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    No worries at all. I'm not looking to be in the DM cover business. I'm just helping out where there was a need. More options = better.
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    Yeah I'm busy enough trying to keep my business running, but I've always wanted to make something for the bike world. Figured this would be a good starting point.

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    I like this thread. Full of positive energy. Good job vikb!

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    Here's one I made tonight for another favorite Arizona bike shop of mine. Things are getting better just trying to optimize the painting process.

    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?-photo-1.jpgThat little Direct mount space...cover it up?-photo-2.jpg

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    Spoot, is that milled out of delrin (acetal)? I don't know if I'll have time to make one before I leave for the summer, but I might mill it on my CNC router out of either G10 or clear plexi then paint it.

    Maybe after this summer once I get a cooler, I'll mill one out of aluminum too.

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    It's 1/4 " acrylic. Much cheaper than Delrin. I just ordered a bunch of different colors too.

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    @vikb:
    Just got my cover today.
    Now I need the les frame to turn up (ordered jan. 6th).
    As soon as it gets finished I'll post the pic
    Great to even send it to Belgium

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    Glad that cover found its way to you in Belgium.

    Enjoy some fine beers while you wait for the new bike to show up. I've been through that waiting process - it's worth it.
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    I've got a few more DM covers to go out. I'm busy out of town at a conference next few days, but I'll get 'em shipped early next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I've got a few more DM covers to go out. I'm busy out of town at a conference next few days, but I'll get 'em shipped early next week.
    I find myself in the same boat with a Mach6 frame with no cover...

    Vikb, Jon and HCC you guys rock!

    If you happen to have an extra on this run I would love to take the ducktape off my frame.

    Cheers and happy riding!

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    Hi all, I am in the process of building my Les. What are you guys doing on the other end, where the front derailleur cable meets the frame from the shifter on the down tube? Is there a blank cap available, one without a hole in it that would lay flush with frame? It would make the frame look tidier if there was such a thing.
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    I've gone through my PMs and updated my DM cover list. I think I have sent one to everyone that wanted one except for:

    Justin K
    Ryan S

    I'll get 2 more printed and mailed out next week.

    If I missed you drop me another PM. I may have over looked a message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gulljammer View Post
    Hi all, I am in the process of building my Les. What are you guys doing on the other end, where the front derailleur cable meets the frame from the shifter on the down tube? Is there a blank cap available, one without a hole in it that would lay flush with frame? It would make the frame look tidier if there was such a thing.
    I've left mine open. A clean plug/cover would be nice, but I haven't seen anything that looked like a good fit yet.

    BTW - no progress on DM covers this week. Lots of people away at work so didn't have time to make it happen. Will get back on it next week.
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    Hey Vik,
    I just mailed out a handful of black nylon flat head screws to you for the DM covers you make. I got 25 of them for less than $10, so I figured I'd give you some to include when you send the covers out (if you want.) Not sure how long mail will take but hopefully they show up before you mail the next batch out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    Hey Vik,
    I just mailed out a handful of black nylon flat head screws to you for the DM covers you make. I got 25 of them for less than $10, so I figured I'd give you some to include when you send the covers out (if you want.) Not sure how long mail will take but hopefully they show up before you mail the next batch out.
    Wow! That's very nice of you. I like the team effort!

    I should get them soon enough and I will include 1 with each future DM cover.
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    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?

    This is pretty neat idea...

    http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...ount-Cover.jpg


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    Bottle opener...nice. Vik, hook us up!
    Just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by gulljammer View Post
    Hi all, I am in the process of building my Les. What are you guys doing on the other end, where the front derailleur cable meets the frame from the shifter on the down tube? Is there a blank cap available, one without a hole in it that would lay flush with frame? It would make the frame look tidier if there was such a thing.
    Yeah, a Pivot dealer should be able to get you one. You can see it here,
    http://rcdn.mtbr.com/wp-content/uplo...vot_LES_10.jpg

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    Here's a few more I wrapped up this past week. Ignore the splotchy-ness. It's reflection from the trees.

    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?-photo-2-.jpg

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    Those are killer

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    I've got 8 more 3D printed covers to send out with a bolt this round thanks to TurfnSurf

    I have to dig through my PMs are get the addresses I need. If you want one and haven't PM'd me I should have a couple extra I can send out.
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    Hey Vik,

    Let me know if you run out of those flat head bolts, I've got way more of them than I'll ever use! At some point I may want to tool around with the DM cover you sent and see if I can incorporate some sort of rear pivot shield that will protect that "rock grinder" area in the pivot. If I destroy my cover in the process, I may be hitting you up for a new one

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    Any chance I could flick you some coin to send one over to Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Fitzgerald View Post
    Any chance I could flick you some coin to send one over to Australia?


    I'm happy to send you a cover to Oz. Just send me your address. No $$ needed.

    I had some folks confused which covers I am sending out. To be clear it's these basic 3D printed ones.
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    So covers will be going out to:

    - Ryan S [sorry you had to wait so long! ]
    - Bruce W
    - Brett W

    Is anyone else waiting on one? I think I'm caught up now, but I may have missed a PM. My Inbox is pretty busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post

    - Ryan S [sorry you had to wait so long! ]
    Oh man don't apologize, you keep doing the MTB gods work! TY TY TY!!!!

