And That's How You Make Them Fly!!

I went South on Sunday to drill some rims...Guacamole says his wife will watch the kids and the dog, let's ride 1st.

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Well, I'm not one to turn down such an invitation....

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The Niner is down for repairs but the Fatty has been fun to rail on the dirt so....Fat it was!!

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Fast as Fast can be...with a little creative editing...photo by Guacamole

Fat Bike Speed

The we got back to Guacamole's Hacienda and washed the rigs and talked of hanging Golden Bull Balls and Gun Racks off the back of since these things are Monster Truck's....Vroom, Vroom...

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Log 2

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Then we popped some Left Hand Milk Stouts and set to work...

The original Surly Rolling Darryl Rims, undrilled...heavy, no colored rim strip tape, boring.

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Guacamole making a jig to hold the rims while we tap and drill them out

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Center Punching the rim with a template I made to center the holes between the spokes 

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Me, Drilling Guac's Rolling Darryl Rims. It makes em lighter and and gives em an awesome factor!

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Nearly finished. Next a deburring tool was used to remove the sharp edges and clean up the "looks" of the holes. 

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Approximately 300 grams or so of rim material

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The finished wheel in state of awesomeness!

Guac's wheel complete with holes

4 comments:

  the original big ring

February 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Oooooooo.......love the little extra bit of drilling - looks sweet. Have to do that to mine too......cause the extra few grams will make this fat arse faster!

  The Evil MGE!

February 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

U still have a Fatty? Thought you sold it. But yea, I talked Guacamole into the extra drilling cause it lost some more weight, did nothing to compromise structural integrity and adds to the awesomeness of the wheels!

  Reid Bowie

November 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Awesome on the smaller holes, what size bit did you use for those???

  The Evil MGE!

November 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

I believe that was a 1/2 inch bit Reid.