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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:50 pm 
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currently i have 6 bolts tab on my american classic disc hub. I feel 4 bolts is enough for a disc brake so i need to cut two of the tabs. How much gram can i save this? Anyone can help me out?thanx :D

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Work out how much Al you think you're removing and use the density...

....although I have to say that this is one of the most ridiculous ideas I've heard for saving weight - even from you Crashman.

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Stylomilo wrote:
currently i have 6 bolts tab on my american classic disc hub. I feel 4 bolts is enough for a disc brake so i need to cut two of the tabs. How much gram can i save this? Anyone can help me out?thanx :D


Why do this? It would void the warranty and make the hub look nasty, even if you made a nice job of it. I'd leave it alone....

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polaris wrote:
Work out how much Al you think you're removing and use the density...

....although I have to say that this is one of the most ridiculous ideas I've heard for saving weight - even from you Crashman.


Im extremely weight-weenies. I love to cut, saw and weight because i want my bike to be as light as possible. Thats why im going to ask you guys here about the safety and procedure.Btw, i havent cut it yet. i just wait for everyone here to reply before killing my hub. Polaris, every grams count. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 6:28 pm 
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Ye Olde Balde One wrote:
Why do this? It would void the warranty and make the hub look nasty, even if you made a nice job of it. I'd leave it alone....


My bike is already nasty :lol: . I already cut my crank-arm granny bolts which i dont use granny. I snap my brake lever which i crash. I take the lever and i replace with PVC body(modify).....

Original Altek Left brake lever=70g
Modify Altek lever with PVC body=55g :shock: but turn out flex

Anyway, Im not worried about the looks but the weight. I think im not going to cut my hub tabs or i will void the warranty. Jeez, i never think of that. I feel like im being posses by a weight demon. Ye Olde Balde One, thanks alot for reminding me. :D

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According to "New Zealand Mountain Biker" magazine, pro DH racer John Kirkcaldie uses only 3 bolts on each rotor.

Also, "Mountain Bike Action" magazine stated that some pro DH racer used Beryllium parts

Quite interesting to see that DH's are taking interest in our game.


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