Thats piniongear.At just over $1000 with free shipping, this guy is probably making about $250 per starter?
Is he making a killing on Ebay? It's interesting that he says he's sold 20 of these in the last 3 months. Yet if you look at his feedback on Ebay he has 82 positive feedbacks in the last 6 months. All of them are from sellers and it appears he has only sold 2 starters and they were more than 6 months ago. I doubt he has anywhere near $650 in them.His site says $825 + shipping from Houston. Prolly $100 anywhere in U.S? (He's making a killing on eBay)
So he must build these for $600-650ea? Sounds like solid mechanicals and materials.
YAHTZEE!So what is so wrong with making a profit on a product that seems to work well and has a customer base willing to pay the cost ?
My guess? YES.My teenage son needs an engineering project for school, so his challenge is to design and make a paddock starter. ...lets see if a kid can make one.
Are you still building paddock starters and what is the price if you are still building them01marc,
I have made my 38 different starters using 13-1/2 inch between roller centers and the wheel fits nicely, dropping down between the rollers. Please note that my rear roller is higher than most others.
Recently I have shortened my frame size by 7/8 inches so my starters fit better in an 18 inch shipping box.
I tried starting my bike with the new center line to center line distance of 12-5/8 inches and the wheel now almost wants to roll forward onto the ramp. Almost, but not quite.
So that was my reason for suggesting 13 to 13-1/2 inches.
Since it all depends on where you locate your rollers, you need to consider this when you choose a center line dimension, as well as the elevation of the rollers.
Just something I learned the hard way.
Last seen May 2016 it might take a while for them to get back to you on that, I bet you could build one fasterAre you still building paddock starters and what is the price if you are still building them