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    Awesome!!!!! You're a Hero!

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    Looks cool vikb,
    I was looking at other Mach 6 posts where dirt is getting in between the seat tube & pivot, wondering about making a mud flap thing that utilizes the direct mount attachment. Like you, maybe when work settles down I'll put some thought into it.

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    Nicer 3D printed cover on right. Keep in mind when viewed from a normal distance you can't see the fine detail of a macro shot so it looks much smoother. This part is nice enough I would mount it on my bike.

    I'm going to make up 5 of them so if you want one of these let me know I'll ship one off to you.

    My boss seems keen to layup some carbon and CNC some covers out of that so we may go that route. Not 100% on carbon or AL yet.

    Nicer covers are at least 1 - 2 weeks out depending on business levels at work, but we'll get 'er done!
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    I'm in! Thanks for heading this up Vik.

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    vikb,

    I'm in, you should put your initials on the "Logo Here" spot!

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    And if you take a 3D printed cover you are welcome to ask for a nicer carbon or AL cover when I have them ready.
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    I will take a 3D printed version!

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    Just make sure I have your mailing address via PM and note that you want a 3D printed part.

    If you want a CNC'd part don't send me your address yet just to keep confusion to a minimum.
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    Wow, really cool idea! I'd grab one for sure, but being in Oz it maybe too far for you to ship Let me know if this isn't the case and I'd be keen for one of the 3D or Carbon/AL, whichever is easiest for you!

    Great work too, by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isildur View Post
    Wow, really cool idea! I'd grab one for sure, but being in Oz it maybe too far for you to ship Let me know if this isn't the case and I'd be keen for one of the 3D or Carbon/AL, whichever is easiest for you!

    Great work too, by the way!
    It's never too far to help a rider out. Just think of the Trail Karma that's worth.

    3D printing is easy and it's ready now. If you want a blingier one you'll need to wait 1-2 weeks.

    Just PM me your address if you want the 3D printed version.
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    Got all the 3D printed covers done. They go out shortly.

    Too busy at work to tackle anything else, but I am still on it. Just need a break in the madness!
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    They look great. thanks for your hard work

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    Sweet, you are too cool!

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    BTW - you can finish those covers to match your bike or just to make them look nicer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Just make sure I have your mailing address via PM and note that you want a 3D printed part.

    If you want a CNC'd part don't send me your address yet just to keep confusion to a minimum.
    Sweet work. You're making a CNC'd one too? Is this also in carbon or is it Aluminum or Steel? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Sweet work. You're making a CNC'd one too? Is this also in carbon or is it Aluminum or Steel? Just curious.
    My two options for the next phase are:

    1. Laying up a carbon sheet 8mm thick and CNC'ing it
    2. CNCing a sheet of AL - possibly anodizing it depending on $$

    At the moment the AL path seems the easiest for me to get done. Particularly if I don't anodize it and let you guys paint to match your bikes.

    My boss was hot and heavy on the idea of doing the part in carbon. Since I am using his machines, materials and other folks he's paying [ie. CNC operator] I'm not going to argue with him.
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    Hey guys since you offered to throw some $$ my way for these covers I decided to invest in a test fit jig to make sure they worked before I shipped them out. Don't say I didn't go that extra mile for you.

    If you could each PayPal me $350 that would be great., Of course that means you get a 3D cover and then a nicer one later. Hahahaha.



    In all seriousness the cover fits pretty good. You will need to take a tiny bit of material off one side of the locating ridge on the back to get it to sit perfectly on the bike, but that should take 60 seconds with an exacto knife or dremel tool. In the photo above you want to slide the cover towards the front of the bike 1mm.



    Not perfection, but it does look way better than this ^^^^.
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    Ha! Nice looking "Test Jig" there mate Enjoy your new ride!

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    Thanks again, the check's in the mail
    Have fun building that bike up.

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    Thanks Vik! Any idea what screw goes in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgman25 View Post
    Thanks Vik! Any idea what screw goes in there?
    I believe it is a 6mm x 12mm.
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    Thanks. If anyone wants to get really crazy with this cover, have fun:

    6mm x 12mm Flat Head Cover Plate Screws

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    Congrats on the new bike!

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    LOL on your "test fit jig". Congrats!

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    Thanks guys. Looking forward to the new ride after 5yrs+ on a Nomad. My GF got jealous and ordered a M6 as well. Here X0 complete [small = 27.8lbs w/o pedals] came with a DM cover.
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    Sexy looking...and you're girlfriend's not bad either

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    Sexy looking...and you're girlfriend's not bad either
    It's the new Pivot stoke!
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    3D covers going to the post office in an hour.

    - Andrew M
    - Martin S
    - James B
    - Brent H
    - Mike J
    - Nate A
    - Mike O
    - Gary M
    - Andy S

    The only favour I'd ask is I'd love to get a photo of the cover on your bike with a post-it note in the frame saying "Thanks Jon!" or "HCC rocks!"

    Jon is my boss and his company is called HCC. We used his equipment, materials and time to create the covers so a little sign of appreciation would be helpful when I suggest it's time to CNC some covers out of AL or whatever the next goofy bike project is.
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    Awesome, thanks Vik!
    PM me if you ever find yourself with a bike, wanting to ride in Santa Cruz!

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    Done Vik!

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    Thanks Vik! Photo will be prompt.

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    I received mine today. This cover is simply perfect. Once I pick up a screw I will definitely post up a pic with the shout outs. Thanks again, Vik!

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    Got mine too! Fits perfect, shopping for a screw now, hopefully nylon or aluminum.
    Thanks Vik! Will send pic when I find the screw.

