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Old 2018-04-03, 11:33 AM   #1
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3D printer to make a custom brake lever extension?

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I've never used a 3D printer. Do you think it would be possible to make a lever extension similar to the KH ones? What would be the durability of the crafted part?
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Old 2018-04-03, 11:35 AM   #2
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Hi.
I've never used a 3D printer. Do you think it would be possible to make a lever extension similar to the KH ones? What would be the durability of the crafted part?
Yes, it would be possible, if you find someone who makes a 3d model of one. I'd expect the durability to be similar to the KH plastic ones, depending on the material you choose.
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Old 2018-04-04, 06:42 AM   #3
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I've never used a 3D printer. Do you think it would be possible to make a lever extension similar to the KH ones? What would be the durability of the crafted part?
Actually they are pretty solid.

It is possible but I do not think a "plasticy" one will do. Wait a couple more years as they are working on a metal version. There are few metal 3d printers out there but kind of expensive.

I 3d printed an ipad tablet stand from Thingiverse which came out pretty good.
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Old 2018-04-04, 08:44 AM   #4
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Hi.
I've never used a 3D printer. Do you think it would be possible to make a lever extension similar to the KH ones? What would be the durability of the crafted part?
you should contact "Thierry 92" on the french forum
He built one using a 3D printer and it's pretty durable.
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Old 2018-04-04, 10:14 AM   #5
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Old 2018-04-04, 01:40 PM   #6
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My 24" Muni already contains one metal printed part
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Old 2018-04-04, 01:52 PM   #7
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What would be the durability of the crafted part?
You can use 80% hollow plastic till 3D printed titanium.
So corresponding, the durability will bad or perfect - or in between.

Myself I considered 3D printed titanium paths (joints) when I design my titanium frame for pair unicycling. But choosed for CNC'ed solution, but such that the disadvantage of CNC was eliminated to the very root.

What I would consider in your case: print something around an inforcement.
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Old 2018-04-05, 05:33 AM   #8
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you should contact "Thierry 92" on the french forum
Would that be Thierry Bouche, one of the pioneers of Mountain Unicycling?
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Would that be Thierry Bouche, one of the pioneers of Mountain Unicycling?
no: this Thierry is a beginner with lot of courage and will who built components for a cheap 24" muni (he has a 3D printer)
we are encouraging him! (92 is a code for a "département" - administrative part of France- Here it's South-West of Paris )
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