Shut up and take my money!
what this BI said!!
At this moment I can't promise yet anything because also I am waiting to get the moulds. But I'll give my best to make some more progress as soon as possible. I first want to test it etc., to provide that it will perform like it should. And then I'll have to calculate the work and costs etc.,.. I'll give my best to offer it for a good price!
Right now I'm experimenting and calculating how much should the saddle rails weight...I came across an idea that I could make the saddle rails hollow. How? With an ALU sole - a lightweight small tube, that would also help to hold some of the stress from the clamping mechanism. So the tube could be then wrapped with carbon, somehow like this:
Of course more carbon layers would be wrapped around the small tube, so the carbon wall would be 1,5mm thick + the ALU small tube in the centre.
The tube weights cca. 11g/1000mm, and I'll try to make it like that as soon as I get the mould for the saddle rails. Really interested how it would perform, and if there would be some weight savings. Based on my calculations I could save some weight like that, so it's for sure worth to at least try it. And I guess it would be something new, I didn't saw anything similar yet (?).
Otherwise I already made a new saddle shell, will put it out of the mould tomorrow, right now it's 2:10 in the morning here in Slovenia, and I know that if I put it out of the mould I'll want to trim it etc.,..but I also have to sleep
so I'll do it tomorrow and I'll keep you updated about this saddle project, I'm very excited about it. This morning I'll go to the company where they make me the moulds, to check if this time everything will work with the design of the saddle rails mould, that had a small failure and now it should be ok. It was redesigned on Friday, and fingers crossed that now it will be ok, I'll let you know!
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