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Hi

As i continue with my new bike build and squeezing every gram off the thing (within reason!) these DT Adapters...

29g each - the main part must be about 3-4mm thick. Im thinking drilling holes in the body between the pins. This shouldnt affect strenght as its not a load bearing part - it wont affect rotor stability (like using a smaller lockring does)

Even if it saved 5 grams id be happy....


Thoughts ?
 

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LOL im trying to get a hold of one - just a cheap tatty one to play with.

Better save more than 1.3 grams this time :mad:
 

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Well as per my OP i was gonna drill holes inbetween the pins on the adapter.

Making Divots will remove back material vital for disc stability. Whereas a hole will leave a bit of material across the top for the rotor to press agaisnt...
 

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Not a load bearing part???? In my engineering opinion I would say that part sees a huge amount of load when you are hard on the brakes..

Just drill holes in your brake pads...less wieght and better cooling!
 

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If its under a huge amount of load how come the dinky 3mm aluminium pins dont sheer off under braking then ?
 

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You sneered at my version of the "modified" DT adapter before. Now you're drilling away. Here it is again. I'm still using it, and it's still perfectly fine.




 

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If its under a huge amount of load how come the dinky 3mm aluminium pins dont sheer off under braking then ?

By your logic you might as well drill holes in the spokes.... they are dinky so they can't be under a load either :thumbsup:
 

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I didnt snear at it - i still to this day think that it's unsafe what you have done with that one. But it works for you - so that's all that matters.


And spokes are made out of hardened steel, no soft aluminium....
 
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