Clutch Made a Clutch Roller today...

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by ccpomea, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ccpomea

    ccpomea Member

    .. and wow what a nice difference. I made it out of aluminum and made my own aluminum threaded "peg".

    Clutch Roller.JPG

    I would make it differently next time (peg is a bit too tall....) but it seems to work like everyone who has one says.

    Great idea whoever came up with it !!

  2. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    I believe that the credit goes to Large Philipino.......
    However, your set up is an improvement on the ones I have seen. Good Job!
  3. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Very good, as far as the peg, that is why I braze a 10mm nut because of the low profile of the pulley, and as far as I know yes, Large Filipino gets the credit, he came up with it as far as I know and I took it from there.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Well done. I have also seen members use the cable elbow from a v brake.
  5. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    Maybe I should rephrase....the improvement I see is that it is easier to make. Not everyone has access to brazing/welding equipment.
  6. ccpomea

    ccpomea Member

    I tried that first, but looking at it I couldn't get a smooth curve even with cutting with the V Brakes I had.

    I couldn't ride today as it was raining :icon_cry: so I spent the time cleaning up what I kinda just made and slapped on as soon as I could so I could try it out yesterday. Fixed the problem with my peg being too high, cleaned up the edge's etc and painted it and also sanded off the top section of the clutch cover so it wouldnt interfere.

    I made my peg on a lathe and it require's a 6mm tap and 6mm die. Brazing is easier.
  7. Stan4d

    Stan4d Banned

    But it brings the idea to mind of drilling and tapping then using the existing peg.
  8. ccpomea

    ccpomea Member


    Here are the innard's of my V-Brake Elbow.


    Happy side effect of trying it out rather than making the roller was I will be using the rubber boot to keep crud out of the cable housing and a bit of the plastic guide to help prevent cable rub where it exits housing.

    Once I get it put together and on my bike I'll post a new picture.
  9. ccpomea

    ccpomea Member

    Put it back together this morning -

    clutch roller (2).JPG
  10. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Why the spring between the roller and the post. I can't see where it's needed.
    What is your total time from start (collecting materials), to the finish product.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  11. ccpomea

    ccpomea Member

    That's just a dust boot from a V-brake. My bike is covered in sand everytime I ride. Have had issues with sand getting into cabling before so thought I'd use that to try and prevent problems later especially as the cable adjuster has a hole a lot larger than necessary.