Fitting Bottle Racks

Fitting Bottle Racks

Workshop Wednesdays, Series 01, Episode 05
Frame Inserts - Fitting Bottle Racks with James Marr

🔴Recorded live on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 5.30 pm (GMT) in London, U.K 🔴

A popular request from our community for a live demonstrationon of fitting bottle racks on bamboo frames. So for our fifth #workshopwednesdays live session, James did a live demo of installing a bottle rack on a bamboo bicycle frame and discussed best practices during the install.

▬ Contents of this video  ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

0:00 - Intro
0:52 - Tools needed
1:46 - First step, crack open a beer! 🍻
2:27 - Measuring and marking the bottle cage fixings
4:00 - Preparing for drilling with tape
4:45 - Final markings on the tape for the bottle cage
5:25 - Drilling in the bamboo 
6:50 - Fitting and gluing the inserts in to the frame 
10:19 - Insert fixings in to the bottle rack
10:42 - Use tape to add pressure for a better bond
11:17 - Summary of all steps
11:45 - Questions from the live audience
12:18 - Details and tips on the insert used 
13:12 - Sign off


Our live #workshopwednedays videos will help you to learn more about bamboo bicycles, tips and tricks on how to fit components, maintain your bike and how to be creative with bamboo. Hosted by James Marr, a bicycle designer and an engineer, James goes live every other Wednesday to help you learn about building a bamboo bicycle and takes your questions and announces promotions and deals of the week!

🪡 James' workshop apron was made by Georgina Habgood from denim deadstock. She is hoping to make the sewing pattern available for free soon.

✏️ Graphic design and titles by Hasan Waliany

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