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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:49 am 
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here is what i'vs got done
measured from my 98 FSR

figured out how to get the pics posted LOL

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would like to know the distance to the drilled hole from the dropout centre line, currently i'm working on 20mm but i think it could be more,
so as to fit the predrilled specializd stays that came out on latter FSR's

any corrections welcome.
once i get the exact dimensions will weld up some steel prototypes will fit to an old rockhopper frame to test
when all is well i'll get some detail drawings done
i'm still looking at casting as i hav'nt got a TIG welder

here's a render too
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am 
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dare i say you seem to be getting on quite well with this!
i think i measured the distance of the drilled hole to the dropout centre a while back, but cant remember who on here i sent the details to....
will have a think. it may be further back in this thread....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:29 pm 
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hARro wrote:
here is what i'vs got done
measured from my 98 FSR

figured out how to get the pics posted LOL

Image
would like to know the distance to the drilled hole from the dropout centre line, currently i'm working on 20mm but i think it could be more,
so as to fit the predrilled specializd stays that came out on latter FSR's

any corrections welcome.
once i get the exact dimensions will weld up some steel prototypes will fit to an old rockhopper frame to test
when all is well i'll get some detail drawings done
i'm still looking at casting as i hav'nt got a TIG welder

here's a render too
Image


I'll only be able to measure mine when I get back to Wigan (where my bike is!).

Someone else may be able to get the measurement before I do (I have a 2000-model FSR with the hole)

Assuming you'll need angle too if the hole isn't centred over the dropout?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:57 am 
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pretty sure the hole isnt centred over the dropout.
i know the chap i sent the measurements to, but i have since deleted the scan i sent him. have asked if he still has it.

otherwise, i may be able to get to my frame this weekend and measure it up.
will update you as soon as i can.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Could be intresting....

Are these going to be cost effective though ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:32 am 
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OK have made 2 steel prototypes
one out of 3mm plate the other 5mm
all looks good
fits perfect on the rockhopper
there was a predrilled M5 hole for the packrack
on the stay centerline at 20mm from dropout,
seems to fit well
i wonder if the fsr's were 20mm, just need the confirmation

anyway here's a pic of what we need.....
got this off the forum somwhere?????? who knows......
pity he didnt put a ruler on there
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will post pics of the 3mm fin next week
looks awesome, the best i've seen so far

is very easy to make, should be able to be made from alloy just as easy
looking at a 2000 or 5000 series alloy, they don't need to be heat treated
will air cool to T4 which is plenty good enough
so can be easily welded
as long as you can get sombody with a TIG welder

the lengths some people go to, to get a fin
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:32 pm 
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hARro wrote:
got this off the forum somwhere?????? who knows......


Thats mine i think lol

Good work so far, nice to see this being done :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Pretty sure that predrilled hole is actually for the proper sharkfin anyway, my 99 Elite has one (it came with a sharkfin as standard but mine was missing when i bought the frame)

My 98 Gc frame does not have one.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:04 am 
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Chain stay is wrong to be a '99, that is a '97 or '98 that has been drilled.

Looks like mine, but it's not.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:09 am 
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Here's one of the pre drilled chain stays.

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