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    Custom titanium, alum, or SS singlespeed cogs, chainrings, & tensioners

    So i figured i'd just consolidate all my stuff into one thread to make it easier for everyone.

    I'm producing and selling titanium, aluminum, and stainless chainrings and cogs, along with lightweight tensioners for horizontal dropouts.



    Chainrings

    These single speed or downhill specific chainrings are made out of 7075-T6 Aluminum, 316 stainless, or 6al-4v titanium and completely CNC machined for accuracy. I can make any size that is physically possible, for any type of crank. They feature a lightweight and easy to clean design, taller teeth for less chance of dropping your chain, and they are reversible, so once you wear out one side, just flip it over to double your life. They can come polished, or anodized in many different colors. These are made to order, so there's a very short lead time, usually less than a week. I can also do custom engraving or patterns for an extra charge. Prices start at $35 each, pm me for a more specific price for your application.

    This is my prototype ring for a Shimano XTR m960 crankset (102BCD).


    here's a couple colors i offer:



    Cogs

    These cogs are going to be offered in 6al4v titanium, 316 stainless steel, and 7075-t6 aluminum.

    They are going to be 5 or 6mm at the base tapered down to 3/32" at the teeth. These are machined out of a solid piece of material, and not remnants riveted together like Boone's. They are designed with easy cleaning in mind, so you don't have to waste your time with a q-tip trying to get that Cali dust and chain lube out of all the crevices. The titanium version will weigh in at about 20 grams for a 17t. My prototype weighs 25g, but i am changing it a hair. The lightening pockets will be slightly smaller, with identical pockets on the back side staggered to the front ones. This should make it lighter and stronger.

    Also, the teeth are central to the base, so you can flip it around to double the life without screwing up your chain line. Material for the ti version is extremely expensive, so at this time i will be making them to order, with about a week lead time. I can make pretty much any size you want, but anything over 22t will be slightly more expensive for ti. I am also considering offering anodizing for the ti and aluminum versions.

    The stainless version is made out of grade 316, which is more wear and corrosion resistant than 304 which most people use (because it's cheap).

    The aluminum cogs are obviously going to wear a bit fast, so i recommend them for racing only.

    I've worked in the aerospace industry as a Machinist and an Engineer all my life until recently when i opened my own shop, so this is all i know besides single speeding. Quality will be top notch.

    Compare my prices to Singlestar's $200 for a ti cog, and theirs are considerably easier to make.





    Prices:

    aluminum: $30

    Stainless: $50

    titanium: $100



    This is a prototype that i made for a friend as a going away present. I did a burnished finish on it which i didn't like, so they will most likely just have a machined finish. Better pictures to come of current cogs.


    here's a better pic of a stainless one next to a stainless chainring



    Chain Tensioners / Chain Tugs / Nut Tuggers for Singlespeed mountain bikes and BMX bikes with Horizontal dropouts (track ends).



    These are all cnc machined from billet 6061 aluminum and hand polished to a mirror finish on exposed surfaces, or anodized in many different colors.



    They are designed for use with quick release skewers or bolt on axles. They have bosses built in to catch a quick release axle so you don't have to use spacers or washers.



    This design also keeps the tensioners in line with the dropout, so they will not twist when tightened.



    The single screw is offset in the direction of rotation so it actually tends to be stiffer than a larger screw central to the slot.



    I am now supplying them with 2 different length sets of screws, so you can run your wheel forward or rear in the dropout, and everywhere in between.



    Last but not least, they are equipped with a bottle opener built in. on the drive side, the bottle can be opened with the bike right-side-up. On the non drive side, the bottle can be opened when the bike is upside down. This is done to accommodate easy-access alcoholism from any angle.



    These weigh 12 grams each with the normal length screws.



    All hardware is stainless steel.



    $20 for 2 tensioners, and i can sell them individually for $11 each if you prefer. Message me for details.






    PM me for orders or specific questions.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Thanks for all the orders guys! You are all awesome.

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    Im offering a 10% discount on all multi piece orders for MTBR Members until 8/30/09

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    would you send to the uk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dRjOn
    would you send to the uk?
    Absolutely, all overseas shipping is $12.95 US via USPS Priority.

