A few weeks ago we made a rough mockup of the sidestand for
Cadbike 49, which disappears between the exhaust and the frame
so it does not interrupt the lines of the bike. Now we will
make the final version using the mockup as a guideline. We made
a little jig using some angle iron welded to a piece of sheetmetal
to fix the correct angle of the pivot and clamped the jig to
With the new pivot clamped to the jig we made a cardboard
template of the shape of the support bracket. The curve in the
bracket not only looks nice but makes the whole thing stronger
as well. We decided to do the welding on the pivot before machining
the hole to the final size, so there would be no problems with
deforming from the welding heat.
After the steel bracket was welded to the pivot a lot of
grinding and sanding followed, then we finally machined the
hole to the final size. The jig made it very easy to testfit,
getting the pivot in the exact same location every time.