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Efff said:
I'll take 2 :)
ha, i'd love to make and sell them, but material is so expensive. they'd be over 100 a piece. Probably not worth it to most people. I was lucky enough to have a couple scrap pieces kicking around that were big enough to make a couple rings. The next one i'm making will be a 17t.
 

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ha, i'd love to make and sell them, but material is so expensive. they'd be over 100 a piece. Probably not worth it to most people. I was lucky enough to have a couple scrap pieces kicking around that were big enough to make a couple rings. The next one i'm making will be a 17t.
Thats what I figured, was worth a shot :thumbsup:
 

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Thats what I figured, was worth a shot :thumbsup:
there was a huge scandal in the titanium industry where a major company was selling supposively certified material that wasnt what they claimed it was. It's a federal case because most of this stuff goes to defense/aerospace. Now the price of titanium has gone sky high, and scrap titanium has gone to rock bottom, which usually isnt the trend. There is also a shortage i believe.
Hence why they'd be pretty expensive to produce. :(

but on a side note, i got a chance to ride it today. It feels sooo fluid compared to the steel cog. Seems like it absorbs alot of that mechanical feeling. Hard to believe something like a cog can make a difference. Kinda completes the SS experience. Hopefully Boone starts making them again.
 

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...your user name is true, you more than make up for it in other areas.

Riding is pretty much the only thing I do well, I should call myself "Isuckateverythingelse"
 

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Bling indeed, although idk if it qualifies as 'homemade' haha.

I've got some Ti laying around, maybe I'll go at it with a file sometime :D

Nice work.
 

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so if I ship you some Ti plates how much to make me some cogs?

Also are you doing a heat treating for long term durability?
 

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there are people who'd pay over $100 for those buggers........

nice work BTW :thumbsup:
hmm well maybe i'll look into it. i'm going to make my 17t much more detailed, hopefully a bit nicer than Boone's if possible. If it all works out ok and i think i can make them for a reasonible price, i'll consider it.
 

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TheSingleGuy said:
...your user name is true, you more than make up for it in other areas.

Riding is pretty much the only thing I do well, I should call myself "Isuckateverythingelse"
haha thanks man. I usually just say i suck at everything because it's easier to meet people's expectations.
 

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scooter916 said:
so if I ship you some Ti plates how much to make me some cogs?

Also are you doing a heat treating for long term durability?
hmm i dunno, lemme think on that.

As for heat treating, i'm not. The ti i'm using is an alloy, and unanealed so it's still pretty tough. Solution heat treating is possible, but not worth it IMO.
 

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Frs1661 said:
Bling indeed, although idk if it qualifies as 'homemade' haha.

I've got some Ti laying around, maybe I'll go at it with a file sometime :D

Nice work.
If i made it at home, i thought it counts??:D

Good luck with the file, but dont file too fast, it'll catch on fire!
 
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