first of all, sorry for my bad english. I made some "custom" parts for my MTB the last months, because i have a tapered frame head tube and use a 1 1/8" fork. But i don`t want a damn 20g heavy adapter for my headset and the big tapered bearing is also useless weight.
So after some helpful advice from lightbikes.de i made my own delrin headset with two 1 1/8" bearings and a 1cm Spacer:
Now its look pretty nice, i guess:
Greetings from Germany,
Any chance of some more photos?
Regardless, it's now identical to an SMP Composite save for the leather. Comfort over weight...
this is done using a 200 grit
how much did you guys sand before it gets down to the matte black style? and then afterwards did you guy put any polish or anything sealant on?
STOP sanding when you see black dust, thats how i gauged it anyway!
@AGW, its a simple tune really, ive done it with an SLR and saved the best part of 35 grams.
@deermatt, although tuning to degrees like AGW's isnt for everyone, it "has to be done" in some peoples cases. The SLR saddle i stripped i found to be as comfortable as the original... its a preference thing.
Started with stripping some old Bont's I once bought for cheap but only used a few time because they are ugly...
Recovered the original lips (or whatever they should be called) with white leather...
Put two layers of carbon around the sole of the old shoe while chilling on the couch waithing for the epoxy to harden an little bit...
The naked result without sanding...
Finished after sanding, clearcoat and laces (but without tha lips which I forgot at my parents house)...
Weight is the same as the claimed weight for the Giro Empire it all started with at 225 gram per shoe!
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