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    - UPDATED with Instructions- I'll contribute a cool homemade tool

    I wanted a good chain hanger, but the Pedro's is junk and the BBB is expensive and hard to find. I made one this morning out of an old skewer and nylon spacers out of the True Value hardware parts bins. No cutting or any modifications. Standard parts just stacked right. It works like a champ.





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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellTheSmug View Post
    I wanted a good chain hanger, but the Pedro's is junk and the BBB is expensive and hard to find. I made one this morning out of an old skewer and nylon spacers out of the True Value hardware parts bins. No cutting or any modifications. Standard parts just stacked right. It works like a champ.





    i want to be the first to congratulate you on a great first post and a sweet idea. i like it
    i work for some bike racers...
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    First post...I'll contribute a cool homemade tool

    Very nice, that's one of the best homemade ones ive seen over the years.

    And now that you have set the bar so high, what is your next trick? Lol lol

    Really, great work. Love it

    Bill

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    Billiant! (2 thumbs up)


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    Great work.

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    Great,

    Now I have to go to the hardware store.
    Very nice. Very nice.

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    So simple but so perfect

    I must confess I had low expectations when I saw your title. I figured it would be some tool that was going to be bad or even risky to use but I have to say i was really impressed.

    So, if you don't mind could you publish a parts list or take photos of the various pieces separately? I know it's pretty obvious looking, and I'm sure I could figure it out, but the a list would take all the guess work out. For example where the chain goes looks like nylon fender washers of some sort. Plus, I can't tell if you have some spacers inside of others or if everything really is just stacked. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just think many of us will want to make one of these so think of all the collective rummaging time you will save us at our local hardware store
    Altitude Retriever corrects the altitude in your My Tracks tracks and GPX files. Bummed out by how far off the GPS altitude is on your device? Let the Altitude Retriever fetch for out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMike View Post
    I must confess I had low expectations when I saw your title. I figured it would be some tool that was going to be bad or even risky to use but I have to say i was really impressed.

    So, if you don't mind could you publish a parts list or take photos of the various pieces separately? I know it's pretty obvious looking, and I'm sure I could figure it out, but the a list would take all the guess work out. For example where the chain goes looks like nylon fender washers of some sort. Plus, I can't tell if you have some spacers inside of others or if everything really is just stacked. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I just think many of us will want to make one of these so think of all the collective rummaging time you will save us at our local hardware store
    I had the same exact thought. This would be immensely helpful as I really like it and plan to build one myself.
    Embrace the fact that everyone on these forums has their own unique desires, needs, experiences and environment so what works for you may not work for others.

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    Really like it! I cobbled something similar for a shipping dropout protector out of stuff I had in my garage which were skewers, copper tubing and washers. Yours is better though.

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    Here are the instructions:


    Chain Hanger Bill of Materials

    Spacer dimensions are given as ID X OD X THICKNESS
    1 - Skewer
    2 - Spacers - 3/16" x 3/8" x 1/4"
    4 - Spacers - 3/16" x *1/2" x 1"
    1 - Spacer - 3/16" x 1/2" x 1/2"

    Pulley Assembly:
    1 - Spacer - 3/16" x 3/8" x 3/8"
    3 - Spacers - 3/8" x 1 1/4" x 1/8"
    2 - Washers - 3/16" x 1 1/2" x 1/16"
    1 - Washer - 3/16" x 3/8" x 1/32"





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    Awesome, thanks

    Somebody rep this for me. Seems I am all out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    Awesome, thanks

    Somebody rep this for me. Seems I am all out.
    I added some rep for you.
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    Awesome idea, that looks great....you are right the Pedros chain holder is very chintzy.

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    +1 Nice tool!

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    ... that could double as a TP dispenser...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellTheSmug View Post
    Here are the instructions:


    Chain Hanger Bill of Materials

    Spacer dimensions are given as ID X OD X THICKNESS
    1 - Skewer
    2 - Spacers - 3/16" x 3/8" x 1/4"
    4 - Spacers - 3/16" x *1/2" x 1"
    1 - Spacer - 3/16" x 1/2" x 1/2"

    Pulley Assembly:
    1 - Spacer - 3/16" x 3/8" x 3/8"
    3 - Spacers - 3/8" x 1 1/4" x 1/8"
    2 - Washers - 3/16" x 1 1/2" x 1/16"
    1 - Washer - 3/16" x 3/8" x 1/32"




    I am impressed.
    You wouldn't happen to be an engineer ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellTheSmug View Post
    I wanted a good chain hanger, but the Pedro's is junk and the BBB is expensive and hard to find. I made one this morning out of an old skewer and nylon spacers out of the True Value hardware parts bins. No cutting or any modifications. Standard parts just stacked right. It works like a champ.







    WOW nice, that is pretty cool.
    Last edited by mtor; 08-10-2013 at 03:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jheeno View Post
    I am impressed.
    You wouldn't happen to be an engineer ?
    Yeah...I am an engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellTheSmug View Post
    Yeah...I am an engineer.
    It's the 3/16" x 3/8" x 1/32" washer convinces me of that. It's a small detail (0.79mm) but we engineers just can't overlook that stuff. Thanks for the list and the extra pictures.
    Altitude Retriever corrects the altitude in your My Tracks tracks and GPX files. Bummed out by how far off the GPS altitude is on your device? Let the Altitude Retriever fetch for out.
    Get it on Google Play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMike View Post
    It's the 3/16" x 3/8" x 1/32" washer convinces me of that. It's a small detail (0.79mm) but we engineers just can't overlook that stuff. Thanks for the list and the extra pictures.
    I better be a little more precise then. The ID of all of these spacers was labeled 3/16" at the store, but in reality, they are .196 with clearance for a NO 10 fastener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellTheSmug View Post
    Yeah...I am an engineer.
    ditto
    the only other time i've seen someone refer to ID OD was at work ... not in the real world
    plus it was well through through and measured - you didn't just wing it

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