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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:



View from side - spacers needed to be 'edited' (;)) with the angle grinder to make it all fit snugly:



MASSIVE tyre clearance!



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
 

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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.
 

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WhiteRavenKS said:
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.
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 :)
 

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

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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!
 

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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 ?
 

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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
 
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