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Old 03-23-08, 05:07 PM   #71
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oh damnit!

when can you?
It was not planned to be on my list anytime soon because so few people buy that style. I'll see what I can do for you though.

The stainless Piston is offered in a tall version (3" tall as shown in the pic), and 2.6" tall short version like the original piston knobs are.
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Old 03-23-08, 06:02 PM   #72
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cool, just let me know.
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Old 03-23-08, 06:21 PM   #73
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... I made a stainless steel knob once a few months ago that weighed a little over a pound. Honestly, I didn't like it. It was too heavy for my taste.
Changed your mind, Huh? lol
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Old 03-23-08, 07:06 PM   #74
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Changed your mind, Huh? lol
The original one I made in your quote was a huge cylinder, about 1.75" diameter, and about 4" tall (customer's requested shape). The sloppiness was from the shape, moreso than the weight. I didnt realize this until i made a steel knob in a smaller size, represented by my 2" sphere and 1.5" diameter piston shape, which are MUCH easier to handle. This makes the knob just as comfortable as my earlier aluminum and copolymer designs, but with the addition of a huge amount of weight for an easier shift.

The discussion in that "totsubo 1 pound knob" thread was the exact reason I decided to make a super-heavy steel shiftknob. I wondered if there was a place in the market for a heavyweight contender since so many guys showed interest in that Totsubo one, I thought I'd give it a try. As you can see, I was VERY surprised by how nice these new ones turned out. So YES, I did change my mind

Read later in that post, and in post#1 on this thread. Youll see how I refer to the correct knob size helps tremendously. In addition, I also state many times that high or low weight is always a personal preference.

You be the judge if you like a heavy knob or a light one
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Old 03-24-08, 08:03 AM   #75
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nice shift knob...already sent u an order on paypal

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Old 03-24-08, 10:01 AM   #76
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autocannon, I received it, and will ship monday since I have one of the pistons in stock, the exact one shown in the pic.
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Old 03-24-08, 12:30 PM   #77
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Just got "Renns" order. Shipping it tomorrow since I worked on easter and made some extras.

please remember to put the KNOB DESCRIPTION in your paypal note so I know what knob you want. If you dont post up here, I'll never be able to know what you want unless I email that paypal account and ask. Save me time thanks,
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I hope to place an order soon. Let me see what the ol CC bill ends up as. Might wait til the end of the month.
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Old 03-24-08, 12:46 PM   #79
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out of curiosity, how much would you charge me for a capsule in SS?
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Old 03-24-08, 01:11 PM   #80
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out of curiosity, how much would you charge me for a capsule in SS?
probably around 100 in stainless. it takes a really long time to line up the double rounds perfectly tangent with the outer surface of the knob. Any runout means they dont flow smoothly from the cylinder to the sphere shape. plus the stainless is hard as anything to cut
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