Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Framebuilders
Reload this Page >

Easy tabbed dummy axle

Notices
Framebuilders Thinking about a custom frame? Lugged vs Fillet Brazed. Different Frame materials? Newvex or Pacenti Lugs? why get a custom Road, Mountain, or Track Frame? Got a question about framebuilding? Lets discuss framebuilding at it's finest.

Easy tabbed dummy axle

Old 11-27-14, 04:48 PM
  #1  
calstar 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
calstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: santa barbara CA
Posts: 1,097
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 16 Posts
Easy tabbed dummy axle

I wanted to have tabbed dummy axles but don't have a rotary table, I did a work around to get the same function. I made a quick prototype using the fastening bolt as the axle(9mm), milling the tab to just a bit under the axle dia. Not as elegant as the pro dummy axle shown but works for me, although I will take more care with the final ones.

Brian

here's one of the pro ones



here's the diy









__________________
Brian
calstar is offline  
Old 11-28-14, 06:57 AM
  #2  
dsaul
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 2,082
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 641 Post(s)
Liked 589 Times in 368 Posts
That is a good idea, if you absolutely need to make it yourself. I've made exactly one dummy axle and decided I was the dummy for spending hours machining it. I totally understand wanting to make things yourself, but the $35 Don charges for the Anvil dummy axles is hard to beat.
dsaul is offline  
Old 11-28-14, 08:35 AM
  #3  
unterhausen
Randomhead
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Posts: 22,586
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 2,138 Times in 1,525 Posts
I agree on both counts, it's a really cool idea and I prefer to throw $35 at Don when I need another axle. I will admit that I have made my own axles though. Paragon also makes a really nice dummy axle, although I guess they don't sell them to just anyone, only Sputnik
unterhausen is offline  
Old 11-28-14, 11:31 AM
  #4  
calstar 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
calstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: santa barbara CA
Posts: 1,097
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by dsaul View Post
.... but the $35 Don charges for the Anvil dummy axles is hard to beat.
No argument there! I posted this in case others might want to have/make a tabbed axle but lacked the tooling(rotary table) to do so. In this case I got 6' of 3/4" cr round stock at the scrap yard for basically free. That plus the opportunity to increase my limited machining skills to make something I can use were the deciding factors. After making this first practice one I figure I can make four different length dummies and washers in a couple of hours, so that works out to $140+- total savings or $75hr; I'll use this $ to buy something I can't make. If I was a professional frame builder and not a hobbyist I wouldn't hesitate to buy one, its a no brainer cost effectively.

cheers, Brian
__________________
Brian
calstar is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
prairiepedaler
Bicycle Mechanics
6
10-06-19 07:46 AM
trek330
Bicycle Mechanics
1
04-27-17 11:19 AM
cessanfrancisco
Bicycle Mechanics
3
07-06-14 11:30 AM
Discusman
Mountain Biking
17
08-03-12 04:48 PM
daven1986
Bicycle Mechanics
9
10-28-10 01:32 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.