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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Some candy from my dear friend Aaron

Received some nice stuff today from the US

in the package there was a nice set of wheels, Chris King Hubed, red alu nipples, and WTB rims.
A great looking set in my Fat Chance.
also there was a set of Avid brake levers, my god what are these light!
I got to get myself a digital scale,..i would like to mention the weight of some parts here but now i can't,..i just can tell you that these (feel) are light and that's it ;)
The model name of these levers i do not know, the look like early Ulimate's but i do not know for sure.

Next item is a titanium stem,..but not just a stem,...but this one !

Have you aver seen such welds? It's a Moots stem customized by Jim Kish.
i looked at the stem and was amazed by the beauty of it,..so pretty.
Again i do not know what the weight is but it has to be something exotic ;)

on the picture at the top you also see a a Hang Doggy from Syncros
The Syncros Hang Doggy is a binder type of cable hanger forged of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. The platform for the cable is 11mm thick and bored for a special machined brass cable routing piece. The front of the platform is cut vertically for the cable to slide in place. The brass tube fits into this with a 90 degree outward turn. The cable housing slides into the front end and the inner wire slides along the smooth interior of the of the self lubricating tube. A hole is bored through the side of the clamp piece. The hole is tapped with threads for the binding bolt, then the front is cut to make the binding mechanism. A steel bolt draws the clamp tight.

The Hang Doggy is made in 3 sizes, 1", 1 1/8" or 1 1/4". The two smaller sizes are the same but the 1" size has a 1.52mm wall thickness split aluminum shim which reduces the 1 1/8" interior to the needed 1". The Clamp piece is anodized Black and the brass piece is polished then clear coated to hold its finish. The 1" size weighs 37.5 grams, the 1 1/8" size weighs 34.5 grams, and the 1 1/4" weighs 30.5 grams. (It weighs less because a larger hole is drilled through the same aluminum forging used to make the other two.) The brass piece is 7 grams of each of these weights.


Nik said...

how is the stem customized?

OLD-METAL said...

Hi Nik,

this used to be a quill type stem from Moots, made into A-head by Jim Kish
If you look at the welds you can see that Jim is a better welder then the guy from Moots who did the front.
Although that is also done nicely.



Anonymous said...

Hey Bas,
I think they are Speed Dial Ultimates??? They were american made. That is about all I can remember from them, and yes they are light!!!!!


OLD-METAL said...

Hi Aaron!

thanks for the info dude! ;)