looking good, glad to see that it went to someone who loves it !
Can't wait to see the end result,
Thanks for selling it to me!
Project well underway way now so hopefully not as long as some of my other projects!
Magura hose guides.
As mentioned previously, when I tried to remove the hose guides from the top tube, unfortunately the 'pegs' underneath broke off and were rattling around the in the top tube. The upper part of the guide is then useless.
I'm using pete_mcc's 'silicon in the top tube' to stop these bits moving around instead of drilling any holes - but what to do about new hose guides? Is it possible to get an improved version of the originals?
I've seen the riveted on examples with space for a zip-tie to hold the hose in place, but I really wanted something that looked authentic.
Having GOM scanned the frame in the previous installment, I now had the data for hole diameter and spacing to build some new ones. Using a salvaged original as a guide, a colleague modelled a new version in CAD (Alias wavefront) and checked the fit of the pegs using the GOM scan.
Once we were happy with the data, it was then exported as an stl. file and literally 'grown' using a process called SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) or Stereolithography. More information here:
The end result fits perfectly (hose has been tried) but can now be removed without breaking. They will need to be lightly rubbed down and painted for the final finish. We use this process to make detail parts to be fitted to clay exteriors and interiors and paint these parts all the time for dress reviews of full size models.
Coming soon - Anodising the fork crown.
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Never under estimate the ingenuity of the idiot!