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    Man, such great parts. Love all the pics! They bring back so many memories!

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    This is alloy replacement hardware for Campy Super Record hubs, made for the true weight weenie who won't be named.

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    Maybe it was just a little too late at night when I came up with this.

    (Ignore the cross brace)

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    I'm pretty pleased with how these stainless steel pulley shoulder bolts turned out. I even took a 3/8" ball end mill to the ends to lose an extra gram .

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    I'm pretty pleased with how these stainless steel pulley shoulder bolts turned out. I even took a 3/8" ball end mill to the ends to lose an extra gram .
    Wow, nice work! I know DC is a master of the mill (and patience), but it's nice to know there are others who do quality work (unlike my hand filed hack jobs ).

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    Pure artistry at work on these pages.
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    Syncros Steerhorns have an aluminum clamping wedge that snugs against the bar with a steel set screw. Eventually these wedges crack so I fabbed a few of them today.

    The ones in back are experiments, ones in the middle are the real new deals, and the bottom is the original part. The other picture shows how they fit into the inside of the bar end. The new ones fit exactly as the original parts did. Not the most sophisticated part but something I needed.
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    Good to see you are getting around Pinguin. Cool stuff.
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    Sweet! Can you describe how you made them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Sweet! Can you describe how you made them?
    Looks like he milled the ends with the mill head set at the correct angle and then cut them to length in the lathe. Well, that's how I would do it anyway.

    Nice job matching everything up.

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    Have an extra one you'd be willing to sell? I'm one short... ;-)

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    Looking good! It is so nice to be able to crank out little stuff like this when you need to!

    Pinguwin, are you still in Argentina?

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    Yeah, that occurred to me before posting it. Sorry, I'm not taking orders.

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    I don't have any metalworking machinery myself rather I have complete access to a professional machine shop. I had some custom CNC work done on a Bontrager fork crown to accomodate the Comp fork legs. These guy do a lot of work with bicycles. We say of our bikes, "That's a '90 model." These guys do too, but they mean 1890. I had them do a little more work for me and they said, "We allow cyclists to come in on the weekends and use the shop." I replied, "I don't know how to machine." They said that wasn't a problem and taught me a ton of stuff.

    I can go in anytime I feel like weekday or weekend and use all their machines as long as they don't need it for their work. Anytime I need help on how to figure out how to do something, these guys will spend the time and don't even charge me for materials, wear on cutters, etc. They just love to see bike stuff being made.

    That said, I didn't tilt the head on the mill as they said it takes too much time to get it back perfectly vertical. I was poking around their shelves and remembered they have a ton of precision blocks, cylinders, and wedges. So, I used the wedges to get the angle right while the mill's cutter was still vertical.

    I don't do as much as I want on the CNC machine as they would have to spend time making sure I get it right and don't run the cutter into the vise or some such and also, it's usually in use with their work that actually keeps the lights on.

    I've got some other stuff I'll be posting soon. I'm currently working on some ideas for taking some art work I generate on the computer and having some fun on the CNC machine. Hmmm, I wonder if I could....

    I am back from Argentina, for better or for worse. I lived with a woman for a year there and miss her a lot. When I got back a friend said, "Your not with her. Let me guess, one word: Kids." "Yep." Sigh....

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    Hang in there buddy, we've got women on this side of the world too.

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    Hang Me

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    Something that's always bugged me...

    Why not key it?
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    Because the forks don't have keys?

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    Are those Taperlew hangers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Something that's always bugged me...

    Why not key it?
    What's the benefit of keying them? I was always told that the benefit was slim and it was possible to mess up the threading on the fork if the hanger gets knocked in a crash.

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    Phil!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    What's the benefit of keying them? I was always told that the benefit was slim and it was possible to mess up the threading on the fork if the hanger gets knocked in a crash.
    I hate when non-keyed cable hangers twist when adjusting the headset... But before cable hangers I'd have to guess it was there to help the headset stay in adjustment?

    It just occured to me that its purpose was to keep the OEM front reflectors facing straight ahead.

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    Old pic DC or new stash?
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    New stash.

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    Score!! What builders are on the list?
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    What nothing new been built in the past 2 years?

    I stumbled across this slumbering thread while researching dirt drop shifter mount options (DKG and of course WTB). Maybe a newer post will revive it and see what people have been up too. Unfortunately I can not add to the list, but maybe someday. In either case, in a typical quest for the WTB shifter mounts......anyone tackle those recently? I asked a metal worker/machinist person I know here in the Bay Area, but he's really an artist, and said of my request to make a pair of shifter mounts "I only do that kinda stuff if I absolutely have to" meaning rent is due. In either case, DC, Classen or others anyone planning on making a batch of those? Cheers and love the great work!

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    Attachment 1111341Not a lot of vintage parts fab lately from me. Maybe soon.

    Here are some small things that got modified or completed or made to work.

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    Nice looking little tid-bits, more delicate work I suppose. Are the last 2 pics various brass cable ferrules? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    Nice looking little tid-bits, more delicate work I suppose. Are the last 2 pics various brass cable ferrules? Cheers
    Step ferrules for early Ritchey bikes.

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    Yeah ^ I'm going to need a description at what I'm seeing there. Hope disc with some kind of brake jack bar, possibly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    FFB

    Cool! A traction bar... well to be more specific, a brake bar, but the same principle. Opposite direction of force, but works the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Yeah ^ I'm going to need a description at what I'm seeing there.
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    Cool! A traction bar.
    Yeah, you know - like Pontiac used to install at the factory, but Chevy didn't... Mr. GTO man!

