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Old September 1st 03, 09:56 PM
jagur
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i have been battling it out all afternoon with a bar-end,a seat rail
sandwich,my rail adapter and a hacksaw etc.

im basicly trying to mount the bar-end inside the rail adapter,above the
seat post guts.the tolerances are so close but if i can get this to work
i wont have to use any hardware or even drill a single hole!...
...................more later....off to go at it some more


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Old September 2nd 03, 04:59 AM
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based on your overwhelming responce to this thread,i'd say a picture is
in order.DDR was nice enough to come by on his way to a movie and
brought the cam.

your looking at the rails of an early SH/Kinport adapter spaced for
Miyata bolt patterns.underneath that is the top half of the seat post
guts,then on the bottom is a bar-end.


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Old September 2nd 03, 06:23 PM
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thats neat, but youre still a tech pervert.
actualy i always though brake lever mounts looed ugly, thats a nice
idea.


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Old September 2nd 03, 07:57 PM
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That is neat, Jag!

Post a pic when it has a brake on, and on a Uni.

Looking good!


Joe,


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Old September 2nd 03, 09:25 PM
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nbrazzi wrote:
*Have you been able to slide the brake handle onto that thing? It
looks like its jammed all the way against the base of the saddle*

are you kidding i wouldnt have jammed that thing all together if i
couldnt acually use it.ok,so the pic is straight on and hard to see
depth.i'll add another angle.

the close quarters as you put it were hard to work with.i had to hacksaw
the clamping part of the bar-end a little thinner, just enough so it
would fit above the seat guts but not to much so it would be tight in
there when totaly assembled.

in the end im saving 50 bucks and i get to keep using the SH rail
thingy.did i mention its titanium? ive been trying to break it for about
a year now.

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Evilewan,

tech pervert? no way,i just hate the seat post mounted brake lever.they
just look junky.

as a matter of fact,now that its almost all put together.i think the
brake on my 29er looks junky anyway.i need to find a better way to mount
a lever,a way that isnt upside down and backwards.not using a bike lever
at all would be key, a whole new kind of design.

brake levers hanging under the seat just look clunky to me now.


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Old September 2nd 03, 09:32 PM
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jagur wrote:
*in the end im saving 50 bucks and i get to keep using the SH rail
thingy.did i mention its titanium? ive been trying to break it for
about a year now.
*


Is it TI? I thought it was stainless steel.


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Old September 2nd 03, 09:44 PM
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john_childs wrote:
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Is it TI? I thought it was stainless steel. *

yeah its Ti,ive kept silent about it for over a year.i figure its ok to
mention it now.it was just an experiment according to SH.there is a hair
line crack developing above one of the welds


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Old September 3rd 03, 05:12 AM
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yeah its Ti,ive kept silent about it for over a year.i figure its ok
to mention it now.it was just an experiment according to SH.there is a
hair line crack developing above one of the welds



Gee Thanks - keep quiet about it until it breaks - then tell the
world!

No, No just kidding!!

Actually I'm really surprised that Jagur's Ti rail has held together
this long considering what he's put it through. I also have a Ti rail
adapter that's still just fine after about a year of use but I can't
manage to break anything. It snapped and popped for a little while
after I first started using it though. I swore that it had broken from
the sounds it made. After a while it quit making noise and it's been
fine since. Strange.

It probably doesn't much sense to build a Ti rail adapter except that I
happened to have some Ti rod and sheet stock so I gave it a try. And I
might have learned a thing or two about working with Ti in the
process.

Steve Howard


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Old September 5th 03, 04:45 AM
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heres a shot of the back.you can see how tight in there the bar-end
is,quite the p.i.t.a to install.


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Old September 5th 03, 07:27 AM
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showard wrote:
*It probably doesn't much sense to build a Ti rail adapter except that
I happened to have some Ti rod and sheet stock so I gave it a try.
And I might have learned a thing or two about working with Ti in the
process.*


That's what I like about you, Steve. To you, you are playing with
materials and experimenting. But the by-products of your experiments
are wonderful unicycle components that others can only dream about, or
to the lucky few, get to experience first hand. When I experiment with
balloons when creating better balloon animals, all I get when I'm done
are a bunch of balloons. You create works of art.


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