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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-05-2014, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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I decided to use bits and pieces from all of the designs I have seen and make my own. Here is the main portion. Once I finish the linkage I will post that as well.
I used 1/2" all thread and covered it with 1/2" shark bite pvc which I had to thread on lol. I used 1/4" aluminum for the brackets and levers. To get the spikes at the end I used jb weld and shaped it then sanded. Then sprayed it all except the levers with rubber....like 10 coats.

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Thanks! I also sprayed like 8-10 coats of clear on top of the rubber. Just trying to make sure it holds up lol
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Looking cool! Pointy ends on bikes scare me though. I just see bad images of that stuck in a leg somewhere..

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Lol true...but 2 things... There are a LOT of things that could go in your leg when you go down...and the jb weld is just about 3/8" in the end and then to a point. I am pretty sure I could thump it with a screwdriver and it would fall out.
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Lol true...but 2 things... There are a LOT of things that could go in your leg when you go down...and the jb weld is just about 3/8" in the end and then to a point. I am pretty sure I could thump it with a screwdriver and it would fall out.
You're probably right on both counts. It'll look quite aggressive once you have it mounted.

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I am doing my linkage a little different than Wlofie's...I am offsetting it rather than angling the part that goes on the actual brake and shifter splines. I am still trying to decide what to cover the thread I am using for the linkage. I think I am going with black lacrosse tape. It will match my black wrap on my pipes.
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Well the rubber isn't going to hold up but it looks cool. I used that stuff on my drum sticks and maybe you can just freshen it up every now and again.

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They look good. I'm going with a set from Wolfie, but I think any forwards will help the comfort of this bike majorly.

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They look good. I'm going with a set from Wolfie, but I think any forwards will help the comfort of this bike majorly.
Yeah that plus I shaved 3" of padding from the over padded seat lol That alone made a huge difference!
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