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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Grizzle, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Grizzle

    Grizzle Monkey

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    Hit me up to make you a stronger small part. This started from me making a billet cromoly der hanger for my friend, and i see other people that need stuff like this. Let me know if anyone is interested in having small stuff made, no frames or swingarms though. Materials are limited to steel and stainless steel, because the aluminum small parts usually break. If you ride DH, you don't have much of a use for aluminum anyways. :D I can make most anything that someone needs, so again, hit me up in this thread, or by email. four27_cobra@yahoo.com
     

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  2. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    you know that deraileur hangers are made of aluminum so they break before the frame right? its cheaper to replace a 20 dollar hanger then a few hundred dollar swingarm
     
  3. Grizzle

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    Being a shop mechanic, i am well aware of that. However, many bikes, like ironhorse Yakuza frames, use a horrible design for a der. hanger that has no strength to it at all, and certainly not as much as the swingarm can tolerate. I know not all der. hangers are like that, but some are and i can probably make a replacement for them. Steel makes a better fuse material than aluminum anyways, being that it can be bent many times before its strength is compromised, unlike aluminum.
     
  4. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    strange idea here....stop tearing off hangers!!! :D
     
  5. Grizzle

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    lol, maybe we should just stop riding on trails with big rocks too?
     
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    my home DH course is nothing but big rocks, i still have mine

    but then again i ride a bullit and it doesnt have one!
     
  7. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    thats easy for you cause you never ride!:D
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I'm just avoiding you because you hate vegetarians :D
     
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    Specialized derailleur hangers suck. They bend under shifting loads all the time. You should make stronger ones.
     
  10. MDBullit

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    could you CNC rotors for a decent price?
     
  11. Grizzle

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    If you could post a picture of a specialized der. hanger, i could tell you if i could make one or not. And as for the rotors, sorry but i don not have access to CNC equipment to do a rotor on.
     
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    I'm just saying it would be a good business opportunity, I don't want one.
     
  13. Rik

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    They'd be stamped out of stainless steel, not machined, yeh?
     
  14. Grizzle

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    if you stamp a rotor, you will get slight warping due to the weight of the press probably, and a non uniform contact patch by the cutter head. A better bet for cutting rotors would be either a lazer cutter or a waterjet cutter.
     
  15. Ian Collins

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    ahhhh.....this brings back memories of talking about the bizarre notion of a "R.S.S.D.H.".....I vaguely remember talking to weagle at sunday river about my cooky idea of making after market stainless hangers after i got caught up in the timing wire and ripped my deraileur/hanger clean off....oddly enough the imperial came with a trick RSSDH and, out of all of the bikes i've ever owned, it's been the only one that never gave me a hard time with derailleurs....funny how that works

    guiness bitches!
     
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    i'll post some pics of his work. i got that billet der hanger on my yakuza.
     
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    what about those rear mech guard things that you get on the spesh demos? im sure you could sell them like hot cakes if you could make them?
     
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    Yeah, those are a good ideas.
     
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    yea.. kinda the same here, have loads of other riders who have ripped their RDs right off and to later just bend their hangers back instead of replacing them. BTW, has anyone bent a bullit hanger? and what would you do with it? sorry if its off topic.