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    Will you be making chainrings (chainwheels?) for WI ENO cranks in Ti?
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    as soon as i get a sample in to measure the spline, i will for sure this should be fairly soon.

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    I got a set of the chain tensioners.

    They are a quality piece of work, really really nice surface finish and work like a charm.

    One day I'll get my lazy @ss to take some pics but I am impressed.

    Once pay day comes around you betcha I'll be ordering some cogs.

    Disclaimer; Do not know this guy, just a happy customer.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks Marty, that means alot!

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    UPDATE:
    I am now supplying 2 sizes of screws for the tensioners. With these screws, you'll be able to use pretty much any range you want, from the front of the dropout all the way to the rear. Unfortunately these are not an off the shelf item since most arent fully threaded at this length, but i am cutting the threads myself and it's working out great.
    Also, check out the pictures... i added one of an anodized pink set of tensioners. I am now officially set to go on anodizing, all done in house by me.
    I'm pretty excited about this, as there's alot of stuff i've been wanting to anodize on my own bike. Keep on the lookout for a Bianchi P.U.S.S. with almost every component in pink!
    Anyone who has baught a set and would like the longer screws, shoot me a message and i will get them in the mail at no cost to you.

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    PM sent...would love a 34T M960 ring.....slobber.......
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    I'm assuming you'll also be anodizing chainrings/cogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowsCast
    I'm assuming you'll also be anodizing chainrings/cogs?
    As long as they're aluminum, yes. I'm also working on getting a titanium anodizing setup.

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    I've been getting much better at anodizing... my bike is nearly completely pink now

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    Just curious if anyone knows how the wear characteristics would compare between the 7075-T6 Aluminum, 316 stainless, or 6al-4v titanium chainrings?

    Prices start at $35 each.
    This would be for which material? Aluminum? Can you give a ballpark estimate of how much price difference would be for the other materials?

    I'm not in dire need of a new chainring at the moment, but I might be moving to a different size chainring sometime in the future. Just trying to get some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty_hd
    I got a set of the chain tensioners.

    They are a quality piece of work, really really nice surface finish and work like a charm.

    One day I'll get my lazy @ss to take some pics but I am impressed.
    Love to see some pics of the tensioners... but only if you have the energy. Don't overdo it or anything!
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    Ok guys, sorry for the delay. I've been working hard at filling all orders, and if you havent gotten it already, it should be there very shortly. Please let me know what you think


    So here's an update:
    I decided to temporarily stop production on stainless chainrings (stainless cogs are still avalible). I really need to be able to sit down and iron out the process and find some more efficent tooling to be able to make these for a decent price. I am also working on the processes for aluminum and ti as well, but they are still in production.
    Anyone who already paid for a stainless ring is getting/has gotten one, and i spent considerable time to get it done right.
    Also, there is an overwelming amount of work that goes into the development of this stuff. I'll admit i'm a bit overloaded, but i'm putting some serious hours in to get stuff designed and out the door. For this reason, all orders are a week to a week and a half lead time (this does not include stuff already ordered, everything to this point is completed).
    I can just whip some stuff up and throw it in a box, but that's not what i want my company to be about. I want to make sure you're all getting the work that i'd expect myself, and i want to make sure my tooling and processes are as efficient as possible so i can offer competetive prices without sacraficing quality.


    Pricing update:
    All aluminum chainrings up to 48T are $35 for anodized, and $40 for polished (unanodized). This is for 3/32" and 1/8" widths, any bolt pattern. This does not include spiderless rings. Please PM me for pricing on those, as it depends on the crankset.

    Tensioner update:
    I've gotten news that one tensioner has bent. Seems to be an isolated incident from one superhuman , but it's only fair to mention. For this reason, i have decided to design a slightly beefier version. Keep tuned for details.
    Thanks again, and i look forward to your business!
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    Hi there I am interested in some tensioners anodized in Gold but was wondering what shade of gold you use (or can you tailor it?) I was hoping for the deeper Hope colour.

    Also what time frame are you currently working to

    Coming from a machine shop background much kudos on your work chap I would love to have my own shop to make my own bits but as I haven't the next best thing is to support fellow bikers like you and get some more of your work over to the UK.

