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Old 10-23-2012, 05:39 AM   #16
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Are the rings going to hold your brake cables? I am not quite sure how you routed yours but with mine they have a decent range of motion just on the street so make sure you provide as smooth of a guide as possible because they will be traversing it a lot.
That is the plan....... I did not want to route them MX style, but I want something that is going to keep the lines away from the wheel. We shall see after working them today....
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #17
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So since today was my first legitimate ride after feeling fairly certain nothing would break I popped a few wheelies. Everything held up fine but I did notice something. You might want to take this into account for your brake line guides. During full travel the lower part of the upper fork gets way down there. I got low enough that it torques my cable guides from a 90' angle to a vertical 45. This wasn't too bad but it needs to be fixed to remedy wear and tear.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:30 PM   #18
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I will have a look. I have not even gotten there yet, but the rings will wrap around the fork, and the looooooong ovals, will house the cable....
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:31 PM   #19
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Viola....... dos Moulds, ready for their first cast...... Getting exciting now......
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #20
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #21
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Looks great, how rigid do they feel?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #22
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Looks great, how rigid do they feel?
Just for kicks, I used the HTE, which is by far stronger that any other epoxy. They are stiff, but if you kick them, they will hit the fork. but I mean kick..... Under any riding conditions, they will not bang up the fork. Remember CF is flexible, yet torsionally stiff, and strong....., but unless you honey comb it, it will flex, which is good. Every bit as stiff, as your ufo's. I might trim it a little, depending on what daylight brings. Cool thing about CF.....is that you can always add a layer or two, if you want.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #23
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Ended up with 3 layers of 6 oz 2x2 twill, with 3 extra strips about 1.5 inches wide to strengthen the mounts. The fork hardware had to be remade, as it did not work as I thought.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #24
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Ended up with 3 layers of 6 oz 2x2 twill, with 3 extra strips about 1.5 inches wide to strengthen the mounts. The fork hardware had to be remade, as it did not work as I thought.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #25
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Sweet... another great project!
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #26
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Viola....... dos Moulds, ready for their first cast...... Getting exciting now......
Are there the final product or just the moulds? It says moulds, but they are all mounted up. What's the purpose of making a cf set of moulds as opposed to using the steel mock ups as the mould?
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #27
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Are there the final product or just the moulds? It says moulds, but they are all mounted up. What's the purpose of making a cf set of moulds as opposed to using the steel mock ups as the mould?
The steel ones were to make the shape...... The moulds in the picture above, serves as a cast, so every time I want to make a copy, I just lay up a composite matrix in the mould above, and after curing.... I have another set. Sort of like how you bake a cake...... the mould is the steel pan you bake the cake in.....
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #28
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #29
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your bike is becoming a sexbomb. Very nice work
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