XTR RD-M953-SGS TUNED

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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Joshie
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by Joshie

thanks for the pics dude. i sorta get the idea now. nowme gonna have to find a stand drill. hehe. thanks again. do u do that to all your RD's ?

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scapin
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JDZ3QJ wrote:Joshie, buy the drill stand. hand drill wont simply work.

It isn't true. I drill it only with a prick-punch and my hands... remember that's only alluminium...

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col hicks
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by col hicks

:D very nice tuning youve done there

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by JDZ3QJ

scapin wrote:
JDZ3QJ wrote:Joshie, buy the drill stand. hand drill wont simply work.

It isn't true. I drill it only with a prick-punch and my hands... remember that's only alluminium...


Cool. 8)

I dont understand why do you put aluminium pivot instead of brass? anybody? :noidea:

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by madcow

Really nice work Scapin. Not only is it light, but it looks great.

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by scapin

Thanks Madcow. :wink:

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by $mokeyJoe

Hell yeah,it looks great.
I'm tuning mine,but like it's the first time i'm dremeling a bike's component(beside my shifters),it won't look as good as your der.
I'm just asking myself,why would you paint the aluminium?Or is it just to have something else than all the others,who prefer to polish the alu.I'm polishing it.And that's more because i painted my shifters but the paint is already almost gone.I think i'm going to polish the shifters also.
But you're a very skilled dremel user! :thumbup:
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scapin
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$mokeyJoe wrote:Hell yeah,it looks great.
I'm tuning mine,but like it's the first time i'm dremeling a bike's component(beside my shifters),it won't look as good as your der.
I'm just asking myself,why would you paint the aluminium?Or is it just to have something else than all the others,who prefer to polish the alu.I'm polishing it.And that's more because i painted my shifters but the paint is already almost gone.I think i'm going to polish the shifters also.
But you're a very skilled dremel user! :thumbup:
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$mokeyJoe

I prefer to sand it for 3 reasons: to homogenize the surface, polish well it is very hard, in case of scrape is better than any other varnish.

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by MaLóL

once again, just incredible...

is it strong enough?
Happy trails !!!!!

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scapin
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I don't know... I'm preparing the shifters... :wink:

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by protocol_droid

yeah, I know a bump from the dead.

anyone know where one can buy these carbon cages anymore. I need a replacement inner cage for my m970 long cage. It's delaminated and cracked. I originally purchased it on ebay but that was back in 2007 and I can't find that history. Any help would be great.
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by skyfire1202

Not sure if pasting the link below is allowed here, but maybe you can find or order one from the seller:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/joechaimui/m.ht ... 4340.l2562

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protocol_droid
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by protocol_droid

Thanks man, the old seller's name was "nobu". I will find out if this seller has them as well.Thanks.

update: ebay seller in the post above doesn't carry them for the m970 xtr
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by jooo

Fibre Lyte don't have them listed but maybe you can ask them too?
http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/fl/fl_cycles_carbon_gear_mech.html

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jooo wrote:Fibre Lyte don't have them listed but maybe you can ask them too?
http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/fl/fl_cycles_carbon_gear_mech.html


Thanks,just sent them an email.
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