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    Just gonna jump on the thread so I can remember about it when I finally decide on gearing for my new ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybatty666
    Hi there I am interested in some tensioners anodized in Gold but was wondering what shade of gold you use (or can you tailor it?) I was hoping for the deeper Hope colour.

    Also what time frame are you currently working to

    Coming from a machine shop background much kudos on your work chap I would love to have my own shop to make my own bits but as I haven't the next best thing is to support fellow bikers like you and get some more of your work over to the UK.
    Thanks alot! It would be great to have some of my work make it overseas.
    As for the anodize, i havent done any gold yet, so i'll need to do some test pieces to see if i can get a close match. As for the time frame, it's looking like about a week or less for tensioners right now. I'm going to be doing a run early this week.

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    If I send you my spider off of my Spec. S-Works cranks would you be able to machine a spider less ring that fits the cranks spline pattern? I am going to be building up a cross bike with those cranks and would like a ring. Also any posibility of doing a ring 40t with a machined in ring gaurd? I run 1x9 on my CX bike and use double ring gaurds
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    look what showed up yesterday.

    I got my XTR chainring yesterday and it looks great! This crappy picture really doesn't show the beautiful red of the chainring but my camera sucks. Excellent workmanship and especially since it's made by one of our own guys. Great job Dan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    I got my XTR chainring yesterday and it looks great! This crappy picture really doesn't show the beautiful red of the chainring but my camera sucks. Excellent workmanship and especially since it's made by one of our own guys. Great job Dan!
    Thanks Randy!
    Hope it works out well for you.
    Here's a few new pics. Your chainring is actually the one next to the pink chainring. It's hard to photograph and get the proper shade of red for some reason though.

    Stainless 32t chainring and 16t cog


    Aluminum 32t anodized red and anodized pink chainrings


    Aluminum 34t anodized black and anodized red chainrings

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter916
    If I send you my spider off of my Spec. S-Works cranks would you be able to machine a spider less ring that fits the cranks spline pattern? I am going to be building up a cross bike with those cranks and would like a ring. Also any posibility of doing a ring 40t with a machined in ring gaurd? I run 1x9 on my CX bike and use double ring gaurds
    More than likely i can match the spline, but i'm not really tooled up for doing machined in ring gaurds at the moment.

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    just an update, i cleared my backlog finally and the manufacturing processes are getting smoother, so i should be able to keep up fairly well now. I'll keep you guys updated on this.
    Thanks again for all your orders!
    Dan

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    PM sent about a chain ring.

    Can you list all of the colors you can do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianick
    PM sent about a chain ring.

    Can you list all of the colors you can do?
    sure, clear (silver), black, red, blue, green, orange, yellow, gold, hot pink, and violet

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    paging ISuckAtRiding....your mailbox is full.....

    are the stainless ones all stainless or just coated?

    p.m. prices for a 25t and 21t in stainless

    thanks



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    sorry about that, didnt notice it was full. All emptied now.
    The stainless ones are 100% stainless steel.
    pm sent.

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    Hey Dan,
    Just got my chainring today. Nice Work! Thank you!
    Here's a pic

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    Can you do 144BCD 1/8 chainrings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzims
    Hey Dan,
    Just got my chainring today. Nice Work! Thank you!
    Here's a pic
    Thanks! glad you like it. You actually got a good picture of the red... my pictures make it look orangish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    Can you do 144BCD 1/8 chainrings?
    Sure can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Thanks! glad you like it. You actually got a good picture of the red... my pictures make it look orangish.
    If you're interested

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    Got my tensioners today and they work like a charm. Thanks! I'll post a pic once I'm able to.

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    Love the Stainless steel Chain ring looks killer.

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    Ok, here's some pics of the tensioners





    Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics.

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    they fit like that?? they're on inside out. wow, that's cool that they work that way too.

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    Didn't know they were inside out. Never used tensioners before. They seem to be working just fine though.

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    I'm thinking a set of those tensioners will be sweet on my wheeler...........



    @taggart: they go on the outside of the track ends. Possible hub damage on inside??...as well as spreading the rear triangle end out a bit.
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    chainring race report.

    just got home from the fool's gold race in georgia riding my new "Dan designed" XTR chainring. I must be crazy for letting people in on the advantage of these rings. The chainring performed flawlessly, made me twice as fast uphill, descend with previously unattainable speed and may have even made me a look little sexier. Just wanted to give Dan a bump up on the thread and let him know to keep up the good work, you do some great work.

