Beta Alp 4.0

A collection of information as it arises. There's not a lot out there!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Broken "fender extender" mounting

I'm pleased to report that these pictures don't relate to my Beta Alp 4.0 but serve as a warning to all.

The steel fractured through the 3 holes
The grey plastic and attached lights just fell off!

This machine is reportedly a 2003 model but my late 2003 Alp has an additional steel frame welded in place; presumably as a strengthener. As the rear mounting point of the official rack attaches to this steel piece it would be wise to limit how much weight is put on it.

In this instance the owner gas welded the parts back together.

Front wheel bearings

I've not replaced these myself but have been informed that the required bearings are:

Diagram of a bearing

both double shielded. It's unusual for bearings to be different sizes, but there you have it!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Medallion man

At last my Bronze medal for the 2006 Edinburgh Trial has been delivered. It's far more impressive than I'd expected. I hope to gain another one day, perhaps a silver even?
Medal in a rather snazzy display box