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    Where can I get something this cool?

    years ago I saw for sale a ton of wing nuts in different metric sizes styled to look like the old 3 bar spinners from the 1960s. Since then I have not been able to find anything that wasn't an air cleaner nut. This guy had them in 100s of different sizes in both metric and standard sizes.

    I am not picky, if I have to buy some blanks and drill them out I am totally down for that but I need them to be as big as an axle nut, or as small as upper shock mount nuts, and would prefer metric. Also if they could not cost a fortune that would be awesome.

    they looked like this only flatter and the bolt went all the way through:

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    as a follow up question, does anybody know what a water jet cutting place will charge in case I have to make my own and cut it out of thick alloy?
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    Cool! I'm sure they're out there, perhaps check with Mooneyes or some of the 'Kustom Kulture' vendors?
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    Excuse me but those are far queah'r than knee dents and more useless.

    At least if they had a significantly heavier spoke they would have some amount of usefulness.

    Single spoke bob weighted nuts were common in the late 20's to mid 30's.

    Ever noticed or seen any?
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    But if they werent so damned oversized.....

    Nah.... matters not as properly torquing such a design still would be iffy at best.
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    quote:Originally posted by HackAsaw

    Excuse me but those are far queah'r than knee dents and more useless.

    At least if they had a significantly heavier spoke they would have some amount of usefulness.

    Single spoke bob weighted nuts were common in the late 20's to mid 30's.

    Ever noticed or seen any?
    seen plenty, even found a supplier selling them in brass as one sided wing nuts.

    well I dd want them for a semi functional reason, I wanted to make a "knock off" style axle nut and have it actually function as a knockoff. I figured that if I do it in alloy it will be lighter, and since axle nuts are held in by cotter pins and safety wire I was probably ok with it not being grade 8 steel. I wanted the small ones for the lights to make it look like I can take the lights on and off the bike in a couple twists with no tools. Functional but giving that street strip look of yore.

    I think I will just use regular wing nuts and studs for the lights, but I have an idea about the knock off.
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    I cant imagine t6 axle nuts ever passing tech or being a good idea.
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    quote:Originally posted by HackAsaw

    I cant imagine t6 axle nuts ever passing tech or being a good idea.
    Which is why I think it is probably better to build it as a spanner that fits over the stock nut, then use a set screw to hold it in place. This way if it doesn't pass tech I can remove it, but functionality wise it gets rid of my need to carry a socket and breaker the right size for the axle when I take long trips and need to adjust the chain. Plus it will look killer, like Vette knock offs or English pin drives from the 60s except it won't spin.
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    I found this in my internet travels:



    It is from Kustomtech. Pretty, but useless for what I want to do. Someone building a street tracker without a front brake might like it, but since it does not allow for a disc and actually doesn't do anything other than spin with the wheel it isn't going to do me much good.

    I think I like my idea - a tool you always carry with you that looks trick to boot.
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    http://www.spinnercenter.com/

    these guys may be able to direct you some where.
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