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    Butchering a CUS Hundie??

    Someone, Mikesee, Wadester, one of those smart, tinker types, had a thread a year or two ago about butchering a Hundie.

    They used a table saw to chop out the inner walls mid section, went to town with a hole saw, etc.

    I'm trying to find it. Anyone have a clue?

    Got a feral XT Hundie wheel rolling around the shop, I'd like to put it to use, but it needs to go on a diet, and I need some dimensional assistance, like, how wide is the inner channel,etc.

    Thanks!
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    Is this what you're looking for?

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    Awesome, thanks!
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    Thats cool, but.....

    A Clown Shoe weighs 960g, but I guess you already have a rim lying around so I know how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Desert Walker View Post
    A Clown Shoe weighs 960g, but I guess you already have a rim lying around so I know how it is.
    Yeah, I suffer from an embarrassment of extra crap floating about. Projects, upgrades, trade ins, all manner of stuff piles up in my corners.

    I have a wheel built up with it, used it for a season or two of dog running, took it out on a few "real" rides, and for float, it sure worked, but the weight made me want to cry like a little girl on the climbs we have around here.

    I have enough odds and ends, I'm thinking on buying a Neck Romancer, and building up a loaner of sorts. An hour or so of screwing around is cheaper than a new Clown Shoe, even if it still weighs a bit more, it'll weigh a whole LOT less.
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    Dude, If you take a shot each time you drill a hole it will take longer than an hour. If you drink beer for an hour while looking at the rim that counts too. the time it takes you to read this post should also be added in to that. But still, its maybe faster than ordering a clownshoe, unless the ups driver takes a shot each time they deliver a package.

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    Am I missing something?

    Sorry, I'm kinda simple sometimes, what's the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Am I missing something?

    Sorry, I'm kinda simple sometimes, what's the problem?
    You are not missing anything. You get a fairly light hundie for next to no cash outlay, get to spend some time solving the how do I do this question and then get to spend some time actually doing the job. The people that don't get this are the ones that are missing something IMHO.
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    Thanks for bringing this up and for re-posting TSC's "weight loss project". I keep threatening to do this to my Chopper Hundies too... was waiting for the Clown Shoes to come out just in case I flub it up. Even w/ Clown Shoes available, this is a worthwhile project I think. Especially since mine attached to a nice pair 36 hole hubs. I haven't decided whether or not to completely remove the center section though. I'll have to build a different jig and be very careful too as mine are built.

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