Bottle holders for Brompton 9 Street

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by steveindenmark, 6 Mar 2019.

  1. I said I wouldnt post this to avoid a stampede. But I couldnt resist. A very kind man has made these bottle holders on his 3D printer for my Brompton 9 Streets. I am not divulging who. My task is to find out how tough they are. I think they will look great on the bike.
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  2. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    Those look nice.

    I'm not really up to speed with this 3D printing lark. I'm assuming these are "non-standard" so that they fit your Brommie, but how were they created?

    Did you just programme in an existing template/design and the printer just spat the finished product out, or do you have to programme in the measurements/design yourself?
  3. OP

    steveindenmark Guru

    I am as savvy as you. Someone made them for me to try out.
  4. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    3D printing has been around for over 20yrs. The first resins were brittle and just used for prototypes and visualisation.
    Todays 3D materials are very good and are used for finished product.
    The part first has to be modeled with 3D drawing software to create a part file which is read by the 3D printer.

    My only concern is with the design, the bottle holder has to be just the right size to grip your bottle or it might slip out ?
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2019
  5. CaptainWheezy

    CaptainWheezy Active Member

    The bottle shouldn't fall out, as you can see from the image, there are 2 lugs that protrude under the bottle to stop it dropping straight through. IMG_20190306_190553.jpg
    jiberjaber likes this.
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