Machinist Needed

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Hi one and all!
I am building a Kyoto Cruiser. This is the first time I have ever built a bike. So far it has been fun and a challenge. In looking to find a machinist I have only found one who is willing to take on the job of building the freehubs for me and he wants $125 each. ANYONE who has built a Cruiser and knows a machinist who has made this already please let me know.

thank you,
Syzmon
 
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He's from Mars. Women are from Venus. ;)
 
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Staton Industries sells freehub adapters, available in different bore sizes. I bought mine to fit a 5/8" axle. They are located in N.J.
 
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Hi one and all!
I am building a Kyoto Cruiser. This is the first time I have ever built a bike. So far it has been fun and a challenge. In looking to find a machinist I have only found one who is willing to take on the job of building the freehubs for me and he wants $125 each. ANYONE who has built a Cruiser and knows a machinist who has made this already please let me know.

thank you,
Syzmon
What size free hubs do you need? I have some extra with a 3/4” axle hole, that I had made for my quad.
 
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I have some extras that I had made from the street fighter plans. They are not anodized but the ones I put on my wifes quad are still working great. They are set up for disk brakes. How many do you need? I will sell them for $25 a piece and $8.50 Post Office priority shipping. Can get more than one in a box.
 
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I have some extras that I had made from the street fighter plans. They are not anodized but the ones I put on my wifes quad are still working great. They are set up for disk brakes. How many do you need?
2, the thread size may be an issue?
 
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2, the thread size may be an issue?
I used freewheel gearcogs off the back of bicycles I cut up and they fit. The disk break screw holes match the screws used on Avid disk breaks, I think they are a standard six hole setup. I put a picture of one of mine in the gallery so I can be sure we are talking about the same thing.
 
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Do you know thread size on that hub? That is what I have to match to the cassettes I have.
 
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Since you have the plans for the street fighter, would you email or post the photo of the plans for the hub? It should have it on there.
I fired up my old laptop and found the plans. It says 1.375” x 24 TPI Freehub Thread. It says to use mild steel, I had mine made from aluminum to save weight. I think I might have had some steel ones made but they don’t have screw holes done.
 
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OK, let's work how to get them to me.
I boxed up the 2 completely finished hub adapters. I’ll have to have my son set up a PayPal account for me tomorrow. Here’s my phone number, you can call or text me so we can finish the arrangements 712-490-1463. Since I’m a retired letter carrier, I’d prefer to send them Priority Post, that gives tracking on the package so we can keep an eye on it. I also included two hub adapters that are partially finished but still need the disk brake screw holes put in them. The total will be $58.50
Thanks Edward
 
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Just a little check up. Did the hub adapters work ok and was wondering if you finished your project? Good luck 👍
 

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Hi everyone,

Having the same problem. I'm working on the Aurora delta, and the quotes I'm getting for these parts are in the $200 - $400 range, EACH. Am I wrong to feel that's on the high side?

I'll check out Staton. Alternatively, anyone know of a good machine shop that will make these for less, and / or have a surplus supply?

I'm in the Ottawa / Montreal area, in Canada. Looking for the freehub and brake disc adaptors. Probably hub flanges, too.

Thanks!
 
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