HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 7:31 pm
Posts: 531
Location: Stumptown USA
Hey all, i finished making the arms for my carbon cantilever brakes. I thought they came out pretty good. No rides on em yet, as im not quite done, but was excited to be as far as i am and wanted to share my progress. They didnt come out looking perfect, but i think theyll work, and i have some ideas on how to improve for the next go around.

Image


Yes, part of my inspiration was this thread: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... =kcnc+post


more info at my blog Plus One Lap (click on the link in my signature)

still more to come as I make the titanium spring.

_________________
PlusOneLap.com: Everything Cyclocross


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:53 am
Posts: 243
Location: Petting my black and white cat
so how long did it take to make those?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:50 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:40 pm
Posts: 414
Location: Amsterdam , Netherlands
If you're a looking for testpersons here I am :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:45 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Austria
nice job! Good to see fellow WWs picking up the idea. Dunno though whether a homemade Ti-spring is worth the effort (and cash). I made my springs from a normal 2.0 - 1.8 mm spoke that i had lying around in my garage


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 7:31 pm
Posts: 531
Location: Stumptown USA
How long did it take?

Well, I didnt count actual hours. I got it done in about 10 days or so from start to finish--for both arms. It took a lot more time than I planned it taking.

I'm going to test these on the rear first, as there is significantly less stress on the rear brakes.

I know what you mean about the ti springs, I only saved 4 grams (over the stock empella springs---but the empella's are much smaller, so if i had made it out of steel, it might have weighes about 10-12 grams, saving me 5-7 grams). and it cost me $6.30. I could have used stainless 2.0 spokes that i also have laying around. If i were to do it again I would probably do it in stainless just to see what the weight is. The ti springs are done though, and some pics are up on my blog at www.plusonelap.blogspot.com


all thats left is to tune the brake pads, then i'll put them together, throw it on the scale one last time, and mount them on my bike. pics to follow.....

_________________
PlusOneLap.com: Everything Cyclocross


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cantilever brakes alignment

in Road

tinchy

4

331

Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:10 pm

tinchy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bolt on rear cantilever mounts?

in Cyclocross / Touring

JackWalk

1

249

Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:21 am

mattr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Homemade bottom bracket cup press

in Road

robhall2003

5

865

Wed May 07, 2014 10:18 pm

audiphile View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Looking at new brakes EE Brakes or GSL Micros

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

G6612

17

1097

Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:38 pm

G6612 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. WTB : EE brakes .

in Wanted

bouddha

0

71

Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:07 pm

bouddha View the latest post


It is currently Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:29 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB