@prendrefeu, agreed, if selling mass market you have to ensure there is a consistent quality of the product. Also how would users ensure they are fitted correctly and aren't going to come off. People on here would understand but a non WW, or IQ challenged persons may have difficulty with it....
I can confirm Berk and I have a wee deal on some clamps. I'll post pics when I get them. Should be two weeks ish. For now I'm going to re assemble with my new hoods and old clamps, then I'll put the new clamps on later. I'll put a ride report up later, but for now I have a heap of dremelling to do...
I'll see if I can pick up some felt around here tomorrow.
As for the hoods, wasn't somewhere here in WW that people were talking about successfully using large diameter shrink tubing to make ww hoods? I don't know if it's viable for your project, but read this thread through:
This is an example from that thread:
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I didn't like it.
p.i.t.a to get on there pre-heat-shrink
p.i.t.a to heatshrink 'just right' so it doesn't get too small
p.i.t.a to trim perfectly
I didn't like the finished look. The heat shrink revealed a lot of the gaps and cavities in the body that are designed for mounting the regular hood. It just looked unprofessional.
I mean, it is possible... but not ideal, and the amount of heat shrink + thickness did not really yield high enough losses to justify it in my mind.
Here are some finished photos....
For some reason my I-Phone doesnt like photgraphing the felt... looks like elmo as pointed out by dereksmalls previously...
On the hoods i held a lighter near it and all the fuzzy bits melted away and the hood took the shape of the lever better, it fits nicer and feels nicer after the heat work. Im happy with the end result for now! Testing to come.
My next objective, (because i like sharing the love) is to make a 1:1 stencil you can draw onto your levers to do the same tune on your rides... ill also try perfect the stencil for the hoods, although this is proving VERY hard and ill link that in too... unless people would be intested in just buying them off prendrefeu if he makes a small business venture out of it...?
Anyway, let me know what you think about the entire tune, ill update when i finish the other lever and get my little birthday present from Berk!
Im back to normal sram hoods . The thing is that they have to function and do ther job and I don't want to be messing about with my hoods every other ride . Hopefully someone will come up with a light design thats no hassle
That colour does not look to bad .
show us a pic of your whole bike .
So while you all anticipate the final presentation i thought i would entertain you with some of my other projects that i have done... check it out!
this is a seat clamp for an ISP frame i built, i dont use it anymore but it was one of my first projects...
Sram Red rear derailleur tune, 104gm finished an operating for 1000km now
A pair of my barrel adjusters (go on the down tube, they are actually lighter than this at the moment after a fit issue)
Specialized Romin 143 carbon saddle
Ultra tuned Speedplay pedals... 54gm each
Home made Aerolite pedals, 70gm for the pair.
Carbon yokes, these have a big alloy insert to take thread but the ones on my personal bike are 8gm a pair. These are for Dereksmalls on here
I also build carbon cradles, that are 9gm each among other small parts. any requests of what to build next? haha what dop you all think?
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