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What is the front hub made of?

 
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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 3:17 pm    Post subject: What is the front hub made of? Reply with quote

Hi all - have been watching this video a couple of times now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMBCyf7hLw

Does anyone know if that black lump is steel, aluminium or or maybe even titanium?

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brian



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess would be aluminium…… but that’s a pure guess.

Sure,y as Tesi owner will be along shortly Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is aluminum. Probably a hi-tensile grade like Ergal (7075) or similar as there are plenty of forces acting within and on it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a guy with a CNC machine. The temptation is real Cool

Edit:

I have been playing around with this CAD software for a couple of evenings. Starting from zero knowledge it is actually not as hard as I had feared.

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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And with some bearings too Cool


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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2023 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bead blast 7075 aluminium Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2023 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrific
Can you make more copies of it ?
Would you sell them ?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

atomibart wrote:
Terrific
Can you make more copies of it ?
Would you sell them ?

atomibart


Hi Atomibart

I think I will make the whole assembly with front wheel and brakes before considering selling it on to someone else. It is just a personal project for my own curiosity and education.

I will start a new thread in this forum so you guys can follow along Smile

EDIT: New thread is here -----------> new thread
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2023 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steff_dk wrote:
I will start a new thread in this forum so you guys can follow along Smile


I'm going to follow that with great interest!
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