Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Replacement parts keep on coming

Saved from buying another $25 pump for want of a 25 cent replacement part.

I had a flat tire on the way to work today.  No problem.  Set to fixing, a few minutes later, discovered that the compression cap has gone missing from the pump.  Topeak will probably replace it but I decided to see if I can print threaded parts - I have had trouble in the past but my printer is now much better tuned.

To my surprise it worked great.  The threads are 14mm x 1mm, printed at 0.1mm layer height.  It just screwed right on and works fine.


http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:89041

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