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RodLaird

Valve stabiliser for carbon road bike wheels

by RodLaird Sep 12, 2013
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This works great with my Zipp 404's any chance of getting a slightly smaller diameter hole for the valve so that I can print it out of Ninjaflex and have it be really snugg on the valve?

I think you can just load the stl into Fusion and make the hole slightly smaller. I also think that most slicers allow for clearance adjustments, so you might be able to change the inner diameter in your slicer.

Superbly done. More bike do-dads please and make them aerodynamic.

LoL... My bike is now so bling I don't take it out in case it gets dirty...

Seriously though; most "serious enthusiast" hobby/sport needs/desires - no matter how esoteric (and useless) - are quickly filled by the market. So I cannot imagine there is much left that can only be served by 3D print capability. In fact I was surprised there was not an existing market offering for this nano-niche need.

My bike is a replacement for a crashed/broken one, so was a chance to "build it nice" from the ground up. ProjectOne from Trek lets you put together a completely custom spec - including paint - which I have done. And of course you can now instrument everything happening while riding from HR and GPS to power. And then there's the add on market for high tech lights and aero mirrors. Put it all together and the market delivers a slick package that really has no 3D printer needs left! Certainly, there is nothing I can think of that I could possibly need.

BTW it's an amazingly fast and comfortable ride... ;-)