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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:27 pm 
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love it!!! also would love to see some diy weight weenie machining, i got into mtb's after i got out of precision grinding.....that was a shame!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I machined out the clamps on the shifters and brakes. Made my own titanium axels for the Bullseye hubs. I even made titanium sheet "L" brackets for the Ringle bottle cages, then machined out the centers out! LOL it was great fun.
Back In those days, you could not buy titanium bolts, what you could find was mostly military aircraft parts. So I would "collect" un-threaded blanks, set them up and machine metric threads. then dill out the heads
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Location: Portsmouth
Nice, like your style :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:45 am 
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Location: Pacific Northwest
Beautiful. I wish I would have kept my old Klein.

Did you have to se a different BB with the Bullseye cranks?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:29 am 
BoTM Winner / PoTM Winner
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Location: norcal
Press fit bullseye bb
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It's cool to see you kept the keeper tab(color looks a little off..)but replaced the pinch bolt


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yep, that them! LOL
Funny about that tab. I once made one out of Titanium sheet that had a perfect profile, exactly matching the factory tab. I was so proud! The hours of work and torn up fingers from belt sanding and filing the tiny piece of un-obtanium and I had shaved another 1/453rd of a pound!!! (Shaking my head now) and I still had to drill the thru hole! It will be really lite then!!
Now.. how to drill the hole....hmmm
Set up a took makers vice at 90 deg. Make a small aluminum baking plate to support it. start with a small drill, so far.. so good
step up to larger drill.....
turn on machine, grab part, move tool makers vice in large vice, destroy part, break drill, lodge piece of broken drill in cheek....
The gods have spoken: "thou shalt have a steel tab..."
I did learn an important lesson that day..
Drill the hole first!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Location: Southern CA, U.S.
I'll take it! Send me a bill :) Looks like you are in the Southwest USA, I can pick it up personally. Just kidding, i know this is a keeper and not for sale. When the time comes to sell, shoot me a PM.

She's a beauty!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Location: Canada
wow thats sick

can we see the vin number on the rear dropout? :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Actually its so covered with paint it is impossible to read.
I even tried making a rubbing and had no luck. Ill try to take some good pics of it


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Blurry but you can see the purple and pearl

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