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Old 01-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Any Calgary Area Machinists?

I need a couple of adapters/spacers machined up for my fork swap project. Is there anyone who is an amateur machinist with a lathe in their garage who can help me out? Alternately can anyone recommend a small machine shop that would do the work?

I used to deal with a small machine shop in the ATCO industrial park but it is gone now.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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I always use Humphrys on Blackfoot Trail. Used them for years, always done right.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:40 AM   #3
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What sort of adapter exactly? I have a lathe and milling machine and might be able to help you out as long as it's not too complicated. I'm still pretty much a novice at running them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:59 AM   #4
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I need an aluminum circular spacer with 29mm ID, 41mm OD and 13mm height. I found an old bearing inner ring that is working temporarily:



I also have a new brake caliper mount that I installed to take a larger disk and the disk isn't as centered in the caliper as I would like and I am thinking of getting 1 - 2mm milled off to center it better:



If it is something that you could manage, it would be worth lunch or beer to me!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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If you can source the aluminum for the space it should be pretty straight forward to make. I have a bit of smaller aluminum on hand, but currently nothing of that diameter.

As to milling the brake mount, that too is likely doable as long as I can get it mounted up in the mill
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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I had a look in my metal bin yesterday, and I do have a small chunk of round 6061 aluminum that would be suitable for your spacer if you're still in need.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:17 AM   #7
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Yes, thanks. I was looking at Online metals last night and I can buy a foot of T3 2011 in the right size but shipping was going to be silly, so I was going to call around town today. If you have something, that would be fantastic.

I'll send you a PM.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #8
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For small pieces, check the Metal Supermarket. 3716 56th ave S.E. 403-720-2267.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
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Thanks, I'll check them out.
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