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    two questions : what your company name ? and

    When are you going to setup a website?
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    Ok, I can't get those tensioners off because they're backwards. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    two questions : what your company name ? and

    When are you going to setup a website?
    Homebrewed Components

    A site is in the works, but it's not on the top of my priority list right now. I'm working on some new tooling and upgrading my machine right now.
    Soon though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    just got home from the fool's gold race in georgia riding my new "Dan designed" XTR chainring. I must be crazy for letting people in on the advantage of these rings. The chainring performed flawlessly, made me twice as fast uphill, descend with previously unattainable speed and may have even made me a look little sexier. Just wanted to give Dan a bump up on the thread and let him know to keep up the good work, you do some great work.
    Man you are great for my self esteem lol
    I need to put you on payroll haha
    Thanks alot for the props... but you left out the most important part.... HOW DID YOU DO??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaggart
    Ok, I can't get those tensioners off because they're backwards. Suggestions?
    do you have your wheel off at least?
    If not, take the screws out or back them all the way off and push the wheel forward, then take the chain off the cog and chainring. At this point, you should be able to take the wheel off. If you cant get them off your axle, grip it with something like pliers, but make sure you use a few rags over it so it doesnt mark them. you might be able to put them in a vice if you have one, but again, make sure you use a few rags between the jaws and the tensioner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Homebrewed Components

    A site is in the works, but it's not on the top of my priority list right now. I'm working on some new tooling and upgrading my machine right now.
    Soon though!
    ill be waiting
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    not sure...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Thanks alot for the props... but you left out the most important part.... HOW DID YOU DO??
    I know I didn't get top 3 since that is all they had posted when I left. There was some pretty tough competition there and 50 miles in georgia heat was a grind.

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    picture of the chainring installed

    with my Jone's inspired 960 cranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaggart
    Ok, I can't get those tensioners off because they're backwards. Suggestions?
    You need to back the tensioner screws off so you can slide the wheel forward and get the chain off. Then slide the wheel out, remove the QR, then they should slide off the axle. I'd be a little worried that you didn't have much axle in the actual dropout.

    Install them on the outside. Then in the future you can leave the tensioners adjusted to the correct chain tension. Loosen the QR and pop them off the frame (may require completely removing the QR). Then you can remove the wheel and reinstall it without having to set your chain tension again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    with my Jone's inspired 960 cranks.
    Man, that looks bling, what kind of frame is that??
    Nice work on the race regardless what you placed, 50 miles is no joke.

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    to see pics of the frame check out my thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Man, that looks bling, what kind of frame is that??
    Nice work on the race regardless what you placed, 50 miles is no joke.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...00472#poststop

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    Those all look really sweet! Bookmarking for later.
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    Bump. Saved the thread, as the tensioners, chainrings and cogs are high on my want list.

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    Do you think it'd be possible to modify your tensioners to work with the Alfine?
    One guy made a set: Alfine Tugnut
    Basically it is integrating the non-turn washer into the tensioner. Demand would probably be really low so just double the price.

    Also, how thick are your Ti chainrings?

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    mods need to sticky this, do we have a mod here?
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    PM Sent....

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    Man you guys are awesome, i never expected this much interested in my work.
    I've been real busy getting some tooling finalized and tweaking my programing and things are going awesome. I managed to score on some large chunks of material so i was able to build some really solid long lasting and accurate fixtures for making the chainrings and cogs. I tested the first one last week and it works great! I have just finished my design on some spiderless chainrings that some of you requested for ENO cranks and the such.
    I'm pretty happy with the outcome and i'm hoping to get a prototype done today or tomorrow so stay tuned for some new pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    mods need to sticky this, do we have a mod here?
    As much as i would like that, i wouldnt expect it or even want that without throwing MTBR a bit more for advertising. Once i get rolling full steam, it is on my list of things to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    Do you think it'd be possible to modify your tensioners to work with the Alfine?
    One guy made a set: Alfine Tugnut
    Basically it is integrating the non-turn washer into the tensioner. Demand would probably be really low so just double the price.