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    CRG Research Report - 1967 Camaro Radius Rods Umm...Beg to differ on that Poncho..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hud56 View Post
    CRG Research Report - 1967 Camaro Radius Rods Umm...Beg to differ on that Poncho..
    Ok, Ok. You got me. Some Camaros had them... on ONE side only.

    Meant mostly to rib @DIRTJUNKIE over his avatar.

    Not that I don't like it, because Poncho I am, and always have been.
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    Ha ! Just joshin' ya... They don't call 'em G.O.A.T.'s fer nuttin' Happy Trail's

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Ok, Ok. You got me. Some Camaros had them... on ONE side only.

    Meant mostly to rib @DIRTJUNKIE over his avatar.

    Not that I don't like it, because Poncho I am, and always have been.
    And mine still had serious wheel hop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    "Am I a mountain biker?" I determined that I was a "Plains Biker" since there are no mountains here where I live now.

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    A GTO in the snow? That sounds like an interesting experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStrummin View Post
    A GTO in the snow? That sounds like an interesting experience.
    A limited slip differential and syped tires did wonders for winter driveability. And, if you were like me, the car was just for the "big" trips because you couldn't afford gas. Your bike got you everywhere else. Here's a geeky, younger me in 1988, headed back to Montana after Christmas break:

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    Sorry I derailed your thread so badly, DC. Two of my favorite subjects combined, and I can't help myself. Carry on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    A limited slip differential and syped tires did wonders for winter driveability. And, if you were like me, the car was just for the "big" trips because you couldn't afford gas. Your bike got you everywhere else. Here's a geeky, younger me in 1988, headed back to Montana after Christmas break:

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    Sorry I derailed your thread so badly, DC. Two of my favorite subjects combined, and I can't help myself. Carry on...
    Nice bird ^

    I was the same, take note of the photos of my goat from back in the day. It sits in my parents driveway at the top of a mountain in Colorado. A dirt road that went straight up. Needless to say that car often ended up parked at the bottom during the winter. But there were a few times I made it half way up and was spinning so bad I wasn't going any further. I cranked a 180 degree spin and went back down. Once ending up in the ditch. Two tow truck companies turned me down when they saw the show car paint job. They didn't want to take the responsibility of damaging it. The third company went for it and pulled it out sideways. Didn't even end up with a scratch even though the whole side of the car was 2" from touching the dirt. I finally got smart and bought a Chevy Vega as a winter car and parked the goat.


    Sorry I "also" derailed your thread so badly, DC. Two of my favorite subjects combined, and I can't help myself. Carry on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Sorry I derailed your thread so badly, DC. Two of my favorite subjects combined, and I can't help myself. Carry on...
    Ha! List off the names of the vintage bikes on the roof and it's all good.

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    And I'm trying to figure out which ski area that is.
    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    A limited slip differential and syped tires did wonders for winter driveability. And, if you were like me, the car was just for the "big" trips because you couldn't afford gas. Your bike got you everywhere else. Here's a geeky, younger me in 1988, headed back to Montana after Christmas break:

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    Sorry I derailed your thread so badly, DC. Two of my favorite subjects combined, and I can't help myself. Carry on...
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    Pic is in Jackson Hole, where I grew up. There's actually a small ski hill around the corner in the background, but you can't quite see it. Bike is nothing special - just a new Stumpjumper, with a U-brake. Couldn't afford the high end stuff at the time.

    Funny how things change. Neat old cars with personality could be had fairly inexpensively if you were willing to put in a bit of effort, while those new-fangled, cutting-edge, hand-made mountain bikes seemed really expensive by contrast.

    Restoration hadn't become a big thing yet - or at least these weren't considered classic enough yet - and reproduction parts didn't exist. Nowadays, 60s muscle car values have gone through the roof, so classic old bikes now provide my hobby fix and seem like such a comparative bargain.

    I wish I had pictures of all the pieces I had to fabricate in order to salvage that car and get it running. Would have been a great way to redeem myself and tie this thread back together....
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    Snow King? Could be the coldest I've ever been.
    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    Pic is in Jackson Hole, where I grew up. There's actually a small ski hill around the corner in the background, but you can't quite see it. Bike is nothing special - just a new Stumpjumper, with a U-brake. Couldn't afford the high end stuff at the time.

    Funny how things change. Neat old cars with personality could be had fairly inexpensively if you were willing to put in a bit of effort, while those new-fangled, cutting-edge, hand-made mountain bikes seemed really expensive by contrast.

    Restoration hadn't become a big thing yet - or at least these weren't considered classic enough yet - and reproduction parts didn't exist. Nowadays, 60s muscle car values have gone through the roof, so classic old bikes now provide my hobby fix and seem like such a comparative bargain.

    I wish I had pictures of all the pieces I had to fabricate in order to salvage that car and get it running. Would have been a great way to redeem myself and tie this thread back together....
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Snow King? Could be the coldest I've ever been.
    Yup. It's below zero again now. Hoping it warms up by new year's eve:
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    Not a bad place to grow up I'd say. I was engaged to woman from Driggs. I spent a ton of time on both sides of the pass from 99-02.
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    Yup. It's below zero again now. Hoping it warms up by new year's eve:
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