Amelia Squariel: Workshop – Switzer Bike Carry

Legend has it that the bike raise is, or no less than turns into (with advancing years) one of the vital helpful instruments within the workshop. Some whereas again I spent just a few hours faffing about with drawings, replanning the workshop in an try to suit one in. 

Ideas turned to this once more just lately and searching round I found this Switzer raise which is shorter and fewer extensive than most. 

I posted a query on the AOMCC FB web page and obtained a number of encouragement from the members, together with one who had precisely the identical raise and was pleased to take some measurements that weren’t obtainable on the KMS web site. Utilizing these measurements, I modelled the house the raise would take up on the storage flooring with some timber and paint pots, and lived with it for every week. 

And I am glad I did! The mannequin did not get in the best way unduly and I took the plunge. Really, when the raise is in place, notably within the raised place, it appears to liberate house – it successfully offers you one other bench and extra foot room than having the bike on the ground. 

The bike is a lot simpler to get to now. That ramp lifts off, and I’ve laid it on the ground below the raise and there’s a detachable panel to can help you drop the again wheel.

On the entrance, there is a bump bar and a wheel clamp.

The raise arrived in a plywood field – 10 m thick, poor high quality ply however I am going to use it for one thing.

The ram goes to spend most of it is life prolonged – I’ve coated it with ACF50 to attempt to inhibit corrosion. The lifting pedal you see right here is detachable.

On the entrance finish, there are two jacks that stabilise the raise and a stout bar that holds the raise in two positions ought to the hydraulics leak down.

I am actually happy with it.