XTR V Brake booster on a 1065? Yes!

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by thetart20, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Equipment:

    XTR Carbon Booster
    Set of needle files
    Angle grinder
    5mm drill bit
    Drill
    Patience!!



    Heres the results:

    Overall view:
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    View from side - spacers needed to be 'edited' (;)) with the angle grinder to make it all fit snugly:
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    MASSIVE tyre clearance!
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    Its pretty stiff too (no visible flex, like everything else ive tried before... except the XTR that i bodged onto my mates bike!)... and light as a porn star's muff (unfortunately cant take credit for that saying :()... :)

    Wotcha reckon?
    Adam
     
  2. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    the rust adds too much weight
     

  3. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    well done sir! i may have to bust that shizz with my old xtr booster. im glad i snagged that for five bucks when i had the chance... hope the carbon doesnt start to fray or anything where the extra holes are. i suppose you could use a glue to kind of prevent that from happening too quick.
     
  4. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Got more product than Ron Popeil Staff Member

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    Quite pimp Adam!
     
  5. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Yeah - im hoping it wont be a problem. It certainly wasnt on my Shitehurst (Bill Tongue) booster which has very similar mounting points to that hole drilled in the centre of the booster.

    A blob or two of araldite whould solve any problems there anyway.

    Cheers for the comments :)
     
  6. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    Im slowly getting rid of all shitmano on my bike. Why add more?

    Nice though i must admit.
     
  7. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Haha, i know what you mean. Apart from the booster i have... err... a DX rear sprocket (which is the only other good thing they make).
     
  8. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    cool



    i'l stick with my threshold.
     
  9. afrobot

    afrobot Aluminum is for recycling

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    Seems like less clearance than a thresh ,which is good.Less to flex.
    Good thinking 'ol chap
     
  10. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Ah, you aint seen my mates...
    He snapped the bottom mounting tabs off. Its SO low... and even stiffer than mine :(
     
  11. DannySmith

    DannySmith New Member

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    I have one on my pure, I wud take a photo but I don't have a camera. I didn't use the origional mounting holes thow because I wanted it closer the tyre. It works nice thow, almost as good as my home made aluminium one!
     
  12. valiumlaw

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    looks cool adam, should serve you well as long as the old thing lasts, by the way, im sure i remember reading in a post on trials-forum you thoroughly disliked ground rims? seeing that picture makes me think youv changed your mind, hows that grind ?
     
  13. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    I used to dislike ground rims.

    I now dont hate them quite as much, but at least i can ride in the wet.

    Give me a wide rim with a Ceramic coating any day though... :)

    But yeah... cheers about the booster, its holding up well so far.

    Adam