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    Awesome,,,weigh them right now and let me know what they weigh. And,,how much?

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    Well weighed the spreader bars My Stock RR bars are 9.9oz thats all 5 pieces The CF bars come in at 5.8oz with all 5 pieces and 5.5 if you don't use the short piece. I was hoping for a little lighter but it did drop a 1/4 pound which is still a good chunk! Could drop a little more weight if I used Aluminum instead of the TI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tattoo View Post
    Well weighed the spreader bars My Stock RR bars are 9.9oz thats all 5 pieces The CF bars come in at 5.8oz with all 5 pieces and 5.5 if you don't use the short piece. I was hoping for a little lighter but it did drop a 1/4 pound which is still a good chunk! Could drop a little more weight if I used Aluminum instead of the TI
    That a good weight savings and they are very strong, nice work.
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    Willing to make and sell sets? Cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    That a good weight savings and they are very strong, nice work.
    Thank you..They are super strong
    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
    Willing to make and sell sets? Cost?
    As Mule stated they are pretty expensive I have $100 in just materials I would be willing to make some more though would probably be $150 Ti is not my best friend on the lathe lol

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    Thank you for all the kind comments..It was a fun project I have always liked CF and thought it would be cool to use Ti for the metal used in the spreader bars.The pictures do them no justice they look almost holographic ..One thing for anyone that is going to make a set make sure you use a mask when cutting this stuff!!!!! if those fibers get in your lungs they don't come out!! Now to find the time to put them to some real use

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    Have you tried carbon fiber arrow shafts? I use those on my Switchback with the shaft inserts to strengthen the ends. Most archery shops that have practice ranges will give you the broken shafts or at least charge about nothing. Might not be as thick as the shafts you have here but I think the work okay.
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    I thought about that I just think there would be alot of flex on them. I am defiantly on the hunt for cheaper CF I am going to talk with the manufacturer of the CF tomorrow and see if there would be anything lighter to use but still be rigid enough to not worry about a failure I would believe they would have something but if they do how much is it LOL thats the question..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    That's what I thought too, and I even used carbon fiber for the shaft that hooks them together. My buddy used the alum ones with the alum ends and his were the same weight as mine. I used 5/8 outside diameter with 1/2 inside diameter carbon fiber.
    Aluminum is hard to beat..I used 1/2od CF with a 3/8 thickness super strong .
    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Darn they are slick looking!
    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by lazy river road View Post
    Nice work looking shinny. Cant wait to see the weight of these bars
    They are a little bright lol may sand them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    Those look great!
    Thanks Callahan
    Nice work

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    I know this is probably a silly question...but what about using your trekking poles?

    I mean, your ability in the machine shop isn't to be believed (your stoves are proof enough of that), but it's still extra weight...
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