Carbon end plugs

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Lucendi
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I got my Deda bar end plugs down from 4,22 g to 3,05 g with a bit of dremeling;

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pmprego wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:41 am
Cool. I have a set of plugs similar to that one from a zipp bar tape. Nice then. I'll start using those.
Hmm, didn't think about this. I did notice that the Supacaz plugs felt pretty heavy, and I don't particularly care for the expandable style. Just ordered some Zipp plugs, 4g, for $7, and they'll match my Zipp bars. :thumbup:

Drilling out plastic plugs to save 1-2g?? Whatever floats your boat, but they look like crap, I wouldn't put them on my bike if they saved 100g.

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rides4beer wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:55 pm
Drilling out plastic plugs to save 1-2g?? Whatever floats your boat, but they look like crap, I wouldn't put them on my bike if they saved 100g.
It's not about aestheitcs, it's about showing that overpriced carbon bar end plugs are inferior to cheapo Deda ones, drilled out or not.

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I stripped my Schmolke plugs, rebuilt them with new epoxy and remachined them to get them to this crazy weight . Won't go into detail but they are by far the lightest .

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I'm sorry, but this is just really goofy. The reason to use carbon fibre is that it's light AND strong. The last part is key for frames, wheels, etc. A bar end plug does not need to be strong. Just needs to be light, stay in place and not look like crap. Simple plastic can be made just as light as CF, and will be dramatically cheaper every time.

CF is NOT a superior material for every possible application.

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Reviving this thread to show how you can make really light bar end plugs using 3D-printing;

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Printed in lucent orange to better show off the design, final version will be black.

Totalt material cost is about 0,06€ for the pair.

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They look nice! Will you sell the final product or where can it be found?

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Maddie wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:55 pm
They look nice! Will you sell the final product or where can it be found?
Thank you!

I will post the design for free so anyone with a 3D-printer can make their own.

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This is awsome work well done mate

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Lucendi wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:05 pm
Maddie wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:55 pm
They look nice! Will you sell the final product or where can it be found?
Thank you!

I will post the design for free so anyone with a 3D-printer can make their own.
LOOKS REALLY GREAT... please post the STL.

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elfuinha wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:43 pm
LOOKS REALLY GREAT... please post the STL.
Thank you!

You can download the .stl here;
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5208439

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Lucendi wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:32 pm
elfuinha wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:43 pm
LOOKS REALLY GREAT... please post the STL.
Thank you!

You can download the .stl here;
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5208439
Would anyone Netherlands based be willing to print a set of these and post them to Amsterdam? I'd be happy to cover all costs plus a fee :D
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Lucendi wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:34 pm
Reviving this thread to show how you can make really light bar end plugs using 3D-printing;

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Very nice. If I did not have Enve SES aero bars with the molded end caps, I would also be trying to find someone with a 3D printer.
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If anyone wants a set of these and don't have a 3D printer, I am happy to mail out a few for the postage fee.

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