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    Q about Drilling.

    I know this is a silly question and i think i know the answer but...

    Can you drill small holes in componets in the part that wraps around your bars/frame ect.?
    For example; could you put some small holes in brake levers were the part wraps around your bar? The same thing with your front der? I know that this would save like only a few grams but its possible..right?
    Also i have had people suggest to me to drill my SLR. How would you be able to do that with out ruining the leather??

    Thanks for the comments in advance!
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    i dunno, ive thought about that same thing myself..

    and about the slr.. leather?? why do you still have the leather on it? lol
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    Drilling Disks

    Are there any guidelines for drilling brake disks? My stock Hayes disks are almost solid, and most of the pictures I've seen, the disks look like swiss cheese. How much is too much (or too little).

    Thanks

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    Better buy a pile of drill bits, disk rotors are made of some tough, hard, stainless steel! Probably you'ed be better off with new aftermarket's, or maybe Stan's aluminum's.

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    I've also thought about it but there are too many variables. Unless you want to try it, and risk breakage, and try again on new parts, there's no way to know how far is too far. If you drill a hole in a clamp, you are reducing the amount of cross sectional areal that tangential tensile stress is carried through while clamped down. If you knew how much stress you had to deal with, and the alloy the clamp is made from, then you could determine how much material would be safe to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Bikes
    I know this is a silly question and i think i know the answer but...

    Can you drill small holes in componets in the part that wraps around your bars/frame ect.?
    For example; could you put some small holes in brake levers were the part wraps around your bar? The same thing with your front der? I know that this would save like only a few grams but its possible..right?
    Also i have had people suggest to me to drill my SLR. How would you be able to do that with out ruining the leather??

    Thanks for the comments in advance!
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    http://www.velo-retro.com/spivey1.html

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