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Retractable casters

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Kurt Vanhee, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Kurt Vanhee

    Kurt Vanhee

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    Hi all,
    Last year i bought the rseat formula and monitor stand as well.
    As the missus is bit frustrated that she can not clean that area very well:p, i decided to make a wooden platform to put it on. The platform that rSeat hasm is only available with dbox and is way too expensive:(, at least for me.
    So when browsing to look for some ideas, i came across these retractable casters.
    I was able to find them on ebay but seems again too pricey. At least because i am
    based in Europe. Been looking around but i am not able to find these somewhere in europe:redface:
    So asking for your help.
    Much appreciated. retractable casters.JPG
     
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  2. Leemstradamus

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    you my friend are amazing! I'll see if I can dig these up but they look like they would solve some design ideas I was having for other projects.
     
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  4. Kurt Vanhee

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    link of amazon comes up empty:geek:
    Will have a look around @local hardware store, when i find some time:speechless:
    Otherwise its going to be a buy on ebay.us:x3:
     
  5. RaceNut

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    Those are great for a race-frame based rig. I use locking casters on my office chair so it doesn't roll away when I push the brake pedal. It works pretty well - I call them my "Parking Brakes". :)
     
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  6. Richard Hessels

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    You could use swivel wheels with a lock function.
    I have a rig one man almost can't lift.
    After rolling it in position, I lock 2 of the 4 wheels.
    The rubberwheels also are damping the simvibe's very well.