Hi everyone, first post so a quick intro. I recently bought my first "real" bike (specilized hardrock). I mostly just ride around town with a few trails mixed in when I go camping.. I've wore out/broken the "tabs" that are supposed to give me grip on the stock plastic pedals and want to upgrade....
By trade I am a CNC machinist with full knowledge of cad/cam software and most of the time I spend 6-7 hours passing the time while a part is running in my mill. So I figured I would try and build my own custom pedals ( one off set just for personal use) I know I could buy a set , but I like to make things myself, and pretty much all my materials and powder coating is free and I have to free time to do it while on the clock....
My plan is to do a design similar to the xpedo face off, I like the simplicity of having the main piece with the cages bolted on.
My question to you all is when it comes to the spindle. I plan on using some grade 5 titanium that we have extra of at the shop. With 9/16 threads on the end and 1/2 dia. The rest of the way into two sealed roller bearings in each end of the main housing. Will 1/2 be
strong enough? I'm not sure what dia. A stock spindle is?
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