Some of you might know that I have said that I will start a build thread over a year ago, sadly have not started yet but slowly getting there as I only go for the best parts which made me do a lot of waiting.
However, I have been having a bit of a headache over the type of hangers and axles I need and found no suitable ones for me, so I just decided to brute force a solution ! (Not doing this “oh well, this one is close enough for me” attitude)
Most clamps was made for calibers, so may as well make a hanger that will fit into the Caliber baseplate as I also have 44’s and 50’s. Saves wasting more money making base plates for now.
I had a pair of 7075 aero grade 200mm prototype made and should receive them by the end of next week at the soonest.
It wont be the same as the image I showed but at least I will know the level of workmanship from the CNC fab place.
It will have slight errors in the hole where the kingpin goes through (center ring was 1mm thicker than Caliber and also distance from outside sides was symmetrical which is not the case with precision caliber), which I had made oversights the first time around and corrected.
Some cash obviously has been wasted by this small oversight but that is how it goes, gotta do a couple of iterations to get it all just right. I will live.
While I was at it, I have decided to design it just for esk8 instead of just the width. So I made the hanger exactly 20mm by 20mm for ease of clamp designing. That way you know your clamp can be exactly 20.5mm by 20.5mm and it will fit perfectly.
No round top Calibers or attacking Ronins with a file to flatten parts or difficulty making clamps for elliptical Paris.
A 5 year old can just draw a simple square inner dimension clamp size and viola, job done right!
I assumed that maybe there would be interest in the hangers, so just feeling the waters to see if that is the case and to hear any concerns/questions or any reasonable objections.
The hangers is 204mm and the bolts add 16mm before the axle part for the wheels so it would be 204+16 making inner bearing to inner bearing exactly 220mm
In addition to this, I have also made one for Metroboard pulleys. Metro pulleys actually pushes the wheels further apart by 35mm. The hanger size is 169 plus bolts 16mm plus Metro pulleys 35mm adding up to 220mm!
Here is photos of the custom Metro pulley bolts I had made.
The normal axle bolt has been attacked by a blowtorch. The engineer could not get the fucking thing off normally cos of red loctite . Caliber themselves advised to bake the whole hanger to 400f/200d and then get the bolts off.
Perfect fit for the Metro pulley.
Metro pulley and wheel put on Caliber hanger.
I also had 4 3/8" 45mm bolts for SuperStar hubs made, but it was done with the prototype hangers, so still waiting to receive it. I just call it SuperStar bolts.
I also have done up standard 3/8" bolts as well.
I also done 5/16" but then all skateboard axles are also 5/16", so no point showing it.
I’m hoping there is interest in the 220mm hangers, so lets see!