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    Glad you guys got them and are pleased. A little primer and a hit from a spray can and they could look really nice and match your bike's accents.

    Glad I could help out.

    A few years ago a MTBR member machined me a custom seatstay brace for an old Heckler so I could get clearance for bigger rubber. He wouldn't take any $$.

    This is a great community. Just want to do my part to keep the good times rolling.
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    Thanks Vik, got mine yesterday. Off to HD to hunt for a screw this weekend and will send you some pics. Good Karma for you!

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    Ended up finding a screw at Orchard Supply. Painted it black after installing it. With some dirt on it you won't be able to tell. This completes the look. (sorry for an Ibis intruding into the Pivot forum, but dw-link love all around!)

    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?-20140329_194310870_ios.jpgThat little Direct mount space...cover it up?-20140329_194323159_ios.jpg

    Not sure why they rotated...

    Thanks again Vik and Jon @ HCC!!! I'll check out the CNC/CF options to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acuracing View Post
    Ended up finding a screw at Orchard Supply. Painted it black after installing it. With some dirt on it you won't be able to tell. This completes the look. (sorry for an Ibis intruding into the Pivot forum, but dw-link love all around!)

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    Not sure why they rotated...

    Thanks again Vik and Jon @ HCC!!! I'll check out the CNC/CF options to come!
    No worries I'll de-rotate it.

    Glad you like it.

    Ibis is a great brand. I was thinking I'd be on one for my new bike, but the HDR wasn't the bike I was after and the M6 fit my needs better.

    I'll definitely give Ibis another shot next bike.
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    Thank you so much!

    Vikb,
    Thank you very much for 3D mount. It completed my build. It was very generous of you and is a testament to the awesome community we all belong to.

    Cheers mate-If you ever find yourself in Colorado, we'll take good care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    Vikb,
    Thank you very much for 3D mount. It completed my build. It was very generous of you and is a testament to the awesome community we all belong to.

    Cheers mate-If you ever find yourself in Colorado, we'll take good care of you.
    Awesome. Yup community is what it's all about. You can ride alone, but between advocacy for land access, trail building, design & manufacture of gear, service at a LBS and just folks to share your stoke - you realize no man is an island!

    In the past I have stayed away from CO - partially because the riding there is great when the riding at home is great, but also because my choice of bikes has always been beefy AM rig or beefy rigid 29er bikepacking rig. I haven't felt like I had a bike to climb high, ride long and conquer before epic rides like I feel the monuments in CO are like...however with the Mach 6's I think we have that problem licked!
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    I'd love to ride in BC this summer. I've been out there on some snowboard trips and was blown away by the beauty, environment, culture and people. I need to bring my bike out there soon. I'm coming off a Rocky Mountain Slayer and even though I only have a couple of rides on my Mach 6, I can already tell that the M6 is a far superior bicycle. Thank you again for the 3D mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    I'd love to ride in BC this summer. I've been out there on some snowboard trips and was blown away by the beauty, environment, culture and people. I need to bring my bike out there soon. I'm coming off a Rocky Mountain Slayer and even though I only have a couple of rides on my Mach 6, I can already tell that the M6 is a far superior bicycle. Thank you again for the 3D mount.
    Come to Vancouver Island. I can show you around any weekend and can probably take an extra day or two off work. Plus I can provide you with GPS tracks for great rides you can do on your own.

    I'll organize a Pivot Fest BC next year with a week of riding on the island and the coastal mainland.
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    Oh man! When i get out there I would love some local tribal knowledge and a riding partner. Keep us in the loop with the Pivot fests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    Oh man! When i get out there I would love some local tribal knowledge and a riding partner. Keep us in the loop with the Pivot fests.
    +1 - let's see if any Pivoters show up in Moab this Oct.

    I'll host you up here no matter what. We don't need an event to get out for some rides.
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    Gee, I've been away and as the OP, it's nice to see how this thread has blossomed into such an outpouring of support and comraderie. It's gives me a warm fuzzy feeling...(blossoms budding all around, birds chirping). Okay, thats enough.

    I missed the early party but how can I get one of these sweet little covers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Gee, I've been away and as the OP, it's nice to see how this thread has blossomed into such an outpouring of support and comraderie. It's gives me a warm fuzzy feeling...(blossoms budding all around, birds chirping). Okay, thats enough.

    I missed the early party but how can I get one of these sweet little covers?
    I'll make you one tomorrow. Just PM me your address.
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    I don't normally consider myself a weight weenie, but on my Mach 6 build, I took it further than normal... So when Vik offered to send out these direct mount derailleur covers I opted for a light weight plastic screw, as opposed to a stainless steel screw (since strength wasn't really an issue.) Anyway, for about eight bucks with free shipping, I bought 50 M6x12mm flathead countersunk black nylon screws on eBay. Anyway, if anyone has their cover, but still needs a screw, hit me up.

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    Custom custom

    I added a little flare to the cover vikb sent me. I got a nail red hot and melted the letters in. Then a dab of paint, and……..done.
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    I made up 5 more 3D printed DM covers. 1 is spoken for so I have 4 left up for grabs if anyone missed out.

    Just PM me with your mailing addy and say you want a 3D printed cover.
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    - Mike S
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    I'm dropping your DM covers off at the post office on my way home from work today.

    I've got one 3D printed DM cover sitting on my desk if anyone still needs one.
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    Hey peoples

    I've been working on these (slowly) for a few weeks now and somehow just stumbled on this thread. Really amazed I didn't find it earlier in my "research phase" But here is a working prototype I made last week. The logo is for a bike shop in Az. I'd be happy to make some with texts or logos.

    And I definitely don't want to steal your hype Vik. Your's are badass.

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