Saturday, June 11, 2011

Foot Rest Assembly

I find a foot rest separate from the pedals to be useful. This can be designed a number of ways to suit the user.

1. Top Segment:
Cut 2” of 2” square tube.

2. Remove one wall of the tube to form a “U”.

3. Drill a 9/16” hole in one side and weld a 1/2” hex bolt over it to accommodate the locking bolt.

4. Cut 10.5” of 1/4” x 2” Flat Bar to make the Foot Rest Side Plates (FR2), (2).

5. Mark 6” from the ends and heat along this line and bend 90º to form the “L”.

6. Weld the L’s to each side of the Top Segment.

7. Cut 3” if 1/4” x 2” flat bar for the gusset stock.

8. Cut the gusset stock on the diagonal to make two gussets.

9. Weld each Gusset (FR3) to reinforce the right angle Foot Plate bend.

10. Insert the Locking hex bolt to complete the assembly.

Cutting/Purchase List:

FR1. Foot Rest Top (1), 2” of 2” Square Tube.

FR2. Foot Rest Side Plate (2), 10.5” of 1/4” x 2” Flat Bar.

FR3. Foot Rest Gusset (2), 3” if 1/4” x 2” flat bar.

FR4. Locking Bolt/Nut, 1/2” x 1.5”.

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