Ypsylon wrote:Could you still check if the KCNC one would fit? That'd be nice.
Yeah I am definitely going to do that first. If it works I may just have him copy it. Of course I will weigh it as well.
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Soloist Assassin wrote:... wrote:Soloist Assassin wrote:/... I put the Cervelo pig iron piece back in,.../.
I forgot one word while mentioning the cradle
Otherwise that would be probably really the best way - to make your own ALU cradle. The only thing that I'm concerned by those cradles are the saddle rails..but obviously there is no problem. An ALU cradle with the same shape shouldn't be a problem to make, but it would be around twice the weight of the carbon one.
Yeah, that is why I was thinking like a really thin tube of aluminum with carbon laminated over it would keep the weight down, but be stronger. I actually have a customer in the shop right now, that is a CNC machinist, and he said he could make me one out of 6061 to the perfect spec for $30 so I think I am going to do that, just to be safe.
RJK8 wrote:Assassin, what kind of saddle and rails were you riding. Just curious.
... wrote:Soloist Assassin - no problem, I made them 6 (and I have one still at home) so don't worry, I just tried to help your interesting idea and gave my best, not with a goal to make a business. I'm interested to see how will be the ALU cradle, keep us posted! I don't want to make my work a business because my free time etc., it is a hobby for me, but probably it would be nice to have a small company some day. I really appreciate your attention to my work and will sure keep you updated (in other topics).
I can ask a friend of mine if he could get some titanium - only the right tube, and I could send it to Soloist Assassin / to his friend, if he can work with titanium?
RJK8 wrote:Jure, any way to reinforce the carbon cradle as you did with the Kevlar in your frame? Maybe a few layers would give it a little more strength and probably a little weight penalty but would hold up better over the long haul(?????). I saw a post on Weight Weenies where a guy broke his Cervelo Alu seatpost head so obviously these things are not bombproof in Alu either. My cradle is still holding up after 2300 miles/3800 km but I pulled it off the other day and it is starting to bend a little. I am not surprised since I haven't been below 200 lbs in that time until now. That being said, I would like to have a backup just in case. I am also using Selle Italia Kit Carbonio Flow with carbon rails.
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