    Also, how thick are your Ti chainrings?
    Deffinately not out of the question.. i'll look into it once i get some free time. Thanks for the link

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    This how the best companies start up, a keen skilled community member that is accessible and can offer the human touch (as well as top notch products).

    Loads of companies lose this as they grow trying to meet demand.

    I hope you go from strength to strength chap

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    Bump so I know where to buy next
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    Has any one gotten the Ti chain rings yet?? Pics??

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    with my Jone's inspired 960 cranks.
    Sexxxxxy cranks and chainring dude! Let us know how long the color lasts on the teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njbiker66
    Has any one gotten the Ti chain rings yet?? Pics??

    Thank you

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    So far noone has followed through on ti orders...Just alot of stainless cogs and aluminum chainrings and tensioners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frs1661
    Sexxxxxy cranks and chainring dude! Let us know how long the color lasts on the teeth.
    Thanks for the compliment on the ring, and yes that crank is damn sexy! (i know, that didnt sound good)
    As far as the color, it's a standard anodize so it'll last as long as the color on any other chainring that's anodized, like shimano, E Thirteen, ect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybatty666
    This how the best companies start up, a keen skilled community member that is accessible and can offer the human touch (as well as top notch products).

    Loads of companies lose this as they grow trying to meet demand.

    I hope you go from strength to strength chap
    Thanks bud
    If this really takes off, i'll deffinately stay connected with the community. This is part of the reason why i'm investing so much time into my programing and fixtures, so i can hire someone to run the machines without sacraficing quality while i handle the customer end and travel to races, events, ect, and also work on developing new products or improving exisiting ones.
    That's really the fun part of it all. It has been a learning experience though. I've been a machinist all my working life, so i'm not a "salesman" so to speak.

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    I can't wait to come pick mine up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Man you guys are awesome, i never expected this much interested in my work.
    I've been real busy getting some tooling finalized and tweaking my programing and things are going awesome. I managed to score on some large chunks of material so i was able to build some really solid long lasting and accurate fixtures for making the chainrings and cogs. I tested the first one last week and it works great! I have just finished my design on some spiderless chainrings that some of you requested for ENO cranks and the such.
    I'm pretty happy with the outcome and i'm hoping to get a prototype done today or tomorrow so stay tuned for some new pics.
    I would like to get a spiderless Middleburn ring, in ti. and some other parts.

    email me ogarajef@luther.edu

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    I would like to get a spiderless Middleburn ring, in ti. and some other parts.

    email me ogarajef@luther.edu

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    That's what I said! He just needs a sample to work from.

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    Are there pictures of the rear cogs on this thread?
    I am not sure if i have an outdated program but i don't see any pics other than the red/pink one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    That's what I said! He just needs a sample to work from.
    I have an extra ring I can send him, if he contacts me. I also know a few people in town that would buy a ti Middleburn ring as well.
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    Which color?

    Which color chainring would best match faded red annodized Chris King hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter
    Which color chainring would best match faded red annodized Chris King hubs?
    Pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Pink.
    I was afraid someone would say that... :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    I have an extra ring I can send him, if he contacts me. I also know a few people in town that would buy a ti Middleburn ring as well.
    He responded to my PM, so I'm sure he will get back to you as well. This would be pretty cool to have done. I just don't own a Middleburn yet, or I would have already sent him mine and ordered one... Although it would be nice for YOU to be the guinea pig.

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    Can you make some customized colored hub spacers? I also sent you an PM for an request for quote as well.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=8072

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1strongone1
    I would like to get a spiderless Middleburn ring, in ti. and some other parts.

    email me ogarajef@luther.edu

    Thanks
    Sure thing! I do need to get a sample as mentioned, but it is on the to-do list. I just made my prototype for spiderless rings and i'll be posting a pic up shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter
    Which color chainring would best match faded red annodized Chris King hubs?
    I can not dye the metal as long in the anodizing process, which would give a faded look. Might match ok, but i can not promise 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1PHAM
    Can you make some customized colored hub spacers? I also sent you an PM for an request for quote as well.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=8072
    Spacers are on the list along with tons of other goodies but i need to get the programing and fixturing done for each size of chainring cog first before i venture into other stuff.

