see step 8 and the first picture of step 9). I used a length of the seat post (from the junk...

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    Unfortunately, I didn't really think out as much as I should have with regards to the height; what I ended up with was the result of a lucky break.Thinking back on it, though, I imagine if there's a height differential, you could adjust the bend of the arms (on the rear triangle of the junker bike) such that they meet the trailer either higher or lower where it connects. You could also adjust the height of the vertical pieces such that the triangle is still vertical, but the trailer is at the height you want it.As for rotation, it attaches to the bike at the rear braze-ons and is screwed in, so it's pretty much an extension of the bike frame. It does rotate where it connects with the trailer (see step 8 and the first picture of step 9). I used a length of the seat post (from the junker bike) so that it would fit between the top and bottom frames of the trailer. It's around this post that the head tube pivots. (The seat post is brazed to the trailer; the head tube is not -- it was brazed to the rear triangle and floats on the seat post...if that makes sense.)Good luck with your build; post pictures when you're done!

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