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  1. #1
    Belltown Brazer
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    Mar 2004

    Soft polish steel balls for post mount receptacle

    These are 0.5" steel balls - the "soft polish" version is not hardened and allows one to face, drill and tap. They are not too heavy, and provide
    a stout thread. The really ease aligning the post mounts on stays.

    And a pic of the new-to-us roadtrip machine. Once this hits the driveway, it is going to be a *major* distraction!

    Cheers! B
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    Departing from East Hampton, CT

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    Genius! I love it.

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    Great idea! Where did you get them from and did you need to face them after brazing?

  4. #4
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    Slick idea. Drop a set by some time....I'd like to check the Rc. I could always drop a set at Heat Treat to toughen them up.
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    This is one reason I love those who do not rely on building for an many unique and creative ideas. MD, you are outside the box...well done

    As requested by the MTBR gods, I am the voice of Groovy Cycleworks, check it out...

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    Road Trip!!!

    Let me know when the gang heads out west so we can do some serious California kid rides.

  7. #7
    Belltown Brazer
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    Thanks fellas. The hardest part was figuring out what non-hardened steel balls were called and where to find them. Really, these make the post-mount set ujp super easy. I haven't found a need to face them post-braze, but I've been attaching them to the risers with silver...I also think that the (relative)mass of these will keep the faces from warping.

    All sorts of sizes here:

    5 piece assortment Soft Polish low-carbon steel Balls items in ToolSupply store on eBay!

    We got another 18" of snow yesterday! Just when it seemed like riding waas in a week or so...not. Anyway, cheers! B
    Departing from East Hampton, CT

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    Slick idea.

    By the way, the solution to your riding problem is a Fatty, you know... You could have one built before the end of the riding season!
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
    - John Hajny, a.k.a. TrailMaker

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