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    UPDATE:
    Here's my new spiderless design. This one is for a Shimano M752, but the same design aside from the spline will be used for all spiderless stuff, pending approval from you guys The pockets shown are also on the back side, and the weight is about 3 grams lighter than a White Industries ENO ring of the same size (i know, splitting hairs).
    Also, i threw a 32t blue ring in there as well.
    I'm very happy with how my new tooling and programs are working out, and the quality has improved since their development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450
    Are there pictures of the rear cogs on this thread?
    I am not sure if i have an outdated program but i don't see any pics other than the red/pink one.
    They are, you should be seeing a bunch of pictures. If you'd like, i can email you some.

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    UPDATED PRICE LIST:

    All anodized aluminum chainrings 4 and 5 bolt, up to 38t, any color: $35
    All anodized aluminum spiderless chainrings up to 38t, any color: $45
    All ti chainrings 4 and 5 bolt up to 38t: $130
    All ti spiderless chainrings up to 38t: $140
    Please PM me for prices on larger sizes.
    All anodized aluminum cogs for standard Shimano splined freehub bodies up to 25T, any color: $30
    All stainless steel cogs for standard Shimano splined freehub bodies up to 25t, polished: $50
    All ti cogs up to 24t: $100
    All tensioners, anodized any color: $20

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    Hey! I think that is my blue ring! lol

    Looks awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerSloth
    Hey! I think that is my blue ring! lol

    Looks awesome!
    It is! And thanks!

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    Any pics of a gold tensioner perhaps?

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    I'm in for a ti cog once I settle into a gear... New to the SS thang.

    Also, I sent you a PM...
    One is enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybatty666
    Any pics of a gold tensioner perhaps?
    I will post pics shortly... it seems that hope actually uses an orange dye instead of gold, or at least that's what it looks like. I tried a few different gold variations and nothing seemed to match, so i tried orange and it looks pretty darn close as long as i dont dye it for too long.
    Long story short, i think we got a winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    I will post pics shortly... it seems that hope actually uses an orange dye instead of gold, or at least that's what it looks like. I tried a few different gold variations and nothing seemed to match, so i tried orange and it looks pretty darn close as long as i dont dye it for too long.
    Long story short, i think we got a winner
    You are a legend

    I feel mean making such a small order , I will need some rings etc in a while and you will get my business for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybatty666
    You are a legend

    I feel mean making such a small order , I will need some rings etc in a while and you will get my business for sure
    Dont sweat it, i needed to get that color down eventually anyways
    You just gave me a reason to do it.




    Also, i believe i replied to everyone's PM's and questions, but if i missed someone, please shoot me a message!

    And on a side note, I will be out of town from thursday evening until sunday, so if you dont hear from me durring that time, expect a reply when i return

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    I guess I don't really like that spiderless design. The solid parts kinda ruin it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    I guess I don't really like that spiderless design. The solid parts kinda ruin it for me.
    Looks good to me! Reminds me of some classic porsche fuchs wheels:
    http://www.julianhunt.net/photos/572101481_EfyJ9-L.jpg
    They look best on a hot-rodded beetle though

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    I think the chainring design is cool because it's unique, but it doesn't do anything special for me... I think it would look cooler if the arms were sort of "spiraled" if that makes sense... but who am I to talk, I haven't ordered anything yet, (soon though!) and I don't need a spiderless ring.

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    I like the design of the chainwheel. I'm looking forward to needing and ordering one.

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    Me too. Might have to organise a group buy for us Aussies. We'll see what the tax man gives back to us first.

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    I want some of those tensioners. Now I need to decide what color would look best, I'll get back to you in a few days.

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    hmm well i appreciate the honest input on the spiderless ring, both positive and negative (i'd much rather find out now than later). I may tweak the design slightly, but i'll probably still offer this one for the time being. Anyone else have an opinion? Dont worry about hurting my feelings, your criticism would doing me a huge favor


    BTW, i decided to stay in town to work on some stuff so fire away if you have any questions comments

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    I think it looks really good but I won't be the person buying one (don't have anything spiderless). I do like the above idea of maybe doing a "spiral" effect on the center, but I'm not sure how it would turn out, and how the strength/weight ratio would be.

    Also if you do another prototype, maybe try a different color (not black), so it's easier to see the inset portion.

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