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    Covers for the following folks are in the mail:

    - Ryan S
    - Justin K
    - Bruce W
    - Brett W
    - Travis P

    I've got covers to go out to Europe, Asia and Oz which I'm aiming to mail this weekend.

    If you have already asked for a cover before today's date you'll get one.

    I'm going to stop making 3D covers now. I think we've met the major demand for them and I would like to spend some time making up some aluminium CNC'd covers. Just too little free time to work on both.
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    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?

    $15! They dropped the price. I guess they were listening

    http://clvmerch.com/index.php?main_p...bhig9j4e3emhd1



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    Vik, this should be a victory for you! The Pivot guys were doing a demo in our area last week and I had them check out my bike. They loved my build and the Derby rims. Also gave me a free Pivot t-shirt which was cool. Funny thing is, the first thing he asked me is if I had a 3D printer. I laughed and told him the story about these covers as somewhat of a middle finger to the establishment/pay it forward campaign. He really liked the cover. If they keep dropping their price, they are going to put you out of business!

    BTW, great guys as always on the Pivot tour. We addressed the cable rub and yoke creaking. They are definitely well aware of the cable rub and had me cross my cables above the shock to limit the bowing. Jury is still out on that. He filed down part of the yoke where the screw goes in to round the sharp edge and take off the paint. He felt those are the 2 main culprits to the creaking. Mine only does it under very heavy load. He asked what my torque was and I had already put it up to 24 N.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgman25 View Post
    Vik, this should be a victory for you! The Pivot guys were doing a demo in our area last week and I had them check out my bike. They loved my build and the Derby rims. Also gave me a free Pivot t-shirt which was cool. Funny thing is, the first thing he asked me is if I had a 3D printer. I laughed and told him the story about these covers as somewhat of a middle finger to the establishment/pay it forward campaign. He really liked the cover. If they keep dropping their price, they are going to put you out of business!
    What you mean my whole retirement plan is in jeopardy???

    Ibis is out of stock of covers at the moment, but they sell AL covers for $4.95. Might be able to score one at an Ibis dealer if you have one nearby.
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    Last update on the 3D printed plastic DM covers. All covers have been shipped and are in the mail. Sorry it took so long, but you should get your's soon if you are waiting on one still.
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    Hello ppl!
    Few weeks ago i've get 1x10 transmission with 11-42 cassete and 32T NW chainring.

    And then i've realized, that derailleurs place looks not so good at all!

    Then i've found, that those covers are invented and selled for up to 35$!
    Today i get my own! Want to stamp whole "brandname", but due lack of space i have only Q letter!
    Made from steel. Heavy, but for free!

    Now everything looks nice!
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    Why are these simple things so elusive? Every local bike shop doesn't stock these and they tell me all the vendors have them on mega back order. Anyone have a simple black one they want to sell, or can make for me?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayMac View Post
    Why are these simple things so elusive? Every local bike shop doesn't stock these and they tell me all the vendors have them on mega back order. Anyone have a simple black one they want to sell, or can make for me?

    Thanks

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    After a long wait I finally got my les frame in, the bolt will be the final touch...

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    Hey all, really want one of these covers.. Now I can order one online from one of the overpriced retailers.. But would also happily send a bit of money to one of you guys who can print these up?
    In Australia so I know postage would be a bit, and happy to cover those costs too..
    Let me know if anyone can help out! Otherwise i'll jump online and order one
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    Hey Guys!

    For all of you who still need covers:

    I designed one and uploaded it to shapeways. There you can order as many as you want and they 3d print you my model and **** it to you! You only pay the costs for material and shipping.


    https://www.shapeways.com/product/ZV...ionId=55123933

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    Great idea Flow and thanks! I like the one with the P on it for my Pivot. Close to matching the font too. Interesting delivery method....haven't heard of that before. LOL!

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    How exactly does that delivery method work? Does the machine Crap it out directly? LOL

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    It's very simple.

    You just order a cover on Shapeways and pay with Paypal or something else. Afterwards they print out the product and as soon as it's finished, they ship it to you with UPS.

    I should receive some of them today, I'll post some pictures

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    I received my Covers from Shapeways today and they fit perfectly!

    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?-10003044_10203804088319201_312519912_n.jpg
    You can find ore pics in different colors and the possibility to order one here:

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/ZV...ionId=55123933

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/A9...76ab36ac0a3fcd

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    LOL Flow.....re-read your shipping directions. Post #137. Keep it there, makes for a good laugh.

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    If only someone could now design a chain guide that could be 3d printed

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    Will someone be kind enough to share the .stl file of the cover? We have a 3D printer here in the office

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz15 View Post
    Will someone be kind enough to share the .stl file of the cover? We have a 3D printer here in the office
    Files sent. If anyone else wants the 3D printer files just PM me with your email addy.
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    Hey there Vik, any chance your still doing these?

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    Nope. But I do have a 3D printer file you can use to make one up locally. Pivot also reduced the cost of the "official" covers to an amount that ain't crazy talk.

    Pivot Cycles Front Derailleur Cover Plate
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    Ok cool, if you don't mind shooting the file over I'd appreciate it. We have a basic 3D printer at work so it should work out well. Shall I PM you an e-mail address?

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    Done
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