dogman wrote:Yeah great thread. I knew damn well that when I "invented" the idea of dropping the bb shaft into the dropouts, I'd seen it here somewhere....
I know what you mean by subconsciously being inspired by things you've been seen before..I get disappointed sometimes because I always strive for originality, whether I'm "first" or not.. But you know, such is life/cultureâ€¦ it's natural to "grow" or "branch off" or "improve" on other people's ideas.
The people who catches original ideas out of the sky are the true geniuses...
Most of the time, I "invent" a variation of what's already been doneâ€¦ like this:
Rear axle in the drop-outs (not BB) and I used a hacked off part of the main frame's pivot, notice the upside down decal? I also used the rear hub's outer-race nut to center/support the hacked frame. I'm sure I'd not seen this method before. I hope other DIY peeps will find these ideas useful.
Also, notice the other hole I drilled? that was mistake DOH! I was worried that the holes would cause the frame to taco but it has held up really well with all the load it has been bearing!!
The thing that I'm wary of are people who do not care about striving for originality or even improvement..people who blatantly plagiarize/harvest ideas from the net just to put money in their pockets. *cough(%&(%(pi)0'&)%2"