Anyone local do-up some custom lugs for me?

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  • #788898
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    Im in the process of designing a 36er and would like to have some lugs made. Can anyone local make some up for me if I provide the specs?

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  • #792194
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    Yes. There are many local framebuilders who can make lugs, at least for their own bikes.

    #792196
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    Well …
    cast lugs?
    Forget about it. You’re talking like thousands of dollars…. and i MEAN IT.
    THOUSANDS.
    I know I have done the research. Just to have a set or two made, its just not worth it.
    But- you can do it with just normal 4130 tubes…
    get the OD of the tubes you will be using, get tubing that has the same or real close ID,
    then hack and file away till you make your own “lug”.
    I have done this and tig welded my own lugs, lotsa work and time.
    It can be done, search the net and flicker sites, a lot of guys do this and join them with bronze, err brass…..
    good luck with the hunt.

    noren

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    @P to the G wrote:

    Well …
    cast lugs?
    Forget about it. You’re talking like thousands of dollars…. and i MEAN IT.
    THOUSANDS.
    I know I have done the research. Just to have a set or two made, its just not worth it.
    But- you can do it with just normal 4130 tubes…
    get the OD of the tubes you will be using, get tubing that has the same or real close ID,
    then hack and file away till you make your own “lug”.
    I have done this and tig welded my own lugs, lotsa work and time.
    It can be done, search the net and flicker sites, a lot of guys do this and join them with bronze, err brass…..
    good luck with the hunt.

    noren

    Thanks for the info. I look into going this route.

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    @P to the G wrote:

    But- you can do it with just normal 4130 tubes…
    get the OD of the tubes you will be using, get tubing that has the same or real close ID,
    then hack and file away till you make your own “lug”.

    Noren is, as usual, spot-on with this. Getting stuff investment cast is going to cost you insane amounts of money. The approach he mentions above is something I’m currently doing for a personal 29er, and I know of plenty of other builders who have done the same.

    Need to pick your brain on where you’re finding 36er parts. :grin:

    #792200
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    @repeet wrote:

    @fontosaurus wrote:
    Need to pick your brain on where you’re finding 36er parts.

    The rims are Nimbus Stealth2′s 36er’s. They’re a unicycle rim.

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