Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
POPS

Saving weight on Mini???

Recommended Posts

OK guys, here is an old one I am sure.. I am putting together a Titan Micro Mini for my 2 year old grand child. So far Either 18 x 1" wheels with red line hubs, or 20 x 1" with sun TNT low flange hubs with Alum. axels . Both are laced , front 18 back 24. Ti. spokes.. Uni seat with Alm. post. dk mini stem, Graphite bars with foam grips. And Turn3 racing 100mm  cranks.Any ideas on making it lighter? Looking at Graphite wheels, any thoughts?? And no I am not looking to adopt anyone!!! Thanks Guys in advance.

POPS!!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

drill it all out!!!   :rockout:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks But I think I'll try something a little SAFER!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

drill it all out!!!   :rockout:

 

If you're careful in planning and execution, milling & drilling components is very safe. You're building a micro mini for a rider that is most likely under 70 lbs. So you have a bit of leeway far as strength is concerned. Examine each component and decide if there's any excess material you could shave or mill off. Another area you can save is in hardware and axles, start swapping out all steel hardware for titanium or aluminum. Just remember to seat the cranks with the original hardware first, then do your swap. If you're using side pull brakes, trying finding an O.M.A.S. pivot bolt kit (titanium pivot bolts w/ aluminum hardware). Are you running sew-ups? If not, there's a little saving there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

drill it all out!!! :rockout:

If you're careful in planning and execution, milling & drilling components is very safe. You're building a micro mini for a rider that is most likely under 70 lbs. So you have a bit of leeway far as strength is concerned. Examine each component and decide if there's any excess material you could shave or mill off. Another area you can save is in hardware and axles, start swapping out all steel hardware for titanium or aluminum. Just remember to seat the cranks with the original hardware first, then do your swap. If you're using side pull brakes, trying finding an O.M.A.S. pivot bolt kit (titanium pivot bolts w/ aluminum hardware). Are you running sew-ups? If not, there's a little saving there.

if youre good it turns out nice 163mm Suntour cranks drilled BITD image.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a few things I did for my Champion Jr. Mini:

 

Modified Kingsbury Pedals w/ hollowed out pedal spindles.

 

_MG_6725.JPG

 

 

Milled-out 152mm Sugino Maxy Cranks

 

_MG_6750.JPG

 

 

Drilled-out Weinmann 500 brake caliper w/ O.M.A.S. titanium pivot bolt and Campagnolo Sintered Cork brake pads.

 

IMG_7280.JPG

 

 

Modified Uni Turbo Seat

 

IMG_6849.JPG

 

IMG_6847.JPG

 

 

Drilled-out Suntour Freewheel 

 

IMG_6866.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×