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    I need to have someone make a new rear axle for a bike that I have. It's a press fit into the hub bearings, so the tolerences need to be pretty tight. However, overall it's a pretty straight forward part made from aluminum.

    Does anyone have experience with a local machine shop that they could recommend?
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    what type of hub is it for? bullseye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    what type of hub is it for? bullseye?
    It's a Hi-E hub that was modified to go on a bike with 145mm rear spacing. Unfortunately, it's not something that is commonly found in peoples' parts bins.
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    Hmmmm... bute axle looks just like a Bullseye axle. I'm not sure if Bullseye ever made a tandem hub or not. I'll have to look into that.
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    145mm? dang, that's tandem spacing! from what i recall, Dave Thomas used to build using Hi-E hubs or Hi-E hubs made for him. Give him a call and he maybe able to hook you up. If you go the custom route, it may cost you more to custom machine than to buy a new tandem hub (unless you are doing a restoration of course)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    145mm? dang, that's tandem spacing! from what i recall, Dave Thomas used to build using Hi-E hubs or Hi-E hubs made for him. Give him a call and he maybe able to hook you up. If you go the custom route, it may cost you more to custom machine than to buy a new tandem hub (unless you are doing a restoration of course)...
    Yeah it's a mountain bike built with tandem spacing - 145mm rear and 115 front. A bit funky, and I'd prefer to keep the parts original.

    Finding a tandem hub and stealing the axle is likely a lot cheaper. I'll have to be on the look out, and give a few old school shops a phone call.
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    [QUOTE=laffeaux]Yeah it's a mountain bike built with tandem spacing - 145mm rear and 115 front. A bit funky, and I'd prefer to keep the parts original.

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    man, that can only be an original manitou hardtail... i saw one at the swap last year and almost got it but it was too big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    man, that can only be an original manitou hardtail... i saw one at the swap last year and almost got it but it was too big.
    You're pretty good at the guessing game.

    I missed the one at the swap! If Doug built it, I don't think that I could have passed it up at any size.
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    Try purelycustom.com They are out of Twin Falls. Like thier logo says you dream it-we will build it. I know the owner and he is a good guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    You're pretty good at the guessing game.

    I missed the one at the swap! If Doug built it, I don't think that I could have passed it up at any size.
    The bike at the swap was an Answer which was another reason I didn't buy it (and resell it for an outrageous amount).

    There are two bikes on my wish list:

    Yeti Arc (Furtado-Tomac era)
    Bradbury Manitou (the Answer frames are kinda frail)

    I still have a Bradbury Manitou fork in my garage. This fork is so old that when I started splitting bumpers, I called Manitou's CS, and Doug's wife answered the phone... no kidding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnoman monkey
    Try purelycustom.com They are out of Twin Falls. Like thier logo says you dream it-we will build it. I know the owner and he is a good guy.
    Purelycustom looks like an interesting shop. They have some neat ideas. I'll keep them in mind.

    I'd like to find a place in Boise, where I can walk in and hand them my broken axle, and talk to the guy that makes it. But if not...
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